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1)...you prefer a Rick's catalog to Playboy while in your library.

2)...your wife has to ask you remove car parts out of the kitchen sink.

3...you've ever fallen asleep while working under the car.

4...you've ever changed your oil after 1000 miles.

5)...you've ever spent a whole Saturday in the boneyards looking for a AC/Delco AM radio, or something as stupid.

6)...you park your car as far from civilzation as possible to avoid door dings.

7)...while driving you see water in the road ahead, and slow your ride to the pace of evolution.

8)...you've pulled into a random parking lot to make a small tuning change on the carb.

9)...you've been shocked to learn your wife didn't think $250 was a good deal for the correct power booster.

8)...you've ever tried to explain the black stuff that's been on your hands for three days (POR-15).

9)...you've wondered why the General couldn't design a distributor clamp/hold-down that didn't require the hands the size of a six-year old.

10)...you've wondered why your trunk lid shuts a little differently after a full-throttle episode.

11)...you laughed at yourself for cleaning parts on the car that will never be seen by anyone ever, except you...like uner the dash.

12)...you sqeeze your cheeks as you watch some kid get behind your wheel and maneuver your pride into a service bay (for new tires or something).

13)...you taught your neighbors new cuss words while installing headliner in a first gen.

14)...you've given the mechanic the specs and shims for the wheel alignment you want done.

15)...you've ever tried to explain to a 20-something kid what a Muncie is,...or a twelve bolt,...or a carberator, or points/condensor.

I'm happy to report, I've done all the above...and even more stupid stuff. Long live the Camaro!
 

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How about putting bottled water in your radiator or swerving to miss bumps in the road. How about checking your car at lunch to see if a bird pooped on your paint. Maybe getting mad when bugs splatter on your car while driving at night and hate the thought of leaving them there until the next time you get the chance to wash your car. I get lots of flack for this...putting a car cover over my 69 when I am doing a complete frame up. I put the cover over the shell while it sits on jack stands just too keep the dust off of it. How about getting mad at rusted parts or broken ones as if they let you down. And talk to your car as you restore it as if it’s a family member that is very sick and you’re the Dr. curing all the hurts. And last…and worst…not doing something just perfect during the restoration and wondering if your car is mad at you for not getting that last spec of dust off or leaving a small paint run where nobody will ever see it. I am a suck puppy.


 

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Hey i'm 24 and I know what a muncie, 12 bolt ect are....

how bout you spend time at work reading posts on Camaros.net (I hope they don't find out)

you make excel spreadsheets on the parts you plan on buying.

you get mad when the magazines (Chevy High Performance, Super Chevy or Hot Rod) don't have a first gen in them
 

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Liquid my man...glad you're carrying the flag for your generation! I won't be around forever...glad to know the sport's in good hands!
 

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One 20 (something) year old kid guilty here ! Doesn't everyone talk to their car & praise it for a job well done ?
 

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i am 20
how about crying after some but head scratches your car or you decking him i admit i have done both
 

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I usually just read the posts, but Liquid40 hit too close to home with "making excel spreadsheets for parts you're going to buy."

How about asking your girlfriend to buy you some headers for Christmas? Or not allowing family members into the garage where your '68 is parked in?
 

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I am glad I wasn't the only computer/hot rod geek.

oh and my 22 year old cousin just got a 67 RS...not all of the younger generation are into hondas and neons with nitrus.

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Great list Sleepy! I'll add another one:

...if you convert your other cars into Chevy Super Sports too.

Last weekend I put a red bowtie and SS emblem and modified/removed the other emblems on my little Escort, so now the back end says Chevy SScort instead of Ford Escort LX. I'll get pics of it soon.
I bet I've confused a few people on the road already!
Next up is an SS badge on the grill!

Another one:

...if you fondle your first gen everyday! (that one's for Old Guy!)

p.s. I'm another member of the "my car is older than me" club!
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Ben's collection of Super Sports (so far):
- '67 Camaro RS/SS350, dark blue, black deluxe int, 4 spd - nickname: NemeSS
- '96 Impala SS, black, all stock, wife's daily driver - nickname: MaSStr (of puppets)
- '91 Chevy SScort, silver, auto, 4-dr hatchback, looks strikingly similar to a Ford Escort

[This message has been edited by No 'E' in Camaro (edited 12-05-2001).]
 

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24 here and the Hot Rod legacy is FAR from over!

How bout if...

... you suddenly feel the urge to go to the garage, flip on the light, and just peek in for no reason at all. (This baffles my wife!)

... when you never turn on the radio just so you can analyze every engine sound, exhaust note, and any other noise your car makes.

... when you have a part-buying schedule and budget laid out for at least the next year.

... when some of the laundry mysteriously winds up as grease rags under the hood. (sore subject in my household)

... your neighbors begin to worry when they see you pacing around your car bobbing up and down as you examine your paint from every possible angle with the sun reflecting on it.

... you wish there was some way to incorporate the Camaro in the yearly Christmas card family picture!




[This message has been edited by englemac (edited 12-05-2001).]
 

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I totally understand the turning on light to look at your car.. for me though...

... explained to your highschool friends why you bought a car with no engine, transmission, or interior.

... stood up from cleaning a piece of suspension and forgot that your car was on a lift, above you. (you crouch down real fast holding your head after that one)

... rubbed the dash and said "c'mon baby" after the engine wouldn't turn over in the cold morning.

... locked your garage late at night and wondered if you were keeping people out, or keeping your car in...
 

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how about...

you check camaros.net more than 10 times a day...

you actually had tears well up when the camaro got t-boned in Remember the Titans...

you buy two of whatever GM part just in case they stop making it some day...

you can recite your VIN number faster than your phone number...
 

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Mine,

-When you go to a fast food joint that gives you a number, you can allways make your number into something related to your car.
(#4, 4 barrel, 4 wheels,)
(#34, If your double it you get 68')
-When you bark the tires , you and your friends start barking like dogs.
-when your about to go to sleep, you cant stop thinking about "well.. let me just go take it for a quick spin"
-pat(aka "Mr. Immature")

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http://www.geocities.com/bigblock6668/streets.html
 

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<LI>When Christmas time is coming, and you're soon to receive your X'mas club and bonus, you think about leaving a little $$ for the house. I mean for the Camaro, Honey.

<LI>When you avoid parallel parking.
<LI>When you stick your fingers in the tailpipe every time you use your Camaro to see how it is burning the fuel mixture.
<LI>When your 4 years old daughter can recognize a Camaro from a hundred yards away.


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Our affair with Camaros is a live sentence without the possibility of parole. www.geocities.com/c68ss http://home.coqui.net/borench

[This message has been edited by ORENCH (edited 12-06-2001).]
 

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* one 23 year old guy (me!) finding (by accident) in a local shop here in the Netherlands the "Chevy High Performance" and the "HotRod", going to the manager and ask him if he has all the previous editions of these mags somewhere in his shop, willing to pay an astronomical amount of money to get these!
* Praying to "the guy upstairs" to put a 1st gen camaro in my garage instead of a Peugeot
 

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Your garage is an 'auto shop' not a place where the wife can store things like that spare clothes dryer.

When friends go directly to the 'auto shop' rather than the house to see you.

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....when you pull the battery out of your wifes truck and leave her stranded so you can take your camaro out for a cruise.
 

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- when your 2 car garage becomes a 1 car garage and the other side looks like a mechanic shop and parts everywhere....

- when you install not 1 but 2 kill switches

- when your computer wallpaper, screen saver are of your Camaro

- when you get extra money, like overtime, or a bonus check you look at it smile and say "Excellent, more Camaro parts!"
 

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Hey! I am 19 and I know all about muncies and 12 bolts and carburators... what do you think we are all ricers???
 
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