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Username Post: A few gasser pics        (Topic#174525)
david_396 
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11-12-07 01:27 AM - Post#1294068    

a few more gasser pics


Found these on another site:






My favorite 55 below:


Edited by david_396 on 11-12-07 01:31 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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redlinetoys 
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11-12-07 10:05 AM - Post#1294254    
    In response to david_396

Hey David,

Check out my Fotki link for some ideas for your 55. There are a ton of tri-five gasser pics...
Bob
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GslLKzhPth8





 
Nomader What? 
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11-12-07 10:26 AM - Post#1294264    
    In response to redlinetoys

That's quite a collection of "Gasser" pictures. I even saw mine in there several times.
55' Gasser - 2 Dr. Hdtp
55' Nomad
66' Corvette Air Coupe
http://s200.photobucket.com/albums/aa127/garynyla n...


 
Limey Tri Chevy 
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11-12-07 01:22 PM - Post#1294379    
    In response to Nomader What?

Wouldn't be the Radir site would it judging by the wheels & tires on all the cars!
'57 Bel Air 4dr wagon
'57 210 2dr. 9.3 @ 155 mph 0-60 in 1.47 seconds
'55 Bel Air 2dr
'02 H/D Lightning
'08 Anniversary Custom 1200 Sportster
'30 Model A sedan

My pics


 
jeffs55 
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11-12-07 03:00 PM - Post#1294445    
    In response to Limey Tri Chevy

The last one is my favorite.
The others look like 4 X 4s

I almost bought this one. It was in Memphis.
I got the 55 I have now instead.


Anyone know what the class letters
like D/G, G/G mean?
I know it's D/Gas but what does the first letter mean? It's like engine size/induction or something?
Jeff
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TriFiveChevyJohn 
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11-12-07 03:59 PM - Post#1294474    
    In response to jeffs55

The "gassers" I remember were never that high in the rear. It was all about raising the front...
They look more like 4X4's to me
Maybe it all has to do with geography....


Cut two coils!


 
Winmon 
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11-12-07 04:30 PM - Post#1294499    
    In response to TriFiveChevyJohn

  • Quote:
The others look like 4 X 4s



Or DONKS
Bagged '62 Bel Air

Pictures Here:
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C57Heaven 
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11-12-07 05:35 PM - Post#1294548    
    In response to Winmon

Four of those pics are in front of the same house.
all his cars...
all his gasser friends towed/drove cars there for a pic?
just wondering...
Peace,
John H.
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david_396 
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11-12-07 06:46 PM - Post#1294584    
    In response to C57Heaven

one more.

 
RickCA55 
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11-12-07 06:53 PM - Post#1294588    
    In response to david_396

David,

Great pictures. Bill's 55 looks great and period correct.

I like the Dodge wagon because it is different (ugly?).

The '53 vette looks really good, can't recall ever having seen one just like that. I hope it was a repro body.

The first letter governs the pounds weight per cubic inch displacement. We had a B/G '50 Olds with a 371" engine, don't remember the weight.



Rick
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11-12-07 06:55 PM - Post#1294590    
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Gasser Classes ~ Gassermadness.com








http://s1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg590/MTBingNi ...
'55 Bel Air Sports Coupe
'67 Corvair Monza Convertible


Edited by Duke on 11-12-07 07:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
jeffs55 
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11-12-07 07:11 PM - Post#1294602    
    In response to Duke

  • Duke Said:

Whoa, my head hurts.....
Thanks for the link.

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Duke 
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11-12-07 08:02 PM - Post#1294648    
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http://s1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg590/MTBingNi ...
'55 Bel Air Sports Coupe
'67 Corvair Monza Convertible


 
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11-12-07 08:06 PM - Post#1294657    
    In response to TriFiveChevyJohn

John,
My Dad was a real Olds enthusiast in the 50's and 60's, you pic brought back a bunch of memories, wish I had some of Dad's old photos from those days (daze?)......
Thanks for posting that...
Willy
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11-13-07 10:40 AM - Post#1294997    
    In response to 2Loose

I agree......that Olds is very cool...

Any other pics of it ?
Craig

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Limey Tri Chevy 
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11-13-07 12:15 PM - Post#1295049    
    In response to cnbell

Could be Rich the owner of radir wheels house in the first pics.
'57 Bel Air 4dr wagon
'57 210 2dr. 9.3 @ 155 mph 0-60 in 1.47 seconds
'55 Bel Air 2dr
'02 H/D Lightning
'08 Anniversary Custom 1200 Sportster
'30 Model A sedan

My pics


 
gotta56forme 
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11-13-07 02:00 PM - Post#1295130    
    In response to Limey Tri Chevy

Duke,

Thanks for the class breakdowns link for the Gassers. I always wondered what those designations meant. Now I know!

Can I get that to GO? * * * '56 210 HT * * * '56 BelAir HT * * *


 
vabeach56wagon 
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11-13-07 03:12 PM - Post#1295157    
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Excuse me guys, but my memory tells me that very few legitimate racers had the 4 X 4 look, mainly because NHRA enforced the 24" crank centerline rule...if you look at the gassermadness files, and all the other sites where the real gassers and modified production cars are pictured, the extreme height is not apparent, especially in the winner's circle.

On the street, the pseudo gassers took the jacked up look to the extreme. I well remember a '58 Vette which had I-beams between the frame rails and the front crossmember and a set of front and rear spring shackles that looked like yardsticks. It would definitely pull the front end but ran the risk of tipping over just making the turn around the drive-in's corner.

George Montgomery applied the Ramchargers' concepts to his Willys: get the entire suspension working to separate the body and frame from the suspension, thereby planting the tires and creating more dynamic weight transfer. The next big change was to get the front end to drop at no more than half track in order to gain more top end.

That was revolutionary, and in the space of one and a half seasons, all the cars went from "tail draggers" to tail waggers. The Lakewood style bars (slappers) replaced the traction masters, front halfs of rear springs were clamped, all manner of things were done to make sure that the spring wrapup was converted into a lifting force on the sprung mass of the car. Cal tracs are the best example today of a working traction bar which creates the planting force on the rear rubber and lifts the rear of the car upon sudden acceleration, rather than squatting.

Paul
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11-13-07 10:17 PM - Post#1295416    
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I;m with Paul- most of these pics are wanna-be "street" gassers. Since I grew up around them & still am slightly involved in the racing of a current nostalgia A/Gas car- this was not the look I recall. Most 55's sat high in the front & had the rear wheelwells cut out. I don't recall any that were sitting that high & still ran stock wheelwells- at least competitively.
This is more like the look IMO.

Or this





Here's what they look like now.
They are slightly quicker now.

Here's Tommy trailering the worlds quickest door car from AZ in 1st round. This was at Super Chevy Fontana this year. Yea baby!!!


Edited by Steves32 on 11-13-07 10:22 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
david_396 
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11-13-07 11:30 PM - Post#1295463    
    In response to Steves32

Does any one have any measurments for the front clip on a tri 5 for a straight axle that they could share. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. thanxs david

 
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11-14-07 08:40 AM - Post#1295602    
    In response to TriFiveChevyJohn

  • Quote:
The "gassers" I remember were never that high in the rear. It was all about raising the front...
They look more like 4X4's to me



Those were my first thoughts. Maybe the new gassers are off-road versions.

Here's one of my favorites:

Real Hot Rods have a Clutch!

1955 210 2dr: 327, Brodix IK180 heads, Jones cam, M20, Wilwood front brakes

1982 C-10 SWB pickup, 250 six, 3-speed

My car pictures



 
jocww 
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11-14-07 01:47 PM - Post#1295777    
    In response to MikeB

Yea but who wants to cut the wheel wells on their car when they can lift it and then when the fad is over they can lower it back to stock without welding
Im azn Im white washed I love tuning my chevys, 72 vega, 84 z28camaro 49 5 window truck, 56 belair, 65 Elcamino, 02 tahoe.


 
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11-14-07 02:17 PM - Post#1295788    
    In response to jocww

That blue one up top has stock wheel wells on back.
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11-14-07 03:52 PM - Post#1295836    
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My buddy's '37 Chevy Gasser just made Street Rodder magazine this month!

http://s1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg590/MTBingNi ...
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11-14-07 03:54 PM - Post#1295838    
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sa-WEEEEET!
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11-14-07 04:21 PM - Post#1295853    
    In response to Duke

Now that's a Gasser.
56 210 2dr


 
jocww 
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11-14-07 07:44 PM - Post#1295997    
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is it tubbed?
Im azn Im white washed I love tuning my chevys, 72 vega, 84 z28camaro 49 5 window truck, 56 belair, 65 Elcamino, 02 tahoe.


 
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11-14-07 08:23 PM - Post#1296024    
    In response to david_396

Much stickier rubber, 90/10 Struts, whole lot of other things made them faster, the fast guys around here lift and barely touch the track up front the first half of the race....
Willy

PS, I still like the early look, not the 4x4 look, the real thing....

And you guys shared some nice pix, thanks a bunch...

 
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11-15-07 10:25 AM - Post#1296372    
    In response to 2Loose

I think it depends on how the car was built as to which style looks better.

If they raised the backend to clear the wider tires that's fine.

To me, almost nothing looks meaner then a '55 Chevy with big rubber on the back and stock wheel wells.
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11-15-07 10:40 AM - Post#1296384    
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stock height front & way cooool.
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