Science and Technology : Customize My Ride

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by anAfrican, May 9, 2007.

  1. anAfrican

    anAfrican Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    back in the day, "customizing" meant:

    big block, small block or long block;
    relative merits of this camshaft over that;
    comparisons of gear ratios in transmissions and/or differentials;
    to hone out the cylinders this much or that much;
    edlebrock or holly;
    glass pacs or not;
    will these headers fit or "where's my cutting torch?" ...

    and we did it all in the backyard!

    today, "customizing" means:

    low profile? spoilers? type of paint job? which speakers? which stereo?
     
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    Ain't much you can do with this front wheel drive pollution controlled crap. If you just put in a different air filter you violate laws somewhere.
     
  3. MarchoftheLions

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    I'm with ya brother! I still have a "project" car that I spend time every summer with my uncle working on. Just can't beat the classic lines and power of a 396 powered '69 Chevelle.

    Although in fairness, it's getting harder and harder to get into classic cars with the prices going through the roof like the currently are. It's hard enough just to get what used to be considered a "Grandma's car" that originally came with a slant 6.
     
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