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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Clik, Dec 16, 2021.

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  1. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,950


    I’ve seen more than a few posts on the HAMB complaining of “homogenized” hot rods. I’ve seen others asking to see “odd rods” and hot rods that were innovative back in the day.

    It seems that if a big named guy did it once, it’s considered HAMB friendly and interesting but if a backyarder did it we see posts saying.”Yeah, it was around but not ‘traditional’ and then HAMBERS call for shutting down the post.

    As an example, I have seen disc brakes condemned as not HAMB friendly or “not traditional” even though Indiana-built 1949 Crosleys had them and we’ve seen many Crosley gassers. In 1949, Chrysler introduced an optional "disc brake" system on their Imperial, which was retained through the 1953 model. It wasn’t a caliper system, but many Jags had discs and calipers as did Triumphs in the 50’s, and we’ve seen a few Triumph V8’ running the drag strip back in the late 50’s early 60’s.

    Then we’ve recently seen that flame throwers weren’t “traditional”and calls for censoring the posts as not HAMB friendly rang out. Critiques cited the dangers of fire and gasoline but seem to disregard the tradition of playing with Nitro Methane and worse chemicals.

    So just what makes something traditional or not? Does it have to be homogenized? If I were to show a pic from 1964 of a traction bar that 99.999% didn’t ever use, is it traditional? Or would it be if one of the Ram Chargers used it?
  2. samurai mike
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 527

    samurai mike

    yes, i like cookies! i'll have one now.
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  3. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,789


    I run drums on every car I build but if someone wants to send me an NOS set of 49 Chrysler disc brakes I'll put them on an early fenderless Ford.

    Seriously I just googled them. How didnt I know about these theyre killer! Thanks for the heads up Clik!

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  4. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,683


    There will ALWAYS be outliers. There will also always be snobs and goobers who'll argue about anything for sport. Sometimes a hot rodder can be any or all of those three and that's okay.
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  6. Harv
    Joined: Jan 16, 2008
    Posts: 434

    from Sydney

    Arguing with a bunch of gear-heads about the definition of "traditional" (or "hotrod" and a half dozen other words) is like rolling around in the mud with a pig.

    After a few hours, you start to realise the pig actually likes it :p:D

    To each their own.

  7. Wanderlust
    Joined: Oct 27, 2019
    Posts: 538


    I don’t get it either, but my mother always said just go along to get along. That’s no help when you’re an ornery cantankerous opinionated misrable bastard. Well not a bastard, I know who my father is.
  8. Threads like this belong elsewhere; maybe Facebook.
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  9. ccain
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 837


    //sarcasm// Oh, THIS is going to end well. //sarcasm//

    In before the lock! :D
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    Not sure what’s going on , so here are some pretty birds with hands .
  11. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,374

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Well..umm..yeah..oh..Damn..maybe..could be..confusing, I'm tired, too deep of a subject, the right answer is..wait, was there an actual question?
  12. Tradition here is defined by the boss and bosses.
    it’s debated by members.
    Bitching is traditional.
    The boss likes modern transmissions and let’s em slide.
    Some of the lesser bosses don’t like bags
    I like lamp
  13. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,899


    FULL MOON....
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  14. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 6,438

    from Oregon

    In summary we all are old cantankerous and opinionated even “ in my humble opinion “. :D
  15. I remember when I started hanging out here.
    “But but radial tires were around before WW2”
    Sane with disc, IFS, bags........

    it’s not my yard or football.
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  16. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 16,286

    from oregon

    In a hundred years the jury will still be out as to what is considered "traditional".
  17. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 6,047

    Staff Member

    Editorial decisions will never make everyone happy.

    We cover the Traditional Hot Rods and Custom Cars ERA...... as it was literally and spirit.
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  18. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,540


    Wow.... Now you sound like my wife ... She just doesn't call me
  19. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,626

    Staff Member

    read the rules here:

    especially this part:
    5. Was your thread something that has been covered over and over again? Try searching next time. We've had countless threads through the years on bias tires vs. radials, the definition of "traditional," and many other topics. We don't need to rehash what the bulk of us already know.

    I am closing this, we do not need drama here
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