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« on: April 27, 2009, 23:17:13 pm »

As it says, next on the list is the Lee Leighton Red Car, one of my all time fav race cars, so clean and simple.

Heres some Pics of how it should be;
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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009, 23:44:13 pm »

Is this going to be a re-make or the original?
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 02:02:48 am »

I believe original. The car went through some "updates" over the years that need to be rectified Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 05:58:40 am »

russel I am just at 10 minute from lee's shop did you need info I am going tomorow see him  Wink
http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/002/546/097/20090411/dyn005_original_640_480_pjpeg_2546097_b6af0f16fb875aaaf217f135b9b64878.jpg

http://blogsimages.skynet.be/images_v2/002/546/097/20090411/dyn005_original_640_480_pjpeg_2546097_25845bc85cce04bf3317c33b14202b93.jpg

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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 06:58:35 am »

its original,  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009, 08:01:15 am »

It's no more a Gasser garage but a Gasser Industry  Shocked Shocked

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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2009, 10:05:50 am »

Can't belive it!!

This is my all time favourite race car!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2009, 10:06:30 am »

This is my only favourite race car.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2009, 11:12:07 am »

Way to go Russell,i love it   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2009, 12:34:16 pm »

Awesome. A major influence on my old car! Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2009, 15:43:49 pm »




 Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2009, 15:53:44 pm »

That car has always been one of my favorites.  I like it with the aluminum wheels better than the BRM's though.
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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2009, 16:08:22 pm »

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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 16:13:55 pm »

 Cool
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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 16:17:09 pm »

 Cool
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« Reply #15 on: April 28, 2009, 16:20:46 pm »

I never realized that car was built in that fashion
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« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2009, 17:39:23 pm »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked.....
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« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2009, 17:58:20 pm »

Car Has 65 Doors on it Clear Headlight Glass,lettering was Done in Gold Leaf as was the BRM Caps and Rocker Moldings  this Was Real Neat Car Back in it Day
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2009, 18:16:29 pm »

Looks like 356 rear drums, is that a Porsche gearbox as well??
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2009, 18:32:32 pm »

yes 356 A drums a the rear and porsche transaxle unit with ZF limited slip  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2009, 21:52:48 pm »

yer sure is the original car.

luv the Gasser Industry line !
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« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2009, 21:58:58 pm »

12 months you have kept this quiet Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2009, 22:52:09 pm »

The more I see these old gassers showing up the more I want to build one with the oval i've been stashing for later use. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2009, 11:05:33 am »

yes lids best to keeo quite untill its here, which is next week.....
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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2009, 12:26:52 pm »

Oh my gods the truths  Tongue
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« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2009, 15:42:20 pm »

Looking at some of the Pictures Posted its on a later pan by looking at the rear upper shock mounts its a 61-65 I also Noticed its got the Old Race Shop Front End it was state of the art Back in its Day it allowed the front wheels to swing back a little when leaving the line and weight tranfer to the rear you could leave a little early and not red light ... Cool Car
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« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2009, 16:33:41 pm »

hey Russell, now that you are have a nice selection to chose from, which would you say is your favourite gasser that you own, and why? Apart from the ones in the flat 4 collection and the other chap in japan (teddy?) are there any others that you know of - the frog guts one was up for sale a couple of years ago so it could be found?

For one that just looks mental, I reckon lil snort is the one, but I also like Blue obsession, just because I once saw it parked up at the paintbox when I went to see them, and loved it, and probably the stutt bee, because it is probably one of the definitive cars of the era.

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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2009, 16:35:44 pm »

I also Noticed its got the Old Race Shop Front End it was state of the art Back in its Day it allowed the front wheels to swing back a little when leaving the line and weight tranfer to the rear you could leave a little early and not red light ... Cool Car

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« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2009, 20:25:34 pm »

oh my god.... Shocked
cool cool cool
but excuse me russell...Are u Aladin? try to desire the world peace..... Grin
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« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2009, 20:49:54 pm »

this car has for an family sight   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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