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Hot Rods Things you only do once!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Gene Boul, Jun 10, 2015.

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  1. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 805

    Gene Boul

    Hi gents...
    I was musing about the things that you only do once unless you're a "maroon"! I'll start with only three of my zillions!
    • Put a clutch disk in backward
    • Do a burnout in reverse
    • Stand up in a bar and say "if you want you some get you some"
  2. Burnouts in reverse brings back a memory of twenty years ago, when at a friends funeral, another friend was doin em in his 58 Chevy.
    Nailed in straight into a concrete bridge. Ever seen a 58 with a big v in the rear bumper and trunk.
    All I could do was watch it happen.
    Felt real bad for him too, 50s Chevy's were kinda rare here then.
  3. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,106


    Lose your virginity.
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  4. JC Sparks
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 724

    JC Sparks
    from Ohio

    Years ago I was working on a nitro F/C and there was only 2 of us left at the track one night to service the car. I did my side of the engine and then did the clutch. The next morning I wake up and it hits me like a rock that I put the disks in backwards. I said fuck breakfast and we went to the track and I pulled the can and put it together right. What a deal that would have been. The reverse burnout is hell on the sprag. We won't get into the bar thing. JC

  5. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,943

    from shelton ct

    Slam your hand in a car door, it's like marriage, you hope to never do it again!
  6. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 741

    from Minnesota

    That's funny! I'm lookin' at yer car (June 2015) on the Rodder's Journal calendar right now Ed~
  7. Get married. If my old lady ever runs on me I will never fall for that again. I don't think she's going anywhere I have no idea what she sees I'm me:p:D:eek:.
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  8. henry's57bbwagon
    Joined: Sep 12, 2008
    Posts: 677


    Some of mine, put the clutch disk in backwards, working in the back yard in the rain. At a small local track with no lights and a flagman who set you in place and then staging the stick car in reverse and dumping the clutch. Installed a reverse light on the dash.
  9. tinsled
    Joined: Sep 7, 2007
    Posts: 612


    "All mushrooms are eatable,
    but certain ones you can only eat once in your life time."
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  10. spell moron "maroon". :cool:
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  11. WWinIL
    Joined: Mar 1, 2012
    Posts: 195


    Jump the leads on your solenoid to start engine (while it's in gear)

    Touch both terminals of the battery with a wrench

    Hit the running fan blade while using a timing light

    Not have a fire extinguisher handy when firing off a new motor the first time

    Smoking while topping off your fuel tank

    Boy, that was a bad week...
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  12. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,506

    from Owasso, OK

    Refer to your girlfriend's tattoo as a tramp stamp.
  13. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,245


    firing up a new motor in my coupe with fenderwell headers and having the fender covers on top of brand new paint job! (puts pattern from fender cover into the heated paint job if you never tried this)
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,476


  15. WWinIL
    Joined: Mar 1, 2012
    Posts: 195


    become a "made guy".
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  16. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 14,764

    from oregon

    I've seen this happen many times at the track, and not just by amateurs, it's pretty easy to get flustered in the heat of the moment, can't count how many times I've seen tool boxes completely emptied out the back of the chase truck too.
  17. Sell your first hot rod. :(
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  18. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,506

    from Owasso, OK

    I still have dreams that I discover my old '56 sedan hidden in a barn at my folk's place.
  19. Gene Boul
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 805

    Gene Boul

    Thats why it's in quotes! Duh!
  20. shivasdad
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 562

    from Texas

    Adjust the valves too tight on a 292 Chevy inline and crank it until the muffler exploded, all the while wondering why this damn thing won't fire when I've got spark, fuel, and timing. Also wondered why it sounded like it had no compression even though it was a fresh rebuild. I felt like an "ultra maroon" that day. ;)
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  21. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,627


    Walk into the jack handle with your shin, then decide to walk around the back next time only to hit the other shin on the trailer hitch OUCH!
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  22. Maroon:

    Term made famous by Bugs Bunny meaning a pushover, or one easily fooled.

    A dope, fool, idiot, or nincompoop.

    Unbelievably stupid person.

    Might have been derived from moron: adding an extra letter "o" to moron meaning double-moron, thus a maroon.

    Usually preceded by the words "what a"...
    He thought he was eating chocolate ice cream but it was
    vanilla with chocolate syrup--what a maroon!

    He thought that wax fruit was real--what a maroon!

    He fell in love with a stripper again--what a maroon!
  23. Use it both ways! HRP

  24. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,688

    from Missouri

    Working on a T bucket for a guy had it running was kneeling down checking the timing and needed to get up and out of the corner of my eye I see this shinny thing that looks like a hand rail so I used it to find out it was the chrome headers.
  25. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,652

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Facebook fellas... This ain't it.
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