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Blown 56 chevy gasser build for 2017 meltdown or bust

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fast30coupe, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
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    You got same mag as in mine.
     
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  2. fast30coupe
    Joined: Nov 15, 2009
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    Yesterday night I went over to Von Hartmanns and had him weld on a new inlet for the radiator to clear the blower
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    Looks like it was made that way.


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  3. CalGasser
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    Very nice work, love your progress and detail. What diameter are your gauges? Got my 55 on the road - loads of power w/ blown 383! Vic
     
  4. fast30coupe
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    The gauges are 2-5/8 what are your cam specs and pulley sizes for the blower?


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  5. Nice looking mag ! I drove mine on the street for 2 years, no problem except when stuck in traffic it would foul the plugs. I have a number for a good magneto guy in Texas if you need it.
     
  6. fast30coupe
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    Thanks I'll let you know


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  7. fast30coupe
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    Took it in to get the roll cage today.
    Hopefully it won't take more than three weeks then I will still be in good shape to make the meltdown.


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  8. 55chieftain
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    Nice job on all your work, looking forward to seeing it at the Meltdown
     
  9. The generators are all the same exept for rotation. Its the base and drives that are differant. Those vertex mags only have about 1-1.5 amps. They do need service at regular intervals. The magnets need to be re zapped. Points need to be changed or reset. Cap rotor and wires replaced. I use a guy in south milwaukee. Ram racing. If you need the number let me know. I would still go msd. The msd requires no maintenance.
     
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  10. benchseat4speed
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    I dig this car. Some real hardware on it, unusual for a 'gasser' anymore. Nice to see someone building a retro 56 and haulin ass is first priority. cragars look good on it too, perfect offset/width on the back.


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  11. fast30coupe
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    Sounds good thanks


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  12. fast30coupe
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    Thanks that's exactly what my end goal is.


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  13. fast30coupe
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    No real update but here is a picture of it sitting waiting to get the roll cage out in. I'll go discuss the plan next weekend with him. He told me on April 4th they are doing chassis certification so it looks like I'll be getting my chassis certified too.
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  14. mjlangley
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    Looking tough. Great build, keep the updates coming!
     
  15. fast30coupe
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    Still waiting for the roll cage I know it will be a few weeks yet but tonight I made a panhard bar.
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  16. fast30coupe
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    Tonight I
    Made some accelerator pump covers for these chrome float bowls. I used some of the scraps from the dash panel a made that's why I never throw anything out. You might ask why float bowls on an injected car more to come.
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  17. For the surge tank of course...
     
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  18. fast30coupe
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    That's correct trying to
    Make this a street car


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  19. Surge tank ? What ? o_O
     
  20. avmechanic
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    I like it. You are doing some nice work. Glad to see the young fellas with a taste for the good old days. I will be watching.
     
  21. fast30coupe
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    Thanks I just like searching for the stuff you can't buy in the catalog. It's part of the whole experience having to track the stuff down.


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  22. fast30coupe
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    Nothing special but added some indicator lights to the gauge panel these will be for the turn signals. It will have one more for the line lock right in the middle.
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  23. drtybiker
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    Very nice work cant wait for more updates and photos .....SUBSCRIBED!!!

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  24. langy
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    Not seen this thread before but glad I found it, looks great
     
  25. fast30coupe
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    Thanks langy been following your builds for years. You have shown me that you can make whatever your imagination will let you.


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  26. fast30coupe
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    Cleaned the garage today. All I need is a car back to work on.
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    Hopefully start in the wheelie bars and surge tank.


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  27. cs39ford
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    Can't wait Great looking garage shop
     
  28. deto
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    Don't know much about injection but very interested to see how a surge tank works for the street...
     
  29. fast30coupe
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    Thanks cliff did you find a tank for the front of your car yet?
     
  30. fast30coupe
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    That makes two of us. We will see haha.
     

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