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I thought you have to wear formal clothes to all interviews anyways? I remember doing the mock interview thingy where we had to all wear formal clothes...... 
I should bookmark this for future reference tongue.gif

"Have to"? There is no law - there is only common sense. If you are looking for a job, then you should make the first impression you give be a good impression. It doesn't have to be a 3-piece suit, it depends on the job, but a jacket, tie and a clean shave or neatly trimmed beard shows you respect the job and you made an effort to give a good impression. I'm not going to hire someone who gives me a first impression of "whatever, dude".

I hope your guys are smart enough not give the newbie the nickname of "gramps" - that would not be cool...
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Good use for a SB 400? For my office @ work:


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I like it! But it would be better if it had a big oil splat right in the middle of the glass...


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We could double pane it and probably do that. I'm really not being wasteful by using it as a table, either. There's a significant, but nearly invisible, crack between two of the cylinders, which although could be welded, could never be fully trusted again. It came out of a customer's car and man was that tricky to diagnose, a victim of too much boost.


New guy's nickname, it appears, could be Mr Bill. "Ohhh noooooo!" That's not bad. wink.gif He's a real go-getter too, we start at 9:00am but be was already there by 8:15. Fortunately someone was there to let him in, my head mechanic still lives in the small apartment in the back and won't move. Oh well.


Restomod of the week:






The guy tried to sell it at auction recently but failed, we contacted him and I floated him an offer, and he's considering it. That's my favorite year `vette, with LS7 power (>500whp,450ft/lbs). Very tastefully done. Usually I can fault something here or there, but not this time, I wouldn't change a single thing.
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That is a gorgeous '57 Vette. The LS7 looks great. Personally, I have always liked the C2 a bit better than the C1.
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Yeah, it's essentially a new C6 Z06 with a 57 body and retro interior, also it's rare when aftermarket wheels work with a restomod but those do. wonderfully.
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Restomod of the week:


The guy tried to sell it at auction recently but failed, we contacted him and I floated him an offer, and he's considering it. That's my favorite year `vette, with LS7 power (>500whp,450ft/lbs). Very tastefully done. Usually I can fault something here or there, but not this time, I wouldn't change a single thing.

Usually when somebody puts a C1 or C2 body on a C4-C6, they either employ a new, stretched body that ruins to proportions of the original, or everything is far too overchromed and "updated". This one gets it right, and I can see why you like it.

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Yeah, it's essentially a new C6 Z06 with a 57 body and retro interior, also it's rare when aftermarket wheels work with a restomod but those do. wonderfully.


Copy of the soundtrack from Heavy Metal, and off you go:)

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"I'm very interested in the `vette and would love a closer look."
"Okay, I'll put it on the trailer and bring it on down."



Finally, someone who knows how to sell something.
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

We could double pane it and probably do that. I'm really not being wasteful by using it as a table, either. There's a significant, but nearly invisible, crack between two of the cylinders, which although could be welded, could never be fully trusted again. It came out of a customer's car and man was that tricky to diagnose, a victim of too much boost.

New guy's nickname, it appears, could be Mr Bill. "Ohhh noooooo!" That's not bad. wink.gif He's a real go-getter too, we start at 9:00am but be was already there by 8:15. Fortunately someone was there to let him in, my head mechanic still lives in the small apartment in the back and won't move. Oh well.

Restomod of the week:






The guy tried to sell it at auction recently but failed, we contacted him and I floated him an offer, and he's considering it. That's my favorite year `vette, with LS7 power (>500whp,450ft/lbs). Very tastefully done. Usually I can fault something here or there, but not this time, I wouldn't change a single thing.

 

That is f ing gorgeous! 

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Usually when somebody puts a C1 or C2 body on a C4-C6, they either employ a new, stretched body that ruins to proportions of the original, or everything is far too overchromed and "updated". This one gets it right, and I can see why you like it.

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

That is f 
ing gorgeous! 

When a car looks like it could be a special production instead of just being a restomod, you know that it's well done.


I wanted to share this. Important tip, when you bring a car for someone to possibly purchase, don't scream like a little girl then get upset when they give it a thorough test. lol biggrin.gif

We had a chance to try out the Superformance Ford GT40 continuation, and it was a real handful, very fast and lots of fun, but the sales guy who brought it out freaked when I started driving it like, well, a high-performance sports car. Everything was fine on the highway, for the most part, but I turned off to an abandoned section of tarmac that I use to push cars a little, and things didn't stay that way. Not that I was flogging the car, I was only "leaning" on it a little; checking acceleration, grip, and brakes. Before long the guy is sweating and nearly panics, so I let him out, he's mad, and continue checking out the car (I told him I'd be back in a few minutes). So I did that, but he wasn't there when I returned. confused.gif When I catch up to him, he's a half mile down the road, walking, talking on his cell phone. After I picked him up he told me that he'd almost called the police and he wanted me to return to the garage immediately. FFS. So we do, in silence, and as soon as I get back I call his boss and explain what happened and within seconds he's laughing hysterically, then asks me what I thought about the car. I didn't get to hear the conversation he had with the salesman, but I could tell he didn't like it, since his face was flushed and his ears were nearly purple. Sorry, but if you can't take some spirited driving during a demo, selling supercars may not be the right line of work for you.




Great car, the supercharged Coyote 5.0L is a hoot (700 bhp/610 ft-lbs in a car that weighs 2600lbs), I think it was an Edelbrock crate). While the fit and finish isn't what you'd get from a Ford GT, a real GT40 isn't either, they're 40 years apart.
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On the other hand, if the car,s damaged he will be getting hell from his boss.

 

There,s a very fine line besides Insurance might not cover street racing. A track drive would be a better idea.

 

Mind you Magick, a lot of supercars never see even a quarter of their potential used. Either its for showing off or the owner is too scared or both so they were not expecting

 

you to push the car as you do.

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I wasn't trying to scare the guy, in fact I didn't even know he was in distress until I heard him whimper, then looked to see that his face was nearly pale. I was too busy paying attention to the car. Heck, I wasn't even using half its potential.

That SC'd Coyote engine is a real gem, I was very impressed with the way it delivered power along its rev range. In fact, the only gripe I have is its range. They had the limiter set to 7k RPMs, but with some relatively minor changes I'm sure it could go into the 8k range.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSlHi7b0rwk

I'm not going to buy that particular GT40, but I am going to order a rolling chassis so we can do our own take on it (maybe with a TT Coyote instead).


The restomod vette will be here this evening, but I'm having a scheduling problem because I promised a friend I would go to his bachelor party. I'd forgotten about it and really don't want to go (traditional thing at a "gentlemen's club" with women of varying degrees of potentially questionable hygiene)... it doesn't help that it's the establishment with the "worst" reputation. I personally think parties like this are simply an excuse for the groom's married pals to behave badly, and my wife who months ago acted like she didn't care is now almost openly hostile to the idea of me being there. Bleh, I'd rather hoon around in a sports car, anyway.
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Personally, I agree with you - bachelor parties are a stupid tradition. Having a sweaty skank rubbing on me for $20 is not my idea of "fun". I can think of a dozen things I would rather do with my best mates.

The only thing bachelor parties are good for is finding out which of your friends are really sick *****s. Here's a clue: It's probably the guy that pays for his own lap dances and trips to the "private room" as opposed to having someone else buy them for him as a joke...

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Hey. Wasn't that 40 supposed to have the Dan Gurney blister?

 

 

I had always thought there would be a sort of perverted poetic justice to popping a 12 cylinder from the SCUD in one of those  40 chassis.

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