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Old 10-29-2003, 11:11 AM
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Help Help I am loosing Interest in Old Cars

Ya! after owning a few camaro's and Vettes I am getting very bored with my current 73-454 vette "Maybe it's running to Good" Dam even the A/C blows cold. How do I get out of this slump. I am thinking scary thoughts Like a new Porsche or a Honda 2000

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Old 10-29-2003, 11:18 AM
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What works for me when I start to get a touch of the burnout is to get in the hotrod and drive a little while. Another way is to go to a show that does not allow the newer stuff in.
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:27 AM
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Well.....??? If your getting bored with the old girl it's sounds like it's time to add a narrowed 9in. and a nice 8-71 blower --- GO PRO STREET!!!!! Or, how about a nice twin turbo setup and some suspension goodies ---A 200m.p.h. CORNER CARVER!!!!!!!! FOR REAL DAWG (teen slang ha ha) if you are tired of a 73'---454" vette then you should go get the porch er. er. porsche!! And let a real hot rodder get his hands on the vette. Gee George, I would hug it and squeeze it and keep it for my very own, yup, yup!!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:27 AM
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Hmmm, wish I had a big block vette to get tired of!! LOL
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:30 AM
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Yeah Jmark, we should all be so cursed!!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:32 AM
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Numbers matching?
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Old 10-29-2003, 11:40 AM
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Thank for the words of encouragement. It seem I was the happiest when I installed a new 272 cam and headers, ported the heads, to wake the monster up, next I added new electric rad cooling fans and of course had all the other engine items such as rad, alternator, water pump, brake booster, rebuilt. Like I said the monster is running real good.

Dual Turbos, Supercharger, interesting. I don' think the current engine could handle the 100+ HP But very very interesting suggestions
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:12 PM
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If nothing else i knew someone that got tired of his corvette (1968 with a 3-2 system on a 427 HOW CAN YOU GET TIRED OF THAT!!!) and he took his daily driver and modified that. A Mercury Marquis and now it is a fast little grocery getter.
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:27 PM
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Simple fix... go down to the local ricer hangout and listen to them talk about how impressive their car is because of the new decals and exhaust tip and watch them turn the 1/4 mile in a mere 15.0 seconds.

If after a few minutes of that you're not happy to slide back into your Vette and laugh your *** off at them then I'd say it's time to find a new passion.
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Old 10-29-2003, 12:41 PM
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The best way to get board is to stop working on it. Find yourself something that needs to be restored or upgraded. If the car is perfect, well I say it is time for something else. That is the hotrodders curse in action: bored with this one......I need another.

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Old 10-29-2003, 01:06 PM
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Depending on your financial resources naturally but.....what I would do is, think about what kind of hotrod I would like, make it a 30's something, go on an all out search to find one, for a really good price and in moderately good condition, you have to have the feeling that you have picked up an absolute bargain, then decide what you are going to change, interior, exterior, engine, etc, preferably all 3. Then with vision in mind, go get it.
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Take the car and park it out of sight and out of mind maybe about 25 miles out of town at a friends house (inside a garage of coarse) and see how long it takes to miss your baby. Then like the others have said, go to a couple of old car shows and you'll get the bug to bring her back home.
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Old 10-29-2003, 01:47 PM
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good one! answer to your problems: Nitrous. or go auto-crossing it. maybe it needs a new stereo. maybe you should trade it for one with a chrome bumper or maybe even one with four headlights. not enough babes in the local Vette club? you are never going to get something that handles like your vette and gets 30 mpg in town unless you go jap, so if that's what you want it aint gonna happen with a 454. newer vette and camaro owners are claiming 30 mpg highway with their double overdrive 6sp trannies. dont forget new cars=payments. gotta admit the new turbo'd jap cars are fun to drive and very fast. like the wrx
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Are you a member of a vette club? Getting involved with others of similar interests or helping them out might keep you from doing something you might regret later (selling it)
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