Kurt Breon's 1956 Chevrolet Wagon

Kurt Breon's 1956 Chevrolet Wagon

The story of this car is like most, a rebuild of various areas over time. While working on his wife's stock '56 Chevy Sedan, Kurt decided he wanted a car to hot-rod. He found what looked to be a mostly original '56 6 passenger Chevy wagon on Ebay and decided he had to have the car. Many parts for this car were located on Ebay, causing the family to nickname the car the "Ebay Special", although he preferred "Fast Food" because it is a "Grocery Getter".

The hot-rod engine that Kurt finally decided on is a small block 327, built by Pete Barrows who knows old-school technology and who knows how to get the most out of the older engines. The final specs: 327 Chevy small block, World Products SR Torquers 67cc chamber heads, 350HP Corvette cam for the 327 engine, Edelbrok Performer intake, MSD ignition, Edelbrock 600CFM carburator, 2 1/2" ram horns to dual exhaust, a 350 Turbo transmission, backed up by 3:55 gears in an Auborn posi-trak. The engine hasn't been on a dyno yet to get the horsepower rating, but will be soon. As Kurt puts it, the "seat-meter says Oh Yeah!".

While Kurt has not started the body work yet, the interior was cleaned and looking great. The body will be the next major step in the restoration.

The original condition of the car.

The modernized brakes and
other chassis information.

The interior before an after
cleaning, along with a few upgrades.

The engine upgrades, first the
partially rodded 327 and later
the final hot-rod engine.

Racing at Old Dominion Speedway, 4 Sept 2004.


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