> I followed up on a post there and mentioned the exhaust manifold
> issues. I doubt they were CJ motors. I knew the others were missing
> stuff here and there too but didn't feel like going line to line on
> every post.
> I take it your a HAMB'r. You just a lurker there or a regular?
> One of my best friends gave me the nickname years ago and it
> stuck.....so I used it for a handle there too.
> So whats your story newbee?
My grandson just told me what a lurker was. I wasn't sure what to say.
He ran some search (this is his computer) and found the HAMB and that
Boss site and the pictures. Pretty neat, isn't he?
Not much to tell. Had a lot of Fords. Ran the drag pack Poontang Shelby
out of R and S Collision in Reseda from 69 to 75. Bought it new and
never registered it on the street. It was two days old when we knocked
it down and put a custom paint job on it for the show circuit. It had
Doug Thorley header and slicks, and we put different wheels on it every
6 months or so. Sold it in 82 and haven't seen it since. I still have a
bunch of 427 stuff from the early 60's, but I think my grandson is
going to have to learn about those engines.
I'm just hanging out at my son's house for a bit. Going a week from
Tuesday for lung surgery. 42 years of painting cars finally caught up
to me. We didn't have respirators and all that shit back then. My
partner died in '92 of lung cancer, so I guess I can't complain. I'm
hoping Kyle gets the bug by reading about this stuff on his computer so
he can do something with the old engines. He'll be 16 next year.
I'm amazed at the revival of the old FE engines. Too bad it happened so
late. The new guys seem to have a good handle on making them run.
What do you drive?