The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boden, Oct 29, 2019.
I hot rodded :
Used Motors Manuals and Hollanders manuals, picked friend's brains, read magazines, attended hot rod runs, joined a car club and prayed a lot.
"Oh Lord...please let me not screw this up....amen."
Aways had 60s and early 70s Gm cars my whole life. Pretty easy to work on and most had 350 small blocks and Turbo 350 transmissions. Always had friends to help with anything I didn't know. But the first thing I did when I got my first Ford Hot Rod with a Flathead was joined the HAMB and I'm glad I did. Also I don't know what I'd do without the help from the guys over at Terminal Velocity in Londonderry NH. I've never seen them not have a good answer for anything I need. If you're in the area definitely check them out with all you restoration and performance needs.
R&C, Hopup, Hotrod, magazines.and Drive-in's
PLAY FREE BIRD!
The apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Me in 1986 washing Mike Ciaravino's Sportsman.
Went to B'Ville, Fremont Drags, (then in later years, 'Old time Drags') back and forth from San Jose to L.A. and points south for 'All things hot rod'...
Opened a shop to build and repair hot rods, built some more of my own.
Moved here (Central Calif.) in '89, then shortly after, discovered the HAMB.
Great timing...for a while there, thought it was 'all over'. Not everyone hereabouts speaks 'Hot Rod'...Some think they speak it, but their dialect is infused with late Chevrolet.
Thank the gods and Ryan for the HAMB.
If you must, give time for my headache meds to kick in!
I can, l have... and I saw them do it live , back in ‘75!
It was definitely the magazines that were the major influence. Got a lot of information there but I have to say that the H.A.M.B. is great because it gives more ideas from more sources. Before, I would read about something like "hammer welding" accompanied by a few photos and try to do it. Now I see all these major craftsmen online and see just how good they are. There is also a lot of bad information, - sometimes from me, but you just have to sort it out.
called my Dad long distance
I candled eggs for fun and profit! HRP
I asked my dad...still do. He’s been playing with cars since he waa 13 and got up early one Saturday and spent the morning taking all the trim off his fathers 58 caddy cause he thought it looked cool blanked out. Grandpa didn’t think so and dad spend the afternoon of the same day putting all the trim back on.
That happened in one of the Henry Gregor Felson's books.
Sent from my SM-T350 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
I leaned on the old timers and read magazines, heck I never even had a computer till I was damn near 40
Looked through the books - It was in "Boy Gets Car". HRP, you're famous!
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