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  • Barnstormin

    I’ve written a lot over the last few years about how gearheads look at the world a different way than “regular” folks do. There’s a level of engagement with your surroundings that comes about when your interest is piqued by a fender sticking out of an old garage, a huge tow truck on the side [...]

    Last edited by Route2; January 18, 2012, 08:03 AM.
    "A cross thread is better than a lock washer." Earl Lanning...My Grandpa

  • #2
    I love doing stuff...

    Good read.
    Time Wasters...


    • #3
      Awesome stuff Brian! This story reminded me of when I was growing up, through the 80's (I was born in 1980..) and going to work with my Dad when he'd go in on a Saturday. He worked as a fleet mechanic in the oil fields of southern California. Most the time he was working on 18-wheelers, and Chevy and Ford cars and trucks. But every once in a while there would be a big dump truck, or bull dozer or back hoe that needed work out in the field. Which would lead to a field trip and once Dad got the equipment running we (my brother and I) would get to sit in it for a "test drive" or to dig a hole. My Dad wasn't/isn't much of a gear head, just an honest mechanic, but he definitely was setting the stage to raise one
      Escaped on a technicality.


      • #4
        Nice writeup Brian. Albacore is great! Hit me up if you want to talk more about it, I have studied it a bit and have made some interesting ties to the original designers.

        Stopped there on the way to the NE Rod Run in October with my buddy who I used to serve on subs with.

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        1967 Chevelle 300 2 Door Post. No factory options. 250 ci inline six with lump-ported head, big valves, Offy intake and 500cfm Edelbrock carb.