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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 09:07:26 PM »
I'll pass. To each their own, but the Gasser look always seemed counter intuitive to stability and aerodynamics.

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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 11:50:20 PM »
I can appreciate the work, but it's not my style either. I'm more of a low and sleek type. It has a skateboard quality about it, at that height.
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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 06:02:50 AM »
Same here , not my kind of taste for a gasser,  might look ok on a very old car but not a pinto , it's only made to go straight with no bump in the road , my impression to drive it is to lite fuse and hang on or get away 🔥💥😁😝
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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 07:38:01 AM »
Pintos don't make good Gassers.. :P
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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2015, 10:56:58 AM »
Pintos don't make good Gassers.. :P
     Well what about the early Pinto pro-stock car? Those cars were made out of REAL Pintos and built just like a gasser of that time.
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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2015, 11:17:45 AM »
Hmmm, I've never seen a Pro Stock look/setup like a Gasser????.

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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2015, 12:26:09 PM »
In 1969 my 67 Fairlane / 427 Tunnel Port / Ran AHRA Pro stock and NHRA A gas because NHRA did not have a pro stock class till 3 or 4 years after AHRA. All the old timers started out with AHRA. Almost all of the early pro stockers started out as gasers. Most were 67/69 Chevrolets with a couple of ford falcons plus my fairlane and a few dodge hemi powered full size cars.
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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2015, 01:21:04 PM »
At least at the NHRA onset of Pro Stock a lot of the (lesser) cars were from the Modified Production classes and a few from Super Stock.  But the Super Stock cars needed more modification. Back then you had to retain the original floor board though a cage was welded in to reinforce that structure as well as provide safety, and I believe both those classes required that. Gas class cars I recall being allowed greater frame modifications. Modified Production cars were allowed dual carbs where as the NHRA gasser were allowed injection. So, I can't say a gasser never became a NHRA Pro Stocker, but other cars were far more readily adaptable. AHRA and IHRA might have used different terms prior to the NHRA Pro Stock classification . Most all the early cars were Barracudas, Challengers, and a few Darts (again the upgraded SS cars), Camaros, a few Novas, Mavericks/Comets and all of them big block cars. The small block Pinto, Vega/Monza, Duster/Demons/Arrow/Sapporo did not show up until the refactoring I'm thinking around 1972 and later.

Those interested might delve into "The Dawn of Pro Stock." I think the differentiatio n is where gasser like cars went towards funny cars and super stock cars upgrade to pro stock cars.

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Anyway, by the time the NHRA got around to Pro Stock there were many purpose built cars that dominated. With Chrysler it was Sox & Martin, Carlton, Landy, Mike Fons (Rod Shop). With Ford it was pretty much Nicholson and he wasn't all that competitive.  With Chevy it was Jenkins, Booth (early), Shepard and Lombardo. With Chrysler so dominate they changed the factoring that made Jenkins Vega very competitive and after that came such competitive oddities as the Gapp & Roush 4 door Maverick and Wally Booth's Gremlins and Hornets.  Through all this Glidden just turned it into pretty much a one man show.  My focus went elsewhere and the next thing I know Pro Stock cars are like funny cars with carburetors.  I never got the interest back.

 I just read that Pro Stock will run fuel injection for 2016. This should prove interesting - I'm not sure exactly how, but interesting.

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Re: OMG! Pinto on ebay
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2015, 05:15:33 AM »
Oh....this is *exactly* my thing. 
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