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Projects 1955 Chevy Southeast Gassers Build

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

  1. Quain Stott
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    All SEGA cars should have that done in case we ever race at a track where they require it. I always have it done so I know I won't have any problems.
     
  2. loudbang
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    Looks like the trailer tires need a little air. :)
     
  3. Zak Hall
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    55F18A55-BC85-4E4C-8693-A690F105A58D.jpeg D887F72C-A503-410F-B15D-8558A08F9A89.jpeg 03B49179-B96B-4945-996D-5078D3C54962.jpeg 70539281-83D4-4950-B978-91EAB5D87E54.jpeg F6EF52F1-2BCB-4A2F-B884-1D4EA4272AD3.jpeg FD9ED69D-F2A6-49EA-9403-FFE95CC6822D.jpeg 1A877764-0698-44EE-9205-DF38A78D4E6B.jpeg 7057D78E-8493-4BEC-9A32-6F7EBC8C4192.jpeg E8588742-29CE-41A6-AE75-DFEE5A84EA00.jpeg 809FB49B-6002-45CE-89B5-68B22C4BF3BB.jpeg FBF8F95E-EE7E-4323-B472-FAD927D140AB.jpeg A few more pics from London courtesy of Caleb Sewell photography and Dave Anglin
     
  4. benchseat4speed
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    That engine bay is very sano!! It’s clear that someone who knows wtf they’re doing built this car. Great job Zak you and your pops oughta be proud of yourselves that’s a bitchin car. How are you circulating water with the fuel pump off the cam??
     
  5. Zak Hall
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    I run a meziere remote mount electric water pump. It’s black and behind the radiator mostly hidden.
     
  6. AHotRod
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    Great pictures Zak
     
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    Zak,

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what are the chains for that are mounted at each end of the motor plate and at each spring pad? Are they travel limiters for the front suspension when you lift the front wheels?

    Steve
     
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  9. Zak Hall
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    Yes those are suspension limiters to help keep the nose under control especially when shifting it keeps the nose from bouncing down and rebounding up so high!
     
  10. Thor1
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    Thanks for the explanation - that makes sense.
     
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  11. Zak Hall
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    D5DF60BA-34B1-4704-AE61-B2B6C5E4FE4F.jpeg 2DC72033-5CF8-4DD7-9BB1-D0C3E9017568.jpeg F29A37F3-2644-4B23-913E-47277B0EE935.jpeg 5615F08F-5ECA-4839-B60F-6D647E80124A.jpeg 05341E66-1E0F-440D-BEDD-D6F4F90C8FD5.jpeg CDD564C2-A504-463A-A1E2-A288E2B9C488.jpeg 958015F1-C82F-489A-9877-71850E00473E.jpeg BF7CEC5F-65E3-4233-AE9F-E934F851DE0F.jpeg 12FCF95D-F7E2-40D1-86CB-E94EE176B891.jpeg A few pictures from Mooresville! Car is coming around, qualified in 9th out of 26 cars. With a few more changes we’re gonna have a pretty good running B car for sure. Really happy with how the Enderle injection and the small 396ci bbc combo is running.
     
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  12. 31hotrodguy
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    Hey Zak, do you have a picture of your dash and interior. I don’t recall having seen the inside of the 55.


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  13. Zak Hall
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    It’s nothing exotic, the firewall is so far back that it is even with the dash so all I have are a small oil pressure an water temp gauge, and a tach on the dash. The tunnel and rear panels are all removable with dzus fasteners to make for easy maintenance though.
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  14. 31hotrodguy
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    Thanks Zak, it looks great! My fire wall is in about the same place so it gives an idea.

    Scott


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  15. Zak Hall
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    FAD75590-9135-40EA-9C4D-91A087EB5AAB.jpeg Doing a little tuning before Lyons. Gotta keep trying to find more ET because there’s 30 other cars trying to always get faster in b/Gas in SEGA. I either have to keep moving forward or fall behind!
     
  16. Zak Hall
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    Had a good race weekend at Lyons Indiana. Track was super hot and everyone struggled woth traction issues but we qualified 9th out of 24 and made it through first round. Through 3 races so far we’re tied for 5th in points with a tough Mike Blackwell Chevy II and Troys fast Henry J. Been a good season so far all things considered! Getting ready for our next race in Alabama now! 5DD75AE9-423E-454F-88FF-ADA7770A81A1.jpeg 7F637615-BDB9-43A7-A302-EE1B0DE92778.jpeg D7724F16-DD9B-46B7-9D3A-860F5720CB6E.jpeg 492947DC-4027-4182-A5AA-019F1CCD6360.jpeg
     
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  18. Zak Hall
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    DD584BF7-B0A9-4FFF-BBAC-07D496306EED.jpeg EAEBB78E-1FF0-4413-A8A8-8C9413AE09CD.jpeg 927F1AFD-B1A8-4856-BB33-4FD2C5898FE2.jpeg 1A220F84-9F9C-4410-A78F-D1BAA16C75D1.jpeg 3D7EB43F-8FCA-4AFD-A59B-B5371B5B4108.jpeg 13464124-26ED-4A7C-BDA3-B655440CE463.jpeg A few more pictures from Lyons Indiana from Caleb Sewell
     
  19. -Brent-
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    You guys really did a great job on this car.

    Loved hearing it wind up fast in those first vids.

    Best of luck for the rest of the season.
     
  20. Zak Hall
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    CF533225-BB00-4332-8657-B8AD7070C392.jpeg 20C9B91E-8BF8-4CD8-A0AC-E259AB16DF66.jpeg DB82770B-D126-442B-9586-E7ECF19F8894.jpeg E2805C9A-0B51-4A2C-A46B-6FE44998B616.jpeg F85BAFDD-B8D7-4BE7-8B6E-9745F694971A.jpeg D6BDD2E4-A79A-4BB0-8524-F5E7231552A8.jpeg 42509A87-7F22-45B8-AB2E-B175D327FCD8.jpeg D9DA6761-3E34-4822-A641-EA894F412037.jpeg 8C6A38B1-7BFB-4D55-8441-6B7A8C39609C.jpeg 2AB8B4EA-EDE6-4760-8F44-E06E87F707B8.jpeg 473E0437-79FC-45DE-BAE0-F939CE17E6EF.png 01F252FF-56D2-46EE-A736-3569B1B954B5.jpeg Had an excellent time this weekend at Lassiter Mountain Dragway in Alabama this past weekend. The 55 ran great and we qualified 8th out of 25 in the very tough B gas Class. Due to a few lucky breaks and a few hole shots, I made it down to the semi finals to face Jerry Birch in the Free Bird Chevy II for the 3rd time this season. Once again I came up a little short against the Birch Brothers and they went on to the finals against Wayne Swafford. Overall an excellent weekend of racing, and I can’t wait to get to Ohio in a few weeks!
     
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    We were there and you guys did great ! You were chopping the tree down.
     
  23. Zak Hall
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    668F56BF-5D70-4739-933C-C5C53F7E3767.jpeg AD86D9F8-9A75-4466-BADA-E8869DCE2108.jpeg 9789A2DE-F723-462E-A73E-C38A8904DE94.jpeg FE43C0F2-149B-4D17-BE02-22229A5A2F4A.jpeg FF4A1E82-6C82-424A-9C55-8DF66A4BD2C5.jpeg 2840959F-A425-441A-B418-114E09EF88C8.jpeg FBF8BB42-09FF-4132-AD87-E55B38124963.jpeg 5D6D67EB-2F55-451F-B7B6-F20A76D91C12.jpeg 2454317A-7B8D-4D84-BC2F-8710FF1402FF.jpeg 9E8F786C-9F37-45EC-92C1-3C7ACA66F5C1.jpeg 37AEF29B-1356-4D94-992D-B04236C318E1.jpeg 0F9BC70D-CB44-4252-BD46-CB0055852B65.jpeg CDE23238-7C98-4BDC-8A6E-D4DD9912DD07.jpeg 1CD6081C-20CC-4614-8511-B01986012EAF.jpeg 0E7FB276-17CB-46BA-9C63-500F359B25B9.jpeg 8253BB45-3FA1-4767-9E50-AD6394CE8A6C.jpeg B94EC14F-74EA-4EB1-843D-3A39BD36B030.jpeg A2754217-F04E-494B-A1EA-9647E9D38CFE.jpeg 440F0481-1510-490B-9AD0-5820F745EA90.jpeg Here’s a few more pictures from Lassiter mountain courtesy of Caleb Sewell and Jimmy Buffalo Hall. Also while at the track I picked up another BBC injection manifold, this one is a Hilborn with 1/4” bigger butterflies, that I’m going to try out and see if there’s any power there. Also I hit the recall on my shift light after Lassiter mountain and I am turning the 396 8800 rpms, and it’s staying together so I’m happy about that! Got a few ideas for a little more oomf but most will have to wait for this winter.
     
  24. Zak Hall
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    79C349B4-79DD-4AAA-8958-3FE8F3F86BEA.jpeg 69A7A640-2FF6-4E84-ABF3-61CA9F8F5B58.jpeg Well after 4 of the 9 race SEGA season this year we are currently 4th in points in the very competitive B gas catagory that has already seen 37 competitors so far this season! Hopefully we can hang on and finish in the top 5 this year which would be a huge accomplishment! Even a top 10 is no easy task in Southeast Gassers!
     
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    Zak, congratulations on getting up in points, and like always, car is looking awesome race ready.
    Maybe if you would cut off the front grill section and install the original grill, you might, might get a lower ET since the air would pass the grill section and exit faster without any restrictions.
    I know that 55 can run, but any tricks might help. Some of the other competitors, don't even have grills.
    Wishing you the best of Luck...
     
  27. Zak Hall
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    I’ve actually thought about blocking the holes off to keep it from getting any air in. I’m not sure if it would be faster not catching air/ but pushing it.
     
  28. -Brent-
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    It'd be worth a try. Cut a piece of aluminum sheet to the shape of the grill, polish it and stick it on. Some double-sided 3m would no doubt hold it while you're testing.
     
  29. Zak Hall
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    :eek: Well that is a MESS of shattered parts. :(
     

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