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Projects 1955 Chevy Southeast Gassers Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Zak Hall, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Zak Hall
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    IMG_0571.JPG IMG_0598.JPG IMG_0599.JPG IMG_0602.JPG IMG_0603.JPG IMG_0605.JPG This is the build thread of my dad Ron's 55 Chevy 150 post car. Building to run Southeast Gassers D Gas. We've just started on it, hoping to have it done for next season.
     

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  2. Higgy's Henry
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    I'll be watching. What are you going use for a motor ?
     
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  4. chevy57dude
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    You guys have a good start. It never ceases to amaze me how fast you accomplish things. Inspiration to get mine track ready for the spring.
     
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  5. jim snow
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    Good on you guys. Can't wait to see how this one turns out. Snowman
     
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    Good another of your build threads to follow along. :)
     
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  7. Zak Hall
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    This one will be small block powered.
     
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    from tulsa, ok

    Ought to be fun. What trans are you planning?
     
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  10. Zak Hall
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    IMG_8738.JPG Jerico dr4, he's already got the transmission from Bob Treadway.
     
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    And a Bud tall pop top can!
     
  12. Eric1967
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    from Union, Mo

    I been watching some of the southeast gasser videos on YouTube. Looks like lots of fun. Keep us posted

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  13. southcross2631
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    I see 200 lbs off the car setting on the bench beside the transmission.
     
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  14. Zak Hall
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    That's in the living room, gotta keep the good parts inside. Lol
     
  15. Zak Hall
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    That's the overflow!
     
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    Little motor , light car? That's my plan for D/Gas. I am shooting for 2770 with me in the car. I am going to use a 297 inch motor with stacks.
     
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    Little motor , light car? That's my plan for D/Gas. I am shooting for 2770 with me in the car. I am going to use a 297 inch motor with stacks.

    Better wear your steel toed boots and a heavy jacket....3,000 min. in D/G , but doesn't matter till you run 7.25
     
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    seems like I may remember talk of the 3000 lb minimum changing, maybe down to 2800.

    I wouldn't expect to see many 280 inch motors, so maybe that case would be a 3000 lb car, 300 cubes, with iron heads and injection to allow it to run at 2800 lbs. Maybe Quain can clarify.

    Might end up adding A/C and a stereo to get my Falcon to make weight o_O
     
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    Factory weight on my Chevy II was 2,500#, so trading a 6cyl. 3 spd. to a 301 and 4spd. still leaves me light. Not counting that pile of scrap in back of the shop.
     
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    Quain has changed the minimum for next season . Plus a 200 lb break for stack injection. 2970 with the 297 inch motor minus 200 for stack injection . 2770 it is. My Morris minor should weigh around 2400 ready to go. I weigh about 205 . So a little ballast and I am at the weight. Iron heads get another 50 lbs. but that is not a trade off for a set of CNC ported AFR heads.
     
  21. Zak Hall
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    Yeah it's gonna be 301ci small block with fuel injection. So shooting for around 2800 with dad in the car.
     
  22. Mike Colemire
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    I'm glad to see this thread. It'll inspire me this winter!
     
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  23. Right down to the bare shell to start with, I'll stay tuned and watch the progress.
     
  24. Higgy's Henry
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    It doesn't matter what the minimum weight is for the class. You are entitled to the weight breaks like stack injection(2oolbs), period correct intake(50lbs), iron heads(50lbs) to be subtracted from your pounds per cubic inch weight even if you end up below the class minimum.
     
  25. Zak Hall
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    Mocking up dads car. 10% engine setback, enderle injection, magneto, and 301ci of SBC. I think this is gonna be a killer car for him. Excited to start on it.
     

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    I'm watching to Zak .... your gonna run a 6.50 ring & pinion?
     
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  27. Zak Hall
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    Yeah that's what dads planning I think.
     
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    We used to run a 6.50 gear in a G/Gas 67 Firebird with a 2.95 1st gear. We ran a 13/31 tire at 3450 lbs and a 306 inch motor. Car ran 6.80's which was under the NHRA index at the time.
    That was in the mid 70's. We used a Dana 60 rear. We would change flywheel weight to compensate for the track conditions. We carried 3 flywheels with us all the time. Now days track prep is usually not an issue.
     
  29. Zak Hall
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    IMG_0843.JPG Got the front tires mounted today. Gotta pick up some parts from Ron Pope Thursday so we can start putting the front axle under it
     
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  30. Zak Hall
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    IMG_0967.JPG IMG_0954.JPG
    Got our stuff from Ron, and mocked up the ride height. If we don't change the front frame, with a 4" drop axle it'll be 15" from the rocker to the ground. Dad wants it at 12.5" so we're gonna have to modify the frame. Gonna get the body and frame blasted Saturday so it'll be clean. It's coming together.
     

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