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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2010, 03:51:29 AM »

Just don't discuss which way the distributor is pointing...

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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2010, 05:34:06 AM »

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Butchers have been around for decades, if not millenia, but with the close-knit unit we pretend to be here, with a little patience and a little bit of fabrication, hey, easy project.




 
What do you mean pretend? 
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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2010, 08:57:41 PM »

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Butchers have been around for decades, if not millenia, but with the close-knit unit we pretend to be here, with a little patience and a little bit of fabrication, hey, easy project.




 
Goes hand in hand with the PATIENCE we pretend to have with Stan (and Stan, I am not picking on you, Steve does enough of that for ALL of us).
 
Remember, when it comes to actually working on cars, I am still pretending because I am nine months into a kit garage and the city still hasn't given me permission to build it. I am now getting ready to talk graft, corruption, or incompetence, not sure. I think it is the first two, because when I had them tell me, "Well, you really haven't paid us enough for what you are doing, we gotta figure out how to charge you more." I thought he was joking until his supervisor came over and backed him up.
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« Reply #33 on: July 14, 2010, 05:01:28 AM »

Now you're picking on Stan.  Sir!  I pass the torch.  Knock yourself out.  LOL
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« Reply #34 on: July 14, 2010, 06:51:44 AM »


Bring it on...

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« Reply #35 on: July 14, 2010, 07:07:29 AM »

Which one are you?
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« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2010, 12:25:45 PM »

I'm not dumb enough to try and take your title away, so I'll be satisfied to be whipped...

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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2010, 12:27:44 PM »



You'll lose, brother....  
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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2010, 02:24:52 PM »

Lemme think about this one. . . .   I'll gte ya. . .It isn't the first time
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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2010, 03:12:21 PM »

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I'll be satisfied to be whipped...
 
 
OK enough with the fantasies already
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« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2010, 05:00:00 PM »



Yeah he is a dreamer
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« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2010, 09:12:01 PM »

After we figure out who's on first, is this something we are really thinking of doing, or is it just something we forgot about the project possibility and are now just trying to pick on each other?
 
How about a 460 in a Pinto? This is actually an easy one. Start with getting the physical dimensions between the wheel wells up front. This is an easy one and we could laugh about thinking it was difficult for a very long time afterwards.
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« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2010, 03:03:31 AM »

Sidenote: He really put his foot in it one day, twisted the frame so bad he had to exit via the window because the doors wouldn't open.  

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« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2010, 05:50:26 AM »

See  there is a moral to that story Stan. . .  The moral is you need too spend all that Gas, Mig and Tig time to prevent the doors from jamming shut
 
Hey Ed.. .  The motor was the frame in that pinto
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« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2010, 09:30:56 PM »

I know, they simply bolted the suspension to the exhaust manifolds, welded the rear of the transmission to the rear end and put ladder bars on it to keep it square..
 
 
Stan,  there are some things, no matter how good or poorly you build something, that just require a little welding and fabricating. I learned to do simple mechanics (peripherals and rear wheel bearing on a 1950 Cadillac while dad watched over my shoulder), until I met my mentor at age 17. He had the machine shop himself, but he taught me how to think for myself, diagnose, figure out why somehting failed instead of just changing the broken part, and a  biggie on stress analysis (the most important thing he taught me), along with fabrication, lathe, mill, drill, and lots of calculations (he had me read the 1978 SAE manuals for Christ's sake). There are places you can get or even have someone else do a little  bending/welding for you, they don't have to do everything for you (I don't like that, either), and I can remember something that went wrong and how I fixed it much better and faster and easier than what I did right and was a success the first time. Patience was my problem, took me several years of learning how to take things apart without harm (I have broken the strongest hammers, shovels, boards. picks, tools, jacks, you name it, just way too strong and I always get it apart or broken, now I get it apart correct the first time.  There are about half a dozen ways to skin a cat (and I even invented one), it ain't no biggie.
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