I have had a Gasser Kit fom Speedway on back order for well over a month and finally canceled the order. I'm going to try & piece one together, any ideas or suggestions.
I have also been on that call list for a long time. Since early July. You must admit the "price is RIGHT". I do not plan to add it on to the Opel until the Winter so waiting is not an issue with me.I have had a Gasser Kit fom Speedway on back order for well over a month and finally canceled the order. I'm going to try & piece one together, any ideas or suggestions.
That is exactly what I put on my Catalina, and the Speedway front disc conversion. Many of the original gasser in the day ran the chevy or the ford beam axle. But if I had me druthers, I'd go the straight axle though. In the end they just look better. My truck axle just looks bulky.
See, it looks bulky to me.
Mark, I guess what helped me sense the connection between us is the writing style you have & the details you share with all of us here.John, even though you've never met me, your impressions of are right on. ...... .
That baby is ^^^UP^^^ there. The straight axle setup actually looks good. Nice & clean looking. On a car setup at normal "gasser" height the large spacer blocks would probably not be needed.Here's another option that a couple guys I know put in their cars; a Jeep Cherokee 2wd front straight axle. Tons of them in wrecking yards, and they sell for about $100-$125. You would need to buy the Speedway spring kit for $80, but they have disc brakes and 5 lug pattern.
Here's one I found in the forum album pictures:
The one pictured has spacer blocks to make it even higher, but they aren't stock with those blocks.