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Old 01-02-2011, 08:01 AM   #1
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Default Inline 6cyl gassers

Any Chevy 6 cyl gassers ou there.
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:38 AM   #2
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

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Any Chevy 6 cyl gassers ou there.
Probably not. I guess if you were building a period perfect like an E class gasser it would be worth the trouble.

So you got yourself a ??? and you plane on building it with the original inline?
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:09 AM   #3
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

There's still some out there. The original "Mad Frenchman" gasser is alive and well, a Ford inline, up in the northeast somewhere, I think.
Really, most of the cars that run the /6 challenge would be considered gassers.
While most everyone here thinks that to be a gasser it has to be nose high and straight axled, that is not true, and I still maintain that the vast majority of cars running the gas classes back in the day were niether nose high or straight axled. Most of the magazine pictures were though, hence the misconception.
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Old 01-02-2011, 09:38 AM   #4
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

Not Chevy-powered, but here's a pic from
'back in the day' - circa late-60's - early-70's
of the Rydell, Hope & Lang 6 cylinder Ford
powered G/Gas Anglia - "Mr. Crude". The
car ran an injected 300 inch inline Ford, with
a pair of cut and welded 351 Cleveland V8
heads grafted on.

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Old 01-02-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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Any Chevy 6 cyl gassers ou there.

A search on here would bring up a 4 page thread on "Six Cylinder Drag Car Photos", such as Tom Langdon's Holeshot 6.


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Old 01-02-2011, 06:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

I thought you said inline 6? How did it go from that to just french 6 cylinders?
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

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Not Chevy-powered, but here's a pic from
'back in the day' - circa late-60's - early-70's
of the Rydell, Hope & Lang 6 cylinder Ford
powered G/Gas Anglia - "Mr. Crude". The
car ran an injected 300 inch inline Ford, with
a pair of cut and welded 351 Cleveland V8
heads grafted on.

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Rydell also ran this Chevy Coupe back in the day, powered by a Chevy 292 six (I believe). Wes Rydell still has the cylinder head, intake, and carbs from that car hanging on the wall of his shop in Grand Forks. They took two heads, cut one cylinder off and welded them back together. With 3 down draft Weber's, it was a pretty neat setup.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:33 PM   #8
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

Not a Chevy - But definitely an inline 6 Gasser from the day


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Old 01-02-2011, 09:15 PM   #9
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

Originally Posted by mart3406
Not Chevy-powered, but here's a pic from
'back in the day' - circa late-60's - early-70's
of the Rydell, Hope & Lang 6 cylinder Ford
powered G/Gas Anglia - "Mr. Crude". The
car ran an injected 300 inch inline Ford, with
a pair of cut and welded 351 Cleveland V8
heads grafted on.
No hope lang and rydell ran a 292 chevy with two aluminum V8 heads welded together. An concept explored by mr Raunsley at Centennial College automotive dept in the 70s.

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:16 AM   #10
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

i was just looking at a 1971 hot rod year book it has an article on their vega and Don is right
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:09 AM   #11
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Not really a gasser, it runs in Comp Eliminator. Probably the baddest 6 cylinder car in the world would go to Harrison Lougheed Racing out of Vancouver British Columbia Canada. These guys have spent years developing a 6 cylinder to run in the 7's at 170 MPH. www.inlinesix.com
These Guys have named the engine IGOR, after several hundred dyno pulls and countless $$$$$$$$$. I'm always amazed to see them run. We've won against them and we've lost against them, my hat's off to Rob and the gang.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:07 PM   #12
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:09 PM   #13
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

Look through this thread here: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ghlight=inline

Should be some drag/gasser stuff in there somewhere...
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:18 PM   #15
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:34 AM   #16
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BROTHERHOOD G/G CHEVY 6

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Old 01-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #17
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Any more info on Langdons car?
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Originally Posted by mart3406
Not Chevy-powered, but here's a pic from
'back in the day' - circa late-60's - early-70's
of the Rydell, Hope & Lang 6 cylinder Ford
powered G/Gas Anglia - "Mr. Crude". The
car ran an injected 300 inch inline Ford, with
a pair of cut and welded 351 Cleveland V8
heads grafted on.
No hope lang and rydell ran a 292 chevy with two aluminum V8 heads welded together. An concept explored by mr Raunsley at Centennial College automotive dept in the 70s.

Don
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Thanks for that Don. I'll definitely take your
word on this as authority. My 'gut feeling',
based on my faded memory of the time about
the Rydall, Hope & Lang car, was that they
ran a 292 Chevy with a cut and welded SBC
V8-based head grafted on, too, but I recently
read some misinformation on the net that
stated the car was Ford-powered and used a
modified Cleveland V8 style head. Thanks for
setting the record straight. Speaking of
misinformation on "R,H&L" - this from 'back
in day'. One of their sponsors was a battery
company (Exide perhaps??) and I remember
a battery ad in one the major car mags back
then, that made a big deal how "R,H&L" didn't
run an alternator and depended solely on this
particular brand of battery to power their
ignition. All fine and good....except "R,H&L"
used a Vertex mag - which was clearly
visible in the ad too - and the battery they
used, only function was, as ballast and to spin
the starter and had nothing to do with
powering the ignition! So much for 'truth in
advertising
' and 'non-automotive savvy' ad
writers! LOL

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Old 01-06-2011, 12:13 PM   #19
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Default Re: Inline 6cyl gassers

Not quite all out gassers, but both of these cars were running Chevy 6's at Brainerd this summer. The orange Chevy was runing a 320 ci GMC, I am not sure what powered the other though.
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