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Watch This: the Altered States of Fords

Posted October 05, 2020 1:04 PM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: Ford

There are few things we love more than watching the vintage gasser scene that has been absolutely going off like a winter swell on the North Shore of Hawaii. Is it true that there are more Sixties-era gassers being built in home garages right now than during the heyday of the Gasser Wars in the Sixties era? Call the tech department: We need an algorithm to figure this out.

While we've got our developers working on that new crucial mobile app, we found this great little compilation of gassers – Ford gassers, to be specific – to occupy our time with. Now, we're rabid Ford fans. And in the world of "LS-swap everything," that's really saying something. If you're a both a drags fan and a Ford nut, you know that it takes a little something extra to be both. Vintage Ford muscle isn't as easy to build as the ubiquitous Chevy small-block. Parts aren't just hanging from trees and growing out of the ground beneath your feet the way LS stuff is. You can't just swing a dead cat and hit three dozen brand-new aftermarket parts for your FE or your MEL the way you can with your SBC, BBC, LS or even an Iron Duke. And when you can, you gotta move the decimal point over one space at checkout. It's just the way the world is.

But that's a huge part of the reason we love Ford gassers and, more specifically, Ford-powered gassers (because, of course, there's a real difference there). The struggle is real and we live for the struggle. So, enjoy this celebration of all things gasser-ed Ford and do yourself and the rest of the world a favor and go build one. Then, tell us all about it!

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