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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ShakeyPuddin55, Nov 27, 2007.
Best HAMB Gasser EVAAA!!!!!!!
Such a nice car you have there. Thanks for an excellent thread.
Tech week winner?
He actually cut the top of the rail off. Then he took another piece, put it in bead roller and welded it back on top of the rail at the angle you see.
Thanks Dave. BTW my buddy was blown away by your coupe build thread. And he's not easily impressed.
Yes, I think I have it at home. I'll try and remember to post it or PM me and remind me.
The axle is from Jim Tinsmith (Tinny's Hot Rods)
The spindles and steering arms are from Chassis Engineering Inc.
Vega box - lots of sources
Leaf springs - local spring shop
Frame rails, tie rod, drag link, misc - all custom made
Shocks - Bilstein
Just awesome. Thank you.
I thought the 56 Chev truck axle in my 55' was a decent set-up, now I want to piss on it!
Thanks for sharing the great tech thread.
Jim this is a great post, thanks for sharing.
Absolutely killer! Thank you so much for a perfect tech article and photos. Only problem I have is I can't see the video; says it's no longer available.
TKO!! Absolute kill-ar, sir. Stout to boot.
Excellent tech, lots of questions answered.
Awesome man. It takes me back quite a few years seeing my old home track (Speedworld and Firebird) thinking about all the great wins I had there, and all the miserable losses I've had too.
Wow this is the coolest post ive seen, i hope it works for me with 1:1, but for now no gasser material, so 1:25 will do, and yes these pics will be helping
As much as I would love to, I don't think I'll be able to make it happen. The CHRR in Bakersfield is something I plan on attending yearly however.
It's finally nice to give back to the HAMB. I've learned a ton of stuff on here.
Isn't this what it's all about?
Nothing super secret. Just early Ford forged repo stuff from Chassis Engineering Inc. and most of the other stuff is custom made.
I was told that was done, but after the fact and for what I paid, I have to wonder.
The hydrogen embrittlement discussion did come up. I'm hoping because I went overkill with chromoly, I will be safe. Frequent inspections do happen.
I think we ended up with 11 degrees caster.
The springs are 1 3/4" wide with sleeved rubber bushings. I don't remember the bolt size.
The axle is 2" O.D. and 1/4" wall thickness. The mild steel axles are the same but as you know, not nearly as strong as chromoly.
There is another company (Specialty Cars?) that uses a mild steel axle with a steel rod inserted inside the axle for strength. That was another option I considered.
Thank you, and Thank you.
great car, i wish i had my 56 chevy back
This post is what I needed as I start on my gasser project. Nice ride Sir.
Awesome post and very informative. thanxs david
Very nice work and one fine 55 Gasser (and FAST!). Hope to have mine out this spring.
Great thread Shakey! Lots and lots of good info and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Best tech post in a while. Makes me wish I still had my first car, a 55 wagon.
Great TECH, Your Car SCREAMS COOOOOL! The Chrome front end is over the top haven't seen that since.........well since the GASSERS era. Hearing the anouncer at Speedworld on the Video was Classic Two Lane Blacktop.
Wonder if this guy has ever broken any front or rear ends.
Oh how sweet. Congrats to a kick ass cool ride. Love it.
Awsome tech thread on a very cool car, you should be proud of the car and all the thought that went into making it what it is.
By the way you have my vote for tech week winner.
Man... I love that car!
I wish I would have made it down to Bako to meet you and see the car run... maybe next time.
Here is the contact number for Jim Tinsmith (Tinny's Hot Rods) 215-453-7999. He made the chromoly axle for my 55.
He's a long time drag racer. He's been into it longer than I've been alive. He just made a 1 3/4" moly axle with a 1" drop for the recreation of the K.S. Pittman 33 Willys.
Here is Jim's steel 33 Willys truck:
Another very important point I forgot to make was about welding on the axle.
We only tack welded during mock up. The axle was then removed and strapped down to a welding table and the final welds were slowly finished to prevent warping the axle.
Thanks again guys for all the positive comments.
Sam, how dare you miss the CHRR when it's in your own backyard! See you next year.
Tech week winner *I hope*....
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