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Inline 6cyl gassers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JT Apperson, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. JT Apperson
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    Any Chevy 6 cyl gassers ou there.
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    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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    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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    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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    A search on here would bring up a 4 page thread on "Six Cylinder Drag Car Photos", such as Tom Langdon's Holeshot 6.


    Later, Kinky6 :cool:

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    I thought you said inline 6? How did it go from that to just french 6 cylinders?
    Don
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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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    Not a Chevy - But definitely an inline 6 Gasser from the day
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    Originally Posted by mart3406 [​IMG]
    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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    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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    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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    CHEVY GASSER"S

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    FORD GASSER"S

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    MORE FORD"S

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    BROTHERHOOD G/G CHEVY 6

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    Any more info on Langdons car?
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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 :D

    Mart3406
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    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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    A friend of mine RON PLENDER

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    NO but a realy cool pic

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    From what I know (and that's not alot) they ran both CHEVY and FORD set-ups starting with the CHEVY late 60's ending with the FORD in the mid 70's...
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    I have been getting parts together to do another Straight axle Falcon with a Ford inline 6 300. I thought it would be fun to have something different, and there are some neat things you can do with a 300 now.

    Jon
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    A local guy that was fun to talk to. He went to Indy every labor day for many many years. I met him after he retired it from racing. He redid it in the 70s with a SBC and it was one of the cleanest 39 Chevy coupes at the local rodruns (they were called rodruns back then:D) Notice it had current tags and was driven to the track.
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    "mad frenchman" is at the Dover drag strip reunion every year, Nice car.
    JimV
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    what kind of times are these cars running?
    I remember in the 60's Mickey Thompson ran 2 4 cyl, tempest powered dragsters, one blown, one injected & i think he was turning in the low 9's-high 8's with them! pretty impressive, even by todays standards
    jimV
  28. Harry Peaper was a nice fellow and hot-rodder to the end. You're right , Tommy, it was one of the nicest '39 Chevy Coupes around.
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    More on Rydell, Hope and Lang. In 1967 NHRA allowed any style cylinder head in the gas class, so the team cut one combustion chamber from each Corvette F.I. head, welded the two together and mounted it on a 292 cu.in. block. The car ran both G/Gas and H/Gas depending on the weight break rules. They re-set the H/Gas 11.15 national record at the Windsor Ontario points meet in 1968 at 10.79, won the "Best Engineered" award at the 69 Spring Nats and later won Modified Eliminator at the Dallas Spring Nationals in 1970. Second photo is Wes Rydell, third is Wayne Lang and forth is Ralph Hope. I also included the Willard Juice Box ad mentioned earlier in the thread. This Chevy combination was put into a G/Gas Vega for the 1971 season. Ralph Hope later went on with a series of Ford 6 cylinder Altereds.

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    Harry's car was named "Little Jewel" I believe he lived in Hillside, Md. or District Heights. Bob Bernarden and Rufus Boswell all ran at Aquasco dragway back in the early sixty's. They were members of the Gear Grinders car club.

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