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Projects 1957 CHEVY SOUTHEAST GASSERS BUILD

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zak Hall, May 11, 2015.

  1. southcross2631
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    My old blue coupe had yellow tinted windows and they were like shooters glasses. They really helped with the lights. They even gave me a hard time during tech at an IHRA divisional event over the tinted windows. Rules said no tint. So I told them, look no throttle stop, no electronics in Super Rod was like taking a knife to a gun fight. So they let it go. When I put the former world champ on the trailer first round he bitched about it. Pretty funny.
     
  2. Zak Hall
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    Yeah I've gave consideration to yellow tinted, I think they'd help. Atleast in the pits or top end in the dark. Right now in the dark I've got tunnel vision. And no working headlights so when it's dark, it's DARK. Lol
     
  3. southcross2631
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    I used to carry a flashlight in the car for the return road on certain tracks. Ware Shoals was one of the hardest tracks to see after dark. they didn't have any lights and after you turned back towards the pits the lights blinded you. Would open the door and shine the light on the edge of the pavement.
     
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  4. Fix your headlights Zak they make for a good night shot

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  5. Zak Hall
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    Yeah I'm gonna atleast have one headlight and taillight next season
     
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  6. saltflats
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    Din't the large round ones come in plastic?
     
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  7. Zak Hall
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    IMG_0499.JPG IMG_0503.JPG IMG_0506.JPG IMG_0507.JPG IMG_0571.JPG IMG_0584.JPG IMG_0587.JPG We dug dads 55 out of his buddies garage where he bought it, and got it in the shop last night, and got the wood stove hooked up so we can work all winter in the warm. Gonna start a build thread on here if dads car once we start making progress with it.
     
  8. southcross2631
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    Cool deal working with dad on a race car. I might need to think about heat in my shop. It is supposed to be 39 tonight in Florida.
    Work harder you stay warmer.
     
  9. Higgy's Henry
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    Lol, you guys are all soft!! Ever hear of a touque?!
     
  10. No - is it like a beanie for your balls?
     
  11. DDDenny
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    Is that like as in "one touque over the line" ?
     
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  12. loudbang
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    That one had me spitting coke onto my keyboard :confused:
     
  13. Zak Hall
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    Us southerners aren't into winter lol.
     
  14. chevy57dude
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    You guys are very motivated! Looking forward to the '55 build.
     
  15. southcross2631
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    Supposed to be painting a 66 GTO convertible in the morning. I guess it will be afternoon before the paint goes on.
    You could sure spot the Yankees here today . They are pastie white people in shorts, while us southerners are in long pants and jackets.
     
  16. Zak Hall
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  17. Zak Hall
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    Here's a few pictures from the finals. I've had a blast this season racing and hanging out with the Southeast Gassers family. Can't wait to see what next season has in store.
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  18. Looks like you really left on Free Bird.
     
  19. Zak Hall
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    I think his car backed out of the beams or something. Same thing happened to me in qualifying in the right lane.
     
  20. loudbang
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    How's the front end holding up to those big wheelies?
     
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  21. Zak Hall
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    Seems to be doing fine, I run the stock frame and the truck springs and front axle, so it's all fairly heavy duty.
     
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  22. Zak Hall
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    9C12BC4E-A2EC-4CE7-89B0-DFDEA048AB83.jpeg 92AA2719-1DD5-485F-8766-1C93C14BF427.jpeg 35594CBE-3C4D-4E48-9615-320AF1C127F9.jpeg 2EAD8CB2-E1F9-47C3-9533-CB6807E7373C.jpeg 37F3950E-600A-40A8-9427-DA7D9887B6A0.jpeg 9FD0EFB1-33DF-4312-A4A7-D8F3C6BA7DA2.jpeg E74F0713-EF2D-445A-B4D9-730FE9409BFF.jpeg 80A54813-DB3D-4AB7-A379-9221A5E5CF00.jpeg DD4B39D2-71F0-4966-95DA-C317CBE27438.jpeg Haven’t really updated my thread on here since I’ve beeb busy with building dads car. Not much has changed with my car, still beating on it. Ran the opener at Shady Side, battled fuel pump problems most of the day. Hoping to do better at Clay city May 5th. Also in big news I’ve decided to start my own chassis/racecar shop, hoping to get going here shortly on it, which is really exciting!
     
  23. Zak Hall
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  24. southcross2631
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    Good luck to you .Would like to have mine ready for Knoxville too.
     
  25. Zak Hall
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    Thanks Tony!
     
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  26. saltflats
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    On the front bars that run from the firewall forward.
    Did you mount them low for the look or is it just what worked out?
     
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  27. Zak Hall
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    It’s kind of just what worked out. We went at the top of the straight away before the front down bars bend to attach it at the back and then run them out to the front. Further out the better they brace the front end. And it’s an axle car not a strut car, so running them straight out and then bending them like a modern strut car isn’t needed, and it doesn’t flex on that bend. Plus it just looks better low and out of the way like that. Most 60s cars didn’t have those braces so the lower and less obvious the better it looks IMO.
     
  28. saltflats
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    Thank's Zak.
    Guess I wasn't thinking of the straight axle front end even though it is staring in the face.
     
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  29. Hang'emHigh
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    Congrats on the business Zak!
    Not sure if it takes more intestinal fortitude to do that or get married. Both were rough, lol. Hope it goes well for you!
     
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