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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by GL flyer, May 4, 2021 at 5:51 AM.

  1. GL flyer
    Joined: Tuesday
    Posts: 3

    GL flyer

    Hey all,

    Just starting to dig the jalopy scene as my next project is going to be a pre war pick-up hopefully. Retired a couple years ago after 36 years in the military, aircraft maintenance. Airframe & Powerplant mechanic with a 44 x 72 shop/hangar on the farm.
    Looking forward to sharing anything worthwhile I can but mostly need to learn from your experience. I'm just finishing piecing together a '65 vette roadster from odd parts and aftermarket body panels. More like a GrandSport with a 1/2 height windshield but without the ugly flairs and hood.
    I'm also into HIGH winding short stroke small blocks and am not opposed to having pistons made for 283's like the one I'm doing now. I'm open to any and all suggestions for making these things sing at 8k. Thanks and Regards, Dana
  2. Welcome to the group. You should be a good fit. Pics of vette please
  3. GL, welcome aboard and thanks for your many years of service.
  4. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 983


    Welcome to the HAMB from a fellow A&P, I worked airplanes in the Navy and commercial aircraft until my retirement. This place is a lot of fun, you will enjoy it.

  5. Welcome mate from down under Australia...
  6. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,704


    Welcome, Dana. We Love pictures!
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  7. I would love to see some pics of the 283,s myself .
    Gotta love a sweet engine singing at the top of its lungs !

  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,543


    Thanks for your service and welcome.
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  9. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,016

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    What part of the country do you call home?..A fellow Hamber may live next door.
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  10. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,651


    Welcome from the northeast!!
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  11. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 528

    Bob Lowry

    Welcome, Dana.

    I love Vette's, anything old, and sbc's. Have done lots of Z28 302" clone motors, which
    will rev to 9k, at least. Be sure to post your project progress here. Tons of helpful, fun
    people to help and encourage you, 24/7. Bob
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  12. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,352


    Welcome Dana, where are you from? I graduated from Aviation HS in NYC and worked at Lockheed Air Service as electrician before Vietnam. Alway been involved with cars especially SBC's.

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  13. Welcome from the PNW. You’re going to fit right in on this forum.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
  14. Welcome! I've got a pickup project for yah
  15. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,438

    41 GMC K-18

    Congratulations on your retirement. As stated, pictures of your projects are greatly appreciated, you will fit in very well here as there are quite a few fellow aviation gear heads here on the HAMB ! Welcome aboard!
  16. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 334

    Primered Forever
    from Joplin,MO

    Thanks for your service. Welcome!
  17. alanp561
    Joined: Oct 1, 2017
    Posts: 1,536


    Just something about airplanes and hotrods that seem to go together. Glad to have you. Posting your general location would be advantageous to you. Might be a HAMBer living right in your neck of the woods.
  18. 4tford
    Joined: Aug 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,726


    Welcome from Michigan. I Like the C2 Vetts I had a 63 split window in my younger years.
  19. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 6,512

    from Oregon

    Welcome to the HAMB, and thanks for your service! I was USAF 1969-75 myself.
    High winding 283 Chevys are fun engines. Usually mostly track engines when you get to domed pistons, and builds that can turn 9,000 rpm's reliably.
  20. Welcome To the ....................H.A.M.B...........................!
    There is a lot of different kind of nut's here & I am one of
    Them, Thank You for your Service.

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
  21. Welcome "man of wealth and taste"
  22. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,500

    Bandit Billy

    Your thread title sounds a lot like Sympathy for the Devil by the Stones. I respect that. Welcome
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  23. It reminded me of "allow myself to introduce myself" ... Austin Powers :D

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  24. GL flyer
    Joined: Tuesday
    Posts: 3

    GL flyer

    Hey y'all,

    I'm located in Ashwood, South Carolina. A displaced Vermont Yankee. Now if someone can help spec a 283 that'll turn 8k and have some life in it that would help. I the block cleaned up at .070, no worries as my ring source makes pistons. He's always done right when I need custom pistons for a Lycoming or Continental aircraft engine.
    I want to be pump gas friendly so I'd like to hear about compression ratios. I have a set of '462 heads I'm setting up with 2.00" intakes and 1.6" exhaust. How much/style connecting rod do I need without overkill with LIGHT pistons. Solid flat or roller specs. ideas. Peak hp 6800-7200.
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  25. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,314

    from So Cal

    Welcome aboard! You might want to start a new thread specifically about the 283 build, you'll get more responses. I personally can't give you the answers/advice, but there are quite a few around here that can. Lot's of love for a high revving 283 around here (ignore the SBC haters that are bund to pipe up too).
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  26. 5CC283A2-91D9-4131-8405-D46E51BF5A61.gif welcome sounds like a cool project !
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  27. Welcome......and have fun with that 8 grand motor !
  28. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,530

    from kansas

    Welcome to the club!!

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