Well, I created this account before I could legally drive and I had just bought my Elky days before. I figured since I was just a young buck seeking advice from a bunch of Old Farts!, I better keep it reasonable...
1979 Elky and the original owner named her Suzy, so Suzy it is. Super exciting, I know. At least 15 year old me capitalized the S!
I've had fun reading these....some were good for a laugh or two......or three. It's good to be here now that my project is almost on the road after almost 20 years. Hey....no sense rushing into things.....right?
As for me......my name is Mick, my biker buddies "gifted" me the rest......they said it was because of my twisted sense of humor......which I think is perfectly normal . It carried over when I did some pinstriping and to my leather work (as Miguel Loco) making period correct gun rigs for cowboy reinactors in Tombstone, Las Vegas and Hollywood.
I was a submarine torpedoman when I was in the Navy, responsible for all of the ships ordnance (torpedoes and missiles). It has been my user name since I started using chat rooms 20 years ago. The reason i only use 1 "t" (vice bottomgun) is that the first time I went to register it, I could only use 1 due to character limitations. I have just kept it that way ever since.
I have been in the Military for 32 years now, a Crew Chief for all of those maintainers out there,, KC-135 A,E,R models,, one day a Chief now, yelled out hey"matty man" talking to me ( and most likely getting in trouble again) and it stuck, you can call me SMS Watkins, Sargent, but I respond to Matty man, from the General down most all call me Matty man,, love my 80 El Camino & A/G bodies!! Matty man:smileyb:
jlcustomz is a name i picked for the custom automotive business I'll probably never officially run. Not much room in this economy for another high dollar auto shop,especially in north florida.Maybe I need to branch out into another field, High end bra repair?????:twisted:
Well when I first joined the group here, I needed a user name, being older I couldn't think of a clever one quickly so I came up with:
Randy short for Randall
camino short for El Camino which I happen to like a lot any year
52 for the age I was at the time
This can clear up a lot of the questions of who and why. I see jarhead and know he is Marine. Some of the others are pretty self explanatory also.
Just curious as to your recommendations......When I bought my 69 ElCo over a year ago it had a ZZ4 engine that was installed in 2000. It only had 5000 miles on it when I bought her and runs strong with no oil leaks at all. Well it is time change the oil......is a synthetic good or should...
I know there are several of us that have owned well into the teens over the years, but what is the most you have ever owned at the same time?
Right now, I'm at 4. 2 running, 1 project, 1 parts. But 4 complete Elkies nonetheless.