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56 Ford Gasser At The HAMB Drags

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan
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    from Austin, TX
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    Get a load of this one... Walking around it for the first time, my first thought was, "This dude has $100k in this car. EASY."

    My second thought was, "No way in hell this guy is gonna drive this one down the quarter with any kind of conviction."

    WOW... was I wrong. Dude drove the shit out of it. I think he was in the high 10's at like 130 mph? Spinning like mad off the line.

    Incredible car.
     

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  2. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
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    Yes it is ,he had it in Salina also. Drove the hell out of it in the fri. night drags there too, Sounds mean !
     
  3. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
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    from tulsa okla

    very nice car.......i was also glad to see it blast done the track.
     
  4. That is soo bitchin!! I want to build a gasser style car out of my next 56
     
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  5. uwonamos
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    Posts: 271

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    from Omaha, Ne

    Ryan, I was thinking the exact same thing...He said that the heads are origional Boss 429 pieces..
     

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  6. Hot Rod Elvis
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  7. rlsteel
    Joined: Apr 10, 2005
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    Its about time this car got some ink.This is a sorted out bad ass car.RLS
     
  8. BCR
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,251

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    40 plus to build a motor like that and he beat on it at Salina.

    The build quality of the whole car is very very nice.
     
  9. Glad to see it get beat on! I'm tired of fairgrounds cruisers that are all show. Very nice! Thanx for posting Ryan!
     
  10. mastadon
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
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    Was one of my favorite cars at the drags,cool to see a fast Ford.
     
  11. wlspdshop
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  12. Stunning car, yes he built it to beat the hell out of it. It sorta hooked up at MoKan, but just boiled em' at Salina!!! I wish it was sitting next to my 55 in my garage!!!;)
     
  13. billylo
    Joined: May 20, 2007
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    That car is beautiful. I love the 56 Customline hardtops. Pretty rare in their own right.
     
  14. Wow, I'd have a hard time treating my '55 like that after it's built.....but I guess then why build a gasser huh?

    When it's done , I'll be a puss for a while till you guys make me feel guilty haha
     
  15. primer31
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  16. hiboy32
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    I saw it and said "wow". Then someone told me it had a boss 429. I then figured no way is that one going to be REALLY going to be driven hard, Boy was I wrong!
     
  17. lippy
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    I think that engine is an Alan Root deal. Nice piece. Lippy
     
  18. CURIOUS RASH
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    You never see those cars, and you sure don't see them moving that fast.
     
  19. nanos1932
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    Son of a...

    That is one wicked ride.
     
  20. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
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    Garsh damnit that is badass!!!
     
  21. fab32
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    Uncommon car and uncommon engine to be teamed up in a gasser build. Would have loved to see this one in person. From the pictures he didn't miss anything in the details.

    Frank
     
  22. Model A John
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    He's a cool guy, too. Easy to visit with.
     
  23. crashfarmer
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
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    crashfarmer
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    from Iowa

  24. Chevy55
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    Chevy55
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    from Nebraska

    600 plus cubic inches and over 1000 hp on the dyno is what he told me at Salina. It looked like he was having trouble getting it to hook up at Salina but I think it was his first time out. Very nicely done high dollar car!!!
     
  25. porknbeaner
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    Ryan,
    Is that the one with the boss in it? I would have liked to seen that one run.

    Never mind the question I just saw the picture.
     
  26. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

  27. Deadbird
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    Yeah, that's a sweet one for sure. Sounded awesome, but why wouldn't it? Boss 429.
     
  28. pan-dragger
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
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    drivin' em hard. Isn't that what they are for?
     
  29. ratrodnut
    Joined: Jun 3, 2010
    Posts: 119

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    Not a ford guy but it stopped me in my tracks! The interior blu me away- and the motor is awsome even tho its a ford! Ha ha also straight body and slick paint. All wasted on a freaken ford! Just joking ford guys! Sure i am.
     
  30. 4speedman
    Joined: Mar 10, 2005
    Posts: 109

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    Top notch, great looking (and performing) car!
     

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