The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SamIyam, Oct 17, 2011.
It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside to see that they are still racing Shake Rattle & Run!
And hauling ASS at that!
200mph 6 second passes... WOW!
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Incredible stuff! Stan
A pic of my friends car from the MELTDOWN this past weekend!!
Its great to be back in the game. This is just my ThurstyThursday car built from mostly leftover stuff. Good to show up in any weather while the others cry about gettin wet. 4sp and a fender to set yer BEER. She loves punishment.
My Uncle's 210.
Great thread. I would really like to find a '57 C/Gas car owned by a friend of mines brother back in the 70's. It was an Orange 210 post car, Tilt glass front end, straight axle, with a 57 Olds diff. Motor was set back, polished 5 spoke wheels. The dash had the stock gauges removed and replaced with cobalt blue glass. All aluminum interior and a 4spd shifted by a Bieber linkage. Had the number 1140 C/G painted on the door. I know the car ran at OCIR and Pomona, most likely Lions as well.
They bought the car in 1972 and sold it around 78 or 79. It was last seen at the street races in the San Fernando Valley around 1980...
May have posted before--don't recall--has about 2000 miles on it this time around. Looking now for a 150.
How about this famous Northeast JR stocker. Ralph Truppi getting it done with the 57 wagon.
This one is mine although it's not a gasser style it's been in the family since 1963. During the late 60's early 70's it was yellow with chrome reverse rims on it. There was nothing like sitting next to dad watching him work the 3 on the floor with the white knob Hurst shifter. Although it looks completely stock it's got a nice cam in it and sounds real good cruising through town.
I've always had a '55 Chevy; had one for 25 years. Came across this drag race '57 for cheap about 10 years ago.
Then I took a beating on this roach about a year ago.
I love them as gassers AKA drag cars but I hate them when the chainers get a hold of them.
Love'in those TAs baby!
Got to add mine here
Here's my little odd-ball. Was going to sell it, but decided F$CK that.
I still love that color combo, Somebody.
Thanks. I keep thinking I'll paint it a different color again but every time I go out and stare at it I love it all over again. It's almost weird enough for me.
I'm not one to use the term "chainers"... only because I appreciate most directions this hobby goes, but I agree with you.
I actually put my '57 up in the classifieds to try and trade it off for a '55.
I'd even entertain a 4 door...
The reason being is that I too have a Love/Hate relationship with the '57 Chevy.
Most of them are oh-so WRONG... they look heavy, lunky, bulbous and long.
But then you come across a gem like 1320/150's car... and they look light, racy and bad ass!
So, how do I capture that?
I have been struggling with keeping it or selling it... Just this morning I was talking to a co-worker and told him that it's such a nice a car that I need to keep it.
Then I log onto the HAMB and this thread pops up...
Believe it or not, this thread is helping me to stay on track and just keep the dang car!
SamIyam, I'm in the same boat with mine. Was looking to sell it and get either a '55 Delivery or '40 Continental but I'm keeping her and this thread is good inspiration for it. Keep 'em coming guys!
Some 1957 Chevys back in the days at Orange County Intl Raceway (Los Angeles area), Super Chevy Show, good old days with the Chevys at OCIR!
Here is my 57 210 four door wagon project. Mostly stock appearing with 55 210 centercaps and a mild 327 dressed up with 60's goodies.
an1951, those cars embody the look I am going to go after.
I love them Centerlines!
I want this car to get me excited like those cars did for me back in the early 80's!
Currently I am thinking:
Satin finish gold exterior. (Although I might keep the green and primer spot the repairs)
Black tuck and roll interior.
Chrome garnish moldings.
4 speed stick
tach on dash
Big in Big block
M/T valve covers
Torker 2-0 intake
Orange engine block
NO front bumper.
Nice chrome and polished stainless.
Polished Center Lines...
3.5 or 5" fronts with Pro-Track or BFGoodrich bias ply pizza cutters
8.5" with the shallow off set with M/T ET Streets or Pro-Tracs out back (If they make McCreary'sI might go that route)
I would also like to put a nice stereo in the car... growing up in Modesto, it seemed like all the bad ass street machines also had bad ass stereos.
It will be interesting to see if I stick to this plan over time.
Only time will tell!
BTW... I remember seeing that black '57 hard top with the kicked up hood in HRM.
It ran 9's with a nitrous gulping small block Chevy.
A mind blower for the 1980's.
He He Sam, whatever you end up it will be badass! And once again, I want a ride.
All the best,
PS- Black Suede, Centerlines, and Fenderwells.
Keep it and build it verbatum below....I was born in '64 and grew up reading Hot Rod in late 60's and early 70's and was a teen in the 80's when Centerline became popular, and white VHT headers were still cool (expecially fenderwell).
my dad's old handyman at the hunnert car heads up
The black hard top belonged to Ron Filkins, (a Div. 7 Super Stock racer). As Sam said, that thing would stand on the rear bumper and run in the 9's when "57's weren't supposed to be able to. It had a tunnel rammed 355 with turbo heads and a homemade nitrous system. The red, then blue 210 sedan belonged to Kevin McClelland (famed announcer Dave McClelland's son) A series of articles on the build were done in one of the magazines, and the chassis guy was none other than Richard Ruth (aka Two Lane Blacktop/American Graffiti '55 builder), and it had a straight axle front very much like the '55.
When it was done, Kevin named it "Tuna Tank II" after his dad Dave's "Tuna Tank" Fiat Topolino "A/A. The '57 was for sale in the back of National Dragster in the late '90's for $12,500 ready to race! I talk to Kevin every so often, I believe he still works for Flow Master.
what I m doing with mine a Daily driver,sit in the driveway,parts and grocery getter,
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