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Old 07-15-2016, 12:09 PM   #21
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More my favorite flavor of gasser.

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Old 07-15-2016, 04:58 PM   #22
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You and I may like these..............but I can tell you Stott doesn't appreciate them ..........as much.
From what I can determine from talking to him , if it doesn't have a straight axle the fans wont appreciate them as much..................you and I know better though..........
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:09 PM   #23
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I would think some type of nostalgia modified or early pro stock would have more of a following than the gassers. But thats just my preference.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:53 AM   #24
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i would think some type of nostalgia modified or early pro stock would have more of a following than the gassers. But thats just my preference.
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Old 08-10-2016, 11:47 PM   #25
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I'm from upstate NY and remember the 60s. Spent a lot of time at a place called Northeast Speed in Schenectady, NY, while I was earning a degree in Physics at Union College. Jack Muldowney built the cars there.

Including one for Shirley... a vette.

I got a '64 vette fuelie setup and took it apart to put an AFB on a plate on top. Jack told me there was a guy named Ralph Ridgeway in CT that had beat me to it!

Just saw a Ridgerunner for sale on eBay - Ralph's own casting tunnel ram.

I've watched all the Southeast Gasser videos I could find - love them!
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Old 08-13-2016, 05:11 PM   #26
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Thanks for sharing the story.



Glad you enjoy watching the SE Gassers vids. Me too. It's really a joy to hear race cars with 4-speeds and no 2-step rpm limiters on the starting line.

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Old 08-16-2016, 04:37 PM   #27
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Hey Pete, where'ja get that picture?

I never saw the car race.. but they went to
North Hudson and Napierville, south of Montreal.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:19 PM   #28
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And a follow up..

Northeast Speed was owned, silent partner, by Bill Rubin.
The Rubin Glass Company was $$$$$$$$$$$ in Albany, NY.
They had one of a handful of lightweight Mopar hemis made
when they first came out, for special drag racing... 1965???

Jack had the engine apart and the guys bet me that I couldn't
pick the head up overhead. I grabbed the head with a 100 pound
snatch and nearly put it through the ceiling! Weighed nothing!
Everybody got a good laugh on me, the 'college' kid.

I used to ride a bike over there 'cause I didn't have a driver's
license until I was 21. I DID run trains, 10,000 tons and 3 engines,
starting when I was 14, though. My best friend, Billy, on the left in
my avitar, was from a railroad family... we rode trains everywhere.
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:07 AM   #29
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How could I forget???

TRUMP 2016 !!!!
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Old 10-07-2016, 07:46 PM   #30
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In their latest race it seems that the southeast gassers are going for the tubbed look... several new cars with the slicks hidden. In the day, guys like the the 'engineers' would get the 9" slicks out of the wind as much as possible - most cars still needed a radius to do it, though. We had a 64 Chevy II (Nova) for a family car and believe me, a 9" slick ain't gonna fit back there.

Skip Hess and Ralph Ridgeway got the wheels up with A frames... like your Mopar guy. Skip with a spacer under the the front crossmember on his 62 vette and Ralph with ball joint spacers and 90/10 shocks on his 55.

Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.
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