The deal on the 56 sedan deliveries was the transmission. They were classed as trucks and NHRA let them run the 4 speed hydro when the cars had to either run a 3 speed or powerglide. I think John Dianna's car ran the 2 4barrel 265 with the hydro. There was another east coast car that was sponsored by YOO HOO chocolate drink but I cannot recall who drove that one. The powerglide was a door stop until Marv Ripes from California figured it out in the early 70's. Fuel injection and the 4 speed manual didn't come until 57. Looked it up, the yoohoo car was run by the Jesel brothers who went on to make their fortune manufacturing valve train components
Well done. Totally agree on the foiling. I did one of the 53's couple yrs ago. Seemed like it took a week to foil it. I put a Ford motor out of the AMT 60 in mine. Still have the Hudson 6 sitting here. Thinking of doing a rat rod with the new 29 and using it in that
Ron Cash, there's a name I haven't heard for a while. Met him back in the early 90's at a shop in Barberton Ohio. Very nice guy and he did killer stuff. Died way too soon. Would be very interesting to see what he'd be up to now 20 years later.
not building it stock but thanks for the info. kind of a bash between the 2 kits. using stock engine but suspension and exhaust from custom. going to use engine from custom in the Revell hydro I'm doing next
I'm another one who brushes metalizers. Works fine, just usually takes a couple coats. As for mixing, I always drop a couple bb's in a new bottle. Kinda stirs while shaking lol. Just don't use steel bb's in acrylic paints. Don't ask how I know
Plasti kote t235 if you can find it. Harder and harder to find it. Heard the Valspar from Lowes is the same but have not verified. Never have had any crazing or bleed through using it. Car Quest stores used to carry it but I heard they now carry the Duplicolor line
They all played around with the true displacement. Ford called the later 302's 5.0's even though they were 4.9 and change. A friend raced a 67 Olds 442 many years ago and when he set a record they checked it with the P&G. It pumped out to 396 cubes , not 400 as Olds called it. That's the first time I've heard the story about the Ford 427.