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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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Nice place.

This is such an AWESOME looking forum.
It took me a bit to figure out how to start new pistes.
It's a bit different than sights that I hung my head a number of years ago.

I'm from NW Indiana.
Migrated here from Chicagonabout 30 years ago.
I've been a Grease Junkie since I came out of my Mothers Womb

Now I'm RETIRED and love to DONK AROUND rebuilding cars, and Dirt Bikes.
I'm considered an ALLEY MECHANIC.
I never went to School for mechanics.

I'm an OLD SCHOOL guy.
Mainly 50's thru mid 70's, if it's broke, I CAN fix it, rebuild it, strip it, paint it, etc.
I love doing ground up restorations.

My brother will be joining the Forum soon right behind me.
He's the same as me . But one step up.
He's a schooled GREASE MONKEY...............ROTFLMAO.🤣
I still think that I'm better....Hehe......👍

The difference between him and I is, I finish projects.
He doesn't.
That's why I am twisting his arm to join right behind me.

I'm very big into Buicks.
He's the Chevy man.
Now it's time to get him here to get rid of his 62 Impala SS
If he's not going to restore it after parking it 40 years ago, then sell it dangit.

I assume that this sight has a area to BUY-SELL and trade cars and parts?

Let me get comfortable and start researching the place.


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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 11:22 AM
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Welcome to the Team!

I lament GM's decision to get rid of the actual engines that made GM car bodys all alike after 1959. Each engine had it's own personality that disappeared after 1974 when If you bought a car with a V8 you got a SBC under the hood.

I wanted a Buck Apollo with a Buick 455 under the hood for years, but there were few Apollo survivors and equally few 455 engines. I think that would be the baddest car ever with more power to weight than the Hemi 'cuda and the handling of a Camaro. Most don't realize that the other engines didn't have the weight handicap that Chevy does as the Chevy big block was built to be a truck engine that has to run at wide open throttle for 300,000 miles. The 455 Buick makes more torque than the 454 and is the size of a SBC.

And the small block Buick looks just like the big block Buick so that it takes an expert to tell them apart (this also applied to the Oldsmobile and Pontiac engines; but Buick engines were made to rapidly move heavy barges of B-body cars with every luxury imaginable). Cadillac's answer to the problem of a heavy B-body was to build the biggest displacement engine ever produced with the 472-500 cube V8. It was the substitution of a Chevy 350 in place of a 500 cube motor that brought a law suite from a Caddy owner claiming GM robbed him. Because of the suit Caddy was able to retain it's own dual over head cam 212 cube "North Star" high tech engine instead of a SBC, up until the LS series of engines made GM a one motor family again.

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