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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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    I plan on lettering it, just focused on getting it finished first!
     
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  2. dirty old man
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    At the age of 78 (according to your profile) I would assume you realize construction, maintenance, and campaigning one of these cars is an expensive, costly thing to do. If a racer can get a few bucks sponsorship or free parts for a decal or ad on the car, I say more power to him.
    Zak has a sharp car and I expect he'll do well this season. Whether he has only the sign work lettering we have seen, or a whole lot more is immaterial. These are race cars, not show cars.
     
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  3. loudbang
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    Sorry I can't control myself............... In the photos and video with that beard your pops looks like what they show as BIGFOOT :D :rolleyes:

    Car looks and sounds GREAT.
     
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  4. Zak Hall
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    Hahaha!
     
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  5. benchseat4speed
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    That thing sounds pissed off!!!! Nice work Zak

    Also, your headers are worth some power cuz it’s a straight shot right out of the port for a good 6-8” into an easy 45* whoever built em (you and your pops I assume) knows a thing or two. Plus that thing idles so good, I don’t think you have any vacuum leaks!! Haha
     
  6. Zak Hall
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    Thanks! Yeah I built those headers, first set I’d done but dad gave me tips and helped me. Hoping they help some!
     
  7. OLSKOOL57
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    As I have said, Class Act 55’,Fantastic Fabricating,
     
  8. Zak Hall
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  9. Zak Hall
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  11. 427 sleeper
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    Why is it so hard to walk after watching that video... All kidding aside, THAT'S AWESOME!!!

    Sent from my SM-G892A using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  12. loudbang
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    Wow the old guy putting out his trash wasn't even phased a bit with the last pass. :eek:
     
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  13. 427 sleeper
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    His neighbors are trained better than my dog!

    Sent from my SM-G892A using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  14. Zak Hall
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    They know we mean no harm! Lol. We don’t get out and raise hell hardly ever either, and I try to keep it at a safe speed. I don’t get too awfully wild. Lol
     
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  15. 427 sleeper
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    Ha! Sounds like you've got the same kind of neighbours I do, GOOD ONES!!! We ALL like to raise a little hell every now and then!
     
  16. Zak Hall
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    44719CBB-6DA3-4142-9766-480D8B924E27.jpeg C34AC716-9EA8-4693-B23A-684D3533E73F.jpeg 1FB76354-0146-4195-9F1F-C4D29BB6CCC8.jpeg FCB761DE-1755-43CB-8582-5DEB6D2E4850.jpeg 900F8E7F-7424-4359-8C49-1AF2748708DB.jpeg Got a full shop. Dad’s about got his 57 ready, and the 55 just needs front and rear lexan and it’s pretty much ready to go too. Got my buddy’s 49 ford in now, making motor mounts for him, and changing the rear suspension some. Gotta have all three ready for shady Side on the 13th!
     
  17. Zak Hall
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    The windows are in. Just a couple more small details and the 55 will be finished. I’m more than excited to see how it’s gonna run. Everyone come out to Shady Side Dragway this Saturday April 13th and see the Southeast Gassers season opener! This car, along with over 90 other bad ass 4 speed drag cars will all be there, running heads up, first to the finish line wins!
     
  18. Zak Hall
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    9030CE1C-F39B-48F9-8675-9B8C959CD923.jpeg 6521EC24-944D-4D48-81E4-449AF00BAE92.jpeg C4003E68-3780-4D2C-97A4-7ABE43415FAD.jpeg AC0879F1-2087-4F0A-AE8C-574D5D6E4359.jpeg Had a great time this weekend racing. Car went straight, no issues first time out. Gonna tweak a couple things and get it ready to race this weekend at London Kentucky!
     
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  19. Bajita
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    Zak, car looks great. Wish you Luck in Kentucky.
     
  20. southcross2631
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    Car looks great. We will be in Ky this weekend to cheer you on. Wish mine was done, getting closer all the time.
     
  21. Woogeroo
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    congrats on getting it to the track!

    -Woog
     
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  22. Zak Hall
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    The car is starting to come around! I believe by Alabama we should have most of the new car bugs worked out on it.
     
  23. greaser
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    Those pics are awesome, Zak! The second one shows your head tucked downward.. is that when you are shifting, or resisting the G's?? (probably both!) You certainly are focused on that tach.
     
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  24. Zak Hall
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    I was looking for the clutch pedal! Didn’t have a high side stop on it and it went straight back! had to look down and find it with my foot! lol
     
  25. benchseat4speed
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    Bitchin car you got Zach!! What did it run??
     
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  26. Zak Hall
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    Still haven’t made a clean pass on the car. We should have it dialed in at Alabama though. I’m hoping it’ll run a 5.9x
     
  27. benchseat4speed
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    I know how that goes. New builds can be very frustrating. Post some et/mph soon as you got some that you’re proud of!! (Preferably with conversions for us quarter milers ;) lol)
     
  28. Woogeroo
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    stupid hot rods... :D /s
     
  29. Jimbo17
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    All I can say is WOW !!!!!!!!!!
    The car really is one of the best I have seen. Great Job

    Jimbo
     
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  30. slowmotion
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    Just an awesome build, can't wait to see some footage of a full-bore pass....!!!
    Big block sounds crisp on your home test-track! :D
     
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