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The Sloppy Manifesto:
what is sloppy mechanics?
"basically what i am doing is proving a point that pretty does not equal fast.
of people want to build a car to have fun with and could give a shit
less how it looks, and they are never taking it to a car show, they
just want to have fun.
basically these guys see rockstar welds
for thousands of dollars into things on the internet and think man this
is all out of my reach, what they realize after seeing what i do is,
they can do it, they can complete it by themselves and it doesn't have
to be an A+ job to be reliable and fun and functional, you can build a
D- car and still pass at sloppy mechanics university
you ask why
dont i spend all day grinding down welds and and possibly comprimising
the weld and then painting it so you think it looks nice, youll still
say i did a shitty job and then i have a weld joint that blows out
because i had to make it "pretty" for a dude on the internet.
dont take it personally because i dont
then people who you might actually learn something form will never join
in the fun because they are scared to be put down by people on the
i grew up seeing old dudes with 100hp small blocks all
the same motor, the same car, the same carb and these dudes touted all
day that these things were earth movers and ground pounders and they
had chrome parts and looked down on everything else, they park it in
the garage all year, wash it every weekend till the paint comes off and
cruise to the old head meets around town and then run the fuck away
when clouds roll in.
these guys spend days setting up their oil
pickup tube in their oil pan and talk about porting their heads to make
2 hp and the same cam as every other small block dude, and a 850 double
pumper on a 100hp v8.
this shit makes me nuts, youre driving a summit catalog, not a hot rod.
these guys have the balls to look down on what i do!
enough of me ranting about this, the point of my story is, these people
are asking me how i do it, what to use, and how to build it and they
even ask me to tune it when they are done or i help them...
kinda funny to be re-writing the rule book and helping guys twice my
age tune their cars, after i was the one doing it wrong for years.
for me, spending the time to make it pretty is like putting make up on
in the morning, and im not about to start doing that."