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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2016, 08:40:00 PM »
One of the things the Car Nuts did today was bolt on a few new parts.

They included hooking up the MSD 6AL-2 Ignition box to the MSD distributor, and MSD Blaster 2 coil

Connected up the Summit electric fuel pump so no more mouth siphoning is needed to prime the new larger carburetor.

There were a number of loose connections on the carburetor, and the gaskets on the feeds needed to be replaced.

The accelerator pump on the front bowl is still dripping, we will have to pull the carburetor to check the gasket, or maybe the mounting screws are just loose.

An oil pressure gauge was connected for this test run and at idle reads 80 PSI.

There will be another page update to the web site as there was other work that was done and that will be detailed in that page update.

Until then the sound of HP will have to do.

Click the link for the You Tube that Tom produced.

Oh yes this is with the complete exhaust system.




 
    
                
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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2016, 01:38:08 PM »
We have reunited the Car Nuts Gang and once again after a two week vacation for Christmas. The third meeting of the Car Nuts on 01/02/2016

Another page has been added to the web site detailing the progress and can be seen here.

http://www.lever-family-racing.com/lever-family-racing-home/family-vehicles/1949-chevrolet-gasser/1949-chevrolet-gasser-progress-2016-01-02
 

We got a number of items completed. One of the things we got done is firing it up for the second time. 80 PSI on the oil at idle and it sounded nice through the short “Exhaust System",

Played with the rear axle



Installed some missing body to chassis brackets

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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2016, 11:55:33 AM »
New Car Nuts update on the gasser is available at this link if you cannot see it below, larger pictures on the web site by clicking the picture

http://www.lever-family-racing.com/lever-family-racing-home/family-vehicles/1949-chevrolet-gasser/1949-chevrolet-gasser-progress-2016-01-16

New transmission mount



Looking good



Spring perches relocated



Water pump bypass completed

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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2016, 08:57:17 PM »
Tomorrow I will be installing the core support and new radiator on the gasser (see the attached).
 
I should be working on this most of the day starting after 9:30 AM. If you want to stop by feel free.
 
I will bolt the front panels on the car and bolt the body to the chassis.
 
This is just for moving it around, not a permeate install.
 
This will most likely be the last project on the gasser for a while as it is time to get the dragster ready for spring racing.
 
Weather always seems to be a factor when we do the swap both fall and spring on the dragster.
 
Saturday I would like to get the gasser into the trailer and the dragster out of the other trailer and into the garage.
 
I need about 6 people to make this task due able.
 
If you can make it Saturday around 9:00 would you let me know so I can make planes to get the trailers here.
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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2016, 08:24:42 PM »
I'm about three weeks away from starting to work on this again.
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Re: 1949 Chevy Gasser Build
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2016, 09:22:11 PM »
The 49's new transmission was picked up in Bowling Green.

It made it from the trailer to the garage this morning.

It was prepared by non other than Dan Dishon with a reverse valve body and Pro Trans Brake.

It will be going into the Gasser this winter along with the a new drive shaft and third member, fuel system, and electrical system.

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