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    Some Gassers from the End Of the world Rod Run , Longbeach Washington

    Here are some cell phone pictures of a 55 & 56 Chevy Gasser from the 2014 End Of the World Rod Run , Longbeach Washington


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    Gasser

    Help me understand what is a gasser. A name given to a class that these cars do or did race in? I know one when I see it with a straight front axel and sometimes a tank out front where the bumper once was and the front is raised up some. Obviously these are drag cars but does the name gasser mean something more?
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    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    "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.[1][2] Gassers are based on closed body production models from the 1930s to mid-1960s, which have been stripped of extraneous weight and jacked up using a beam axle or tubular 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
    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."


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    "The “gasser” name arose because these cars were drag raced in a “gasoline driven” class, as opposed to using racing fuels such as nitromethane or alcohol. Cars entered in this class were designated in various divisions (A/G, B/G, A/GS, etc.) based on a weight-to-engine cubic inch displacement ratio."
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    Gasser

    Thanks for that, great explanation.
    Al

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    very cool, thanks Sid.
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