Author Topic: A Gasser that I grew up around.  (Read 150 times)

Offline jwitt

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A Gasser that I grew up around.
« on: September 01, 2017, 01:37:19 PM »
When I was a kid in the 60's my dad worked evenings and weekends a Sinclair station, in S Lebanon Ohio, doing mechanic work. Down the street was a garage were this 38 Chevy Gasser was kept. Sometimes it would be sitting out, very cool car. Black vinyl diamond pleat interior, a plate on the dash stating that it was a class record holder and the best part was that it ran an inline six.


Later, when I was in High School, we had moved to another town about 10 miles away in Morrow Ohio. The Chevy was sold to a racer in town who had been racing a 55 with a six cylinder. I had heard that he traded his 36 ford coupe for it. The car was repainted late 60's early 70's style with lots of lace and stripes. Personally I liked the original "Bare" style better.


I thought it was kind of cool to be able to find both incarnations of it floating around the web
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Re: A Gasser that I grew up around.
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 04:12:38 PM »
sweet old ride. I've always loved the gasser look thumbsup2
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Re: A Gasser that I grew up around.
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2017, 04:33:01 PM »
Very cool! Love the sounds straight sixes make!
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Re: A Gasser that I grew up around.
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2017, 08:38:53 PM »
That's cool. Straight six's were beasts that could make a lot of power. I remember Direct Connection and a company called Curtis used to make hot rod parts for the 225 slant six. Cams, intakes, a header and a bigger carb would make a huge difference in power without hurting the engine reliability.
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Re: A Gasser that I grew up around.
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