So after seeing someone had bumped up my "because racecar" thread, I figured I'd show WHY I sold it back to my buddy. Came across this right about the time my wife and I took my sons to the Southeast Gasser race at Piedmont. The boys fell in love with gasser racing, so I found this and bought it. It's been sitting in the yard for months now, but last night we finally got cleaned up enough to get it in the shop. It's a 56 Pontiac Chieftain 2-dr post car. Factory 316 V8 and 3-spd manual. The front spring pockets are rusted completely out. It has a little rust but not bad. Interior is complete junk. Perfect car to gasserfy. Plans are a 61 Ford Econoline front axle with disc brake conversion. ET Slot mags 15x10 rear and 15x4 front. We're going to paint it and do colored Lexan windows. Hand painted lettering, etc. SEGA requires it to be pure vintage stuff, so we're keeping it that. Initial motor will be a warmed over Pontiac 400 with a T10 4-spd, but that's just while we build a destroked 400 (326ci, 400 block with 316 crank) and back it with my inline shifted Nash 4+1 manual. It has a weak 10-spline rear axle in it now (57 got the good axle) so it'll get a Ford 9" with a spool. Caged and two front seats with a tilt frontend and we'll rock this thing. Teaser pic.