When I was first building models in the ‘60s I was also the “Staff Photographer” at Milan dragway up the road in Michigan from where I grew up in Northern Ohio. One of the fan favorites was a ’56 or ’57 T-bird running in one of the mid gas classes with a carborated small block Ford motor. The car was called Mister Persistence and really cleaned up every Sunday. The owner trashed it one off season by going for the Funny car look, converting it to a long wheelbase flip top roadster with a big engine. I think it was the semi-hemi but I don’t remember. He just couldn’t get it to run right ever again.
In returning to modeling I decided to resurrect a more modern version of what this car would be today in Super Gas with a Mountain Motor and K&N style hood scoop. I really didn’t know what I was doing half the time but I kept at it until I made it work. Learned a lot about making a plan and sticking to it on this build.
Thanks for your time.