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1956 Ford Victoria At the Detroit Autorama

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Don't know if this will open and there is sure a lot of bucks in this build but I thought the interior of this Victoria was very well done keeping with the "stock" look eventho the pattern was for a Sunliner and Crown. I probably couldn't afford the bumper fitting done on this one. The story of  the owner is great too.
The engine says a lot for us Y guys and the HP is really great if it's believed. I'm really not familiar with what boost is best and I sure others will chime in here. I hope it will open up. If not go to You Tube search 1956 Ford Victoria Detroit 2019 and it's the first one....enjoy
https://youtu.be/WVNXdhKh4lA

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Beautiful car with a lot of respect to the original. Unfortunately even after building this dual supercharged engine including Mummert heads Wes still has to take a pot shot at the Y-blocks. They just refuse to accept the true history of our favorite engines.

Y's guys rule!
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It's a beautiful car but I can't fathom the rubber band wheel/tire combo.


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I think it’s a beautiful car, and very nicely done. Close enough to original most people won’t spot the difference. Even the wheel tubs are downplayed by the rubber mat (I assume it’s tubbed, I don’t remember them being that wide). It even looks like they modified the stock air cleaner as the blower bonnet. Nice touches.


My buddy has 56 Nomad done in much the same spirit, and I like those style of cars. Colors and wheels tend to be highly personal, and the big wheel low profile is look is the rage now, particularly in that part of the show circuit.

I had a friend with a 62 that kept 2 sets, the modern ones for those kind of shows, and more traditional ones for when he was driving it or looking at it. That’s what he kept on most of the time. Nothing easier to change than the wheel tire combo.

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In Cleveland Ohio we have the Piston Power Show and Auto Rama.   March 15-17 2019.   Here's a few Y blocks from last years showhttp://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/cd6a8d5d-0d85-4d52-939f-4d07.jpghttp://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/7af99a68-c76f-4db4-9995-e456.jpghttp://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/9dd39547-7c2b-4b75-967f-fc9c.jpg

http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/2e6780b3-6e07-4836-8bf9-c3da.jpg


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This is John Mumford's 56 Ford at the 2018 GNRS. It was beautiful to see. Also running a Y-Block!http://forums.y-blocksforever.com/uploads/images/6a2e12f1-77f1-42b7-ab77-c566.jpg

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My first Ford Hot Rod was a 1956 Victoria.  The Y block doesn't get the respect it deserves because it's potential was never realized. Y Blocks were just beginning to reach the hot rod stage when the rug was pulled out from under the engine. The FE motor released in 1958 was the beneficiary of Y Block research and millions of dollars which lead Ford to it's Lemans win. FE's were also capable of powering the larger Fords that came in the sixties. 

I got my driver's license in 1963.  Y Blocks were cheap.  You could buy a decent 55-56 V8 Ford with a manual transmission for $200.  Throw on a 4 barrel and dual exhaust and you could burn your tires to the ground.  Once I got a decent job, I switched to FEs to keep up with the GMs.  Very few scrubies could touch the Ford 427 on the street or the race track.

At 72 years old, I find myself back in the Y Block business.   It's great fun.  All of a sudden people are interested in this motor.  They ask me questions that we knew the answer to 50 years ago.  Sometimes I wonder what will happen to all these cars.  In 200 years will someone look at my TBird and say "I wonder if that's a 292 or a 312?".   Smile


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I remember seeing pictures of the blower mock up on Facebook.  We know that the claimed power is well within the realm of possibility for a Y so it's definitely plausible.
I like the Y-Block valve cover radiator cover.


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True Charlie but again the builder thinks increasing boost will blow up the old Y-block. These scrub lovers are so stubborn. Also the Y Florida_phil the Y-blocks were runners and winners back in the day. They ruled NASCAR in their time and found their way to the dragstrip in everything from fast stockers to dragsters. We have the California automotive world and magazines to thank for the blatant disregard of them. 


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Greetings to all: The Ford featured in the link provided by DryLakesRacer is exactally what is needed. I believe this 56 Ford will serve to show the younger generation there are superbly styled and engineered vehicles by "the other brand." Great thread DLR.              JEFF.............


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