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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Ryan
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  2. Nads
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    Nicely written, it could be turned into a film.
  3. Yo Baby
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    An interesting bit of speculation.
    I can definitely agree that hot rods are good therapy.LOL
    When I'm feelin' good it's fun just to cruise.
    When I'm feelin' bad ridin' with some good blues and boogie helps make it better.
    When I'm feelin' mad a good thrashin' on the backroads helps get it out of my system.
    Thank god for hot rods.
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    "If there is one absolute thing I’ve learned in my 31 years on this planet, it’s that driving a flathead powered hot rod puts all problems at bay if only for a bit… and that little bit of time is usually all that’s needed for a guy to get back up on his horse." - Ryan

    I'm gathering parts to build a modified and I was on the fence about engine choices. You just helped me make up my mind.

    The EAB in the garage is the one.
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    You got that right brother.....

    NOTHING beats the sound of rubber hugging the asphalt and the burbling purr of a stroking V-8 after a tiresome day.
    1 hour of driving a hotrod does the soul good.
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  7. Von Franco
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    For me it`s allways the Austin Texas trip.My wife as co pilot and the 32 just
    burnin down the road.My motor is our music .the windows down is our air and
    the people we meet is what it`s all about..........
    Endsville Franco...........
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    Thanks for letting my mind wonder when I'm here at work ! Well done !
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    It's a good thing you "couldn’t get the story gone…" Profound, insightful and well, I'd enjoy more about this guy.

    Thanks
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    ...driving a flathead powered hot rod puts all problems at bay if only for a bit…

    Yes.
  11. LiL' NiCk
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    YES! (But for me it's a stovebolt in a chebby custom)
  12. Aaron51chevy
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    Just getting in the garage and getting something done is therapy for me. Of course going for a cruise on a uncluttered back road is my idea of heaven. Either way it IS a great way to get by these days...
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    Yup, same way that riding a shovelhead does.

    But Ryan I do hear you, my friend's flathead powered A is always fun to ride around in.
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    Well in my story he's selling the deuce roadster cause the guy that
    wooed his wife away had a 31 Chrysler roadster and a cabriolet.
    Other than that it pretty much ends the same. Sure, I'll always be a
    little sore that I blew the chance to own those rides before JC
    passed, but your right, a quick lap or two in my Hudson usually
    makes things right with the world. Make mine six in a row,with
    a twin-H on the side...
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    Even sitting in an unfinished car you are building yourself, after a long night of getting burned by grinding sparks and weld spatter, enjoying a well-earned brew, ain't too bad...
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    I have to agree, driving a car w/ flathead power is no comparison to anything else on the road.

    I appreciate all motors and thier uniqueness, but to be behind the wheel of the motor that set the standards, records and memories of Hot Rodding over the years is awesome, and mind flashing everytime i push on the gas pedal.

    An old timer told me once, "You never drove a Hot Rod until you gotten behind the wheel of a hopped up banger (or flathead)."

    I have done the flathead, now im on to the banger.

    I cant wait to fire it up and take it down the road.
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    Some of the simplest things can have a huge improvement on how you feel, the wife and I have been pretty stressed out lately and after we left flyrite two sundays ago we just cruised and had fun driving around on a nice day in the car. It really made things better, you cant buy that feeling anywhere.
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    I'd have to agree as well, but for me it's hopping in my big block powered "roadster" and hitting the road after a long day at work. Nothing releaves stress like a cruz in a hot rod.:cool:
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    Got that right.

    I drove my roadster to work recently.
    Sixty-five miles each way (130mi. round-trip) = :D .

    A flathead powered hot rod is on my short list...:cool:
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    You suck:p :D

    I haven't cruised Big Olds in MONTHS and I'm jones'n for a cruz:cool:
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    Put on your scarf and cruise Denise! Weather is warming up a taddy so why not?

    Ryan, you don't even know what this place has done for me! Stress reduction is sitting on the HAMB and even more is going out and DOING it on the truck. Gotta go, Court is over my shoulder waiting to swap a steering box!
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    Flatheads??:confused:
    Aww no ,no.....I ain't talking cutting grass on my lawn tractor.....I mean a real engine.
    Hemi power!

    ha ha ha:D
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    So which one of you guys decided to get revenge for Rip and burn Johnny Cash's house down?
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070410/ap_en_mu/johnny_cash_home_fire

    But in all seriousness, I completely agree with what a good ride can do for ya. The world can be fallling in around me but the roar of a Flathead or even hearing Copperhead Road in my daily, takes me away.

    Isn't it amazing that the loudest things in life bring us serenity?
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    You obviously never met my ex-mother in law...

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