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  1. Lets share some stories!!!

    Hotrodders' Lounge
    Everybody was a beginner once, even some of you older guys that have been doing this for years. Lets hear some stories about the dumb choices you made as a beginner hot rodder! I'll start: I had never worked on an engine before in my life and had nobody to teach me, so I was on my own. Like...
  2. New from sc

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi my name is Leland. I am a 22 year old native of anderson South Carolina. I joined this site to get some help on a project that I bought a few years ago. I do not have a lot of experience and the few things I do know are self thought bc I had nobody to show me or give advice. If you would...
  3. 51 Desoto won't start

    I have a 51 Desoto I am trying to get running (flathead 6). We have taken the head off and we cleaned it all up as well as made sure the valves moved freely ant that they sat fairly well. I have compression of around 60 in all cylinders but the second which has 20lbs. I have a hot blue spark...
  4. carburetor question

    Hotrodding Basics
    I have a 1972 chevrolet 3/4 ton pickup truck with a 350 engine. On it is a Rochester Quadrajet 4mv carburetor. It is missing the vacuum break diaphragm plunger, and is rigged with a wire to keep the choke open so that the truck is able to start. Winter is on its way and the cold weather makes...
  5. Need help 51-54 pick up rod? Low Budget? Realistic?

    Hotrodding Basics
    Hello im very new to this forum and Im looking to build a 51-54 Chevy pick up rod. I have good technical skills and have good welding skills as well as a lot of fabrication machines i have access to. So i have a couple questions... Should i build a tube frame myself or any specific car frame...
  6. First time building, any tips or suggestions?

    Hotrodding Basics
    Hello, I've decided that I want to try and rebuild a Chevy 350 engine (because theyre so easy to find things for) to acheieve 400hp-450hp. On a budget. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to make this go smoother. Also I don't have a car to put it in yet. At this point I'm just building to...
  7. Need Advice, please help

    Hotrodding Basics
    Hello everyone, This is my first post and also my first day on this forum. I am in need of some advice. I want to start working with cars and motorcycles... I love working with my hands and cars have always been of interest to me. Here is my question: How do I go about making a career of...