: Cool cars I've worked on



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05-09-13, 08:12 PM
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AElayyat
05-09-13, 09:21 PM
Nice cars!

I like the hover board in the time machine!

Aztec ETC ECS
05-09-13, 09:54 PM
Funny you should post this today.
Just a few hours ago, a customer walked in and said, "I've got a '69 Hurst Olds in a garage right behind your shop and it doesn't move."
This is one of my favorite cars & I had no idea that it was 100 feet away for years. He's not selling & I didn't work on it yet but he's bringing it over tomorrow.
This is the only pic I got today in his garage. Should have more soon.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/AztecETCECS/HO455.jpg

truckinman
05-10-13, 05:48 AM
If I were the guy with the Shelby, I don't think I'd appreciate having someone else post a specific picture of just the license plate like that.... Other than that, those are some amazing cars.

Caddy-EaRL
05-10-13, 09:25 AM
The same guy owns the Shelby, viper, Ferrari valkerie, back to the future car. He also has and I've worked on KITT from knight rider, scooby mystery machine van, one of the 5 original batmobiles from the 70 series show. A Bentley, a prowler, and a ford 500 gt. this Delorean was in the 2nd movie, the Shelby is the prototype and the viper made special for him. He didn't mind me posting the plate 3 years ago, so should be ok now.

bigm57ict
05-10-13, 09:26 AM
Okay, this is something I've wondered about for some time now.
What is the deal with the big fear of posting a photo of your plate? I see so many people blurring it out or covering it.
My license plate is seen by 1000's of people everyday. Why the secrecy?

truckinman
05-10-13, 09:48 AM
Okay, this is something I've wondered about for some time now.
What is the deal with the big fear of posting a photo of your plate? I see so many people blurring it out or covering it.
My license plate is seen by 1000's of people everyday. Why the secrecy?

Some think you can find out where you live that way. And you could. I've got friends who are cops and if they were bad cops, I'd give them the plate and could run it and give me his exact address. And now I know he's got several valuable cars. Lol.

I've never worried about it but some do

Difference between thousands of people seeing it a day and posting it on the net is most don't give our cars a second glance on the street, let alone care what our plates say. But on here, that's all we do is pay attention to every detail about every car.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-10-13, 10:19 AM
Yes, gotta watch out for those legal criminals!

MoistCabbage
05-10-13, 10:19 AM
.....Anyone that looks at the car while you're driving it can see the plate. Is the concern that someone will find out where you live, and come try to steal the car? In that case, wouldn't you be more paranoid about the people that see it locally, as you drive, than some random people on the Internet that could live hundreds or thousands of miles away?

http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/E454E89C-92B1-4DB9-BEC6-A14426C105EC-2120-000001E79112250D_zps22b54755.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/E454E89C-92B1-4DB9-BEC6-A14426C105EC-2120-000001E79112250D_zps22b54755.jpg.html)

Aztec ETC ECS
05-10-13, 10:20 AM
Cool plate. Running it now.
(Your sticker's expired)

truckinman
05-10-13, 10:21 AM
Yes, gotta watch out for those legal criminals!

Where did I say they were doing any thing legal if they did anything I just said?

bigm57ict
05-10-13, 10:21 AM
.....Anyone that looks at the car while you're driving it can see the plate. Is the concern that someone will find out where you live, and come try to steal the car? In that case, wouldn't you be more paranoid about the people that see it locally, as you drive, than some random people on the Internet that could live hundreds or thousands of miles away?

:yeah:

My thoughts exactly. Maybe I should put a shroud over the plate whenever I drive...

truckinman
05-10-13, 10:23 AM
.....Anyone that looks at the car while you're driving it can see the plate. Is the concern that someone will find out where you live, and come try to steal the car? In that case, wouldn't you be more paranoid about the people that see it locally, as you drive, than some random people on the Internet that could live hundreds or thousands of miles away?



I'm just saying other than that, idk why people are worried about it. That's just a guess, nothing more. As I stated its not something I worry about.

MoistCabbage
05-10-13, 10:23 AM
Cool plate. Running it now.
(Your sticker's expired)

Lol. Took the pic at the end of last year.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-10-13, 10:24 AM
Where did I say they were doing any thing legal if they did anything I just said?
Sorry. Legal = Law-men

truckinman
05-10-13, 10:31 AM
Sorry. Legal=Law-men

As I also said bad cop. Lol. It was just an example. No where did I say a good one.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-10-13, 10:34 AM
As I also said bad cop. Lol. It was just an example. No where did I say a good one.
Exactly. That's where I got the term "Legal Criminals" from.

Anyhow, anyone else work on any cool cars?

truckinman
05-10-13, 10:40 AM
Exactly. That's where I got the term "Legal Criminals" from.

Anyhow, anyone else work on any cool cars?

Ah. My mind was stuck on the first party. Not the cops. Lol. That's what working two 14 hr shifts with no sleep in between will so to ya lol

Aztec ETC ECS
05-10-13, 10:54 AM
Ah. My mind was stuck on the first party. Not the cops. Lol. That's what working two 14 hr shifts with no sleep in between will so to ya lol
Watch out for DOT.

truckinman
05-10-13, 11:26 AM
Watch out for DOT.

My logs were legal. I had my 10 hr break in between. Was just busy. Lol.

EcSTSatic
05-10-13, 12:38 PM
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http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m538/moistcabbage/E454E89C-92B1-4DB9-BEC6-A14426C105EC-2120-000001E79112250D_zps22b54755.jpg (http://s1130.photobucket.com/user/moistcabbage/media/E454E89C-92B1-4DB9-BEC6-A14426C105EC-2120-000001E79112250D_zps22b54755.jpg.html)

That flag is hung backwards. Pretty common error. Blue field goes on the left when it is hung against something. When draped over a street, the blue field should be facing east or north.

Semper Fi

PS: I have never worked on any cars that are generally considered as cool. I thought my new 1988 Thunderbird TurboCoupe was pretty cool, but others would probably disagree.

MoistCabbage
05-10-13, 12:56 PM
Not my flag/porch.

Caddy-EaRL
05-10-13, 03:22 PM
He keeps them in a warehouse in one state and lives in another. He's a 40 so year old retired software tycoon. Joe kaminkow. I used to work at a shop next door but I don't work there anymore. Actually I think it's not software, but slot machines and pinball.

MoistCabbage
05-10-13, 05:54 PM
Is it just me, or does the dash in that Shelby look like it came out of an early '90's Tercel/Paseo?

Ugly interior :vomit:

Caddy-EaRL
05-10-13, 08:14 PM
Is it just me, or does the dash in that Shelby look like it cane out of an early '90's Tercel/Paseo?

Ugly interior :vomit:

Nope, not just you lol

Aron9000
05-11-13, 05:19 PM
Is it just me, or does the dash in that Shelby look like it came out of an early '90's Tercel/Paseo?

Ugly interior :vomit:

Gauge cluster is from a 97-02 fbody. HVAC controls and a couple of other things are GM parts bin from different models. I do agree that it looks like a kit car on the inside.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-21-13, 08:27 PM
HO is in. Trans is out.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/AztecETCECS/ho1.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/AztecETCECS/media/ho1.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/AztecETCECS/ho3.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/AztecETCECS/media/ho3.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/AztecETCECS/ho2.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/AztecETCECS/media/ho2.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii547/AztecETCECS/ho4.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/AztecETCECS/media/ho4.jpg.html)

CadillacLuke24
05-23-13, 04:59 PM
Does that poor Olds ever even see the light of day?

basscatt
05-23-13, 05:16 PM
Some think you can find out where you live that way. And you could. I've got friends who are cops and if they were bad cops, I'd give them the plate and could run it and give me his exact address. And now I know he's got several valuable cars. Lol.

I've never worried about it but some do

Difference between thousands of people seeing it a day and posting it on the net is most don't give our cars a second glance on the street, let alone care what our plates say. But on here, that's all we do is pay attention to every detail about every car.

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Some think you can find out where you live that way.
And you could. I've got friends who are cops and if they were bad cops,
I'd give them the plate and could run it
EVERY time a cop - ANY cop - or ANY agency for that matter - runs a plate number -
that query information is stored in a database - forever -
which cop - from which car - from which dispatcher - at what time etc -
and that is true for all 50 states -

that is one of the reasons it's NOT so easy to "run plates" anymore -

orconn
05-23-13, 05:46 PM
As most veterans of the CF know I am not particularly knowledgeable (probably an understatement) nor experienced in automobile mechanics. Any thing newer than the 1970's is way out of my realm of experience. That being said, it seems highly improbable that I would have actually worked on any kind of car that would be seen as "neat" much less "cool." But as strange as it may seem I have worked on some fairly exotic automobiles.

Back in the late 1960's and early 1970's I used to spend my days, when I was home on 30 day per year vacations from my overseas assignments hanging out at my mechanic and good friend Frank Monise's shop in Pasadena, CA. I met Frank when he was recommended for the maintenance of my Lamborghini 350 GT in 1968. Hanging around the shop, I worked, under Frank's supervision, on my own car, but also on Lamborghini Miuras, Aston Martins and Ferraris. My specialty was changing spark plugs (all of these cars had aluminum alloy heads and special care had to be taken when changing the plugs to keep from stripping the threads in the head. My real specialty was changing the plugs on Miuras, because, due to the tight fit between the cockpit fire wall and the transversally mounted engine, the right bank of this four overhead can engine was very difficult to reach without removing the tree down draft Weber's and the intake manifold. However, unlike my mechanic friends hands, mine were rather small and I could reach in a seat the plug puller when the other guys couldn't, thus allowing me to only have to remove the air filter housing to get to the plugs and take them out and replace them them with new ones. Needless to say this was a major time saver!

With the tricks that Frank taught me to be able to properly seat the new plugs in the aluminum head before tightening I was able to help out with the changing of spark plus in the much less taxing longitudinally mounted engines in Jags, Lambos, Alfas, Ferraris that came into the shop for tuneups and service.

I really enjoyed those days in Frank's shop and having the opportunity to go to SCCA road track races with the guys and meeting many of the greats of sports car and formula racing of the day.

I continued to work, doing minor things, to my Lambo and E-type until recently, but never worked on my Detroit cars, or even more modern European ones.

Aztec ETC ECS
05-23-13, 06:05 PM
Does that poor Olds ever even see the light of day?
First time since '07.