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11-25-2015 10:31 PM
grumpyvette I'm always glad to help out where and when I can, if you decide to buy any muscle car or build an American v8 engine feel free to post and I try to help out, with at least reference material, and perhaps a good deal more
03-24-2015 08:55 AM
pluslt Well hello Paul and DC. I've not been here in quite some time. Sold my last vette a little over two years ago and have yet to get into another. A post from Paul is enough to bring me back around though to say hi.

Hope things are well. Oddly enough i still have your phone number stored away in my phone under Grumpy Paul just in case I ever need some sagely advice on a car I may purchase.

Hope all is well with you and with everyone else.

Steve
03-22-2015 12:17 PM
The Dude When I grow up I want to have a shop like that.

That means it will probably never happen.

I will probably be stuck in my micro shop until I croak, but it is getting the job done.

Your shop is a man's dream shop come true Grumpy. Give us some more pics so if I ever do get the chance to build me a first rate shop like that I will have something to emulate.

03-21-2015 09:39 PM
INFILTRATOR You DA man GRUMPY!!!! I see you like VORTEC'S
03-21-2015 09:32 PM
grumpyvette https://www.youtube.com/embed/xKy2lL...icy=3&showinfo

just a bit of incentive too move too florida, as I could use some hot rodders for neighbors
12-05-2010 05:37 PM
grumpyvette http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/Loxah...ype/1p_ls/5_r/

http://www.trulia.com/for_sale/Loxah...ord/1p_ls/5_r/

in the current market a 1-5 acre lot with a 2-3 car or larger garage is not hard to locate, Id bet this is LESS than 5% of whats local, as I hear about 7%-10% of the homes are in foreclosure
12-05-2010 03:31 PM
1stvtt1981 100%

BTW, the price of homes down in Florida sounds better
as the cold weather is rolling in up North, although I'm
not completely sure about the "road apples".

The brides retiring at the end of the school year and I'm
trying to talk her into the move. we shall see what we shall see.
12-05-2010 09:56 AM
grumpyvette
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Originally Posted by 1stvtt1981 View Post
Hey Paul, Thanks for the assist with the 81 Coupe a while back. I stripped out most of the plumbing, and the entire exhaust. The Q-Jet is now 100% and I went with Hooker Headers and side pipes. Looks much better and also sounds better.
Great pics of the shop. You're getting into the "GURU" status now.

any "GURU status "
is only the result of LEARNING from a ton of mistakes made, in the past, and the willingness to share ,what experience we the more experienced members ,have gained, and pointing out what did or did NOT work well.

or as my dad said

"only an idiot touches the red hot stove burner TWICE, most of us LEARN from our mistakes"
&

"if your going to be DUMB, you better be TOUGH because life's going to be hard & expensive, its better to be observant and learn from OTHER PEOPLES MISTAKES"
12-01-2010 11:20 PM
1stvtt1981 Hey Paul, Thanks for the assist with the 81 Coupe a while back. I stripped out most of the plumbing, and the entire exhaust. The Q-Jet is now 100% and I went with Hooker Headers and side pipes. Looks much better and also sounds better.
Great pics of the shop. You're getting into the "GURU" status now.
12-01-2010 05:45 PM
grumpyvette
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Who doesn't wish they lived next to or at least near Grumpy. Man's a cornacopia of car knowledge.

your free to move into the neighborhood, theres a few homes for sale, and ID love to have a few car guys locally, to help out when I get bored or get help from at times
while Im waiting for a few dozen of you muscle car guys to move in the local area, your free to access the data base Im transferring my information into for easy access/reference
www.grumpysperformance.com
prices on homes in my are are about 60% of what they were three years ago, and florida has no state income taxes, and our winters last all of a week or so when temps drop into the 40s
and of course there are fringe benefits, in that girls tend to wear a whole lot less in this heat most of the year and a bikini and tee shirt is common.
plus you would be amazed at the stuff that gets done for free or at most the cost of materials
12-01-2010 01:38 PM
pluslt Who doesn't wish they lived next to or at least near Grumpy. Man's a cornacopia of car knowledge.
10-25-2010 11:05 AM
BlkThunder69 Very very impressive, that is an amazing garage!

Yes, thank you Grumpy for all the advice you have given all of us through the years. You are the Corvette GURU!
10-25-2010 11:02 AM
grumpyvette I was looking thru old notes and found a few pictures
I get asked this frequently
how old are you?how do you know this stuff?
answer, [b]I'm just an old (62) now retired HOTRODDER and mechanical engineer ,whos been building cars and engines, helping my friends on a semi constant basis for well over 40 years,
here,s a picture of me in 1970 with a 1969 camaro I installed a BBC-496 with a tunnel ram into

LINK TO PICTURE from 1970



here I am in1999

[b]no Im not a computer, like the rumors say, just an old geezer! in a red shirt and a old hat
05-11-2010 12:30 PM
grumpyvette
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Originally Posted by trapper77 View Post
Grump,

Any room next store? We are thinking of bringing our horses and vettes south for the winter ( 2 of the best worlds)
That way I could get you riding (old style on 1/4 horses) and you could guide me new style ( vettes) The retirement part....I'm there as well partner.....It is our time to realize our dreams....looks like your on your way...and good for you.

Trapper 77

Yep...that's horse fence ..beyond the vette an 85 (california)Caballero...

Id love to have some auto enthusiast neighbors, feel free to stop by and look for a great deal on a house & barn as theres several for sale in the area
08-02-2009 04:22 PM
trapper77
How many horses with your vette?

Grump,

Any room next store? We are thinking of bringing our horses and vettes south for the winter ( 2 of the best worlds)
That way I could get you riding (old style on 1/4 horses) and you could guide me new style ( vettes) The retirement part....I'm there as well partner.....It is our time to realize our dreams....looks like your on your way...and good for you.

Trapper 77

Yep...that's horse fence ..beyond the vette an 85 (california)Caballero...
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