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« on: November 05, 2005, 09:57:41 PM »
There are some pictures of the gas roadster that I have been rebuilding for the past 8 years on the picture post. it last ran at the salt in 1975. I had to remove the old roll bar and build a new cage form scrath to meet the current safety rules. I hope to have it running for aug. next year. I will post more pictures in the future as progress continues.

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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2005, 10:11:22 AM »
Great find, I'm certainly looking foward to more details/pics. Do you know any of the cars history? What engine/drivetrain are you using?

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2005, 12:28:45 PM »
This roadster was the K&W special run by Carlos Cheverton and Gary Nichols, la habra ca. , as a b gas roadster with a fasest time of 193.433 in 1979 speeed week.

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Re: b gas roadster build
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 09:07:30 PM »
where are your up date picts???????????
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Re: b gas roadster build
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 12:14:35 AM »
here are some from the past couple of months. had a new hood and touno cover made.
i had the chassie power coated last week. it  looks like progress is finally hapening]
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Re: b gas roadster build
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 12:46:51 AM »
Outstanding work on the new cage- am currently helping update cage by a renowned hotrod and landracing record holding builder and you're at least on par with this knowledgeable builder's work!
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 12:57:53 AM »
here are a couple more.
thank you for the good words.
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Re: b gas roadster build
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2008, 11:23:06 PM »
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Re: b gas roadster build
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2008, 12:19:01 AM »
you gonna run it at bville? :lol:

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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2008, 12:53:51 AM »
I would like to but money will probly not let me this year.
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« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 10:42:20 PM »

   Looks like it is time for an update.  Are you going to be ready for SW, what class. The car looks good, it will look its best on the salt.  Good Luck  Vince
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« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 11:09:59 AM »









latest work that has been done to the roadster is to final assembl the body and put on the new front wheels.
Now I am refreshing a 327 chevy for a test engine so I can learn how to drive it.
The plan is to run at the Pershing  co. meet on may 26 in Lovelock for shakedown runs.
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Re: b gas roadster build
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 11:23:17 AM »
If you show up on the 26th, you should find very short lines. Unless they have changed the dates.

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« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 11:33:39 AM »
My mistake, May 21 thru the 24.
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« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 03:53:55 PM »
we passed the tech inspection this weekend and how is just to clean up some details.
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