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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by jockeyshift41, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. jockeyshift41
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
    Posts: 81

    jockeyshift41
    Member
    from Florida

    Hey guys. Al here in SWFL. Just realized I never introduced myself here. I did it at The Barn back in March when I joined but not here. I worked as an A&P mechanic from ‘87 to ‘01 at JFK for Pan Am then American. 911 happened, decided to leave airlines and went into the bike repair/building business from then till 2016 when the wife and I decided it was time to leave the rotten apple and moved to Florida. Now only working PT at a custom bike shop so we can enjoy life more. Have had many OT muscle cars and Harleys over the years. Currently have a 52 F2. 239 EAB heads dual 94’s and non synchro 4 spd. Soon to swap in aT5. Learning a lot from the forum, hope to be able to contribute as well. Glad to be here. IMG_3777.JPG


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  2. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
    Posts: 1,510

    ol-nobull
    Member

    Hi & welcome. Nice looking ride. Back in 1953 when I got my drivers license I did the driving test in dads old 3/4 ton F1 with 4 on floor & granny low. Jimmie
     
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  3. jockeyshift41
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
    Posts: 81

    jockeyshift41
    Member
    from Florida

    Thanks Jimmie! The spur gear 4 spd is definitely cool to drive, I like the whining it makes, sounds like a beast coming down the road. Plus it’s like almost an anti theft device. Most people don’t know how to double clutch or shift without the clutch.


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  4. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 412

    Unique Rustorations
    Member

    Welcome from Indiana! I worked for an A&P for many years when I started in the automotive repair in the 80’s. He left aviation in ‘77 to open his own automotive shop that I joined a few years later. Great mechanic and a genius w hot rods.

    Here’s his blown ‘55. Enjoy your H.A.M.B. time. Nice truck! Regards, Randy

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  5. jockeyshift41
    Joined: Mar 23, 2020
    Posts: 81

    jockeyshift41
    Member
    from Florida

    Thanks for the welcome Randy! Cool 55. My wife’s favorite model car, wants me to build her a gasser.
     

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