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55' Chevy "GASSER" Build UP... Yeah, another one

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chopperman, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Chopperman
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    10 bolt P case.


    2nd gear at 5,000 RPM and tires that grip..:cool:

    I don't have the time or the coin for a 9 or a 12B.. I'm going to rob some parts from another rear end and re gear it.
     
  2. doc's
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    wow, a little carnage there....still a sweet gasser!
     
  3. munciemike
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    from WI

    chopperman, great job on that car! the coolest thing is how involved your son is, I can't wait until my 5 yr old can help out more in my garage. Going for ice cream in the gasser, there's a memory that your kids will never forget. way cool!
     
  4. jakedmoe
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    from California

    car looks amazing man, thanks for the inspiration i needed it!! sorry about the rear diff!! thats painful
     
  5. Butch M
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    Man that thing looks better every I time I see it. love the Interior
     
  6. Cshabang
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    ouch on the rear, like the plate..haha Cars killer man....
     
  7. A 31 MO FO
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    Car looks great, and family pic (priceless) Now go find you a better rear end.
     
  8. lorodz
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    theres a p case center section on craigs list new york ..373 gears 300 bucks just in case ya interested .
     
  9. Overall how do like those Firestone Dragsters ? I was looking at a set on a coupe the other day and thought maybe.
     
  10. Chopperman
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    They work good.

    Ride well and hook up well. At east on the street.

    No strip time yet
     
  11. Paul Y
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    I love your build.

    Looks awsome and the best bit is getting your kids involved. I am afraid that I have lost mine to the curse of Xbox.....

    P.
     
  12. Chopperman
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    we dont own ANY gaming systems in our house.
     
  13. Paul Y
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    And THAT is exactly how it should be! Blame the Grand Parents....

    P.:D
     
  14. Chopperman
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    Well i had a few one legger 3.08's sitting around, so it threw em in so i could drive it.

    3.08 brings the SUCK for sure.:(
     
  15. Chopperman
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    OUCH

    Haven't even made it to the track yet.

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  16. lorodz
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    damn that dont look to healthy..
     
  17. SmokinBill
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    OOps!!!!!!Did you miss a gear with that automatic?????
     
  18. Chopperman
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    I knew it was coming. It was a weak short block. Just wasn't anticipating this soon.

    I'm seriously depressed right now. This is like a 5K fix
     
  19. Chopperman
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    funny. but no.

    Doing stupid stuff..
     
  20. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    that can't be buffed out,bummer
     
  21. SmokinBill
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    Put a W-motor in it this time. Blown 409, Straight axle,55 chevy, sounds perfect combo
     
  22. Chopperman
    Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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    Need to find a built 454 short block blower motor..

    Doesnt seem to be anything out there.. I thought PAW had one, but they only sell Hemi stuff now
     
  23. I heard they folded, guess not.
    A few minutes later and looking at there site I see there only doing what you said. Sad, when I lived just north of S.F. valley I bought lots of stuff from them.
     
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  24. SmokinBill
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    Daves vette shop in Citrus heights. he's good and he's cheap. and he's got alot of big block stuff. works at corvette care now and has been building motors for the locals for a long time now. he's very well known around here for motor work.Short or long block, assembled or apart he will get it to you.
     
  25. uwonamos
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    from Omaha, Ne

    Sorry for your loss, but I thought this was funny
     
  26. fab32
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    Sorry to see the short block give up on you. like they say "build it faster".

    Frank
     
  27. lawman
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    Very nice work. Tom (Tired Old man)
     
  28. Gas_Tires_Oil
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    Great build! Don't give up on her! One thing I really regret was not including my son in my cars. Because the EX wife was not supportive of the hobby it was always a sore subject in my old household. I should have done things differently. My present girlfriend truly supports this passion of mine and I've never been happier. With that said, you're very lucky/blessed to have a wife that supports your hobby/passion. Give her a big hug from me!
     
  29. bulletproof1
    Joined: Feb 23, 2004
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    from tulsa okla

    beyond the cool stuff like gasser ,family,blower.....you drive it & drive it hard...thats COOL!!!!! hate to see you hurt it, but it proves oit a driver....
     
  30. leroys85coupe
    Joined: Jun 2, 2009
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    from usa

    nice buildup man, hey check out trifive.com. pretty awesome site. o btw watz ur seats out of
     

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