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Ways to tell if your a gearhead...

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Ryan B., Jul 30, 2001.

  1. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    Jul 18, 2001
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    Ways to Tell if You're a Gearhead

    1. You follow the customs signs in the airport looking for a car show
    2. You judge the character of people by the rides they choose
    3. You think everyone else does too
    4. You eat at fancy restaurants so you can wander around the parking lot
    5. You know the name of every car you see on the road
    6. Even the Hyundais, (Lord knows why)
    7. Any full throttle engine sound will cause you to spin violently in its direction, looking for a glimpse of the action
    8. When asked how your day went, you quickly list the coolest cars you saw that day and leave it at that
    9. You have more magazines than the local library, and theyre all about cars
    10. You dont ever throw the old magazines away, because there might be something useful in there
    11. They are piling up higher than the chair in which you read them
    12. They ARE the chair in which you read them
    13. You garage contains at least a dozen parts that your family cant name
    14. There are always partially disassemble parts hanging around the garage..
    15. Except when you bring them into the kitchen or living room
    16. Shop rags rank higher on the grocery list than toilet paper
    17. Your driveway, and the street in front of your house have seen more burnouts than the local dragway
    18. As a kid, you loved the smell of gasoline
    19. You still do
    20. If using gasoline to start a fire, youd by 94 octane, just to be sure
    21. Youve owned a car that required opening the hood and possibly losing a finger or two in order to start it.
    22. You thought that was cool
    23. So did your friends
    24. You know the truth about why guys like cars so much
    25. And you know that women just dont get it, cause when they make engine noises they sound like hondas
    26. You on the other hand have perfected your small block scream, and your big block rumble, and use them whenever chance allows
    27. You hear an engine wind up as a car takes of from a stoplight, but you dont turn around to look because you know by the sound that its just a mustang
    28. When a cop comes tearing up behind you with his lights on, you think he wants to race
    29. Youre asked to draw a floor plan of your dream home, and you start with the garage/shop complex
    30. And thats all you draw
    31. You name parts of your yard the ring lands, and the lifter valley
    32. You try to discuss bodily injuries using terms like connecting rod, linkage, bushing, adhesive, and JB weld
    33. Shaved, Frenched, blown, rubber, on the floor, sectioned, dropped etc are all automotive terms to you
    34. You keep a timeslip in your wallet
    35. Youve thought about using your dog as a walking shop rag
    36. But you use your cat instead cause he fits under the car better and hes self cleaning
    37. You over hear some teen complaining about breaking out and you think hes been bracket racing
    38. You can read the Summit Racing catalog every month and never get sick of it
    39. When told that there was a knock on the door, you respond well retard the timing
    40. You know every straightaway in your town, and you know how fast you can get going on each one of them
    41. You flinch when the wreck a nice car in a movie
    42. You seriously contemplate adding a nitrous system to the family minivan
    43. But you put it on the lawn mower instead
    44. You involuntarily burst into laughter when car commercials brag about having a powerful V6 engine
    45. Passengers routinely exit your car feeling dizzy, nauseous, and wondering what happened to the past four miles.
    46. When you hear the letters IRS, you think about cool suspensions
    47. Youd rather have 5 points and a roll cage than airbags and a 5 star crash rating
    48. Every time the clock reads 3:27, 3:50 or 4:54, you make engine noises.or at least imagine them

    I'd be concerned if you can't relate to some of these.
    I know i can relate to most all of them especially 26 &44

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Ryan B. on 07/30/01 10:29 PM.</FONT></P>
  2. k5blazerus

    k5blazerus 1/2 ton status

    Apr 22, 2001
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    Bend, OR
    I like that .

    IF its not broke , break it and upgrade it.
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

    Apr 20, 2000
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    You just laid out my Life history in just 48 steps! [​IMG]

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.rockcrawler.com>Click here to see my K5</a>
    *<font color=red>under construction</font color=red>*

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