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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DirtyDave, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Sorry not much to post. They haven't told me an outcome of the tire evaluation. They did issue me a credit. They also sent a registration card for the other tire in case of recall. I have no complaints nor regrets with Coker. I chose not to replace the tire due to the need to get the car on the road in a couple days as well as being spooked.
     
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  2. As for bigger better Gasser questions my winter plans include replacing the rear springs as they are failing likely due to age and the longer shackles. I also plan to swap out the basic floor shifter with a ratcheting "truck" shifter so I can race next year. I also hope to get a Lakewood style roll bar in it this year.
     
  3. wrenchbender
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    I have a bit of good news I put a down payment on a new project and yes it will be a gasser hope to get it paid for and picked up in the next few weeks

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    Chrome don't get ya home
     
  4. Out in SoCal for Navy work. Never miss a chance to check out the cars. A couple "Cars and coffee", Mecum Anaheim, LA Auto Show, NHRA Museum Pomona.
    37 chevy.JPG Plymouth.JPG SWC NHRA Museum.JPG
     
  5. A bit off topic but thought I would share this 60's wild custom show drag truck.
    Eco 1.JPG Eco 2.JPG Eco 3.JPG Eco 4.JPG
     
  6. loudbang
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  7. I love that!
    My wife is lucky I dont have a truck like that or one I would violate.

    BTW
    I wasnt clear why I posted that. I saw it at LA Auto Show.
     
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  8. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
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    Hey Dave

    How long you going to be out here in so-cal,maybe we could link up and say hi

    DND
     
  9. Sorry,
    Flew back Tuesday.
     
  10. WillyB
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    This is from over a year ago... but I noticed the tri Y header for the driver's
    side wasn't split for the 5/7. 'Must be the negative got reversed', says me.
    Mag is on the wrong side, too.... Only then did I see the steering column
    on the 'passenger' side! Shows that an old gearhead looks at the engine
    first and the car later! Proofreader missed it, too......... Willy
     
  11. WillyB
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    Finally got all 124 pages read! Found several 'tunnel rams weren't
    out 'til 68' replies, too. Never knew the Caudle guy but I sure knew
    about Ralph Ridgeway, being from NY with him running all over
    NY and New England. I still have the two 64 pop top vette fuelie
    setups. Bill Thomas was experimenting with them in CA for road
    racing, I think. He put 2 venturies on the top and used the vette FI
    pump and nozzles, with a modified spill valve and enrichment
    system. Ralph's 2 409 AFBs made more power, I'm thinking. That
    was what I was doing when my 'Uncle' called in October, '66......
    TET '68.
     
  12. WillyB
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    What make are the headers?
     
  13. WillyB
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    The Keel family towed a World of Outlaws sprint car all
    over America with a 1 axle hauler. I asked Dan about it
    and he just showed me a NYS thruway toll ticket.....
     
  14. WillyB
    Joined: Aug 7, 2016
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    Beautiful car! Question, though... do those riser blocks (combined with the
    drop axle) put a lot of torque on the springs from the front brakes? I'm
    looking for an axle and spring(s) to replace my A arm front end.
     
  15. D.N.D.
    Joined: Aug 15, 2012
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    Hey Gasser Guys

    Oops forgot the ladys ' senior moment '

    Have a very ' Merry Christmas & Happy New Year '

    Sincerely Don
     
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  16. ZAPPER68
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    from BC

    Thanks and a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all 'Gasser guys & Gals' too....

    Cheers
    Cal
     
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  17. I have a wheel question... I see pics of gassers with steel wheels, did anyone ever run spider caps on them or is that a newer thing?
     
  18. bowie
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    Spider caps aren't nesscesaraly a newer thing, but more a custom or street thing. Don't think I've ever seen some on a "real" gasser.
     
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  19. Deuced Up!
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    Sorry for the delay WillyB...it has been a while since I checked this thread.....SANDERSON
    ....and by the way, the VHT lasted about 8 minutes. So I wrapped them in the new Titanium Header Wrap. Helped the looks and temperature.

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  20. langy
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    Why would you put spider caps on a gasser ??? Words fail me !!!


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  21. D.N.D.
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    You are right Langy, they ain't got the true gasser spirit

    DND
     
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  23. langy
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    I'm afraid some just don't get it bud


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  24. loudbang
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    In the day hubcaps of any type must be removed before competition. UNLESS they were bolted or screwed on.
     
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  25. langy
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    I just don't get the lack of knowledge about the gassers , all the history is out there to read and understand and still people get it totally wrong !!!


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  26. Deuced Up!
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    Langy is that your Gasser in your avatar?
     
  27. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    Yes it's my 41

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    I'm also building a 40 pickup at the moment


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  28. Deuced Up!
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    Very cool...love the hot rod shrimp!
     
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  29. langy
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    Thanks bud, I'm in England so not so easy to find the period parts for gassers here, but I did try to build it as it they would of done in the 60's with the same kind of thinking, the whole car was built on the front of my house.


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  30. Deuced Up!
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    Bubba Gump's Speed Shop says "...you can have a gasser Willys coupe or gasser Willys truck, a gasser Austin two door, gasser Austin 4 four door, gasser Fordson, gasser 38 Chevy, gasser Mustang, gasser Nova, gasser Thames, gasser Anglia, gasser 55 Chevy, gasser 56 Chevy, gasser 57 Chevy, gasser 55 Ford.................gasser Opel GT...and...That's about all you can have a Gasser with." :p
     
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