Gasser HotRods banner

1 - 20 of 42 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I bought this car a couple years ago and have been piecing it together. I managed to put about 700 miles on it this last summer. It still needs a lot of work but I really enjoy driving it.








 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
The vid was taken with a GoPro camera which came with a suction cup mount that secured to the dash. The camera didn't pick up the sound at all. The car was wearing purple hornies @ the time.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
43 Posts
Man i LOVE wagons... One of these days i hop eim lucky enough to own one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #11
I added a couple pics to my album. Thought I'd share. Not much progress just waiting for the weather to get better.



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,322 Posts
First car I ever did a motor swap in was my best buddys '55 2 dr wagon. Still alot of fond memories of that car. Oh and it actually ran after we did it too??? Probably a miracle. Mark l
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
I've been TOONED!!!

I have a friend that's very handi with freehand sketching. He did a great job with this.

 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
12,998 Posts
Dan's wagon is very cool, and the engine sounds really great! Love the toon drawing! I'd like to get one done for the Austin some day!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,322 Posts
That brings me back to my brother. He was a radio man on sub chaser airplanes in the Navy. The first plane he served on was an old WWII twin engine bomber that came out right at the end of the war and never saw combat. But the Navy converted them to sonar/sub chasers. The original engines were big radials, again two of them. But the planes were also semi eaves dropping electronic spy planes. This was 1959-1962. Because of all the additional equipment they used twin jet engines retrofitted to the planes. At the time (and I think since) they were the only military planes with two radial and two jets engines. The nick name for the planes was--"TWO TURNIN'-TWO BURNIN' ". Your turn and burn brought that popping back. I always thought that "Two Turnin'--Two Burnin' " was neat nick name. Maybe I'll adopt that for my Gasser and do it in my Brothers name. I thank you for a great idea.

I spent the day pulling the engine back out and got the hair up my butt to modify the MOON front cover and attach the Hilborn pump.







It is just attached to the cover and not working in any way. I'm going to pass the return regulator bypass fuel back to the tank through it. I think it'll throw a real interesting curve at those that know what it is. This also steers me down the path of no front water pump. WHICH, also starts me looking at the radiator in the trunk closer. See how I get myself in trouble. I do one thing that forces me to do another. I'mmm a badddd boy!!!!! Mark L
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #19
That turbo looks huge. My old buggy was turboed and was scary fast. Here's a vid of it's life.

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
66 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
OK I'm thinking of taking off the tunnel ram and putting on an air gap and 750 cfm carb. Kinda torn between the "Cool factor " and the drivability. The carbs I have now are 390 cfm Holley's and it seems to be running a bit rich and still needs some tuning. Just think the single would be simpler and might perform better on the street. What would you do?
 
1 - 20 of 42 Posts
Top