BangShifter Chris Cabe gets all the credit in the world for this one as he forwarded us the link. This is a 1956 Ford powered by a 430ci Lincoln engine that has fuel injection, 13.5:1 compression, ancient Mickey Thompson aluminum rods, and who knows what other internal racing tricks applied. It has the standard fare for 1960s gassers applied to the suspension, a blue anodized fuel tank in the front of the engine, fiberglass fenders and hood, a swapped in manual transmission, and cool oozing out of every pore. THIS is what the “kids” today should be replicating when looking into “gasser” era cars because what you are seeing here is a lot more typical of what Joe-hot rodder would have built in the late 1950s into the 1960s vibe. There were TONS more non-supercharged gassers than there were blown ones back in the day but since the blown cars get all the love we seem to forget about everyone else.
You may be thinking that the 430 Lincoln motor is a weirdo choice in this thing but it really isn’t. That was a popular engine for hot rodders because it was built like an anvil, it was large displacement, and there were companies in the 1960s with stroker kits on the market that would make that 430ci, 500ci pretty easily with a new long arm crank and some grinding. The parts in this car, even outside the engine are awesome. The nodular iron center section of the Ford rear end with 4.57 gears, the Thunderbird sourced Borg-Warner three speed, and the traction bars that were about identical to what you would find in a Thunderbolt were all fairly advanced moves for the 1960s. Hell, the fuel injection system in itself HAS to be worth a mint.
The whole car is one of those HOLY COW pieces that serves as a true and absolute window into this era of racing. We all know about Stone, Woods and Cook, Big John, KS Pittman, and the others, but the majority of guys were doing what the owner of this Ford did. It is so damned cool to actually see one as it was.
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