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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by David Chandler, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    David Chandler
    Member

    I've been on here for a while now, and have read that intros aren't required, but that some people think it's proper to do so, so I'll give it a shot.
    I'm lucky enough to be retired at this point, so I guess NAFTA wasn't as bad as we all heard.
    I've played around with cars and engines sence I was old enough to have them, and more often than not I was trying to make something work using what I had at hand. And it was a great education, although not painless. My first exposure to hot rods was my older cousins 32 Ford 5 window coupe. I loved it and lamented that I didn't have the $400 that he sold it for. Although my parents probably would have dissowned me had I aquired it.
    Later on I aquired an F1 with a flathead, and was given another one just to get it out of the guy's yard. He had taken it completely apart and had given up on it. I loved that truck, but as things happen I got married and had no place to keep it, so I had to let it go.
    I've rebuilt and modified several engines and did an engine swap, which felt like taking a leap of faith at the time, although it wasn't all that bad. I've done some porting and port matching, and was pleased with the results most of the time. Although I admit I used a couple of sets of heads for landfill before I tried them.
    Now I'm trying my hand at making a model A out of nothing, so to speak. I was given a cowl, and have been collecting parts sence then. I still have a long way to go. And this is my first attempt at scratch building something. I have several engines to choose from and a couple of transmissions, and possibly a rear end if I can bear to remove it from under the car it's currently under.
    I admire a lot of the work that I've seen here, by people a lot more tallented than I am. And will say here that I take my hat off to you guys for the quality and ingenuity that you have.
    Thanks for the continuing education.
    Dave
     
  2. matthew_caine
    Joined: Sep 28, 2007
    Posts: 119

    matthew_caine
    Member
    from texas

    you should probably be welcoming me but... HEY whats up from texas man!
     
  3. David Chandler
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,101

    David Chandler
    Member

    Consider yourself welcomed Matt. Texas, nice place, lots of old cars that aren't rust buckets like they are around here.
     

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