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Gasser project done Ghost of Green Valley

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by pushrod_mike, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. pushrod_mike
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    pushrod_mike
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    from Austin TX

    Well I guess you could call this finished. I like it anyway I hope you do to. I know it doesn't have a straight front axle but not all of them did back when either. I built it as a tribute to Green Valley Drag Strip where my dad ran back in the late 50's and 60's. I like the 348 with the 4 speed setup. Lettering by the great Daddy-o from Denison. Hope to see you guys at Pistons and Paint this weekend. What do you think?
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  2. Hebee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
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    Hebee
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    Your links don't work! :confused:
     
  3. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Here we go:

     
  4. fordy7coupe
    Joined: Sep 29, 2006
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    fordy7coupe
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    from Wylie, TX

    Ah...nice...the memories come rushing back.
     

  5. pushrod_mike
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    pushrod_mike
    Member
    from Austin TX

    thanks for the help on the pics
    mike
     
  6. very nice. Its nice to pay homage to the track
     
  7. rebarsfords
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
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    rebarsfords
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    That's one cool Hot Rod amigo!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. Machobuck
    Joined: Aug 1, 2006
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    Machobuck
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    So cool!!

    I like the engine choice aswell...Nice work man:)
     
  9. Yo Baby
    Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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    Yo Baby
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    "Gun It Luther":cool:
     
  10. Now thats another great looking gasser, nice job. What's your chassie set up front and rear....and any front view pics ?
    /primerkid
     

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  11. VAPHEAD
    Joined: May 13, 2002
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    If (when) I had a 55 Chevy it will look like yours.
    Excellent.
    But I want a burn out picture!
     
  12. Yea, smokey burnouts and wheelies!!!
     
  13. daddyo54
    Joined: May 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,402

    daddyo54
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    from Denison Tx

    Looks great Mike! I'm glad I could help.
     
  14. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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    Dat Dirty Rat
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    I had one that was sooo close to looking like that!!
    F@CKING AWESOME!!...Nice Job!
     
  15. RJP
    Joined: Oct 5, 2005
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    RJP
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    from PNW

    my god, a gasser that's NOT JACKED UP TO THE SKY? What were you thinking? Beautiful job. Good to see one done as they really were back in the day. Again, beautiful job.
     
  16. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,014

    Brad54
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    from Atl Ga

    Interesting that you were able to keep a V8 radiator in there, rather than mounting in ahead of the core support in the straight 6 location. How did that work? Is the engine moved back to clear it, or??? The firewall doesn't looked too recessed either, though it does look like you cleared it for at least the passenger side valve cover.
    Awesome car! I'm putting a 480-inch 409 in a '57, and it'll sit about like yours does.

    Brad
     
  17. hutman
    Joined: Feb 5, 2006
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    Saw this one at Dennison. One fine ride.
     
  18. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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    Very nice. Cant wait to see it in person at P&P.
     
  19. Very well done.
     
  20. Fifty5C-Gas
    Joined: Sep 1, 2003
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  21. dragrcr50
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    great car, i took several pics of it at good guys this year.......its better in person guys , I assure you :cool:
     
  22. pushrod_mike
    Joined: Aug 22, 2006
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    pushrod_mike
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    from Austin TX

    engine is fairly stock.

     
  23. Very KOOL!!!:)
     

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  24. LDGn63
    Joined: Jan 27, 2005
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    great car!
    my dad also ran there in the late 50's erly 60's.
    had a couple '55's. one was white/blue convert. (in case anybody seen him) ;-)
    odly enough, the guy that i set next to at work ran a front engine dragster and a '62 409 impala there... and the guy on the other side of him now lives in one of the hoods out there (shame)
    thanks for the pix... lookin to see more of it!
     
  25. I totally agree, Great work guys!
     
  26. LTM75110
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 525

    LTM75110
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    Very nice, Reminds me of when I was in High School, I raced there and I still have my trophies.I was at the last race there.
     
  27. I like it! Bonus points on the STP stickers. Where did you find those? As a kid in the 60's we thought those were cool. I remember seeing them on cars.
     
  28. grapejuice1998
    Joined: May 3, 2005
    Posts: 142

    grapejuice1998
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    from Dallas, TX

    That's cool! I got to see a few races there before they closed it down. Nice tribute!
     
  29. bohlsd
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 122

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    I loved Green Valley. The track had a lot of pit space with great shade trees (important in Texas summer) to pit under and was a great place to race or watch.
     
  30. JD's 32
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 873

    JD's 32
    Member
    from TX

    Well said, i miss it to.
     

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