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ekimball ekimball
Enthusiast | Posts: 273 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 10/11/07
02:32 PM

What do you guys think about the "leadsled gassers" from Kieth Kaucher in the Dec. 2007 issue?

The idea of a "kustom" gasser leadsled is pretty original, although i'm not sure how necessary for racing the custom interior, or frenched headlights, but definitley original.

What do you guys think?  

jalopy45 jalopy45
User | Posts: 198 | Joined: 04/07
Posted: 10/22/07
02:22 PM

I'm still waiting for the December issue to arrive by mail.  Seems it's alway on the stands for 1 or 2 wweks before I get it. Frown  

ekimball ekimball
Enthusiast | Posts: 273 | Joined: 02/07
Posted: 10/22/07
02:38 PM

Yeah it depends on where you live, I always forget that I get the magazine a week or so before it hits stands.  

tammi6523 tammi6523
New User | Posts: 5 | Joined: 01/13
Posted: 01/30/13
03:08 AM

My dream garage would consist of..

Audi S3
Lotus Exige
Audi RS6 Avant
Porsche 911 GT2

I'm hoping to go with the S3 though..  
Gas Furnace Replacement

XC_Ute XC_Ute
User | Posts: 109 | Joined: 01/07
Posted: 03/12/13
08:27 AM

Maybe because I was around when the 55-57 Chebbie was new, in my book any one of them built to (mis) represent a gasser is a waste of money. Street Scene this month has a 55 2-dr on the cover with "A/Gas" on the side windows. Too bad the car's weight would require an engine displacement beyond what is regularly seen in automobiles to have a weight/displacement ratio that would fit in A/gass.

The beam from axle under the car has a ton of chrome, meaning automatically that car might have been to a drag strip, out in the parking lot.

(And while I'm talking about other car mags, why does the gold 55 on Street Machine's calendar look exactally like the 55 built by a guy named "Kirk" (before he opened the Rod Shop) back in the mid-60's. Yet the construction and ownership goes to someone else (Even the interior matches the photos I have of Kirl's car!)

But, as I said, I was around when the car came off the assembly line so I know the street driven "drag car" 55-57 Chebbies are someone's bad memory of an earlier time period. Now, if someone made a street rod "that looks like a 60's gasser" out of an early 50's Packard (ala "The Flintstone Flyer" gasser here in Ohio), no, I'd run that down too.

I've never been a fan of gassers on the street anyway. Cars drievn on the street should be built to meet the demands of street driven vehicles, NOT something that is built to go fast in a straight line.