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Old 04-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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Question Classic Car Tow

Any info on towing a 56 Ford with Auto tran would be appreciated.
I am suspecting a drive line disconnect would work but am not
sure. Feedback appreciated, Jerry
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
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A car of that vintage i would put it on a trailer. why take the chance of using a tow dolly .im sure you have alot of $$$$$ invested in it.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:41 PM   #3
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While the trailer would be great watch your weight!

What do you plan on towing it with?

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #4
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If you disconnect your driveshaft from the transmission it should be towable.

Remco could give you some insight on this. May require a manual 'remove the driveshaft' to be sure it's OK to tow.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:28 PM   #5
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I'd check the weight and prefer to use a trailer to tow a vintage auto. actually, I'd find a cheaper throw down or beater car to tow.

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Old 04-05-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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I've got a 57 tbird and if you have the Ford-o-Matic with the rear pump you can tow it, but I wouldn't.
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While the trailer would be great watch your weight!

What do you plan on towing it with?

Rig is rated for 10,000 lbs
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I agree with you on the drive shaft disconnect, Might not be needed but play safe.

Truth be told with a car like that I think I'd go with an enclosed trailer if I have the tow capacity.. I mean,, I'd want to garage it at night in case of rain or bird droppings or some other hazard of vehicle ownership and an enclosed trailer.... That's a good plan.
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I agree use a trailer for your Ford.
I tow our Chevy HHR four-down but if one of the old Chevys is making the trip it goes on a trailer.
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