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Old 01-14-2012, 01:13 PM
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So, I've been doing this for about 46 years. My dad had a 1953 Studebaker 1/2 ton PU (R-5). One day I pulled off the exhaust pipe from the flathead 6 and fired it up. I was hooked for life. We had a junk '61 merc w/ a 390 in it so when I was 15 I pulled it out and rebuilt it. Got a torque wrench for my 16th birthday and did it right. Then we pulled out the 6 and shoehorned in the 390. Not enough power so I built my own headders and bolted on a 950 cfm Holley 3 barrel. I could burn the tires off the rim. A lot has happened since then. Falcons, Pintos, vw's and fixing anything anyone owned. Got into bikes for awhile too. I've been welding for about as long too. Certified nuclear-US Navy. Self taught machinist. Worked 7 1/2 years as a design/fabrication engineer of exhibits for a science museum (OMSI). Now that the clock is ticking down, I figure that I'd better finish up my projects before I'm too old to drive them. I still have #1 which has been sitting for 20 years and after I finish up a vw diesel pick-up and an F-250, I will concentrate on my baby. Hopefully, I will be able to use all of my years of skill and knowledge to do it right.

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Old 01-14-2012, 01:21 PM
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You aren't ancient.... you are at the core of this hobby!

Sounds like the story of many of us here! I also started about the same time, doing my first engine rebuild in '64... and painting my first car in '65. You should fit in fine. Welcome.
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Welcome to HR.C . you mentioned OMSI,, That wouldn't be Oregon museum of science and industry would it? My favorite place,,
better get busy on those projects,, I know what happens when you get side tracked,,
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You are correct about OMSI. I hope to be of some help to other rodders.
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You are correct about OMSI. I hope to be of some help to other rodders.

Are you in the Portland area?
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Affirmative. Actually just outside of Banks.
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