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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, Jan 15, 2022.


Who's the most knowledgeable

Poll closed Jan 22, 2022.
  1. Moriaity

    4 vote(s)
  2. Squirrel

    26 vote(s)
  3. HRP Hotrodprimer

    1 vote(s)
  4. Dean Lowe

    5 vote(s)
  5. Jimmy Six

    3 vote(s)
  6. Jeff Norwell

    3 vote(s)
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  1. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 4,197

    Speed Gems

    I was just reading a thread about custom taillight lenses, and within just a few minutes @Moriarity had the answer on who made them, then @squirrel had the right spelling and a link with info on them. So, this got me thinking about who's the most Knowledgeable unfortunately we lost falconegorge. It may come down to who has the most resources, Parts books, books, magazines, who knows how to use Google best, etc. on hand but here's a fun little poll to see who you think is the most knowledgeable here on the H.A.M.B. I can only think of two or three off the top of my head so I'll set up the poll so you can add your own choice.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022
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  2. safetythird
    Joined: Feb 26, 2014
    Posts: 170


    I'm clearly the smartest guy in the room.

    You just had to ask me-I'd tell you.
  3. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 36,057


    We don't need dick swinging contests. There are so many knowledgable guys and gals here, each with their own soecialty. Even more who no longer post here.
  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,932


    I'd put myself maybe in the top half, there are a whole lot of folks here who know an awful lot about traditional cars....

    I just talk a lot.

  5. Sounds like a Facebook popularity contest.
  6. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
    Posts: 1,427


    Yup. I know plenty of things.

    Just not about this topic.
  7. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 4,197

    Speed Gems

    Not really, I'm just wondering who guys and gals think is the most knowledgeable on the page.
  8. Dean Lowe, Mark is the king of customs
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  9. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 5,282


    I think one of the most beautiful things about this hobby of ours is that it's impossible to know everything. Even those who have mastered certain skills have not mastered everything.
  10. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,631


    You forgot Bruce Lancester the librarian…….flathead go to guy…………..and probably many others……..

    but I agree - why put some on a pedestal ?

    moderators - time to close this……
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  11. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 23,065

    Staff Member

    People know what they know based on their experiences. I went to vocational school for auto mechanics right out of high school (1978) and worked in the industry for 10 years before I went into mfg. I also worked part time in a salvage yard for 20 years. My car hobby interests have most always been customs so that seems to be my strongpoint. there are plenty of guys here that know more than I do.....
  12. You know, the way I see it, and this may be just me,,,,everyone of us know a little bit about something, and as a whole, we know a hell of alot about a whole lot of stuff. I'll leave it at that. Mitch
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  13. It certainly ain't me. HRP
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  14. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 4,197

    Speed Gems

    It's not meant to be a dick swinging or popularity contest. It's just fun little poll to see who guys/gals think the most knowledgeable person on the H.A.M.B is.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022
  15. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,631


    we knew that, but I think the OP was just throwing in a curve ball…………:D:D:D
    But in all seriousness, you do a big part in keeping this site interesting……….
    ……..which is probably why you are also on the list of most notable HAMBERS !
  16. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
    Posts: 1,325

    Cliff Ramsdell

    I have learned stuff from so many on here since I joined in 2004. Bruce Lancaster, @Flop @The37Kid and many others thru their input and assistance.

    So, my vote would be to @Ryan for having the put together the HAMB to allow us all to come together and share what we all know.

    Thanks Ryan.

    Cliff Ramsdell
  17. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 931


    The true power of the HAMB is it's collective knowledge, which has been developed over the years from members past and present, including those that have passed away, walked away, or been banned and driven away. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.............

    I must say though, there are some impressively switched on people who have contributed, and I am grateful they have been here.:)
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  18. Glen Bob
    Joined: Jan 15, 2022
    Posts: 15

    Glen Bob

    Just signed up fellas and gals was hoping I could get some help finding motor mounts to put a 340 in my 37dodge pickup
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2022
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  19. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,820


    I know nothing and I can prove it.
  20. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,830

    from NKy

  21. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,818

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    At my last job I picked up the phone at one of the supervisors station. It was the head supervisor from upstairs calling and didn't recognize my voice at first. He ask "who is this?" John I replied. "John who?" John Holmes. Phone went silent until his head built enough steam to blow up.
  22. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,609

    Jalopy Joker

    time to turn off this Station and put the kids to bed - zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz 20220115_181418.jpg
    seabeecmc, Hnstray, pitman and 5 others like this.
  23. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 2,004

    from kansas

    I think it just depends on the subject, some are smarter and/or more experience in certain areas then others and then vise versa when the question changes.

    Some gents are more mechanical, some body and paint, some metal fab, etc etc.

    That's the cool thing we, as a whole, are greater than our singular positions. And when I ask questions that is the best part is all the different responses I receive that allows me to decide for myself which way to go.
  24. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,932


    Ask Tony.... @mcmopar
  25. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 931


    If the HAMB was born from an idea which developed into a plan with a projected outcome, then I would say that @Ryan fits the bill. Of course, it could have just been bare-assed blind luck.............:D
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  26. YOU PERVERT !!

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  27. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,427


    Every one has something of importance to say.....
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  28. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,273

    Staff Member

    I know a lot of shit about the history of traditional hot rodding. I’ve spent more than 1/2 my life studying it… and dedicating myself to it…

    But I didn’t live it… I wasn’t even alive during the golden era… so, I’m unqualified and disqualified.
  29. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 957

    Joe Blow

    This poll doesn't lend itself to reaching a consensus. Many knowledgeable folks, willing to share, in many areas of expertise....and therein lies the beauty of this great site.
  30. Glenn Thoreson
    Joined: Aug 13, 2010
    Posts: 501

    Glenn Thoreson
    from SW Wyoming

    I'll be the first to admit I don't know everything and never will. I learn a little something every day and I'm just here to share what 60 years of automotive experience has taught me while I can still remember it. I hope it does someone some good.
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