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    • #17423
      KenKen
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      I’ve been looking into Ranchero Gasser examples online. There are differences between them depending on budget. One thing they all have in common is the front end is quite high. But the exhaust systems and gas tanks can be all over the map. Here are some examples.

      Front mounted tank with budget headers, and straight open carbs.

      Side-dump exhausts with a very cool air-scoop over a super-charger.

      Exhaust out the fender wells, no hood over the chrome engine, and nice white walls on the rear wheels.

      Tank up front and regular headers.

      This is a BW pic of a slightly newer model Ranchero. The thing that I noted on this gasser is the rear tires are tucked under the wheel wells. The front end is high, the back end is low compared to the cars that have the wheel wells chopped out and totally rounded.

      I laid this on the table for a quick look at this project. The ruler would simulate the track height. I like the side-dump exhaust myself. Maybe a nice air-scoop on the hood, and little gas tank up front?

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #17424
      Porsche911Porsche911
      Member

      Ken, do you have a camera hidden in my build room? :scratch: I have a set of D’Art side pipes, and a scoop and Blower from another model ready to go!

      Likely a while though as I don’t have a proper painting environment in the Winter, bu working on it…

      I’m sure yours will be awesome, looking forward to seeing it!!

    • #17427
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Drew. Let me know if I can help with painting a car or two? I am building a new indoor paint booth next week. No more messing around.

      Your wheels are in. Once again we need to safely exchange items without actually meeting.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #17432
      KenKen
      Moderator

      A Studebaker Avanti Gasser? What?!

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #17444
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Ok so I think I can probably find something in my basement to make a gasser out of. Are these things intended to go only in a straight line or are they going to be raced around a track?

    • #17445
      KenKen
      Moderator

      Hi Bill,

      The only thing anyone knows about this new class is what is written on the schedule. Regular Hot Rod rules apply, with the exception of wheels/tires.

      It would be interesting to see gassers turn corners. Everyone would really have to slow down, or fall over in slow motion. If the inside cars falls over? It will surely have a domino effect.

      What do you mean think outside the box? Where did you even get a box? Where's my box?
      Even though I may be new at this myself. How can I help you build your car?

    • #17446
      f1nutzf1nutz
      Moderator

      Ok thanks! After a few hours of digging I think I have a few options. Let’s see how it shakes out.

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