Dress Up kit ?

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Pcahill42
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Dress Up kit ?

Post by Pcahill42 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:20 pm

Does anyone have knowledge of what the dress up kit includes. I have a 56, w/312 and a chrome air cleaner cover, chrome oil breather, aluminum valve covers. I was told the cooling fan should be chrome as well. ????????

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Re: Dress Up kit ?

Post by 55Greg&Amy » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:13 pm

The fan was chrome in 55 and possibly very early 56. The chroming process actually weakened the fans and they were prone to breaking. Ford provided a stiffener fir the center hub area to combat the problem. Sometime in 56 they went to a 4 bladed fan and it was no longer chrome, they were painted black.
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Re: Dress Up kit ?

Post by Pcahill42 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:41 pm

Thank you very much. I was going to have the three bladed fan chromed, but having second thoughts.

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