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Are you a real car guy (person)?

Discussion in 'Gearheads' started by SlugSlinger, Dec 29, 2020.

  1. Duncandl

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    They make dust covers for that.
     
  2. okcBob

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    No, but I’ve always aspired to be one.
     
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    I guess I'm about as much of a car guy as you can be. I've got a 1972 Land Rover Series 3, a 1996 Land Rover Discovery, a 1976 Triumph Spitfire, a 2015 Subaru Forester, and a very modified Fiat 500 Sport. I do 99% of the work on all of them. I have mig, tig, a stick welder, and a mill. I build many of my Fiat performance parts. I take the Fiat to the Texas foothills each year for a Fiat Rally. Cruising the foothills in a slot car is a blast. I hope to get back into autocross soon.
     
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    I just finished servicing the coolant. transfer case, power steering fluid change and brake fluid change. Last month it was front and rear differentials. I dont get as crazy about the paint like I used to, But you can bet my vehicles are maintained above what is required.
     
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    This morning I took my drivers license and removed Ice from my 1957 chevy windows.
    Fired it up and feathered the throttle on the NO choke 4 barrel carb.
    Headed across town to work on my crack house.
    Picked up a Scat sbc 383 Stroker at 11:30 am crank and tossed it in the front floor board and headed home at 3PM to eat some Lunch.
    I thawed out some Ground Deer and made taco meat.
    That 4 door 1957 chevy did transport that deer home from the woods.

    Car guy..... Maybe.
     
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    I've seen you drive. I'm not believing the "feathered the throttle" part of that. I'm pretty sure you just have an on/off switch for a throttle.
     
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    This is another pet peeve.
     
  8. TANSTAAFL

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    Another "pet peeve" of mine, people in car adds, especially eBay that list that the car has "duel exausts."
     
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    By the way, when the weather is warm I wash my own cars, wheels too. Wax 2X per year (wheels too). Proud to say my wife's car has only been through a carwash once, mine never (can't say if the dealerships had sent them through a carwash or not.) Up close there is a noticeable difference when you only handwash your car. I used to do oil changes as well, however having an 8 1/2 quart oil pan creates issues with spent oil. Easier to get it done elsewhere. As for engine work, haven't had to get it done yet asside from a warranty issue. Other vehicles I have replaced intakes and manifold gaskets, rebuilt carbs, swapped out cams, helicoiled cylinder heads (a rocker arm stud pulled out of a chevy V6 head) chnged out spark plugs, handled electrical issues, tuning and the like. My current car will probably get a supercharger at some point, unless I get a third car which will be an old school musclecar, 1960 through 1972. I got a laugh when two teenage kids in a thrift store found a timing light and didn't know what it was. I explained, they were even more puzzled because their parents never "tuned" their car. Does this make me a car guy? Maybe.
     
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    The lift is at my house in my driveway. Am I a car guy? Draw your own conclusion!


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