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how about a TRUE gasser pic thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 57ford/60thunderbird, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. ok while i love the straight axle street freak "gassers" lets put this issue to rest

    i am going to build my 57 in the gasser class style so id like to see pics of what a true gasser class car looked like my car is not going to be straight axled

    so what do you guys have ?

    teach me so i look like i know what im doing ;):D
     
  2. squirrel
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    what year are you aiming for?
     
  3. im thinking 63-65 maybe 66
     
  4. Summer of 64..

    Bill
     

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  5. ProEnfo
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  6. Man, you are just sturring that pot up aren't you? :D
     
  7. Larry T
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    Real deal from 64/65. Yea, I know I've posted it 100 times.
     

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  8. waddayacare, yup just abit ;) :D

    larryt you may have posted your 55 a hundred times but im fairly certain this is the first time ive seen it very cool thanks
     
  9. Larry T
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    Not my car, I was 15 in 64. :D It belonged to a good friend of mine.
     
  10. Our car when Dennis Coker ran in E/Gas '63-'64 and dads car as C/Gas @ '62 March Meet and B/Gas at San Fernando. All pics of both cars are with stock front suspension. IMAG0699.jpg

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  11. porknbeaner
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    I'll PM you a rule book from '64 just use your imagination. :D

    In '65 there was a rule change making them less streeters and more pro cars.

    Here is a link to the Indy nats in '66 there are some tri 5 gas class cars there.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/57343654@N03/sets/72157626204307046/

    Actually come to think of it there may be a gasser or two in this vid as well.

    http://api.viglink.com/api/click?fo...345311188491&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13461832102331
     
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  12. Dave Downs
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    I thought our 'cut-off year' in the HAMB was 1964.......just sayin.....
     
  13. squirrel
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    That's the cutoff for the cars we talk about, but not necessarily the "period" we talk about. Late 60s and even 70s period stuff is pretty common here....as long as it isn't muscle car oriented....at least that's what it looks like to me.
     
  14. 1971BB427
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    If I were just thinking about building a gasser, I'd get a copy of Larry Davis' book Gasser Wars. That will cover the gassers from the first to the end, and show every style of car for every class.
    Then you can really build a car that will be as true as you want it to be within your budget.
     
  15. 1971BB427
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    [QUOTE="T'RANTULA";8108324]My 55 was built around 1962 and got its name around 1968. I havent changed the looks of it except the black primer and fixing the body. Your welcome to come check it out if ya want. It dosent have the nose bleed stance of a lot of wanna be gassers, I kept it as original as I could.

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    Suprised that '55 could run gas class and not altered with that much engine setback. Or maybe it wasn't setback that far when it actually ran.
     
  16. "T'RANTULA"
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    From what the original owners son explained to me you was allowed 10% engine set back from the 2nd spark plug to the front axle. It has a 40s ford transverse axle so I aint really sure if it was within the rules or not. He said they ran it like that in the early 60s with that much set back.
     
  17. Larry T
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    10% setback on a tri five is about 11 inches. So 11 inches from the axle centerline to the front plug is about where it looks like the Tarantulas engine is located.

    This is only 5/6 inches, so you could go another 5 or 6" back.
     

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  18. porknbeaner
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    We don't normally get too upset over a later '60s race car. The lines get a little blurred at speeds above 135.

    Now I have been known to give a fella with a later style race car a hard time, but it is a personal thing and I am not the HAMB. I try not to give someone a hard time that doesn't have it comming.
     
  19. "T'RANTULA"
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    Thanks Larry T, im gonna go measure it cause im curious now! Im only 20 so there is always something to be learned! :cool:
     
  20. porknbeaner
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    [QUOTE="T'RANTULA";8108373]From what the original owners son explained to me you was allowed 10% engine set back from the 2nd spark plug to the front axle. It has a 40s ford transverse axle so I aint really sure if it was within the rules or not. He said they ran it like that in the early 60s with that much set back.[/QUOTE]

    The 10% was from the front most plug. I don't know for sure how it worked on Diesels. :D
     
  21. squirrel
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    Gas class.....remember, gas class....
     
  22. porknbeaner
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    Hey I found out recently that you can run one on alcohol. ;)

    I meant to say by the way that the percentage of setback is based on wheel base. So if you have a car with a 100" wheel base a 10% setback would be 10" from the axle center.
     
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  23. II FUNNY
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    And that 64 cutoff is only for the classifieds ,Ryan said the general HAMB forum is 65 and earlier. I have read that in more than one of his post on the HAMB. His reason is he likes 65 rivs and impalas. Thats comming from the big man himself.lol Besides 65-66 is when drag racing (from what I see in my stash of old SSDI mags I'm too young to have first hand knowledge) got fun.
     
  24. porknbeaner
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    Oh it was fun before that, I was real little but it was fun before that. ;)

    There may be another reason on the '64/'65 thing. A lt of automakers made body styles that really didn't change from '64-'65 or the changes were so minimal that you just about had to have them sitting side by side. We had always had a kind of a thing that if the body didn't have major changes that the newer year would be acceptable.

    Lincolns and Chevelles come to mind.
     

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