GASSERS OF THE '50's '60's '70's
Nine minute promo from the full length (105 min) video available through Jim Amos' Bee On Video. You will find a mix of nationally famous cars as well as regional and local cars from around the country. We have included footage from thirty-eight different tracks in the USA and Canada. Real car sounds fully narrated. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo clip which only includes car sounds.
CHUCKLES GARAGE 62 Ford Falcon Gasser with BLOWN NAILHEAD Power!
This Is the Chuckles Garage "Strange Bird" 1962 Ford Falcon Futura A/GS drag car.
The car is powered by a Littlefield Supercharged 401 Buick Nailhead that was originally in a 1960's drag boat. The motor sports a custom blower manifold made here at the shop, custom pistons, custom rods, wild Comp cam, Comp lifters, custom valve springs, custom hi-flow valves, mild port work, custom pushrods, custom headers made in-house,vintage Weiand valve covers, dual Buick Wildcat Rochester 4 Jets that were modified for use with the blower with custom non-progressive linkage, Nicson front cover/engine mount, custom motor plate, custom oil pan, and its backed by a built switch pitch ST400 transmission that is from a 65 Riviera. Front suspension is a Speedway straight axle kit with custom made two position shackles, and custom panhard. Rear suspension is stock leaf springs with custom 66" long heavy wall ladder bars. Rear axle is a Lincoln Versailles unit with 4.56 gears. Tires are Hurst Racing Super Cushions in the front, and Hurst 30x10 Piecrust slicks in the back. Wheels are Vintage American Racing Magnesium spindle mounts up front (no front brakes) and vintage Shelby Cal 500's out back. Seats are set back almost to the rear seat. Gauges are a Sun Super tach, and vintage Stewart Warner oil, temp, amp. The car will have a 6 point cage, and a passenger seat as well when it is finished. This is a period exhibition car, so it will not conform to current NHRA spec. The car is being built to the 1966 NHRA rule book. It has the maximum crank center height of 25", and near the maximum amount of engine set back as well. Maximum setback was determined by the wheelbase. You are allowed 10% of the wheelbase measured from the axle centerline to the first sparkplug hole. This engine is set back 10" The car sports a fill .120 wall frame that will be tied in to the .120 wall roll cage. It's very sturdy. All work on the Strange bird is being done at Chuckles Garage.
Gassers At 131 Dragway In The '60s
This is an updated version of my video "Drag Racing In The '60s part 3". I made that video about three years ago and since then I have upgraded my photo and video editing software. I have been able to clean up the photos and video a bit and I added sound to the movies that I extracted from some recent video I took at the drags. I thought it would be fun to add some sound to the old 8mm movies. I also made it widescreen. The soundtrack is me jammin' on some Booker T and the MGs and CCR.
480HP 55 chevy gasser 2
puting the 55 chevy gasser up at the shop..yes it has mufflers..its not open headers!! its a 383 ported and polished.. msd... fenderwell headers with dinomax race mufflers...3 speed with trans break...dana 44 rear end with 4:10 gears (was 6:10's) high rise intake from the 60's with 2 holly four's..high lift cam..around 450hp
66 nova ls1 super sport gasser 6 speed
Car was purchased from second owner who had had car stored since mid 70's. I purchased the car added straight front,ls1,6 speed, and rebuilt DANA 60. Car has had the rear quarters done since 70. Car runs as good as it sounds!!!!!