The Jalopy Journal
You're mostly right except that the fuel supplied is controlled by engine air demand rather than a restriction in the return line.
Back in the early '70's, Ernie Burd, Jr., a friend in Vacaville had three of these carbs. If memory serves, he was involved with Roger Hill in a...
Well, bite my tongue, but I think it looks better than the original.
That's right. Push it down from the big end, let out the clutch, watch the oil pressure build, flip the mag switch and instant tunnel vision.
Before and After.....
Me, too....Vacaville, Fremont. Is Redding still there?
If it fits the NHRA specs for Gas class (when there was a Gas class), then it's a Gasser, as in my a-framed avatar
Don't know about the '51, but the '55 has an adjusting screw w/large locknut on top of the box. Better get some knowledgeable advice or maybe try...
Have you tried Google's free Picasa3 ? It helped me resurrect several old pics and was pretty simple, even for a computer dummy like me.
Damn! I was only gone a week and there's 28 more pages. I love this place.
I first saw TLB in 1976 and thought the movie was new. The '55 looked so similar to the B/Gasser I built in '72, I used to jokingly tell friends...
B/g '55, '72 - '77
Got anything from early '70's Fremont?
Me, too....or three...or four. Whatever it takes.
When Chevy was coming out with its 6-cyl. sports car with its
2-speed "powerglide" transmission and side curtains,
here was a sports car from...
Who's driving Mighty Mouse and where?
Maybe one of these will help.....
Don't know the exact years, but I believe all went to swinging pedals when they moved the master cylinder from the frame to the firewall.
Oilcan....your story could have been written by me. Your problems are exactly the same as mine.
In '68 I test drove a '59 Bug Eye Sprite I was thinking of buying. Had a 327 and powerglide in it. Scared the hell out of me. Didn't buy it.
Open headers and no protection 40 years ago gave me diminished hearing in a narrow band of mid-range frequency, which happens to be exactly where...
Anyone happen to have any mid-'70's pics at Redding strip in NorCal?
If I remember correctly, pre-'57 Pont. had smaller diameter axles also.
Here's my B/Gasser w/ the old "C" ball joint spacers.
Ran a '57 Pontiac rear for years in my '55 B/Gas Chevy. 5:38 posi, Summers Bros axles. Never had a problem. Bolt in swap, but I think it was about...
In '72, I took the '55 B/Gas Chevy I was building to a friend's house. He worked in a front end shop and was installing new front coil springs for...
$50-$1100....Eight '55-'57's, all drivers except 1 and two '59 Bug Eye Sprites. Of course, that was 30-40 years ago. Shown below: 427, 4 spd.,...
James, I used '66 Chevelle big block w/AC front springs. Handled the weight well. Might be too much if you aren't running B/B though.
Raced NorCal strips in the late '60's, early '70's, Sac, Fremont, Vaca Valley, Redding.
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