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Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by Shooter » October 20th, 2017, 10:43 pm

Have not done this in 37 years, but it was refreshing, just the same. Used to do it every Friday and Saturday nite as teens. Seems Juvenile now, but I got reminded why, bout half way around. :lol:
Met Lily in town, and we did a Mexican restaurant. Afterwards, I took her back to her car, and she said, I'll follow you home. I said, well drive slow, cause I was gonna cruise the Sonic. She goes, WHAT??? We just ate!! I said yea, I know. I'm gonna go see if the teenie hot rodders still hang out there.
She gives me a look I couldn't explain. I say, I'll explain when we get home.
So, I pull into the Sonic to circle it, with the new hard hittin cam popping right nasty. At first, nothing out of the ordinary. The kids are all out with their rice burners and a few Mustangs, and Camaros. All the time, I'm thinking, can't believe I'm doing this juvenile crap, until I hear a kid yell out, Holy Sxxx!!
Ya'll hear that Beast??? Ah yes, now I remember why we do this stupid stuff! :lol:
Only a very few folks ever let this get in their blood, but I guess once it's in, it never leaves! :LMAO: :LMAO:
I guess I'll be a Hot Rodder to the grave. I know of at least 6 folks on here that are old Hot Rodders from younger years.
Who else we got out there???

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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by vaturkey » October 21st, 2017, 4:58 am

I use to spin the tires in my VEGA at the local burger joint ! :thumbup:

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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by CamoMan4025 » October 21st, 2017, 5:48 am

Man, we cruised around town as teenagers, but it wasn't hot rods, it was 4X4's. We were redneckin' every weekend. We even had CB radios and chatted all night long! I had a 1970 fire engine red Bronco with Mickey Thompson tires!
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by soiltester » October 21st, 2017, 6:18 am

AAAHHHHHHH .. Crusin' on the summer weekends in Caseville MI with my hopped up 68' Firebird in 1st gear and cam rattlin' away :thumbup:
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by hoobilly » October 21st, 2017, 7:49 am

I have never been a hot rodder so I can’t even relate..

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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by hoobilly » October 21st, 2017, 8:10 am

CamoMan4025 wrote:Man, we cruised around town as teenagers, but it wasn't hot rods, it was 4X4's. We were redneckin' every weekend. We even had CB radios and chatted all night long! I had a 1970 fire engine red Bronco with Mickey Thompson tires!
Don’t you wish you still had that Bronco!?
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by ol bob » October 21st, 2017, 9:04 am

Been there done that 73 years old and still have it in my blood no cure.

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Post by hookedspur » October 21st, 2017, 11:32 am

We did it at a place called Jimbos,great memories.

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Post by CamoMan4025 » October 21st, 2017, 4:02 pm

Yea, I would love to buy an old Bronco and build it from the ground up!
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by Shooter » October 21st, 2017, 4:31 pm

CamoMan4025 wrote:
October 21st, 2017, 5:48 am
Man, we cruised around town as teenagers, but it wasn't hot rods, it was 4X4's. We were redneckin' every weekend. We even had CB radios and chatted all night long! I had a 1970 fire engine red Bronco with Mickey Thompson tires!
Yep, before the Hot Rod, while still in High School, dad bought a new 77 Ford F-150, 351M. He actually let me put headers, cherry bombs, lift kit, and
Monster Mudders on it. That was my weekend cruise vehicle for a few years. Gas consumption was pathetic,... maybe 8 if I was lucky.
Didn't do the CB thing until about 1980 when the Hot Rod came about. :mrgreen:
That danged Smokey and the Bandit movie really messed a lot of us up!!!! :lol:

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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by OLE RASPY » October 21st, 2017, 11:21 pm

I’m not a hotrodder but I remember ridin around in my younger years. Wife try’s to get me to in my truck now from time to time but I don’t. Just don’t care to no more.
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by hobbes » October 24th, 2017, 12:44 pm

We cruised the local Sonic back in highschool days also. If we crossed the river into KY we cruised the park and the DQ drive in. I never had a hot rod car or a jacked up 4x4 but I did burn a tire or two off of a couple rice burner mortorcycles. ( 85 Kawasaki EX500 and an 86 Kawasaki Ninja 1000).

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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by Grumpy » October 24th, 2017, 4:37 pm

I built a 62 Chevy pickup the one with torsion bars up a little by pulling the 235 and dropping in a built up 1959 Catalina 389 engine with a run of the mill Carter AFB carb on the factory truck 4 speed but had to go to a 11 in. clutch plate and heavy pressure plate out of a 2 ton grain truck and a positrac coil spring rear end. 3 rd. gear would take you to about 85 and when dropped into 4th ya just hung on. Pretty dumb to do but I got a night time speeding ticket from a Mont. hiway patrol at 144 mph. Gasoline hit .75 cents a gallon and it was time to let some other fool feed it.
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by CamoMan4025 » October 24th, 2017, 8:05 pm

Grumpy wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 4:37 pm
I built a 62 Chevy pickup the one with torsion bars up a little by pulling the 235 and dropping in a built up 1959 Catalina 389 engine with a run of the mill Carter AFB carb on the factory truck 4 speed but had to go to a 11 in. clutch plate and heavy pressure plate out of a 2 ton grain truck and a positrac coil spring rear end. 3 rd. gear would take you to about 85 and when dropped into 4th ya just hung on. Pretty dumb to do but I got a night time speeding ticket from a Mont. hiway patrol at 144 mph. Gasoline hit .75 cents a gallon and it was time to let some other fool feed it.
IS ANY OF THAT STATEMENT IN..............ENGLISH :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
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Post by OLE RASPY » October 24th, 2017, 8:22 pm

CamoMan4025 wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 8:05 pm
Grumpy wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 4:37 pm
I built a 62 Chevy pickup the one with torsion bars up a little by pulling the 235 and dropping in a built up 1959 Catalina 389 engine with a run of the mill Carter AFB carb on the factory truck 4 speed but had to go to a 11 in. clutch plate and heavy pressure plate out of a 2 ton grain truck and a positrac coil spring rear end. 3 rd. gear would take you to about 85 and when dropped into 4th ya just hung on. Pretty dumb to do but I got a night time speeding ticket from a Mont. hiway patrol at 144 mph. Gasoline hit .75 cents a gallon and it was time to let some other fool feed it.
IS ANY OF THAT STATEMENT IN..............ENGLISH :scratch: :scratch: :scratch:
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by Grumpy » October 24th, 2017, 9:38 pm

Give it a while camoclown and when you conquer the Dick and Jane book, give it another try.
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Post by soiltester » October 25th, 2017, 5:21 am

Grumpy wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 4:37 pm
I built a 62 Chevy pickup the one with torsion bars up a little by pulling the 235 and dropping in a built up 1959 Catalina 389 engine with a run of the mill Carter AFB carb on the factory truck 4 speed but had to go to a 11 in. clutch plate and heavy pressure plate out of a 2 ton grain truck and a positrac coil spring rear end. 3 rd. gear would take you to about 85 and when dropped into 4th ya just hung on. Pretty dumb to do but I got a night time speeding ticket from a Mont. hiway patrol at 144 mph. Gasoline hit .75 cents a gallon and it was time to let some other fool feed it.
How'd ya' git' a speeding ticket at 144 mph, oh you musta' slowed down so they could catch up or they had a roadblock set up fer' ya' :stir:

That's the only way the guys with the fastest cars in Michigan got tickets, that I rode with anyway :LMAO:
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Post by drenalinld » October 25th, 2017, 9:22 am

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In HS I had a 72' Chevy 2WD with a 350. I worked at a NAPA with a machine shop and was able to rebuild the motor and rod it up a lot. It was a lot of fun for cruising from Sonic on one end of town to McDonald's on the other end of town. Usually would end up finding another pickup to head out to the bottoms and line em' up in the wheat fields. In college built a 83' Chevy Silverado short wide that was a beast, passed almost anything but a gas station. Still in my blood. I have an 06' F250 Super duty with 8" lift and 37" tires, straight exhaust on the Powerstroke with a few mods and some tuning that make it very strong. My wife calls it a mid life crisis.

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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by hoobilly » October 25th, 2017, 9:50 am

Grumpy wrote:Give it a while camoclown and when you conquer the Dick and Jane book, give it another try.
Now that’s hilarious!!!


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Post by ICDEDTURKES » October 25th, 2017, 12:08 pm

hoobilly wrote:
October 25th, 2017, 9:50 am
Grumpy wrote:Give it a while camoclown and when you conquer the Dick and Jane book, give it another try.
Now that’s hilarious!!!


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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by fountain » October 25th, 2017, 5:05 pm

I do the same thing when I drive my truck to town! The racing thing is hotter than ever around here with some pretty fast trucks/cars roaming around

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Post by CamoMan4025 » October 25th, 2017, 6:22 pm

Keep it up Hoobilly and you will be BANNED!
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Post by hoobilly » October 25th, 2017, 10:20 pm

drenalinld wrote:
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In HS I had a 72' Chevy 2WD with a 350. I worked at a NAPA with a machine shop and was able to rebuild the motor and rod it up a lot. It was a lot of fun for cruising from Sonic on one end of town to McDonald's on the other end of town. Usually would end up finding another pickup to head out to the bottoms and line em' up in the wheat fields. In college built a 83' Chevy Silverado short wide that was a beast, passed almost anything but a gas station. Still in my blood. I have an 06' F250 Super duty with 8" lift and 37" tires, straight exhaust on the Powerstroke with a few mods and some tuning that make it very strong. My wife calls it a mid life crisis.
Nice truck. I’m partial to Cu mmins Just bought a 06 6.0 for a good deal. No where as nice as yours.. but for what I paid for it, I can’t complain.


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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by Grumpy » October 26th, 2017, 9:53 am

soiltester wrote:
October 25th, 2017, 5:21 am
Grumpy wrote:
October 24th, 2017, 4:37 pm
I built a 62 Chevy pickup the one with torsion bars up a little by pulling the 235 and dropping in a built up 1959 Catalina 389 engine with a run of the mill Carter AFB carb on the factory truck 4 speed but had to go to a 11 in. clutch plate and heavy pressure plate out of a 2 ton grain truck and a positrac coil spring rear end. 3 rd. gear would take you to about 85 and when dropped into 4th ya just hung on. Pretty dumb to do but I got a night time speeding ticket from a Mont. hiway patrol at 144 mph. Gasoline hit .75 cents a gallon and it was time to let some other fool feed it.
How'd ya' git' a speeding ticket at 144 mph, oh you musta' slowed down so they could catch up or they had a roadblock set up fer' ya' :stir:

That's the only way the guys with the fastest cars in Michigan got tickets, that I rode with anyway :LMAO:




Bwahahahaha, Ennis, (the cop) said, "Do you know why I pulled you over?"
I said , "Yes, because I let you."
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Re: Relived some of my childhood tonight

Post by drenalinld » October 26th, 2017, 10:34 am

hoobilly wrote:
October 25th, 2017, 10:20 pm
drenalinld wrote:IMG_2036.JPGIn HS I had a 72' Chevy 2WD with a 350. I worked at a NAPA with a machine shop and was able to rebuild the motor and rod it up a lot. It was a lot of fun for cruising from Sonic on one end of town to McDonald's on the other end of town. Usually would end up finding another pickup to head out to the bottoms and line em' up in the wheat fields. In college built a 83' Chevy Silverado short wide that was a beast, passed almost anything but a gas station. Still in my blood. I have an 06' F250 Super duty with 8" lift and 37" tires, straight exhaust on the Powerstroke with a few mods and some tuning that make it very strong. My wife calls it a mid life crisis.
Nice truck. I’m partial to Cu mmins Just bought a 06 6.0 for a good deal. No where as nice as yours.. but for what I paid for it, I can’t complain.


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