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Projects Bad Banana Resurrection - 55 Chevy Gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bad Banana, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Hang'emHigh
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    Was wondering what you've been up to. Glad to see you racing!
     
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  2. Flogknaw
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    I saw y’all at little river this last weekend! Absolutely amazing!


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  3. Fiddle Picker
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    Yup. Lots of great pictures and story !
     
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  4. Higgy's Henry
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  5. loudbang
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    Any connection between these guys and Your Banana?

    banana.JPG
     
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    from colorado

  7. Bad Banana
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    Clearly that is not this car. Christ it isn't even a gasser. Not sure why that would even be posted on this thread.

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  8. enloe
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    Are you going to be at Paradise today?
     
  9. Bad Banana
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    No. It's just too far to make those races. It turns into a 5 day round trip.

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  10. Bad Banana
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  11. Bad Banana
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    Wow... its been over a year since I posted on this thread. Time flies...

    I moved from Oklahoma to Texas so I've been a Texan since April of 2019. Nice here. A bit dry lately but no damn snow...lol. I didn't run the car much in 2018 due to the job change and moves. I slowly realized that the competition in SEGA was getting tougher and with me moving even further away it was becoming cost prohibitive for me to be competitive and also travel the long distances to the races. Also the job I have now requires me to travel a lot. So far in 2019 I have spent over 80 nights in hotels due to work related travel. That makes it hard to work on the race car.

    I talked to Quain and told him my dilemma. I asked if we could develop a class that would still allow the cars to run heads up but limit the engine costs. He was willing to let me try it. I worked with Scoggin Dickey Chevrolet and we came up with a sealed crate engine that makes about 500 HP and will live a long time. Runs on pump gas. I have one in my car right now and it's a ball to drive and there is no real maintenance to it. I used the rest of the drivetrain I was running that is capable of handling 700 HP so breakage should be pretty much non-existent. The idea is to not allow internal engine modifications but still allow the rest of the car wide open (clutch, headers, carb, ignition, ratios, etc) and make it a true driver/tuner class without the fear of the engine mods needed to stay competitive year after year. The same engine will be competitive today and several years from now as it will stay the same. One engine and everyone runs the same weight. Run any SEGA legal body.

    We didn't announce this class until May of this year. By then, most everyone that was going to run already had committed to their engine program for 2019. I talked to several current and former car owners/drivers that are looking at D/Gas for 2020 so I anticipate several cars will be running by spring. BTW.. I have offered $1000 to anyone who can beat me and the Bad Banana 2 out of 3 in legal D/Gas trim at a SEGA event. So far no one has taken me up. Below are two videos showing what it runs like and also talks about the class.



     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2019
  12. Yep.. one straight banana... 3250, dig it!
     
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  13. loudbang
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    Thanks for the update.
     
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  14. Hang'emHigh
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    Hell yeah! Awesome idea!
     
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