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Every time i watch this video it makes me smile. It had been 10 yrs since the car, or myself for that matter , saw a drag strip. After my accident in 2002 the car was totaled
and took me 8 yrs to redo back to what it is now.


 

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Welcome..... nice video..... is this pictured in your member profile yours????
 

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thank you. yes its dupont dark candy red over starry night grey. Made a few mistakes along the way and had to shoot it twice but it just gave it more depth. Hope I never have to patch panel. LOL
I built it for the street with low compression because we don't have a strip here anymore. Gasser theme was my goal. Now you see why, after 8 yrs of work, I need an enclosed trailer during a PA thunderstorm. Scary stuff.
 

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I wish it ran as bad as everyone says it looks. The car is really built for the 1/8 mile or out here for a short while we had the 100 ft drags. I have 557 gears in the rear cause I really thought the motor would spin up to 8 grand with a momentum but seems I ran out of motor at 7 grand and fell short 150 ft or so of the quarter. She revved and didn't really pull at the end. I was told to drop the gear to 456 and the car would be mid to high 11's. Some say just build with more motor and keep the rear end the way it is. Sounds easy but All you need is money. LOL
 

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yes it is and thanks for the welcome.
MM..... You didn't mention the video was of your car..... so inquiring minds NEED to know..... L o L!!!!!!

Being a hot rodder who is into details ..... I looked at your pics on your albums and started noticing things about the car.....the biggest clues were the rad supports & the hood ornament (what is it????).

Gina (my wife & avid hot rod/gasser girl)& I always go to Thompson for the Gasser Reunion in June. After checking out all of the cars in the pits we ALWAYS get our chairs & sit next to the guard rail right at the starting line. Hopefully we will see you (and your car) there. Gonna be a LONG WINTER!!!!
 

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MM..... You didn't mention the video was of your car..... so inquiring minds NEED to know..... L o L!!!!!!

Being a hot rodder who is into details ..... I looked at your pics on your albums and started noticing things about the car.....the biggest clues were the rad supports & the hood ornament (what is it????).

Gina (my wife & avid hot rod/gasser girl)& I always go to Thompson for the Gasser Reunion in June. After checking out all of the cars in the pits we ALWAYS get our chairs & sit next to the guard rail right at the starting line. Hopefully we will see you (and your car) there. Gonna be a LONG WINTER!!!!
Its a 35 Chevy standard series coupe. All steel body. Thompson was a consideration but I think Beaver Springs is more realistic for me. Long Island is a ways from both. Unless I find an enclosed trailer I don't know if I can make either this coming season. I drove through a really bad thunderstorm at the PA - Jersey border last year. All that was missing was hail stones. And believe me I was scared to death the car was going to get pummeled.
 

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MM..... I know what you mean. Especially after ALL you & your car has been through over the years.

Thompson is only a couple of hours from where we live and we can make it a "day trip"...... where Beaver Springs is over 4 hours & would mean an over night stay.

The plus side of a trip tp Beaver Springs would get us near to ProShop Steve's whom we hope to hook up with one day soon!!!!.

Our BIGGEST EVENT for this upcoming year is we are going to L.A. in March for the birth of our TWIN grand babies (girls) so this will effect all our other travel plans for this Summer which means we will probably not be attending the out of state events as much as we are used to doing each Summer

Fortunately, at the time we will be in L.A. (for a week or so) is at the same time that Hot Rod Magazine is holding their 65th Anniversary celebration at the FairPlex in Pomona.

In the past we have been able to go to the Wally Parks NHRA Museum - The LA Roadster Show - The pre-LA Roadster Open House/Cruise night at at SoCal Speed Shop hosted by Jimmy Shine & Pete Carpouris who were amazing hosts. While we were there we also met custom builder Gene Winfield. Also visited West Coast Choppers - Moon Eyes - Mel's Dinner of "American Graffiti" fame - Kiwi Kev's home in Ventura (HAMB member considered one of the best hot rod/gasser/fabricators of our time - GO TO: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=746363&highlight=kiwi+kev).

Of course we also have gone to lots of the other non-hot rod attractions in the L.A. - Hollywood & Beverly Hills area ..... the Walk of Fame - Gruman's Chinese Theater - Marilyn Monroe's & Farrah Fawcett's grave - Venice Beach - Huntington Beach - the Hollywood Sign - the world famous Pinks Hot Dog Shop (were Jay Leno stops regularly to pickup lunch for his crew) - LA INK Tattoo Shop .....and sooooo much more.

It'll be tough to take time away from the "twins" but I do plan to go to Hot Rod's 65th anniversary for at least one day..... all the cover cars & cars featured in Hot Rod magazine since its 1st issue in 1948 have been invited to participate.... plus the event will attract lots of the area's best hot rods, race cars, customs, etc of all time.

So we have an exciting time to look forward to this March.
 

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Great video! Looks like a lot of fun! I love these in car videos, as I can turn the sound up and almost be there too!
thanks glad you enjoyed it. I have some video footage from the sidelines as well of the event. does everyone want them posted here or have you seen them already?
 

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thanks glad you enjoyed it. I have some video footage from the sidelines as well of the event. does everyone want them posted here or have you seen them already?
MM-HR..... post them

One thing you'll pick up in no time is [Bt]he guys on this site/forum LOVE lots of pictures & videos[/B]

Thanks.....
 

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Ok you got it. I have a bunch. Im a little gasser Crazy. LOL

This was taken by a friend who gave me a disc. I will post more later.

 

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slide show with music

 

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slide show part B

 

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Nice ..... good way to spend a cold Winter's night.....

BTW..... what's the "Puffer" all about??? Not an average looking "gasser"
 

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Nice ..... good way to spend a cold Winter's night.....

BTW..... what's the "Puffer" all about??? Not an average looking "gasser"
Puffy (47 dodge) was an alcohol injected blown 392 hemi car back in the day at National speedway in the late 60's and 70's. Gary built that car back then and its, as, was, run back then. The motor pushed out a head gasket so he had to take it easy down the quarter, but he told me he had a problem getting it into the next gear so he didn't run his potential 8 sec runs. He is a hemi engine builder specialist and a former speed shop owner.He still works out of his garage workshop though. He is in his 70's now and moving somewhat slower and going there to Beaver Springs was an emotional milestone for him. He asked to go with me and wagon train there. I was so touched an icon in drag racing wanted to tag along with me , Imagine that, with me. So its not really a gasser in the way of a straight axle but its a cool rod none the less. He was a member of the east coast gassers a while back. Gary is an awesome friend of mine now. He has taught me so much.
 

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Puffy (47 dodge) was an alcohol injected blown 392 hemi car back in the day at National speedway in the late 60's and 70's. Gary built that car back then and its, as, was, run back then. The motor pushed out a head gasket so he had to take it easy down ......
Thanks for the info..... so many cool cars of the past with lots of drag racing history coming to events nowadays.

When we were at Thompson last June I had the opportunity to see one of "Ohio George Montgomery's" early cars.... the "Gasser Passer..... was found after being stored in a garage for too many years.
 

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Thanks for the info..... so many cool cars of the past with lots of drag racing history coming to events nowadays.

When we were at Thompson last June I had the opportunity to see one of "Ohio George Montgomery's" early cars.... the "Gasser Passer..... was found after being stored in a garage for too many years.
I forgot to mention. One of the women in Gary's family , I forget if it was his mother or his wife, said his car looked big and Puffy. so the name stuck all those years.
lol
 
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