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    Man, Iíve been working 65-70 hour weeks again , and itís hard to keep up with all of the new threads and posts on CHR. Iím taking a little break right now, and just wanted to tell you Al that I donít think ole eddybo was trying to start up an ďattitudeĒ post... I think the fellow just transposed his ďliterate and illiterateĒ. BUT BOY does that put a different connotation on the meaning of the post! Eddybo, proof read this stuff or youíre going to get a ďflamingĒ thread started!

    Al, Iíd like to see ole blury lined up against streets too. But thereís going to have to be a mighty big spot by streets (let the cat ride in the T?) unless blurry can do something serious to that Ramblerís 6. I saw where streets made an 8 second 160 mph run in that T of his... talking about your white knuckled ride to the corner store to pick up a six pack Ė streets could give you one!

    OK, Iíve killed enough time and had better get back to making a living.

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    P.S. Dave, since youíre getting rid of the tunes equipment, Iíll help you out of a bind and take the stuff off your hands Donít worry, Iíll pay for the shipping.

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    Whoops, damn thought I was just getting flamed for my spelling. I did not even realise that I transposed the literate and illiterate. Thanks for pointing that out to me, Dan. I was just trying to compliment all you guys on your well thought out responses and the starter of this thread for his post. Did not mean to offend anyone, but that is what happens when you are doing ten things at once. As far as the illiterate hotrodders that I am reffered to I am talking about some of my closest friends. They may not be able to read or write too well but they know more about cars than just about anyone. If you guys are going to make me spell check this I guess I will just read the post and keep my fingers away from the keyboard. Geeez, I feel stupid, thanks for pointing out my error Dan. Sorry Alshow.

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    Okay guys, is it time for a group hug now??
    Your Uncle Bob, Senior Geezer Curmudgeon

    It's much easier to promise someone a "free" ride on the wagon than to urge them to pull it.

    Luck occurs when preparation and opportunity converge.

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    Street, I don't know if that's you and your cat or not. but that picture has been on the net for about 2 years. My wife works at animal rescue group. and they have that picture on the wall.

    I can hear that cat now..... Here Doggy,Doggy
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    eddybo, Ya dont hafta spel gud ta bee a rodda. Unless you paint something on your car.Like "Born too loose" when you mean "Born to lose". I misspell things a lot and nobody says anything. I shouldn't type without my glasses on. Or after too many beers. It helps if you read it before you post it but I still miss my mistakes sometimes.

    Dave, don't clean out the trunk. When your favorite song comes on the radio you have to be able to crank it up loud enough to drown out the exhaust and wind noise.

    Streets, Is that a dog in a cat suit? Or did you paint a bobcat ? Do the neighbors cats keep disappearing? Have you sent a picture to the Guiness book of records?
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    Two years ago to the day this was originally written. And guess what....................it still applies! Since then this "rat rod" thing has gotten a lot more attention......................now it seems the biggest snobs in the car world are the rat rod know-it-alls who think they're the only REAL hot rodders.
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    Funny thing about "rat rods", a few years ago Street Rodder mag had on it's cover a '27 fenderless tub (I believe,could be wrong about the year) on their cover and they called it a "beater". What goes around comes around and I'm no fan of snobs no matter what shape they come in.
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    I wonder if there are......

    Bird watcher snobs?
    Stamp collector snobs?
    Ultra lite flying snobs?
    Coin collector snobs?
    etc. etc. etc. ???

    I sure could use a vacation...........

    My observation iz' all snobs have 1 thing in common....

    They take life way tooooo serious.
    "PLAN" your life like you will live to 120.
    "LIVE" your life like you could die tomorrow.

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    Yanno what this brings to mind for me is the eternal conflict between many of the Harley owners & "the other people".
    I'm a rider, period. I dont have a bike I ride on Sundays IF it's sunny. Thats just someone who rides. I ride everyday year round, rain, wind, sometimes snow if I have to. I'm a "rider". BUT, the pinhead yuppie who bought a HD coz he thought it was like getting coolness in a can looks down on me coz I elected to go with a cheaper (yet amazingly superior product to a comparible HD) bike.
    Yeah, whatever. I dont care what you ride, just ride it!

    Do it coz you love it, not coz it's "cool". That applies to pretty much everything in life when it comes down to it.

    As far as hotrodding snobs, I've been pretty lucky with my lil monstrosity, I believe because it's something different in a sea of similarity.
    Yet I have experienced the disdain expressed by so called purists that believe that if it aint old American iron, it aint $h!t.
    When some self proclaimed rodding expert tries tellin me my car isn't worth the rubber on the wheels coz it's "not a real hotrod" irritates me to no end & can kindly go hug a nut.

    Life is about variety, look into it sometime,...
    I dig ALL cars, old & new, whether they were hammered out of american iron, German steel, or Japanese tin cans. Being unable to appreciate them all is missing out on a world of great things.

    But thats just my opinion.

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    "Was the first image of a hot rod snob that popped into your mind a gold chain wearin', store bought rod drivin', loud braggin', insufferably borin', power parkin', boor? "

    yes

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    Thanks for bringing this post back to the top Bob. Though I wasn't around CHR when it was originally posted, I did stumble across it in the archives some time ago.

    Lots of people have come and gone since then, but it is as applicable today as the day you wrote it. It should indeed be required reading for all of us.
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    Great post Bob, I have wondered if anyone felt the same passion for all of hot rodding that I did. A while back when I first started enjoying this forum, I made the mistake of saying that these tuner guys are hotrodders. I was drug into the tuner scene by my young son who wanted to build one. I found that it was still a matter of expression and creativity. I look forward to the changes in automotives in the future. With soring gas prices, we should see a variety of non conforming creations. Thanks again for your insite.

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    i've found that having an opinon on this subject will get my butt warmed one way or another. i've been a car nut my whole life and never met a car i did'nt like. i have come to the conclusion that theres only one answer........


    " when you start paying the bills on it.............you can have an opinon "

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    Great post--I like all tyes of cars but usually drive ones older than 1957. I really don't know what the true meaning of a rodder is as there are so many different types of cars out there. The axiom I try to adhere to is "the only person you have to please is yourself". So enjoy what you drive and watch out for the old Porch Dog.
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    It seems that you will always come across the occasional yutz that calls himself a hot-rodder...You all know the ones...The "My car is better than yours will ever think of being" kind of guy, who prides himself in stroking his own ego.

    Case in point...

    I know a guy, that I do a lot of signage work for, who has more money than sense. He buys cars like they're going out of style, and keeps all of them, in a very nice, temperature controlled warehouse. He buys these cars, because they are "original" or "the Twenty-Fifth or Fiftith Anniversary Edition" or because "This is number such & such of only so many made"...

    He doesn't buy them because he has a passion for them...he buys them because he thinks he needs to, to impress people...

    Don't get me wrong, he's an OK guy, but he is definately very impressed with himself, his money, and his collection of cars...
    Very few, of which I might add, ever get driven.

    He brags about maintaining these vehicles himself, yet, whenever there is a problem with one, the only thing he does is take it to the local mechanic to fix the problem.

    I can safely say that he is the only man I have ever met that wears rubber gloves when checking the oil, because he doesn't want to get cruddy...gimme a break...

    Heck, I'll be the first one to admit that I don't know much about engines, and working on them, but, just a week or so ago, I trouble-shooted the problem he was having with his 47 International truck...After sitting still for 8 years, he decided to put this little truck in the parade. And bless it's heart, it ran like a champ for the parade, and then started acting up after the parade. Come to find out, he hadn't drained out the old gas, the stuff that had been in there for the past 8 years...he just topped it off with new gas & let 'er rip. When it started acting up, he decided to drain the fuel, replace the fuel pump, and made sure the fuel lines were clean, but it still wasn't running right...like it wasn't getting the fuel it needed...

    I asked him if he had tinkered with the carborator any...and he said that had nothing to with it...
    So...while he had the hood up, and was inside fiddle-fartin' around, I tinkered with the carbs a bit, and what do ya know...it runs fine now...go figure.
    I guess it must've just needed to be loosened up a bit, after sitting for that long, I imagine there was just gunk stuck in the carbs that worked itself out when I messed with it...I dunno...I just got lucky, I guess...

    I'm no mechanic, but I do know that you need fuel & fire to run, and if you don't have one of those, I know where to start looking for the problem...

    So, I guess what I'm tryin' to say is, no matter how much money you have, or how many cars you own, if you don't have that passion, the one that runs through your veins and fuels your imagination, you aren't a "true" hot rodder...

    Because, it doesn't matter what you drive, or how it looks...this passion is what sets us apart from all the rest of the yuppie-snob--"It's just a phase I'm goin' through"-wannabe-rodders...

    Just my two cents...

    Now...can someone help me down off this soapbox??

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