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Xmas thought: How has the h.a.m.b. Helped you?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38FLATTIE, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    38FLATTIE
    Member
    from Colorado

    I found this board during a search for parts. I'm building a cadillac 346 flathead, and finding speed parts are like finding hens teeth! Not to mention the fact that they are worth there weight in gold...

    Since i joined this site, i've been pretty lucky. I was able to talk to cyclonekevin, and obtain his heads for my project. Talking to him led me to barry burrell, and now i have a 2x2 intake coming. A few posts by fiftyv8 led me to one of his custom timing covers. An email address provided by enbloc led to finding a custom cam-damn near impossible to find.

    Several tech threads have answered questions about disc brake conversions, hidden hinges, 6 volt to 12v conversion, and countless other questions that i had.

    And i've had the chance to talk to and meet some super people!

    Thank hambers!!!

    Post here to tell us all what the hamb means to you, and what it has done for you.
     
  2. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,731

    Paul
    Editor

    sure parts are great but,
    the knowledge and experience of the HAMB members couldn't be found all in one place anywhere else.
    every day there is something amazing to read and follow
     
  3. BBobb
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,865

    BBobb
    Member

    In a nut shell KNOWLEDGE.I would most likely never finished my first build (Model A) in this life time....oh yea.....and some damb good folks!!!!!!
     
  4. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755

    stude_trucks
    Member

    direction
    focus
    inspiration
    advice
    education
    fun
    friendships
    meeting and chatting with new people
    encouragement
    a little pressure to get things done and do it the right way
    hard to find parts
    35 other things I am forgetting at the moment
    a little ass beating too when I needed it
     
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  5. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,252

    brady1929
    Member

    i can't say i will always be able to afford an alliance membership, but why not help keep something going that you love so much? i love everything about the HAMB!
     
  6. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    38FLATTIE
    Member
    from Colorado

    Paul,

    you are right, of course, about the knowledge.
    My post may lead some to believe the parts were the most important thing to me, but i was just showing examples. I do value the information, and used the tech threads as an example. I also spoke of the people that i've been able to meet and speak with!
     
  7. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,499

    oilslinger53
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from covina CA

    The hamb has helped me in so many ways its ridiculous. From finding parts iv'e been looking for for years, to getting information on interchangability of things, up into information on what will and wont work in certain cases, and why... I dont knowhow i dd it before the HAMB. I trully love this place. Also it keeps me from going insane and kiling everybody when im at work with all the quality reads
     
  8. Tons of tech threads, AWESOME photos on here, and good links to good folks for trading parts. Been here for a while and it's been lots of help.
     
  9. Abone29
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 234

    Abone29
    Member

    The collective brain trust of this forum is amazing.When I first started lurking here I knew just enough about building a hot rod to be dangerous.I started reading all the Tech articles and build posts and have learned so much.I have boxed my Model A frame,built new crossmembers,replaced all the floors,recessed my firewall,and done a lot of patch panel work.I could never have done all that on my on.I'm proud to be an Alliance member and will always be one.All new guys that come here need to read,read,and read some more.Find out how this place works,you'll be glad you did.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2008
  10. I have met a lot of quality people and my best friends on the Hamb here.
     
  11. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,933

    Dreddybear
    Member

    Good people. All of us. Even the guys that'll get carried away and blast you for something are good people.

    And some of those people are above and beyond what we would call good people. Guys that will drive three hours out of their way to bring parts to someone stuck on the side of the road, who they've never met in person, just because they share a common interest in something that is so much more than a "Hobby".

    And more than some of these people will give money, parts, and time to help an Awesome, hard fighting kid build his first Hot Rod. Need I say more? HAMBANDY encompasses the spirit of the HAMB.

    As far as how the Hamb has helped me? I couldn't think of where to begin.
     
  12. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,332

    happy hoppy
    Member

    I have meet some of my best friends thru the hamb, ( you know who you are )
     
  13. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,206

    1950ChevySuburban
    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    Nothing in the automotive world compares to receiving prayers and well wishes from friends worldwide. My brain tumor posts sum it all up.

    My question to you is, how can I return the favor and help the HAMB? That, my friends, is the question of the day.
     
  14. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913

    60'shotrod
    Member

    Its help me KNOW that the H.A.M.B. is the right place to BE!
    It gives me focus and inspiration, by the bucket load.

    Nick.
     
  15. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,656

    49ratfink
    Member
    from California

    HAMB rocks!.

    gives me something to do at work, I get to see show coverage from around the world.

    any question about just about any old car subject can be answered here.

    also because of the HAMB my event photos have been in 2 magazines as well as a photo on the HAMB calender.

    somebody should have thought of this 10 years ago:D
     
  16. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 19,474

    Roothawg
    Member

    I have more gearhead friends than I ever have.

    When I was a kid I was always looking for guys that were ate up as I was over cars. None to be found in our town. But, here.......all of you are ate up.

    Parts relays, parts in general, tech help on topic and off topic. Shoot, I have pm'd guys about my washing machine. (Thanks Jerry)

    There are more experts on this board than any collective place you could ever visit.
     
  17. As an FNG, the HAMB helped me get over my fear of rejection... haha.. seriously though, tons of information and lots of cool people. It also has given me the courage to tackle some tough projects.
     
  18. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,206

    1950ChevySuburban
    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    But hey, since you asked......... I've gained lots of technical knowledge around here. Plenty of really great friends, bought and sold parts and a couple-O-cars even.

    Even more amazing for me to learn is artwork: I'm not very artistic and can't create in my head and make it flow down into my hands. Then someone like Mart comes along and makes a column drop. Wait, not makes - sculpts a column drop. Sculpts it out of the same shit I have laying in my yard. I couldn't have done that 3 hours ago (when I read that post). The HAMB may make an artist out of me yet!
     
  19. Friendship
    Knowledge
    Great Deals (alliance membership...keeps on paying dividends)
    Where to go and what to do (great show and cruise info)
    Entertainment (it's raining like crazy outside and the ups guy hasn't shown up so this cyberplace keeps me entertained)
    Fellowship (HAMB CHAPEL)
    Humor (breeder, Mazooma1 and the list goes on)
    Art/culture (the collective artistic talent on here is amazing...Friday art show is awesome)
     
  20. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    38FLATTIE
    Member
    from Colorado

    You guys are sure right about the knowledge to be gained, and quality of people on here!
     
  21. monsterflake
    Joined: May 13, 2003
    Posts: 3,763

    monsterflake
    Member

    the hamb shrunk my hemorrhoids and cleared up my acne, does that count?
     
  22. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,247

    povertyflats
    Member
    from Missouri

    I have met Hamb people from all over the world and have had a blast. Hell, I even hope to meet the great Monsterflake someday!
     
  23. Many things from learning something knew every time I come in to hooking up with old friends. But what has helped me the most? Is understanding that the HAMB is not just another hot rod forum but a Brother/Sisterhood that jumps at the chance to help another that's in need. From instruction to assistance, from HAMBAndy to a woman in need of a installation of a transmission to coming to the assistance of a member who is in need of help after the loss of his child.
    I'm glad I joined.
     
  24. eightbanger
    Joined: Feb 17, 2007
    Posts: 378

    eightbanger
    Member

    All in a nutshell.
     
  25. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796

    tfeverfred
    Member

    In a nutshell, the HAMB opened my eyes and my mind. It helped me live and think outside the box. It helped introduce me to new friends who share my love of the automobile. It is and always will be a treasure. Many is the day that I log on and just read. Soaking up the knowledge of those who have made the journey before me. Sometimes I laugh and there are even times a thread has made me shed a tear or two.

    As far as sites relating to the hobby goes, the HAMB is a treasure. Nuff said.
     
  26. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,678

    hrm2k
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Originally Posted by stude_trucks [​IMG]
    direction
    focus
    inspiration
    advice
    education
    fun
    friendships
    meeting and chatting with new people
    encouragement
    a little pressure to get things done and do it the right way
    hard to find parts
    35 other things I am forgetting at the moment
    a little ass beating too when I needed it


    And it keeps me off the pornsites :eek:
     
  27. I guess it is a place where I get to exercise my hot rod mind, collaborate with people who have similar interests and to also become part of a community that has a huge heart on one side, but on the other hand can abuse the crap out of idiots that don't get what we're all about or threaten our existence. I've learned a TON from others . . . try to help out as much as possible and learn something almost every time I login. All in all . . . it is a community that I'm proud to be a part of . . .
     
  28. hotrodj54
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 606

    hotrodj54
    Member

    this place has helps me a lot...plus helped me find a 56 olds ive been looking for and met a real great hamber while doing so.
     
  29. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
    Posts: 1,222

    LOW LID DUDE
    Member
    from Colorado

    The HAMB helped me by a member brought up the subject about DOT dates on tires.He had a blowout at speed and rolled his street rod injuring his wife.He was like me thinking the tires looked good. I never would of thought to check mine on my custom because the tires looked new. After reading this on the HAMB and checking they were actually 8 years old and both front tires had a bad crack next to the inside bead (junk and dangerous).I immediately replaced them with new. THANKS H.A.M.B.
     
  30. VNCduke
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 659

    VNCduke
    Member
    from Washougal

    One time a few years ago when i was about 15 i was chopping my car in my garage with only a couple dim lights and a bunch of HAMBers saw the pics and all chipped in so i could buy more lights. It was such a nice thing, touching in a way
     

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