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  1. Howdy folks, my names Rowen n i live in Woodland, Ca. a new acquaintance told me I should come here ta look around n meet some folks. I have a 55 Crown Vic and I intend ta build me a Kool mild hot rod out of her. I'd like ta build a mild Y block or perhaps a newer small block, 302, 351, ta keep her pure with a more modern, mebe C4, trans. She's pretty much bone stock w/272 2bbl. She runs fine for now so I'd like ta start with the suspension. Any suggestions on the best way to improve handling will be appreciated. I know there are kits out there to switch to disc set up so that's not really what I'm lookin for here. She has manual steering n that's where I would like to start. I'm new ta "building" a car so any pointers will really go a long way. I'm a fair wrench win given good direction. So, that's my intro, n I'm happy ta be here. Hope ta meet lots o new friends. I should mention she's solid and purty. She doesn't need body work or an interior just the mechs upgraded. Thanks
     

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  2. Nice crown vic...your build plans would seem to fit in here just fine. We have a solid Y-block contingent here and if you use the search-function, you can find guys racing them at Bonneville with several links to their efforts on video....
    My last Y-block was a 55 fairlane 2 door, 272/3 speed stick.....stock as a rock except for a pertronix and 49 ford 16" rear wheels and big tires....almost a clone of my old high school car...great cars! 55athelens9_09.jpg
     
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  3. Sweet '55, Rocky. Bet you wish that one hadn't gotten away.:(.........Welcome Rowen love. Enjoy your HAMBtime.:)
     
  4. Thanks guys fer th generous welcome!! Rocky, nice ride my friend!! Sounds like she's along the same lines I want ta go. Jus wanna turn th key go (with mebe a smokie burn out here n there) :0) !! Gonna head over ta th forums n see what I kin see. Thanks again fer the welcome
     
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  5. SicSpeed
    Joined: Apr 23, 2014
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    SicSpeed
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    from Idaho

    Welcome , love those, I had a couple 55 Crown Vicks years ago. One had a 292 and the nice one had a 390. Those Y blocks seem to run forever. My first one had the 292 in the trunk in pieces when I brought it home. I was 18 and my friend and I just cleaned up the parts and put it back together with nothing more than a gasket set. Drove that car for 4 years to work and everywhere before needing a valve job.
     
  6. Welcome! Good to have you here.
     

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