Originally Posted by bygddy
Um.....ok? Cause that kinda sounds like open check book build....some of us have mortgages, kids, wife's, and yet we still wanna play....so our junk should sit in pieces while we save to buy the best parts? Hey....wanna guess what happens next? Nothing....thats what, and the hobby looses out...because eventually we grow weary of staring at a bunch of expensive garage art that never gets completed cause real life got in the way. So how about buying what you can afford, building what your able, fixing as required, and actually getting out there and enjoying your junk as often as you can.....course what do I know, I actually used a set of.....gasp.....305 heads on my last build....ohh....and may even toss a blower on my mostly stock, completely unknown SBC I have now....but hey, tell you what, while I'm out abusing my junk, and loving every second of it, you can show us all pics of your shiny afr heads, and forged parts, and latest big dollar whiz bang speed parts all piled nicely on your bench waiting to come to life.....253am....still bored....and mildly irratated now....
I have known and respected guys who's level of commitment to a project span from 3 to 5 yrs or more to build the best.During them sharing their build they contributed to hot rodding more to the sport than anything.
If you can't wait to get the parts you know you need,I gotta wonder about the rest of the build...............
Being 65 yrs old and not a kid,expenses of life and the understanding of that are a given.Hot rodder and hot rodding is who I am.Not unlike being a biker.The sacrifices made for that and my families support are also key elements.The thing is all too often I run across guys who have expenses they claim they just can't live without.Cell phones,150 channel flat screen TV situations,etc,etc,then tell me all the things they can't afford.I call out that as a matter of priority's with the project not being the number one.
I have been very lucky in to have after yrs of hard work to have a racing operation turn into a profitable business.That being a partnership,anything outside of the business that I want to build privately,I still bear the same cross as anyone else.It's all about money management.
"Open book build" is as I defined it.Enjoy the build not matter how long it takes and stay committed to it to the end.
BTW-these builds are not the same as postings on the net in terms of time it takes. We take all income type members that might not be heard of about their builds for awhile,but then update when progress is made.That's Ok. With each post they gain more respect from me.