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Old 06-20-2016, 12:54 AM
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lost motivation dont know what to do

have u ever lost motivation to finish ur car ?


i have an 89 camaro that actually has the potential to be a very nice street/strip car , but ever since my closest drag strip has closed ive seem to have lost all motivation/will to work on it or finish it

and now im not sure what i want to do with it.
currently its got s pretty nice sbc in it
352ci ,200cc heads hsr intake , xe275, s475 turbo , the350 huges manual rev vb/tran brake , fti 4500 stall, 3 inch moly ds, and a dana 60 i need to install






the nearest place to race is now a 600 mile trip i honestly cant afford to travel that far to race but 1-2 times a year , the track that closed was only 120 miles round trip for me

now im just stuck not knowing what i want to do with the car , part of me wants to just pick up a vortec 350 and put a 700r4, or t56 in it and use it as a daily driver , or i could get rid of the turbo and install some long tube headers and run it n/a


if i did that though im just wondering if i would kick myself in the *** in the long run , if u guys had no place semi close to race what u guys u do at this point ,
and at this point the car needs a cage, interior and rearend installed to finish it as is


would u part the motor and trans out and install something stockish to drive it around , just take the turbo off , or leave it as is
honestly i think as a daily driver it might just be a bit overkill , and parting ther motor/trans might just get me back some of the money im in this thing

i donno at this point im just not sure what to do with the damn thing , maybe im just getting burnt out on cars


as of right now the only thing i have planned for the car is i am enetered and paid for in the silver state classic , but as that stands thats 1 race per year with a car i have a decent amout of money tied up in

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one never knows.. there might be somebody waiting at the end of the silverstate classic with a pile of cash. .

there are also the once or twice a year monster miles .. but i don't know if they are still in ohio..

it's just a thought..

must have spent months on the paint..

i was thinking.. high speed race.. might want to look into some of the clear rock guard clear sheets that protect the fronts and wheel openings of so many cars.. i forgot what they called the material.. 3M makes one brand of it.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:26 AM
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one never knows.. there might be somebody waiting at the end of the silverstate classic with a pile of cash. .

there are also the once or twice a year monster miles .. but i don't know if they are still in ohio..

it's just a thought..

must have spent months on the paint..

i was thinking.. high speed race.. might want to look into some of the clear rock guard clear sheets that protect the fronts and wheel openings of so many cars.. i forgot what they called the material.. 3M makes one brand of it.
i dont even want to think of what i have in the car tbh , it took me about 3 years to paint the car, and that was with lots of help form this forum actually
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Cool a change of thinking

with the drag strip pretty much out of the pic now, and u said u were building for street also..then keep going with the street and with some guts in it.. stopping a build now and thinking of a sell will pretty much gut the pocket book. it's the car u wanted so try a mind shift and put it on the road and do a strip when u want. everyone i know that did a long build went through the same with i've had enough and stopped.. i did it my self for a month. but when u look in the garage and see the amount of $$$$ u have on the floor and the hugh lost i will get if i sell it,,, i finished it..
and had a blast for 10 yrs. starting my engine for the first time was mind blowing.. and i could now see the end.. for 10 months it was my second job and most of my weekends.. but i got it done.
set golds for every week and work to finish it.
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you could move closer to a track. lol Seriously though, you are the one that has to decide what to do with it. I've given up on a project and just sold it, and regretted it later, but then moved on with a more practical project. Weigh your options carefully and then do it again before doing anything rash.(measure twice, cut once)
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Old 06-20-2016, 07:41 AM
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I would finish it, make it streetable and enjoy the week night and weekend cruises.




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you could move closer to a track. lol Seriously though, you are the one that has to decide what to do with it. I've given up on a project and just sold it, and regretted it later, but then moved on with a more practical project. Weigh your options carefully and then do it again before doing anything rash.(measure twice, cut once)


''Ihave found after 60 years of building and selling...i have a 55 chevy that calls to me to sell it. BUT dreams aren't made by giving up.and throwing them away...my advice to you would be this. If you like the kar the slightest amount, put it in storage for 1 year..if after that time you..feel the same...try one more year. TIME FLIES my friend ,and we change greatly in 2 years.By looking at the pictures you have, A great looking ride waiting to appear on the streets.

In other words be Damn sure before you let her go. been there and done that.So fathers day we rolled my 55 over to another stall in my garage. About November it gets cold around lower mich.i'll be thinking."guess i'll get her over here and finish that quarter.Changing lanes in the building process is good idea too.Just be sure. Isold my black candy flamed 57 60s chevelle interior hand folded pleats burgundy 4-speed 350. As i search for it now. prolly won't find it. i know the buyer was an idiot.He wrecked and used a hammer on the biuick grille teeth

Wish i had NEVER LET IT GO!!! JOMO HTH BOB S.'

Sorry i get alittle carried away when i think about that kar.
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The great thing about focusing on the street is the increased number of times you can enjoy it! Maybe even add some sort of paint graphics to give it the right personality, and gather up more attention, too! Of course an occasional burst of speed can be enjoyed, when it's safe to do so! :-)~

That way a few times a week might be possible, instead of an occasional weekend trip.

Cruises... car shows... visiting friends or cruising with them.... and an occasional drag race? Awesome!
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[QUOTE=TucsonJay;3758801]The great thing about focusing on the street is the increased number of times you can enjoy it! Maybe even add some sort of paint graphics to give it the right personality, and gather up more attention, too! Of course an occasional burst of speed can be enjoyed, when it's safe to do so! :-)~

That way a few times a week might be possible, instead of an occasional weekend trip.

Cruises... car shows... visiting friends or cruising with them.... and an occasional drag race? Awesome![/QUOT


True...very good idea, But if the money you have put into it. Thats gonna get worse racing it .....MUCH MUCH worse in cost,and repairing it after every race.Like the street outlaws do.you will be back where you started

Tuscon jays got it.I have 3 done and a 55 on the map for later.But i at my age am getting tired ,and money tightens up when one retires.KEEP IT don't give up. bob s
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:22 PM
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I liked following along with your build!!
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How's about I come up there and give you a butt whupping! J/K! That's a beautiful car, you should be proud of that machine, make your next goal an easy one, drive it! Like the guys say, car shows, cruise nights, speed meets, whenever the opportunity happens along.
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I suggest foraging for some key items and swapping for them when possible... to convert the car to be suitable for the terrain you DO have plenty of.



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[QUOTE=idrivejunk;3759577]f.



Back in the 70s I owned a house in Commerce City, Colorado (suburb of Denver). I rented it to a guy who used the garage to put a 68(?) Camaro body on a Blazer frame w/ full roll cage and 80 gal gas tank. This pic reminded me of that car. Any chance you're that guy or bought it from him? As I remember that car was blue.
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Just internet grabs on those pics!
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I would say keep it. Make it streetable, and drive the snot out of it. If you don't want to finish it right now, tuck it in a corner, prepare it for storage, and cover it up. I completely understand the lack of motivation. It took me over 4 1/2 years to "finish" my camper rebuild, and it's only a 12 foot box. I worked on it a little at a time, often months in between times working on it, before I got it into a useable condition. It's still not 100% finished, but I can use it and enjoy it.

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