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LAD go out in your shop and ask Gary if he could take a break from building your engine and join this thread please.
SHIT! That fraudulent old hack is out in LAD's shop with a board game spinner and a piece of rusty bailing wire, trying to find "static potato" on that harbor freight dial indicator he has taped to #6 hole... I'll bet there's spit and slobbery lark butts just a flyin' up in thar...:rolleyes:
 

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A gasser is a type of hot rod originating on the dragstrips of the United States in the late 1950s and continued until the early 1970s. Gassers are based on production models from the 1930s to mid-1960s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a beam axle to provide better weight distribution on acceleration (beam axles are also lighter than an independent front suspension), though a raised stock front suspension is common as well. Common weight reduction techniques include fiberglass body panels, stripped interiors and plexiglass windows (sometimes color tinted).

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With form being dictated by function, their appearance is often very top heavy and ungainly, largely due to front ends being raised higher than stock, to assist in the weight transfer during rapid acceleration (racing). Having their exhaust pipes exit through the front fender well is a common characteristic of gassers, as is having bodies painted in flamboyant metalflakes, pearls, and candy finishes complemented by lettering in wild fonts. Most gassers also had ladder bars.

The name arose because they competed in a gasoline-fueled drag racing class, rather than one using methanol or nitromethane.

The gasser is the predecessor of the modern funny car.


Bump for a reminder :supz:
 
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