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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    I work for a construction company. If you are implying that one would have to be rich to get the stuff I mentioned, I don't consider that to be the case. It will cost about 4 G's to supercharge my Crown Victoria. A good Camaro can be had for 10 thousand, and severly hot rodding my Crown Victoria could be done for about the same price. A CAV GT40 could be aquired for 70 grand new, and a reasonable price if used. None of that is out of reach for me in the future if things continue to work out like they are.
    No, I was more curious as to the job and approximately what it pays. I'd like to get into construction or something related, but not sure where or how to start.

    I am not into modding and don't know or even pretend to know prices. Plus, It's America! I strongly feel that people should do whatever they want with whatever amount of money they want, if it makes them happy. That is part of the American dream, imho
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    Thanks guys for the comments on the cars.



    Yes they are only out once or twice a year.

    The Cobra is a race built unit and not a genuine 427 race Cobra. They are currently worth about $1.2m

    Will not waste anytime replying to the rubbish about my polluting as the guy with his lawn mower or motorised hedge trimmer pollutes more in a weekend than I could in a month or two.



    So take a hike there and check the facts before you post.

    Have worked three jobs and taken one or two risks in business so guess I'll buy what I want - if you don't like my interest in cars as well as cycling bad luck. Importantly I'm happy..

    Glad some saw the fun in hi jacking the 'Thread'

    I'm at Knotts for the car event in Cal. in late April. This is a Kit Car event.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie Knight
    Thanks guys for the comments on the cars...
    Glad some saw the fun in hi jacking the 'Thread'
    I'm at Knotts for the car event in Cal. in late April.
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    Hey Bernie, do you know Carps?
    And what donk in the Model A?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasGuy
    Plus, It's America! I strongly feel that people should do whatever they want with whatever amount of money they want, if it makes them happy. That is part of the American dream, imho
    You better be careful with that statement before that "other" guy starts in with children sex-slaves...

    That blown Crown Vic's gonna be a sleeper MONSTER! Be sure to get the posi rear-end for drag-racing or a torsen if you're gonna be tracking it.
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    TexasGuy,

    I have a pretty good job. I am 19, almost 20 now, and I make 18 dollars an hour installing windows. All company's are different, and the biggest thing is to find a good company. But in order to get hired, you must have skills, or perhaps pass a test, get into a union, and do a 5 year apprenticeship. Its also possible to get a low paying job that will teach you skills over time and eventually pay real well, but unions are better. And remember, once you have skills and experience, companys will eagerly hire you if you get layed off, fired or quit.

    If you are reasonably good at math, HVAC technicians are in short supply, and 100 grand a year is nothing short of attainable after you complete an apprenticeship program.

    One last thing to mention. Never use monster.com. As you may be aware, it will just spam you email to death. If there are no classified adds looking for people with minimal or no experience, its far more effective to call company's and explain that you are looking for a career in the trades, that you want to work hard, and cheap to start. Even if companys you call aren't hiring, many times they will tell you of somebody who is or give you other useful advice. Also, check local college websites. Many will have job listings.

    Danno, besides a posi rear, lets not forget bigger rear tires and better breaks.
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    FlatTop

    The 1928 A specs are;

    289 block. Stroker kit - 347. Tunnel ram with twin Holleys. Ice ignition set up. C4 auto with shift kit. 9" rear end with 3.75 gearing.

    And I'm just starting to learn about chain wheels and cassettes!!!



    It's interesting that the 50+ does allow people to have a little disposalble income, particularly if children are off your hands - if that ever happens.



    Part of the reason that I "posted" the "thread' was about/for a little fun.

    I was amazed when riding around with people just how many of them have interests that are unusual.

    The riding of bikes certainly provides a great forum for discussion on all types of things. I kept fairly quite about my interest in cars and was amazed when the topic came up, just how many have had an interest in auto/engine relelated hobbies.

    Thanks to those that have enjoyed the 'Thread' to date.



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    Thanks, Bernie.
    I've been a gearhead for my whole life , but the bicycles just have a degree of simplicity and elegance of design that captivates. It's a good thing to have a multitude of interests.

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    FlatTop

    Not to mention the bicycle is much cheaper...

    I selected a carbon fibre bike with all the goodies and found the engineering and parts are really first class. I keep looking at it and wondering how I could get some of the technology into the Cobra. Just been looking at installing a wet back type hydration system!!!..

    Yes like you I have had an interest for many years in cars and find that somehow converstions always get around to them.

    Found we were talking about houses the other night and whoaa did some great information come out there about what people are doing and retirement plans etc...

    Yes I'm enjoying the bike and obviously some weight is falling off. So a win win situation.

    Importantly I'm keeping those polluting motor cars off our roads..

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    I have the budget version of the Cobra.











    Still fun, though I don't really drive it much anymore. It'll probably get sold soon, since my Honda is on it's last leg, and I need something I can haul bikes in.

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    was that 12.6 on street tyres, i assume?

    very nice r/t by the way...

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    On post 29, some prick decided us cheap skates shouldn't be able to see pictures of a 64 impala, so heres a bunch of 64 impala pictures:

    http://images.google.com/images?q=64+chevy+impala&hl=en
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    Great photos of the Cobra Mustang.



    I was recently in California at the Fontana Speedway for the Shelby SAAC event and had a chance to really look at the Mustang. Old Shelby was there.

    Here's a picture with me looking over his shoulder as he signned a dash board. Perhaps Lance will be doing that when he is 80+..



    Hell I would like one of those Mustangs. Garage here now toooo small. Thinking of placing two lifts in to get two up into the ceiling area....

    The 4.2 quad is becoming popular here as the Australian Design Rules now only accept the LS1 or 4.2 Quad cam in Cobra kits. I was lucky as my Cobra has been on the road for over 18 years so the carby set up is ok. The Cobra is not a kit, but built by a race shop and is road legal..

    The dyno pulls are impressive. My son can get good reaction times. Now when I get behind the wheel I have the green light focus and end up with .8's.

    Best time with the Cobra with a 4.11 set and slicks was 10.77. One run that caught me totally off guard. My son driving...

    He is about 2 - 3 seconds quicker around most tracks - not his car...

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    My Brother's Datsun 1200 Ute (ca18)
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    I've got a quicktime movie about 5 sec long of it launching. Any idea where I can save it and link to? On yahoo it times out.
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    Here's my contribution to this car enthusiast thread. New pictures of my XKE. That's me standing with it wearing my Great Annual Bicycle Adventure Along the Wisconsin River (GRABAAWR) tee shirt.

    I haven't driven the Jag this season yet. I need to rebuild the three carbs. I'm toying with replacing them with some Webers. Of course I'll keep the originals!
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    Nice Jag Gus. But where do you put your bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyossarian
    Nice Jag Gus. But where do you put your bike?
    On top of the Honda Accord.
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    Just don't drive into the garage w/ your bikes still on the roof. I have a scratched up Brooks to remind me not to do that a 3rd time.
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    I haven't done that yet. But I am really parinoid about it! I have a friend who drove into his garage (twice now) with his Litespeed Vortex on board. Made a mess of his car and the carbon seat post. Third time is the charm I guess.
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    I've only used the rack twice and twice drove under low hanging signs that told me how low they were. I did it once w/ my mtb (not a mark on it) and once w/ my fixie (scratched Brooks, that's why I can't have nice things). It's the one of the worst sounds you could ever hear. I think I need a folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclezen
    interesting, but this is cycling
    plenty enough places to wag your shag for infernal ***-bustion
    ...take it to FOO

    moderators????
    aww freakin get over it. nuthin I hate worse than thought police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcom
    aww freakin get over it. nuthin I hate worse than thought police.
    THOUGHT POLICE STRIKE AGAIN!!!!!!
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