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Hi from the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. I have always loved the old gasser cars and have traveled out to Ohio for the Gasser Reunion every year it has been held. They have moved it all the way to PA this year so that is going to make it a little tougher - still working on that one.
We don't have any "gasser" vehicles but do have a couple nostalgia type drag vehicles that we enjoy every chance we get. We're not all that fast...but we have fun! I added some pix of them in the garage area.
Looking forward to learning from all you gasser guys!
Ron
 

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Hi Farm Truck, Welcome to gasserhotrods. Glad you joined up. I know what you mean on the gasser reunion, but if you look at some sites here the fellow gassers tells where there are some gasser races closer to ya'. Thanks again for joining.
 

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Buddy Havin fun is all that matters . Welcome to the site!!
 

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Hey Farm Truck, glad to have you aboard. Love the Farm Truck. That 292 can be made to honk man. Curious about the head. Can you describe it please. I bet the thing just screams. Also that truck would make great gasser with the big sixer. Mark L
 

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hi ron and welcome. good to have you here.
 

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Hey guys - thanks for all the welcomes!

Mark L - the head is an aluminum 12 port head that is produced by Mike Kirby out of Sissell's Automotive in Covina, CA. Kay Sissell (now deceased) was a very competetive 6 cylinder racer in the 60's and 70's - lots of national records. He and Mike designed the head and Mike finally put it into production. Like most engines it is all in the head work and making them breath. The 292 dyno'd at 450+ hp and about 416 ft/lbs of torque. The truck weights just a tick over 3000lbs with me in it. I was a little concerned about how it would hook up, being a pickup and not much weight in back. It has done surprisingly well. 60' times are normally in the
1.50's with a best of 1.51. So far our best 1/4 mile performance has been an 11.602 at 114.91 mph. Not fast by today's standards but not bad for an old 6 cylinder pickup.

Ron
 
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