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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/crosswords/item_id/1058035-Drag-Cars-Of-The-Fifties
by Kings
Rated: E · Crossword Puzzle · Opinion · #1058035
The Chevys, Fords, Plymouths, and Studebakers, preferred drag strip cars of the fifties.

Drag Cars Of The Fifties

In the mid fifties American's began to drag race their cars.
The ones more powerful according their motors horsepower.
Some car manufactures began to change their powertrain.
from 6 to 8 cylinders, this increased their horsepower a lot.

In 1955, Chevy had a 265 V8 motor. In 1954 they had a 6.
In 1954, Ford had a 274 V8 motor. In 1953 they had a F.H. V8.
In 1955, Plymouth had an O.V. V8. In 1954 they had a F.H. 6.
In 1955, Studebaker had a 259 O.V. V8 in 1954 they had a 6.

The 1954, Corvette had a O.V. 6 cyl 1955 they had a 265 V.8.
The 1955, Tbird had a 272 O.V. V.8 in 1956 they had a 292 V.8.
The 1956, Hawk had a 259 O.V. V.8 in) in 1957 they had a S.C.
The middle fifties Pontiac, and Olsmobile, also ran on the strip.

But, those two cars were considered to heavy for the drag strip.
At times you would find a little cheating on what was in the motor.
The reason, Chevy, Ford, Studebaker, and Plymouth were used.
They were lighter and required less horsepower to pull them.

In the fifties cars had supercharged engines or (blown) fuel.
In 1957 Chevrolet introduced fuel injection powered engines.
Yes it was a treat to see them take off alongside one another.
Then see which car made it to the end of the drag strip first.

The majority of times it was a Ford and Chevy on the strip.
The Chevy with fuel injection, verses a supercharged Ford.
Usually the Chevy would win, when it ran against the Ford.
The Studebaker was supercharged in the middle fifties too.

BY: Kings
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