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When I intro'd myself.  I mentioned my gasser and someone requested a picture.  The thing about this car is it was built as a gasser in 1969 by the original owner.  He had good intentions but fell a little short in the process of completing the project.  With a lot of new parts he did get a running car together but the one area in which he was lacking was as a welder.  He attempted to build this car without ever using a welder.  Hence no rollbar, jacked up all original front suspension.   He installed a complete Corvette rearend from 1961, I'm sure with the name Corvette he must have thought it would be a good gasser rear.  What he didn't know was that rear was a 8.2" ring gear, 3:07 ratio.  Bottom line this car made one pass down the track, threw the driveshaft and was towed home.  It remained in storage for 45 years.  After he passed away, I bought the car from his son in 2014.

This car was in primer when pulled from storage and it remains that way today.  I will never paint this car, it is called patina.

With the help of the American Gasser Shop in Saginaw, MI I have spent the last two years updating all safety concerns.  The rearend is now a 69 Nova, complete Moser internals and a 4:56 ratio.  The 327 was new in 1968 with no vin stamp on the pad it was a service replacement motor purchased and installed in the car.  It is a hand shifted T-10 4 speed and all the interior, gauges, steering, etc. is from the 60's.  We installed a new straight axle front with disc brakes for safety.  The floors are solid but we did put in a couple patch panels for the rocker panels.   One driver  bucket seat is 65 Thunderbird.  Those are the highlights but we have not yet gotten it to the track.  Need a couple more small items to pass tech.

 



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love it norm  smile

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Are you kidding me.....a 4 speed Gasser.....LOVE IT

One word....FUN

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Outstanding. Great piece of racing history there. It is in the right hands no doubt.

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"Loaded with Carbs"...Too cool. Slick ride.


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That, looks like fun!

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That is exactly what it is, just fun.  I don't drive it to win anything.  I just have a hard time shifting because the smile on my face is so wide, my eyes squint and my vision is impaired.  There is a Hurst shifter on the trans from the original build but once I get everything dialed in, I have a Hurst inline quick shifter to install that allows you to shift gears straight back and forth.  There is a small lever that allows you to put the trans in reverse.

In 1958 my friend and I rode to school in his big brothers 1957 BelAir Convertible.  It was a factory 3 speed but he had installed a shifter in the floor.  He pulled the shifter back to the edge of the bench seat and pushed it down for first gear.  Then he pushed to straight forward for 2nd gear.  Then he pulled it straight back for 3rd gear.    



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