The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by careyohio, Jan 22, 2012.
The car in post # 145 is a clone.
Located one here close by, but we are having trouble contacting the owner.
Congrats Rob and Carey!!! I can't believe I'm just finding out about it. That's FANTASTIC!!!! I'm happy to see you guys find such a cool History piece. Can't wait to see the updated pictures of what you guys do to it. LOVE IT!!!!
Really great that another of these old gas style cars have been found. Better yet is that you plan to put it back the way it was. The cool thing is that many people in the future will be able to enjoy the look and the sounds that a number of us diehards feel is the best era in drag racing-Jim.
really badass car! a friend of mine is puttin together a opel kadett A "gasser look" with a 427 and a 6/71 blower... should be as dangerous to drive as this one i believe good luck!
small cars with overpowered v8s is way cool...
I cant wait to see the progress on this car! So glad you guys have it back! I know it will look great when it's done!
Some progress today. More sanding, so we can primer the bare metal areas. Leading in some bad spots in the deck lid, and pulled the rear wheels so we can check the brakes.
i know that you cars are deep into the car, but it would be great to see it at cranes party! you guys comin up?
Plan on going to Cranes....don't think we will be able to bring the car, but Rob has lots and lots and lots and lots, etc. , of pictures.
Got the bare metal primed today.
Carey, can you post some pictures of the frame and rear suspension.
Here's some we took before Rob bought it.
Gasser Passer>> http://public.fotki.com/VincePutt/drag_racing/gassers/angliagassers/georgemontgomerygas.html
Reprinted from the June 10, 1966 issue of National DRAGSTER
"The obvious crowd favorite in the popular Super Eliminator had to be "Ohio George" Montgomery. George had collected class wins Saturday with his SOHC Ford powered '37 Willys, and his famous "Gasser Passer."
"Local favorite and previous winner George Montgomery was hot on SWC's heels but managed only a 10.28 at 136.26 in the powder blue Willys. The Hurst Gasser Passer Anglia suffered wheelstanding problems, as it would throughout the meet, and was left in the pits after Saturday."
Anyone have or know where we can get a new, or good used, 1 inch bore piston for an Airheart master cylinder ? Airheart doesn't make or supply this size anymore.
I didn't find anything in the search forum.
cant help with the piston, but are you planning to unchop it?
did you contact GEORGE?
Got a note today that Dave Crane has cancelled his Memorial event this year do to health issues.
Are you going to unchop the roof?
Got Dave's email....sorry , him and Cora are having health problems...both are good folks.
Yes we are going to unchop the roof.
Had the chance to visit Rob's shop last week and check out the Gasser Passer in person... All I can say is what an amazing history lesson walking through his shop is. Great guy too... Our group truly enjoyed our visit.
We sure did. Maybe next time we'll have enough time to see it all.
Front clip off for the first time since Rob bought it.
Working on the brakes.
Getting the temporary 350 engine ready to install ( now installed ).
Next is to cut the drive shaft and weld it up.
good stuff you two..keep us posted.....
I will second that.^^^^
More progress today.
Had a sign painter over today to letter the car.
This is only a temporary lettering job, and will be redone when the body work and paint is complete. This will make it easier for people to recognize the car and maybe it will also lead to some of the original parts .
Got the wheels changed for a better look.
Built and installed the drive shaft and the next project is to get the motor running.
That is awesome!! Only 10 days to go, but you're rolling right along.
Got the headers built for the temporary engine.
Gas tank mounted and will run the lines Saturday.
5 1/2 days until Thompson !!!!
Looking good! Hope it helps you find the original parts!
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