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Old 12-16-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Default Gasser Gasser Gasser!! 1962 Falcon Futura with a BLOWN NAILHEAD by Chuckles Garage

I will preface this thread with the following statement:

I am not of sound mind.


Now that I've got that out of the way.......I have found a new use for the Chuckles Sedan's old motor. I'm going to put it in my 1962 Falcon.

I am going to make this as period perfect as I possibly can. This will be a REAL Gasser built to the 1965 NHRA rule book.
  • spindle mounts
  • 6x2 Nailhead with maximum setback (NOW a Littlefield blower with 2x4 4-Jets)
  • 4 speed or a switch pitch
  • 2x3 ladder frame
  • 9 inch
  • econoline front axle (changed to straight tube)
  • fenderwell exit pipes
  • no hood
  • no interior, just a dash pad a couple seats, and some period instruments.

It will be called the STRANGE BIRD!


Take the time and look through the thread, skipping to the end is for suckers.







Part 2 of this thread is continued here:

PART TWO.....Gasser Gasser Gasser!! The Adventures of the "Strange Bird" Blown Nailhead Falcon.

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Old 12-16-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Gasser Gasser Gasser!! 1962 Falcon Futura with a Nailhead??

nice looking start ....
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:43 PM   #3
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not bad for $200 huh?
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #4
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wow you stole that shit ..lol
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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Wasn't the nailhead obsolete as a racing engine by 62?
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:53 PM   #6
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Wasn't the nailhead obsolete as a racing engine by 62?

Dude...most of the stuff we mess with is obsolete. haha
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:11 PM   #7
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Default Re: Gasser Gasser Gasser!! 1962 Falcon Futura with a Nailhead??

A Buick Nailhead in a '62 Falcon? You must be outa your mind with a crazy idea like that! But I'm right there with 'ya.......it sounds awesome! Look forward to seeing it finished and running!
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:15 PM   #8
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nice I will have to follow this build
I got my new HRD magazine with 50+ Gassers so I will come up with a good name soon
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:32 PM   #9
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Dude...most of the stuff we mess with is obsolete. haha

rarely do i type this......LOL !!!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:39 PM   #10
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406 Tri-Power!
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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Dude...most of the stuff we mess with is obsolete. haha
My thoughts exactly!
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:43 PM   #12
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"Nailed"...........but thats a little obvious, no?

Cool project though
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:49 PM   #13
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Wasn't the nailhead obsolete as a racing engine by 62?
It was produced from 57-66 so I'd say NO to that one.

But I also can't imagine anyone would have done this. Big FE motor, Yes, but a Nailhead, not bloody likely
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:54 PM   #14
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Default Re: Gasser Gasser Gasser!! 1962 Falcon Futura with a Nailhead??

how much you want for the futura emblems on the sides of the car? need some for mine.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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It was produced from 57-66 so I'd say NO to that one.

But I also can't imagine anyone would have done this. Big FE motor, Yes, but a Nailhead, not bloody likely
"not bloody likely" would be a good name for the car hahahaha.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:59 PM   #16
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how much you want for the futura emblems on the sides of the car? need some for mine.
I'm not sure if I'm using them or not.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:01 PM   #17
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406 Tri-Power!
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Big FE motor, Yes, but a Nailhead, not bloody likely
Use the engine for another project and use the Falcon for another project. Or just make a gasser out of it all and call it 'why?'
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:28 PM   #18
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Use the engine for another project and use the Falcon for another project. Or just make a gasser out of it all and call it 'why?'
HAHAHA....."why"

I'm not looking to be talked out of using the combo together. It works for me. It should generate alot of double takes when people walk by it for sure.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:42 PM   #19
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I'm not sure if I'm using them or not.
just wondering cuz my car didn't have them when I got her.
can't wait to see this one all done.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:49 PM   #20
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While the Buick is neat, I would have to agree with 64 Cyclone. A 406 would be perfect and would flat fly! I don't recall seeing to many (if any) gassers at the time with 6-2's but why not. From my recollection, most were injected or blown, some had dual-fours.

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