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Username Post: 283 vs 350        (Topic#364405)
gcrkfrd 
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02-25-21 10:56 AM - Post#2815065    
    In response to johnwd98

I am with Drew. I have never had the cash on hand, to buy a brand new motor, but this is a HOBBY, not something I do for bragging rights. My dream car, would be an all Electric Turquoise and Cream 54 Bel-aire Hardtop.

They asked me, why a Four door, and a Six, and I told them, JUST BECAUSE.


 


eplantage 
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02-25-21 11:14 AM - Post#2815067    
    In response to gcrkfrd

I've always been on a budget myself. Old cars were always cheaper to drive when I started out in the early 70's. My brother and I bought a 38 Chevy 2 door and we were going to "fix it up". We bought a 38 coupe from a local junk yard for parts and ended fixing that one instead cause it was in better condition. There's a cult following for early engines especially F**d flatheads, Hemi's, and others. I've been dragging around a 57-283 for a few decades hoping to get around to rebuilding it, if I live long enough. I even have Corvette valve covers with the offset bolts for it. It all depend s on what you intend to do with your car, it's your final decision.

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02-26-21 07:05 AM - Post#2815120    
    In response to gcrkfrd

  • gcrkfrd Said:
I am with Drew. I have never had the cash on hand, to buy a brand new motor, but this is a HOBBY, not something I do for bragging rights. My dream car, would be an all Electric Turquoise and Cream 54 Bel-aire Hardtop.



I too have always worked on a budget but, this topic isn't about that. Start reading at the beginning, I believe the topic is about replacing an old worn out 350 with an even older 283, and replacing parts on the 283 until it preformed like a new 350, or better. What kind of budget common sense is that? Then he went on to tell us that he didn't care what anybody thought. Then went off topic in another direction with talk of a Toyota V12 that was never used in the US, another budget buster. Then about buying a 350 TPI bargain engine, then there's all the other engines mentioned, 292, 265, etc., etc.. by Drew himself. For the price of a few of Drew's cheap engines, he could have a crate, or at least a rebuilt, and have a much better engine. If I remember right, Drew also mentioned he has another bargain 350 sitting on his garage floor, why not just tear that down and get that rebuilt as budget allows, like preparing the bare block for what it needs for rebuilding and, keep taking one step at a time as budget allows, until it's done. Don't misinterpret my post as me being angry or intentionally hurtful, we've been down this road before, and it's always the same scenario.

1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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02-26-21 08:14 AM - Post#2815125    
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  • johnwd98 Said:

I too have always worked on a budget but, this topic isn't about that. Start reading at the beginning, I believe the topic is about replacing an old worn out 350 with an even older 283, and replacing parts on the 283 until it preformed like a new 350, or better. What kind of budget common sense is that? Then he went on to tell us that he didn't care what anybody thought. Then went off topic in another direction with talk of a Toyota V12 that was never used in the US, another budget buster. Then about buying a 350 TPI bargain engine, then there's all the other engines mentioned, 292, 265, etc., etc.. by Drew himself. For the price of a few of Drew's cheap engines, he could have a crate, or at least a rebuilt, and have a much better engine. If I remember right, Drew also mentioned he has another bargain 350 sitting on his garage floor, why not just tear that down and get that rebuilt as budget allows, like preparing the bare block for what it needs for rebuilding and, keep taking one step at a time as budget allows, until it's done. Don't misinterpret my post as me being angry or intentionally hurtful, we've been down this road before, and it's always the same scenario.



Well said.


Tommy

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johnwd98 
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02-27-21 05:58 AM - Post#2815184    
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Thanks tommy49. Some people seem to be picking sides on an unrelated topic (budgets). This topic has lost its way, and is overdue to fade away. Even Drew has stopped responding.

1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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03-01-21 07:04 AM - Post#2815327    
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John,
No worries. As stated in my post I am too old to get offended.
I volunteer information based upon my age, and length of time working with (now) old Chevrolets. My first "car" was a 58 Apache 32. This was in 62. I was 12. My boss had a 62 409 Impala. Long list of Chevys since then.

Free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it!!

It's all good,

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

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2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
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03-01-21 01:37 PM - Post#2815349    
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1) Thanks for the helpful replies: got my answer. Better to stick with something similar to what I have.

2) Let me be clear: I dont care what anyone thinks except God and my wife. The "cool" factor is for my self, what I think is cool. If it came down to it and this car had to get around with an s10 4-cylinder cause it was free and the only way around, I WOULD NOT CARE. I built it to drive. Car shows aren't for me, I don't care what people think and I'd rather be driving it.


3)My budget. YES, i dont have a lot of money. I am blessed to be able to provide for my wife to stay home with 3 and hope to make it 4 kids. My choice and privilege, NO ONE here's problem. I'd choose this life again in a heart beat, no regrets. YES i've come on here a lot in 8 years ($200 worth of "silver" years) and asked advice on how to do it with little or no cash, and with or without helpful replies, ive gone 13,000+ miles. I've invested wisely and maybe in 30 years i will redo this car with an open checkbook, but bet it wont be as fun as 2015 when I built it, and bet the rides wont be as great either. One thing I know for sure, I wont forget that hotrodding, as it started in the late 40s and developed into the 60's, was about a goal, a junk yard or two, a welder, and a dirt floor. Not speedway, jegs, kits from China and heated 40x60 buildings.



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03-01-21 05:41 PM - Post#2815376    
    In response to drew1987

Drew, I'm still on dirt floors, going to Ye Olde Junk Yard and welding stuff together. :cool :

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03-02-21 03:32 AM - Post#2815392    
    In response to drew1987

I have a 30x42 heated shop and buy from Jegs because at 70, I earned it.

Tommy

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Edited by tommy49 on 03-02-21 06:12 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
johnwd98 
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03-02-21 06:26 AM - Post#2815398    
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  • beagrizzly Said:
John,
No worries. As stated in my post I am too old to get offended.
I volunteer information based upon my age, and length of time working with (now) old Chevrolets. My first "car" was a 58 Apache 32. This was in 62. I was 12. My boss had a 62 409 Impala. Long list of Chevys since then.

Free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it!!

It's all good,

Griff


Pretty much my exact sentiments, except my first car was a 52 Bel Air. It was rusty and needed an engine rebuild. I was 15, and my Dad did most of the engine work to get it back on the road.
I built my 28X34 garage, had help with pouring the cement floor, otherwise built the whole garage myself.
I ordered a lot of my parts from Speedway, including the IFS. Being on a budget, I figured in the long run it would be cheaper, easier, and safer to get new parts, rather than struggle with old suspension, and brakes with a V8 and 700R4. It took years to buy or scrounge what I needed to get my Fleetline on the road.
I don't believe this is the place whine about the effects Covid has had on my life, we ALL have been affected someway. I don't feel the need to post how blessed I am to have family, don't the vast majority of us have some family, that we care about?
When I need advice, I ask and I listen, and try to learn. I don't Repeatedly go way off topic about how blessed I am or, how I built my car from the ground up, or the "struggles" I've had at 33 years old. A lot of us are at least twice as old or more, we have been there, done that, and still doing it. And, this is after all a 49-54 Chevy Forum.
I might add that we don't repeatedly need to be told when or what started hot rodding, or what hot rodding really is when it started before ANY of us were born. Early hotrodders didn't buy from Jegs, etc. because there was no Jegs etc.
Again I'm not angry, maybe a little annoyed with myself for jumping down this off topic rabbit hole.

1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54237519@N00/a lbums


Edited by johnwd98 on 03-02-21 08:00 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
rrausch 
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03-02-21 09:01 AM - Post#2815414    
    In response to johnwd98

There was no Jegs, but there were plenty of speed shops.



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03-02-21 09:22 AM - Post#2815416    
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I want to hit up Hot Rod Henrys right now!



 
tommy49 
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03-02-21 09:43 AM - Post#2815418    
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For me, it was Gratiot Auto Supply in Detroit and Custom Speed Enterprises.

Tommy

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03-02-21 10:37 AM - Post#2815421    
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Jim Green's Performance, in Lynnwood, Washington (Jim Green of Green Elephant Funny Car fame). We also had Pacific Speed, Service Center, and a little hole-in-the-wall speed shop in downtown Everett, Washington. Every single one of them is gone now. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
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03-02-21 02:48 PM - Post#2815433    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Ok guys, lets get back on topic.

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johnwd98 
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03-03-21 05:13 AM - Post#2815463    
    In response to Keith_Knox

  • Keith_Knox Said:
Ok guys, lets get back on topic.





1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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03-03-21 11:15 PM - Post#2815521    
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I'm not sure if its been mentioned but 283's don't have accessory holes in the cylinder heads.

Alternator, A/C and P/S pump normally mount with the cyl head threaded accessory holes.

Thanks
Randy



 
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03-04-21 05:31 AM - Post#2815531    
    In response to GLHS60

Why go through the trouble? You can get a brand new hot rod for $75,000. Chevy calls it the Corvette.

Yes, I did see that there are no thread holes in that 283. Bummer. Given what he wants for that motor, if money is what it should be over the summer, I might get it and stick it in my garage. At some point my wife wants an advance design truck, which will be likely built from the ground up on a modern frame, 285 and 5-speed would be all that truck needs.


For those interested, I think I am going to pull out this motor I have on my garage floor and measure the bores. If good, plastiguage some bearings into it (crank is in just not sure if it’s “tight”) assuming that goes well, clean up the pistons, replace the wrist pins and get some rings.

Assuming that goes well, the heads are there as well. Only one valve is missing. I will put a little oil on the valves, placed them in the guides, and pull on them to see if the guide hole can create “vacuum“ from the valve stem being pulled out of it… This will indicate if the guides are “tight“ enough to get me bye. I’ll need to figure out exactly what this thing came out of, or at least measure the existing valves to replace the one that’s missing. I’ve done a valve job before, shouldn’t be hard. New springs.


Then all I need is a cam (stock because smooth is more important than power but I need to research this. Smooth idle is critical, power is second but important too)


Whether this works out or it doesn’t, nothing inside of controlled:normal circumstances will stop me from driving my car this summer. If there is some down time, we have a the crown majesta to drive and I also just bought another rare 90s classic from Japan that will occupy some of my leisure miles (it’s for sale though)

By the way, I’ve earned the 30x40 as well. But I spent the money on a 2100sqft “custom” house (extra bathrooms/closets/nicetie s) with a large yard in a golf course neighborhood in a safe convenient area. My wife stays home with 3 hopefully 4 kids. She should have a nice place to do so before I have a fancy shop and brand new hot rod parts. My 28x28 attached 2 car garage is getting styrofoam foil ceiling and heat for next winter. Hopefully. But I used that for our business, not my hobby. If none of us get sick and America still exists, I’ll have my 30x40 or better when I’m in my late 50s. I’ll never forget, though, what it was like to be in the hobby for decades with NO money to spend on it. And still have a beautiful reliable car to enjoy.

Andrew D. Carapella (Drew)

'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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johnwd98 
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03-04-21 05:51 AM - Post#2815533    
    In response to Keith_Knox

  • Keith_Knox Said:
Ok guys, lets get back on topic.



Drew, did you not see Keith Knox's post!


"Whether this works out or it doesn’t, nothing inside of controlled:normal circumstances will stop me from driving my car this summer. If there is some down time, we have a the crown majesta to drive and I also just bought another rare 90s classic from Japan that will occupy some of my leisure miles (it’s for sale though)

By the way, I’ve earned the 30x40 as well. But I spent the money on a 2100sqft “custom” house (extra bathrooms/closets/nicetie s) with a large yard in a golf course neighborhood in a safe convenient area. My wife stays home with 3 hopefully 4 kids. She should have a nice place to do so before I have a fancy shop and brand new hot rod parts. My 28x28 attached 2 car garage is getting styrofoam foil ceiling and heat for next winter. Hopefully. But I used that for our business, not my hobby. If none of us get sick and America still exists, I’ll have my 30x40 or better when I’m in my late 50s. I’ll never forget, though, what it was like to be in the hobby for decades with NO money to spend on it. And still have a beautiful reliable car to enjoy."


1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
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03-04-21 08:10 AM - Post#2815540    
    In response to tommy49

Hey Tommy
I worked at Custom Speed for a few years in the 70s.

Dean50



 
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03-04-21 08:24 AM - Post#2815543    
    In response to Keith_Knox

Sorry. Hadn't read the whole topic before I posted

Dean50



 
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03-05-21 05:58 PM - Post#2815629    
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Not sure what you’re asking?


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03-16-21 06:43 AM - Post#2816260    
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Drew,
I apologize if I have offended you.
I think we all got a little off-topic. You may not understand it, but most of us cut our teeth on vintage Chevys.

Some may have been offended by your perceived lack of respect. I was not one of them. That said, I would ask that you think about something.

Your car was 37 years old when you were born. I am the same age as your car.

I was older than you are now when you were born. This stuff is not new to me.

Back when it was not a hobby, but a means of everyday transportation, we had to get it done in order to get to work. How many all-nighters do you think I have pulled installing a clutch, or u-joints, or brake shoes in my 55 because I had to be to work at 6 the next morning?

I have worked on all of them, and some of us were confused by your flippant remarks on our advice, (which, by the way you asked for).

Give us old guys a little credit. We have been there, and done that..........for a long time.

I am happy that you have 3,or 4 kids, and a stay at home wife.

I've got 6 great-grandkids, and my wife and I are both still working, but this is not the place for that discussion.

We're just trying to help you figure out what you want to do.

Again, I apologize if you got offended by anything I posted. I won't respond again to your posts.

Griff

if you're gonna be a bear..................

1960 Biscayne (the 6T)
2005 Yukon XL
2007 GMC Sierra Classic 8.1
2009 Silverado
2011 Escalade ESV


 
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03-18-21 05:12 PM - Post#2816391    
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I have my flaws. But I also have wisdom enough to want to know where I fall short. It is not respect. Perhaps in perceived that what because I’m 33 and it’s expected? But that’s not me. If it were, I’d have those problems in my social and professional circles which include customers of a business I own as well as all the industry partners and competitors. I’m blessed to make friends easily and establish good relationships. Blessed. I’ll stand before God someday and answer for my faults. Not looking forward to it, but disrespectful and unappreciative won’t be on the list.

Age doesn’t mean wisdom nor does lack of age mean lack of wisdom. It doesn’t work that way. I’d be glad to exchange life views with you off line. I mean it. Not being a wise guy, too much for here and I won’t apologize for my conservative views so I just won’t share them publicly

It wasn’t any specific comment. It’s coming on here with a simple questions or a poll and getting criticized for the reasons I ask them.I’m sick of it. I’m also sick of guys that mock hot rodders and car builders doing it the old way. Like if you need a used motor or a junk yard part you’re making some stupid mistake they made in the past and they laugh as you bang your head in the same rock. I’d gladly take a $4000 motor is someone has one they want to give, but I’ve got $400. Just sick of it. But it’s human nature. Another topic I’ve learned a lot about because I’ve cared to pay attention.


Remember last time I left? Was horribly criticized and mocked for a post about a bubble balancer and using it instead of outsourcing a computer balance? In 2018 I hand mounted and balanced 4 16” tires on my Lexus. 3 years and 45,000 miles later they were JUST replaced and were only balanced the one time, by me, by hand. Smooth up to about 90mph then a small vibration. But I was wrong, wasn’t I?



The president and many founding members of My local club (established 1970) have me a trophy - a model car identical to mine - that they called “the inspiration award” because my building this car in 6 months with no resources or money reminded them of being teens in the 50s. That meant more to me than any other opinion ever could. Those men have become dear friends to me and we admire each other.

Pardon the rant. In the end, this is still a great place for direct questions with direct answers, but I’ve had enough of the negativity. There are mostly nice guys on here they won’t comment if it’s not a nice one (like mom always said) but there are a few bullies who have made it not nearly as nice of a place as it was when I showed up. Again pardon the rant, but figured I’d answer. I’ll still be around but not for the camaraderie I used to cherish. Just to share concrete things.



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'50 Deluxe 4dr v8 auto

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03-19-21 08:45 AM - Post#2816409    
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Well stated Drew :wink :

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03-19-21 11:49 AM - Post#2816415    
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Well stated? Again, more off topic replies after a warning from adim to get back on topic. Is there no respect to forum rules or admin warnings?


1950 Fleetline, 355 TBI, mild cam, 700R4, 3.73 posi rear Blazer axle, MII front. P/W, Remote door and trunk locks, GM cruise control, A/C.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54237519@N00/a lbums


Edited by johnwd98 on 03-19-21 11:56 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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03-19-21 05:48 PM - Post#2816426    
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John,

forum rules? how about LIFE RULES. Your rudeness and over opinionated posts have contributed to more than just me deciding to spend less time here. You dont like peoples posts, GO ELSEWHERE MAN. Seriously you remind me of guys in highschool (2005 for me, same crap in 1965 for you - NO different) that havent learned thier position in life yet. Youve been in this post multiple times about "off topic" yet your opinions werent asked for therefor no better than "off topic."

YOU DONT LIKE IT? DONT READ IT/POST. GROW UP

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03-19-21 05:52 PM - Post#2816427    
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  • johnwd98 Said:
  • beagrizzly Said:
John,
No worries. As stated in my post I am too old to get offended.
I volunteer information based upon my age, and length of time working with (now) old Chevrolets. My first "car" was a 58 Apache 32. This was in 62. I was 12. My boss had a 62 409 Impala. Long list of Chevys since then.

Free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it!!

It's all good,

Griff


Pretty much my exact sentiments, except my first car was a 52 Bel Air. It was rusty and needed an engine rebuild. I was 15, and my Dad did most of the engine work to get it back on the road.
I built my 28X34 garage, had help with pouring the cement floor, otherwise built the whole garage myself.
I ordered a lot of my parts from Speedway, including the IFS. Being on a budget, I figured in the long run it would be cheaper, easier, and safer to get new parts, rather than struggle with old suspension, and brakes with a V8 and 700R4. It took years to buy or scrounge what I needed to get my Fleetline on the road.
I don't believe this is the place whine about the effects Covid has had on my life, we ALL have been affected someway. I don't feel the need to post how blessed I am to have family, don't the vast majority of us have some family, that we care about?
When I need advice, I ask and I listen, and try to learn. I don't Repeatedly go way off topic about how blessed I am or, how I built my car from the ground up, or the "struggles" I've had at 33 years old. A lot of us are at least twice as old or more, we have been there, done that, and still doing it. And, this is after all a 49-54 Chevy Forum.
I might add that we don't repeatedly need to be told when or what started hot rodding, or what hot rodding really is when it started before ANY of us were born. Early hotrodders didn't buy from Jegs, etc. because there was no Jegs etc.
Again I'm not angry, maybe a little annoyed with myself for jumping down this off topic rabbit hole.





This is exactly what I mean. Think I'm wrong? i GUARANTEE you have problems in the real world because of your over heightened value of your own opinion. I know guys like you, like 16 year old highschool football "stars" washed up at 25 with notihng else to talk about so you bash other people. You mock me for counting my blessings in life as better than an unlimited budget for hotrod parts (that i have the skills to BUILD and not BUY)? jealous? bitter? not sure which but its all the same. pathetic.


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Edited by Tony on 03-20-21 05:28 PM. Reason for edit: It disappoints me that you haven't given Keith the respects after asking the group to get on target.Not many locked posts in this group but you the posters have made it nessesary for this one to be closed.

 


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