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SoCal Guys need help identifying this old gasser

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 37willysgasser, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. 37willysgasser
    Joined: Jul 24, 2007
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    Just picked this up in the LA area, was wondering if anyone recognized this car, or has any info on it? Was told it ran a flathead in it, has old ford rearend Any help would be appreciated.

    Special thanks to drumyn29 on the HAMB for making it possible to get the car home! ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416585711.408179.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416585736.260198.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416585756.674400.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416585787.108057.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416585825.824329.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416585851.741801.jpg
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2014
  2. Can't tell you a thing about it but its cool as hell. :cool:

    Oh and I am not SoCal, so excuse my entrance without invitation. ;)
     
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  3. 60'coupe
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    Someone took lighting holes to a hole new level.
     
  4. Actually that was pretty common at one time. I always hate to see an axle that butchered on the street but I have seen a few floating around in the last few years.
     

  5. 296ardun
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    I don't remember it, grew up there in the time this gasser might have been running...the small airscoop does suggest a flathead...wish I could help
     
  6. 37willysgasser
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416622498.434913.jpg
     
  7. II FUNNY
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    Here are a couple to try to rule out.
     

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  8. 37willysgasser
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    Well that eliminates those two :D
    Wish it was that red one.
     
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  9. II FUNNY
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    I'm pretty sure that with a flathead it would have been H gas. That class was for inline sixes and pre 60 flathead V8's.
     
  10. 37willysgasser
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    Ok cool, good info,
    I will post more pics when the car gets here next week
     
  11. 37willysgasser
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    Got it home last night , will try to post pictures after work
     
  12. dreracecar
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    from so-cal

    Who's to say it was ever finnished and made it to the track
     
  13. 37willysgasser
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    Story was it was raced from the 1950s into the 1960s with a flathead then parked till a couple years ago
     
  14. 37willysgasser
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    Ok here's a couple more pics, they sure drilled a lot of holes, even the rear backing plates
    , hard to tell by pics but rear has been narrowed and it's deff a Ford rear
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059296.720643.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059318.223928.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059336.570906.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059350.353804.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059368.270929.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059385.836026.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059402.354279.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1417059459.470883.jpg
     
  15. PHTTTTTT they forgot to drill the grill bars. :p :D :D I doubt that anyone at the local track will be impressed if you show up and run a flathead powered gasser but it will be a hoot to drive. Looks like you got yourself a winner there in the lets have some fun dept. for sure. :cool:
     
  16. 37willysgasser
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    Hah your right about the grille

    I would like to build a tribute to my Dad who passed in 1989, he loved gassers & especially race flatheads.
    He left behind an 80 over 59AB so I think that's a good candidate, now just need some speed parts!
     

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