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Projects Austin Speed Shop - RoadFarmer 1955 Chevy Gasser Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Kail, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Kustomism
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    Beautiful


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  2. bowie
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    RASPY!!! Love that sound!
     
  3. tenfive0
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    You could train a monkey to weld if they weren't afraid of the flame...
     
  4. oldcargary
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    Looks good...what's great about this car building deal is you can do what you want....
     
  5. Jay Tyrrell
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    Nice! Love the set-up!
     
  6. Crshndbrn
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    Oh my god that's awesome!

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  7. Hellbentrodder
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    DAAAYUUUM! That thing sounds good!
     
  8. LSGUN
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    It's refreshing to see a Gasser style build with some BALLS to back it up and not a 305 with open fenderwell headers.
     
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  9. That should scare the hell out of some people!!! OH YEAAAAAA, GREAT MUSIC!
     
  10. AHotRod
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    There's some serious CASH in that engine, beautiful !
    :eek:
     
  11. Paul Y
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    Been watching this since you first purchased the 55 and have to say that it is looking exceptional. Love the engine, what throttle response!. Just goes to show that the old ways do produce rather good results...

    Looking forward to the finished article and the obligatory burn out video.

    P.
     
  12. Kail
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    Thanks! Sorry for the late reply, I kept the truck spindles, I bought the speedway disc brake kit for 2nd series truck and requested the rotors came with 5 lug rotors. Kit is really cheap comes with new bearings and spacers to run the rotors, and GM calipers.


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  13. gordspeed
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    That motor vid made part of me swell and now I am feeling light headed! WOW, that sounded so COOL........ Keep at'er! :)
     
  14. spinn427
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    Motor sounds killer! Any more work updates on the 55? Its looking good!
     
  15. david_s914
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    WOW !!!! Steven, If you remember me, I am just up the road from you in Dimmitt ..... I am on the fire dept here and work at John Deere !! I would LOVE to come over and look at this thing and talk cars when it is done !!!! Let me know if you need anything, and I have a few little 55-57 pieces laying around if you can use them !!
     
  16. Thanks David, I appreciate it


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    Motor Mounts


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  18. seb fontana
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    Are you going to tie the two motor mount frame brackets together with a bolt/welded in cross member? No motor mount biscuits either? Just asking..
     
  19. seatex
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  20. TexasSpeed
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    That Hurst-style piece is pure art. I can't wait to see it with all the machining marks polished off.
     
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  21. Anderson
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    I was gonna toss it out and get something from Speedway ;-)


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  22. Holey Straight Axle Batman!
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  23. HotRodMicky
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    Can you give away any engine specs?
    I love the build and the engine
     
  24. Anderson
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    If I knew them I'd share, but I think it's one of Keith's secret recipes.

    A lot of progress this week, will take a short break early next week to wrap up another project. By then a good parts order will have shown up and more solid progress will be made. This one won't be just another '55 gasser, that's for damn sure .


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  25. JC Sparks
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    Use your safety glasses when you use mill. JC
     
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  26. seb fontana
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  27. Anderson
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    To go along with the drilled axle, I made this grill insert. I think it'll get chromed in the end...sorry for the bad picture, had to steal it off of Instagram.
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  30. Brand Apart
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    FRONT MOTOR MOUNT IS DAMN SEXY IF YOU ASK ME
     

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