WILD WHEELSTANDING STRAIGHT AXLE 56~57 CHEVY GASSERS AT RT66 CLASSIC '14
Mike Bilina's '56 Chevy built in 1965 with the straight axle, engine set back, glass tilt nose , spindle mounted front magnesium american mags,(no front brakes),glass doors and trunk with nothing changed except a fuel cell to replace the beer keg gas tank and wheelie bars. Now the motor is a 496ci chevy, turbo 400 and 488 gears in an olds/pont rear end, home made ladder bars hooks pretty good for 60's technology takes on Nick Shervino's '57 Chevy, which was an original barn find of what was believed to be a former drag car. The car was in terrible shape and Nick restored it into its present glory with House of Kolor Paint, 461ci Chevy, Coan turbo, Ford 9", 4 wheel disc brakes and straight axle with rack and pinion steering. First run Mike takes the win with a firstname.lastname@example.org as Nick runs email@example.com. In the second run Nick gets the win with a firstname.lastname@example.org as Mike gets out of shape and runs email@example.com. Who's ready for a rematch?! RT66 Classic 8-16-14
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Josh Strange's Rat Rod
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. www.chucklesgarage.com www.chucklesgarage.blogspot.com
Straight Axle Falcon at Fuddruckers NJ
A great straight axle slash Rat Rod Gasser Falcon driving around on the road. Not an every day sight if ya ask me.