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henry J gasser project racecar

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dragrcr50, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. dragrcr50
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    this is a race car not a poser gasser so I know it is not period correcto. but will be a kool ride for me this summer none the less. 2x3 chassis with a straight axle, will radius the wheel wells full cage,glass doors, fenders and hood. 509 inch bbcenderle alky injection,, glide w/brake. 9 inch strange rear end with spool 35 spline axles and 4.11 gears. need to be ready to race on april 1st. here it is today valentines day. :cool: built this much cage this weekend.
     

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  2. chevy57dude
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    Wow! Serious effort there! Judging by the Z in the front frame, it's not going to be sky high? Injection on the BBC or carbs on the tunnel ram? Awesome build!
     
  3. Rich1028
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    cool!
    best of luck on your project!
    keep the pics comming
     
  4. 66Coronet440
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    Nice! I'm looking forward to seeing some progress pics.
     
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  5. paco
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    Nice "jump" on the project ..... what kind of number are you expecting with injected BBC?
    How big a tire you running in the rear?

    PACO
     
  6. dragrcr50
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    looking for 9.50's and 10.5wx31 mt tire torque thust D's 15x4 and 15x10's
     
  7. Candy-Man
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    Very nice cage work, very much a funny car style cage... Looks great.... Keep the pic's coming....
     
  8. Finelinefab
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    VERY KOOL ! keep up the good work
     
  9. 9.50's that's what I'm talking about. Is that enough gear?
     
  10. dragrcr50
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    well we have a henry J racing with us with a 496 and glide and 4.11 gear and it runs 9.30s...I think big inches will make enough torque for it to get the job done :cool:
     
  11. dragrcr50
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    that is what is reaquired at nhra these days
     
  12. wlspdshop
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    Nice work....Looks like its going to be fun....
     
  13. slammed
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    If it's not a 'gasser', what type of drag car will it be? Beside's wicked quick.
     
  14. AnimalAin
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    Very cool; your work speaks for itself. Please keep us updated.
     
  15. holeshot
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    DRAGCR50...O that badboy is peroid correct! at least enough for me! HA! it's an allout dragcar so the mill realy doesn't matter. and i believe when you get it dialed in, she will go in the 8.00 e.t. I'am so glad your a H.A.M.B. member...POP.
     
  16. dragrcr50
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    well i consider it a gasser but some guys think a purpose built car isnt really a gasser, i think if the shoe fits wear it, and im gonna wear it all summer. the csga run at thunder valley in noble okla every month in a nostalgia eleminator series and we travel and do gasser shows at several other tracks. mostly 1/8th mile which we like ... as long as its racing we dont care.beats the hell out of sittin and lookin at em and talkin bout how fast it prolly??? is haha..... thanks
     
  17. Cool stuff bro. Ive always loved these cars.
     
  18. bbc 1957 gasser
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    that is bad ass...

    better take ya a clean diper to the track ..
     
  19. Ruiner
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    Gasser or not, it's gonna be one fast J...I'm just glad I'm not in your class, otherwise I'd be getting whooped by that thing at every pass...looks like you're getting a lot done so far, keep it up...
     
  20. right on, a pair of monkies could play inside that cockpit all day long

    I'll be looking forward to the progress on this one, that motor alone is enough to tip my keyboard from the back side.......sssshhhhaaaaaawwwiiinngg !
     
  21. dragrcr50
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    thanks dirty, didnt want to hear a bunch of whining about this or that, i will race it period........:cool:
     
  22. Is the body now welded to the frame ?? Looks that way in the pics and just wanted to ask........& the cage looks very nice.

    Oh......why did you Z the front rails if your doing a straight axle? Sleeper of sorts ??Carl Hagan
     
  23. hog mtn dave
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    Cool. Your stuff always runs and looks good.
     
  24. rockguy92
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    Very cool build dude. In your words "Just Race It" period.
    The Rock
     
  25. dragrcr50
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    well it helps to set up steering under the race pan with a straight axle but not sit way up like a faux gasser. It should be a pretty fast car and is easier to manage when not quite so high in the air...but it is still a axle car gasser without a doubt.. thanks and yes i weld them to the frame, and do an all powder coated flat black aluminum interior and have glass doors and hood and fenders for it. will be a kandy color ... :cool:
     
  26. dragrcr50
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    thanks Dave, I hope this is a keeper and can quit building one every winter, im gettin too old for this ....would be nice to keep and maybe go with a blower next year...
     
  27. ***Area-51***
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    cool J, hope to see more....thats what it takes to be legal/competitive these days, nothing to whine about...good luck!
     
  28. racinman
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    Great look, I bet the tubing bender was smoking if you did the cage this weekend... Keep it going and keep posting!
    racinman
     
  29. Hey thanks for answering my questions......very nice build.
    Carl Hagan
     
  30. Flatheaded
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    Looks great! Very nice work, and nice detail. Keep the pics coming.
     

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