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Jim Hackett II
02-18-2013, 12:41 PM
I do drive a pickup. I know how make shine safely. I can prepare game for keeping. I can build you one helluva a hot rod chevy engine from cheap parts. I am what fools call white trash (poor white). I do vote. I may be a redneck.;)

But I hate the stereotype, anyone does.

I am not stupid.
I am not a right wing gun toting drunken fool. I am as nonviolent as I am allowed to be in this world. I don’t hate anyone I do not know. Let alone hate for color, race, sex or any other designation. I am a redneck but my race is human.

Lately it occurs to me
what a long strange trip its been.

Peter Lemkin
02-18-2013, 08:54 PM
Lately it occurs to me
what a long strange trip its been.

You can say that again, brother!....your trip - and mine!

While I don't know how to build one helluva a hot rod chevy engine from cheap parts; am vegetarian, and likely came from different backgrounds, I don't think we should to be judged as necessarily being in different 'camps'. Most with red, blue, black or white necks are poor now...but, IMO, only the very rich are trash.

Keith Millea
02-18-2013, 11:00 PM
Welcome to the forum Jim.

I wished you lived close.I started collecting used parts for a small block Chevy 400ci motor that I would like to finish someday.And I'm not getting any younger............:driving:

Jim Hackett II
02-18-2013, 11:02 PM
"I don't think we should to be judged as necessarily being in different 'camps'. Most with red, blue, black or white necks are poor now...but, IMO, only the very rich are trash."

Peter,
talk about on the money and to the point. Agreed on all. Sad that so much of my country is broke. As usual the workers did no wrong but are getting cheated to be polite, by the real trash.

No matter the road taken the chosen path leads to truth. It is all the same journey I bet, just different hiways to arrive upon and in different vehicles. Samey Samey to me.
thanks.

Jim Hackett II
02-18-2013, 11:40 PM
Welcome to the forum Jim.

I wished you lived close.I started collecting used parts for a small block Chevy 400ci motor that I would like to finish someday.And I'm not getting any younger............:driving:

Back in the day and growing up in central Indiana when gas was cheap and hi-perf parts were at the dealer for the daily driver weekend drag racer.

First build was a homemade 302, 4 bolt 327 block turning a stock GM forged 283 crank with the small journal Z-28 rods on 10.25:1 GM forged pistons with straight plug 1.98 Corvette heads fed thru an Edlebrock and a Holley 650 and the 30 across GM solid lifters and cam kit (the heck with the Q-Jet. If only that Q-jet would hold a tune.) Hanging out at the local speed shop and learning all I could. Working for parts usually. Copying everything Smokey Yunick admitted doing.

All that goes back to the summer of '70 or '71. I don't think I had 200 dollars in the whole thing. I doubt it. A still on warranty low mileage 300 horse 350 was 100 bucks at the honest junkyards. Week's wages was 80 bucks net.

As late as the 1980s I would have had a whole mess of good Chevy mouse parts, mostly new copies of the old GM parts. Induction is way beyond the tuning of a double pump Holley and was even then. After I fell all was gone. Including this Mopar thing I had been toying with. Tools ripped off and etc.

Today I scratch build R/C Sailplanes either from plans or CAD of my own designs. Wooden sailplanes feed the techno-junkie in me now.

I am grateful to have been around central Indiana when the gasoline was 110 octane/cheap and cars could get out of their own way. Cut school all May and head up to the Speedway. Or party like one should at the Nationals for Labor Day. And both.

Jim Hackett II
07-24-2013, 04:47 PM
:plane:
Sorry for the bad photography but its a shaky day.