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roverman
Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2974 posts)

Registered:
04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: roverman
Date: January 15, 2015 11:12AM

Hoosier daddy ? No kick stand required. Got sand ?


Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
(358 posts)

Registered:
12/20/2008 05:46PM

Main British Car:
72 MGB V6 3.4

Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: January 17, 2015 03:39PM

A very SERIOUS footprint nonetheless !


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(48 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: mgbman
Date: March 01, 2015 12:01PM

not quite connected to the thread...so my apologies........
My own car--yet to arrive from MI once the snow melts- is a V8 Mark 2 Jaguar.
New power plant will be a 327 and 700R4 but................... trying to get in with ANY hot rod club in the Bay Area, I run in to the same problem as on the HAMB board. Incidentally, the rules depend on who is Moderator at the time- they seem to fluctuate.

But I digress; I am throwing out the idea that any builders/owners of British V8 in the Bay Area who would like to join up to form perhaps an off-shoot of BritV8?
Just an idea.....kinda hard being Lone Wolf all of the time....


Richard/SIA
Richard Brengman
No. Nevada
(347 posts)

Registered:
01/17/2014 07:47PM

Main British Car:
1969 Triumph GT6+ 225" Buick V6

Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: Richard/SIA
Date: April 22, 2015 02:07AM

Bay area car cluns are run by autocratic snobs, even the "Hot Rod" clubs.
The rules are made to keep the circle exclusive.

Proof?
When I attempted to join a Hot-Rod club with my '59 El Camino I was told that the cut-off was 1958!
Not what would normally be considered the end of a decade.
But the Pres. of the club had a '58 convertible and did not want anyone else to have a car as cool as his.
When he bought a '59 Caddy the rules suddenly changed, but I was no longer interested.


mgbman
Marshall de Leon
Salem, Oregon
(48 posts)

Registered:
01/15/2014 11:43PM

Main British Car:
Mark 2 Jaguar Chevrolet 350

Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: mgbman
Date: May 02, 2015 01:35PM

Richard
I totally agree...I gave up on trying to connect with any of the hot rod clubs here, for that simple reason. Cut off dates and exclusivity. Not to say that there arte not a lot of great guys/gals in the clubs but simply wonder about the parameters laid down for joining.

Nevertheless, I ended up buying the Stag that was advertised on the forum here a couple of weeks ago----one out of Sacramento. I will be coming home soon to join the Jag as a stable mate-- and will end up running a 350 Chev. with 700R4.


bayhealey
Janelle Sahr

(18 posts)

Registered:
05/04/2015 05:54PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Chevrolet 400

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Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: bayhealey
Date: May 04, 2015 06:13PM

Howdy, I'm in the Bay Area as well! I purchased a 1956 Big Healey with a 350 in it this past January. While I'm waiting for new rear rims from Dayton I've been cleaning and planning. The car was stored for 20 years so lots of mouse clean-up but after a good service she started right-up. I'm not a mechanic but I'm learning. As soon as those new rims come in and the car is on new tires I'll be driving it around Alameda and evaluating the next step.

My experience with the local Golden Gate Austin Healey club has been very positive. They seem to like big Healey "Nasty Boys", joking that I'd be beating them at autocross. One member even gave me a cool kit to rid my "boot" of the dread boot fuel smell of the old 100s. I had a blast at their tech day at British Car Specialists in Stockton. They answered a lot of questions and even had a Healy rolling chassis to view.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(462 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: May 05, 2015 10:17AM

Janelle,

Welcome. We need some pictures of your Healey posted in the Healey section!


bayhealey
Janelle Sahr

(18 posts)

Registered:
05/04/2015 05:54PM

Main British Car:
1956 Austin Healey 100 BN2 Chevrolet 400

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Re: Hot Rod Sportscars on the HAMB
Posted by: bayhealey
Date: May 05, 2015 12:11PM

Hello Rick, I think I posted correctly over at the Healey board. I look forward to your thoughts on my lovely little project. Janelle
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