A fellow on the FE forum found and purchased a ney in unopened crate complete 56 ford HiPo kit 2x4 intake, heads, carbs,linkage, aircleaner, cam and lifters. see below.
The seller purchased it new paid $300 back in the day. That for you younkers was BIG money, about a months gross wages for a well paid guy. The kit was new in crate and fron the pictures in immaculate condition.
Made an amazing purchase.....Today, from the original owner, where it has sat under his workbench for over 50 years. A complete "High Power" engine modification kit for the 1956 312 engine - still in the crate! Part no. B6A-9000-B stenciled on the crate. Kit consists of: alum 2x4 intake w/2 'teapot' carbs, 2 'special' cyl heads, camshaft and lifters, gy-normous 2x4 air cleaner, all linkage and lines, hardware/brkts etc, dist recurve kit w/instructions, all gaskets, even the hot air tube system for the (2) automatic chokes. Also has 3 page installation instructions listing Dearborn Steel Tubing(!) as the contact for customer service. I have noted that the carbs mount 'backwards' with a very FE-like 2x4 linkage setup. The old boy told me he ordered it from the Ford dealer and paid around $300 - "big money back in those days". Needless to say, opening and unpacking that crate for inspection was almost a religious experience! I'm an FE guy, but I figure the Y-block/T-bird folks might have a special appreciation for a genuine 'time capsule'. Randy Millard (Henrysnephew)