Because Gasser

Discussion in 'Truck Gallery' started by Blaze, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    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.

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  2. Infamous1

    Infamous1 Well-Known Member

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    BadAss!!! I can dig it! This one gets me going!!
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  3. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    The boys and I got some work done last night on the car. Took the giant front bumper and mustache off of it. It is a whole lot more rusted than we though, but being a racecar not like it really matters. We'll have to make new pans throughout. The body seems to be relatively straight but the underside is pretty eaten up. We'll get it fixed up though.
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  4. doc

    doc Well-Known Member

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    I cannot like this thread enough....look forward to hearing it rip down the strip!!
     
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  5. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    So my kid is hooked. :lol:
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  6. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    Got a little more work done yesterday. Pulled all the front suspension off and did a little weight reduction.
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  7. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    A little more torn down.
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  8. Dirt Mcgert

    Dirt Mcgert Well-Known Member

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    those wheelie bars are awesome , no sarcasm , its period correct
     
  9. Blaze

    Blaze The Jeeper Reaper

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    I totally agree. That's kind of what we are required to run if we use wheelie bars.
     
  10. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    Awexome! I'm about to gasserfy my nova. No plans to compete with sega....so turbo LS
     

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