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Newb from Florida 2nd intro...

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by 55longroof, Apr 8, 2020.

  1. 55longroof
    Joined: Apr 6, 2020
    Posts: 15


    Sorry wbrw32, I'll try and re start my intro by saying that at age 12 I had rigged a Briggs on my bicycle and was the fastest kid on the block, at 14 I bought a 65 GTO no drivetrain, put a 396 off a 68 impala a 4 speed off a 442 and a 12 bolt rear off a chevelle, and was still the fastest kid on the block. By then I had figured that Petrol was running in my veins, so at 17 I got a job at THE STREET ROD SHOP, with an old guy that taught me a lot. My first "assignment" was to box the frame on a 32, install a corvair front susp. And a Jaguar rear independent susp. Chopped it 3 in. Build and install a small block, tilt tele off a caddy, etc etc. at nights I'd build engines for my friends narrow rear ends etc. Drag raced a 67 camaro in between. Then at 20 went on to being the mechanic at a corvette resto shop. In my 30s and married with children I became a master tech at a Honda dealership, (boring but payed the bills) until recently at 60 I was forced to retire due to physical disability. My plan now that I have time, is to sell the 50 Plymouth, go full circle and build another 32 for myself as my last "assignment" and no it won't have a corvair front end!

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  2. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,351

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    Really just ignore him......rarely benefits this site at all.

    Nice cars and good story. Welcome!
    B Bay Barn and 270dodge like this.
  3. 270dodge
    Joined: Feb 11, 2012
    Posts: 742

    from Ohio

    Nice intro. Sounds like you have it all in one sock! I think that you'll do well here.
    Read and understand the pesky rules as that will possibly save some grief later.
    Some stand in front of the house and yell at the kids "Get off my lawn."
    You'll meet some nice folks here also.
    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
  4. ol-nobull
    Joined: Oct 16, 2013
    Posts: 1,540


    Hi & welcome from another 50 Plymouth owner. Jimmie

  5. captain scarlet
    Joined: Jun 11, 2008
    Posts: 2,413

    captain scarlet
    from Detroit

    Welcome from Detroit.

    Sounds like a great plan.

    Good luck.

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