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  1. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    Hi everyone!

    I'm BlackJackPG, but you can call me Pete. I'm 16 and my grampa (Retired Hot Rodder who restors pre WWII BMW's now) just baught a 1940 Chevrolet Special Deluxe Coupe. We wanted to spiff it up just like the one my grampa had while he was in the service in the 50's. He had a 270 GMC, a powerglide tranny and (we think) a Packard rear end. The car we got is completely origional, besides some "Juarez Job" upholstry and some raggedy wiring. The car is a genuine, perfectly straight New Mexico car. (we picked it up in NM). The clutch is in rough shape, but besides that, not too shabby. A little about me, my free time is limited due to highschool, but love to work with old cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Nothing specific... Just about anything I can get my hands on. Anyway, I'll be hitting you guys up with a few questions about engines and transmissions that can go in the car.

    Thanks a bunch!

    Pete
     
  2. Sonicjagstang
    Joined: Mar 21, 2011
    Posts: 169

    Sonicjagstang
    Member
    from IL.

    Hello and welcome from So.ILL. You're definitely in the right place.
     
  3. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    Thanks!

    Pete

    P.S. That's your 100th post! Haha
     
  4. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,328

    tommyd
    Member
    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy. It's cool that you and your Grandpa hang out.
     

  5. Hello and welcome from Iowa!
     
  6. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,867

    40two
    Member

    Welcome! fix up the Chev, nice car, learning by doing and a little help from grampa, sounds good!

    Greets, Carsten:)
     
  7. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    Thanks guys! Me and gramps already have it torn to pieces. It'll be a bunch of fun!

    Pete
     
  8. malibustevens
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
    Posts: 287

    malibustevens
    Member
    from Illinois

    Welcome, spend as much time as you can hanging out with grandpa and learn as much as you can!
     
  9. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41

    1967gtafb
    Member

    Hi and welcome from NC and Welcome to the Wonderful World of Rodding.
    Sounds like a book title
     
  10. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    Trust me, I dont treat gramps like most kids do these days. He is like a father to me, and I'm like a "son" to him because he had 4 daughters, and all the rest of the grandchildren couldnt give a crap about cars. We've got something special. To 1967gtafb: there's the book to go with your title. :D

    Thanks again!

    Pete

    P.S. I just realized I never gave my location... 'A Great Big Thankyou from the Wine Country, California!' There we go.
     
  11. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,316

    mikeallcars
    Member

    Welcome from Tennessee .
     
  12. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762

    Willy_P
    Member

    Hello from Kansas.
    You have come to the right place. My son and I are working on my car - lots of work and lots of fun. Make sure you let Gramps catch a 30 minute power nap now and then, we older vessels need all the boost we can get!
     
  13. 1967gtafb
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 41

    1967gtafb
    Member

    Keep a log and get it published there are plenty here that will help
     
  14. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    Haha, that I will! To Willy P.: My grampa's motto is, "I can sleep when I'm dead!" but he does tend to pass out infront of the TV with the volume cranked up a couple times a day. Haha... The more work, the more fun!

    Thanks for the warm welcomes!

    Pete
     
  15. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,497

    robleticia
    Member

    Welcome from Texas!
     
  16. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel
    Member

    hey young man,sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders for 16 years old,welcome from pgh,pa,and take care of your pap!!!!!
     
  17. BlackJackPG
    Joined: Mar 23, 2012
    Posts: 156

    BlackJackPG
    Member
    from Indiana!

    Thanks Richie! Will do!

    Pete
     

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