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    Sorry to see you've had a rough start of it "Tie"... we can be a cynical group at times, but when most of us were 17 we couldn't scratch two nickles together.
    So be careful when you mention the amount of time and hours spent 'cause many of us have done that for decades! And you come on here asking for help with a motor that's cost you 10 grand... okay, many will take it at face value.. but today at 17 how many fellas are spending that much or have that much to put into a car when still in school or maybe just out of???

    I don't want to imply your being less than truthful, I don't even know you! But, I'm asking for you to look at the situation from where we sit, if you got 10K in just the motor, what's the car cost? And all at 17? Again, not sayin' your being less than truthful... but there are 2 sides and you'll also need to look at things from the other side.

    SO gives us a break, be honest with your answers and know there will be a lot of info tossed your way. These folks have info and knowledge and will share it with you for the asking, just share some pictures once in awhile..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tie-355 View Post
    i decided to go through all my old photos of my car i saved on facebook and was able to find this one of the engine bay when i first got it home. dont know if it will help but its a pic all the same.....
    Where's the pic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Where's the pic?
    The picture was up late last night in post #48 and after Jerry's post #49 it was taken down. It was a picture of the engine bay and as Jerry pointed out there were a lot of things missing. To me it was evident that it was a dressed up small block and as Jerry pointed out not a $10,000 engine. As I said earlier, "I smell a rat", no disrespect just the plain truth.
    I have a ton of admiration for a youngster trying to work on older American iron and glean information, but as John Vernon said in "The Outlaw Josey Wales", "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tie-355 View Post
    Well i got the answer i wanted to hear from someone so this can be deleted now!
    I believe we ran him off...........
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    Exhaust sound? What was the answer?
    Rummmmm,rummmm?

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    What I saw of the motor didn't look like cheap parts? And, there are reasons for a motor to stop pulling at a given rpm other than the build. Even the best built motor can suffer from timing and fuel issues.
    Personally, I believe he was just a little misguided, and we missed an opportunity to coach a young lad along his journey.

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    If he (or anyone) is looking for a specific answer they should start a poll--not show an U tube video about exhaust pipe sound----------

    He didn't ask, hint, positively state, or humbum any thought except that he was 17, could make a sound video, and he had a car that someone wrote a check for 10g for motor work???????
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    The whole car may have been worth 10 grand and that's debatable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    The whole car may have been worth 10 grand and that's debatable.
    Don't overlook that he told everyone that it was Canadian Dollars, so that $10K is $7,200 at today's exchange rates. I'm not saying yes or no about the validity of his claims, but several people did not do very good with their basic read to comprehend skills with this thread, IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Don't overlook that he told everyone that it was Canadian Dollars, so that $10K is $7,200 at today's exchange rates. I'm not saying yes or no about the validity of his claims, but several people did not do very good with their basic read to comprehend skills with this thread, IMHO.
    I wasn't aware that the dollar was that weak compared to Canadian dollars. Still, $7200 should build a pretty stout sbc. Tech asked for numbers from the engine, not forthcoming and too many things that didn't jive. If the intake was warped that would sure indicate that it wasn't the only thing warped and he took it to a shop to have the intake milled???? Too many variables not addressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    I wasn't aware that the dollar was that weak compared to Canadian dollars. Still, $7200 should build a pretty stout sbc. Tech asked for numbers from the engine, not forthcoming and too many things that didn't jive. If the intake was warped that would sure indicate that it wasn't the only thing warped and he took it to a shop to have the intake milled???? Too many variables not addressed.
    I don't disagree that he could have done better on his end. Regarding the dollar's strength, the Canadian dollar is weak, so that it takes only US$0.72 to get CN$1.00 - or the other way, they have to plunk down CN$1.39 to buy a US Dollar's worth of goods.
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    MHO, he was just a young man that was very proud of his car, trying show us what he had. Some of us misinterpreted his pride for arrogance, when he was pushed into a corner he fought back the best he could. I know most of us here would feel about the same as I do if our son or grandson was treated the same.
    It's kinda like the bumper sticker says, "Be kind, it's so easy."
    Personally, I'm sad that he left, as our numbers dwindle, who will represent our sport if we don't pass our educations on. Without the young people helping to carry the torch, we may well see our whole industry disappear.
    Driverless cars people, wake up....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 36 sedan View Post
    MHO, he was just a young man that was very proud of his car, trying show us what he had. Some of us misinterpreted his pride for arrogance, when he was pushed into a corner he fought back the best he could. I know most of us here would feel about the same as I do if our son or grandson was treated the same.
    It's kinda like the bumper sticker says, "Be kind, it's so easy."
    Personally, I'm sad that he left, as our numbers dwindle, who will represent our sport if we don't pass our educations on. Without the young people helping to carry the torch, we may well see our whole industry disappear.
    Driverless cars people, wake up....

    The one word you used, "arrogance", says a lot. I guess I'm getting too old, just can't handle BS and arrogance.
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    A wise man once told me, "the only difference between confidence and arrogance is Knowledge.", that same man told me, "we should have no secrets in our trade, for if we do not pass our knowledge on, it will simply die with us.", further he said, "the man that can teach is double the value of the man that can only do."
    R.I.P. Dad....
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    If your going to teach, someone has to want to learn--and sit down and listen and answer questions----
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