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Projects 1956 Chevy (South East Gasser) "The Vagabond"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bean Dip, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. Bean Dip
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    LOL! Well, I hadn't touched them in years so might as well put them to good use. 45 lb plates do pretty good!


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  2. rednek
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    Looking good John. I've been making a little progress on my car maybe we'll line'em up this year!
     
  3. Bean Dip
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    Thanks Randy. That will be fun!


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  4. afaulk
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    Looks like you've got it figured out and looking good.:D
     
  5. Bean Dip
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    Thanks Allan! I plan on putting these injectors of yours to good use. Hopefully sooner than later.


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  6. Uncledirty616
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    Lol, if your referring to this Dirt << here, i have finally come to the conclusion! I bought a 56 front end for the car a couple days ago.
    Bean, love the car, wanna sell your jerico?:D I too spoke to Quain, Im setting up my Clutch-Turbo, but man there is a part of me that wants to be slamming gears now!!
     
  7. Ya, that was you brother, but heck whom am I, your out there running low tens, and meanwhile my heap is running low nuthins! Glad you knew I was just messing with you, you've done alot with that car in a little amount of time, and should be very proud of yourself. I love Tri-5 gassers, as well as ALL the others, its just nice to see a few 56's coming together.
     
  8. Bean Dip
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    Thank you very much!
    No, I never actually bought a jerico, I was just thinking about it like you.:D
    Quain, and crew sure make it look fun don't they?
     
  9. Looking good John..
     
  10. Bean Dip
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    Thanks Reed! I got to do a couple of hours work this morning so more pics tonight. Scoop is just about done.


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  11. Bean Dip
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    These pics suck but its all I have. I really need to invest in some lighting. The paint is still wet in these pics so it will eventually have a flat finish.
    I'm sure the scoop looks BiG but once the clip is attached it should appear more at home. The bottom 2 and 1/2" or so will be below the hood line.

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  15. powrshftr
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    Holy shit John.
    That thing is gonna look meaner than a frickin rattlesnake....!!!!
    The way you've constructed that scoop kinda reminds me of the ones on Funny cars from the early '70's,or some of the altered wheelbase A/FX stuff running the outlaw match racing circuit in the mid '60's.

    In short,that looks completely badass!

    Nice work!

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  16. Bean Dip
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    Thanks Scott! I had all these different ideas going into it...even thought about making a wood boss and hammering some metal around it for a rounder shape and somehow wound up with this one. I wanted one that would really grab some air but that I could still see the tree over.
    I have a buddy who runs an injected SBC dragster and he picked up a mile an hour in the 1/4 after he put a scoop on it. 1 mph may not sound like much, but go to wallace racing and see how much HP it takes to gain that. (In his case it was 14 HP)

    This weekend I'm going to start on the tranny tunnel. Should prove "exhilarating".... :D
     
  17. powrshftr
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    I gotta say Man,I've been watching this thread like a hawk,waiting for updates.

    Can't wait to see you get this thing up and running.

    Next year you and Ric should be loaded for bear with those '56's!

    Scott


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  18. Bean Dip
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    HAHA! That's cool..I sure want to oblige you too. I barely had any time at all to work on it this week.
    I really missed racing this season. Can't wait to line up with everybody again.
     
  19. Bean Dip
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    No progress coming this weekend...Ice knocked out our lights. Had to pack up the wife and kids like a bunch of refugees this morning and go visit family after temp dropped to 40 degrees in the house. Baaaaaah!


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  20. Butch M
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    DJ that looks killer I hope my 56 will grow up and be like yours and Ric.s hope you get your power back soon
     
  21. Bean Dip
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    Thanks man!
    Tell you what I'll do Butch...I know I usually come out loser on these deals,but since we are friends I will trade you cars dead even...... :D

    Supposedly the power will be back on tomorrow. That would be just fine by me. Yesssss yes....



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  22. Yikes, and I thought 40 deg. outside in the morning was bad!
     
  23. SKULL ORCHARD
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    WHAT THE HELL !! 56 CHEVY, and its got a boat motor too boot. I thought You didn't like doing wheelies. looks killer Dirty John, I will keep an eye on your build. mark
     
  24. Butch M
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    I don't know DJ you might come out on the bad side of that deal if we did that that 56 of yours is going to be a bad ass mine is just a pain in the ass...
     
  25. Bean Dip
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    Me too! I like the warmer weather for sure. Come on spring time!


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  26. Bean Dip
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    LOL! I don't mind the wheelies just as long as they are somewhat controlled. I'm really enjoying working on this car. Get some warmer weather and I will really get busy.


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  27. Bean Dip
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    Looks great from here buddy!


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  28. 60 GASSER
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    That looks like shit....saw you leavin the thaw, just didn't get there in time. As you can tell i'm not much on computers or forums or boards "but here i am"...or "spacebook".... "except reed got me to lookin at his photos on there" he said you had a thread goin, i must say it looks good, keep on truckin'....HOLLA!! P.S. cya at the thaw, i promise my car will make noise again....
     
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  29. Bean Dip
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    Sounds good to me! I don't know when this thing is going to be done but I will be at all the usual "events" until I can participate. Look forward to talking to you again.


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  30. jimmy1931
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    Looking real good DJ. Can't wait for you to get it on the track. Even though I have the incorrect year, I'm trying to keep up with you & Butch. This table art down @ Becks is going on the '57 after the holidays.
     

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