I find this board to be more than helpful and has helped me multiple times with projects I was working on with the car. There are just certain topics that if you have a question there are guys on here that will know the answers and be willing to help. I personally text with Dave and think he is a great guy and hope he does not leave the forum. But I do hear what he is saying, sometimes people just need to read the thread and move on and save their comments.
One of my peeves is when you ask a question and get the response "search is your friend" I do generally search first but sometimes you cannot find anything or sometimes you just want to have some chat on the subject with the folks on the board.
All in all a great forum with tons on wisdom, always gonna be a few in the crowd.
If all you want is chat...use this link.. it takes you to the sites chat room...some of us still saved the link...
I have backed away in the past year or year and a half for just this sort of reason. I have trouble reconciling the relentless quest for the correct position of "Wire A"...does it go over or under "Wire B" in the engine compartment. Who cares? Certainly some people do but I have better things to do with my time. I wanna know of "Wire C runs parallel or perpendicular to Wire D, that is what is keeping me up nights. LOL!!! Then we have some of the same guys who participate in such conversations talking about how "original L-88's" had tri-power.
Another all time fav of mine is the fiction about things like a RARE few 66 L-79 powered cars getting out of the factory because they had "left over" L-79's from 1965. Maybe a few did, I sure don't know, but if that fairy tale takes root there will be factory built L-79 powered 66 Chevelles parked on every street corner, displayed in every show and discussed add-nausium as to their rarity and VALUE.
I had a 66 Vette and participated in a Corvette board for a few years. It goes from the sublime to the ridiculous over there. Purposely doing a poor paint job on the lower doors because some cars came outta the Paint Dept. with dull paint on the lower door area! Then we have guys "clocking" the visible head bolts and the intake manifold bolts so that the points on the bolt heads are aligned the same!!!!! REALLY???? R-E-A-L-L-Y????!!!!! It think I will name all this sort of folly the "Corvette Enthusiast Syndrome"
I think there's plenty of room for other viewpoints. I don't have the attention span to be able to be one of the exact restoration guys, but I'm not going to knock them. Actually, props to them for being so diligent about tiny details and preserving history. And while I'd rather see survivor cars unmodified, I respect a person's right to do to their car whatever floats their boat. Part of the spirit of hot-rodding is individualizing your car, so if you want to convert your car to electric go for it. I may not be able to understand why in the world some people do what they do, but it would be really boring if everyone had the exact same vision for their cars.
The only thing that really gets under my skin are misrepresented/counterfeit cars. But with the $$$ involved, I understand why it happens. That kind of stuff should get called out, IMO.
Originally Posted by lucifershammer
I agree with everything you said, and the part in bold is great.
Where I draw the line is when the "purists" believe that is the one and only way things should ever be, and anyone else doing anything else should be burned at the stake, and they make sure to say so, loudly and violently attacking anyone who doesn't agree.
It's my car, I'll do what I want with it, thankyouverymuch.
I honestly don't see the restoration guys jumping on other people for modifying their cars. Opinions are opinions and sometimes the Thumper Principle could be employed more often, but restoration guys having a preference for restored or preserved cars is no different than modified guys having a preference for modified cars.
Just because someone expresses a preference different than your own doesn't necessarily mean they are being a jerk to you.
There is still more Chevelle and performance knowledge on this board than anywhere else I've seen.
I agree...and you get it.
Someone once explained this to me and since then...I have been feeling really good, I feel its good advice and people that I explain it too seem to accept it too....let me continue.
Some of you above state that you get fed up, angry, bothered etc...
It is not the other person that makes you angry. It is YOU that ALLOWS yourself to get that way. A person in control of their feelings shouldn't ever let themselves get annoyed. Each and every person is free to voice their opinion and express their right. If you are on the receiving end, it is YOU that determines how YOU feel about it.
I cannot make you happy. The smile on your face or the laughter that follows is something YOU controlled. I cannot make you sad. I cannot make you cry. The words I say that you hear cannot make you do anything...YOU allow my words to affect you in a good or bad way.
Next time the wife starts arguing and you get that annoyed feeling, think of what I am explaining and you will understand.
I read some things here all the time...but its never enough to not come back and enjoy good times with fellow peeps.