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Do you ever open the hood and look at the engine just because you like to?
My 70 is long gone (since 1993). I'm 49. I got the car around 1980 when I was 18. Sometimes I'd open the hood and just look at the engine for a few minutes. It didn't have to have a problem, I wasn't maintaining anything. I just happened to like looking at my engine.
Do you ever do that? I bet if I had a CJ car, or even an H code, I'd still do it once in a while.
 

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Yes. But please don't tell anyone else on the forum. That would be embarrassing to admit!:toung:
 

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Yep, it's one of the silliest obsessions; but one of the most enjoyable. The 5.4 in my '02 F150 is a good machine (Meaning "It hasn't spit a plug through the fuel rail and the hood - yet!"); but the poor thing just doesn't have any "soul"! Nothing like staring down at a drop-base air cleaner sitting atop a Holley which in turn is crowning a beautiful Corporate Blue hunk of cast iron.

Makes you want to take a deep breath and exhaling as you say "Yeaaahhhhhhhhh".
 

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Of course. Doesn't everyone?
 

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I have to pop the hood because if I don't my wife will set something on it as she is loading the garage fridge. I get to look at the engine every day, and yes you can even eat off it.
 

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It is amazing to be at a show anywhere and as soon as the hood comes up there is a crowd

I leave the hoods up regularly and just stand there planning what I am going to do next
 

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I have to pop the hood because if I don't my wife will set something on it as she is loading the garage fridge. I get to look at the engine every day, and yes you can even eat off it.
If you can eat off of it, then you need the cookbook "Manifold Destiny". It tells how to cook food on your hot engine while you drive around, or maybe just idle in the garage. I think we've talked about the book here. It was out of print and expensive, but now it's reprinted and cheap.
 

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Yes Every morning before I leave for work/class and ever night when im done working on it.
 

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I liked looking at it so much, I just left the hood off after I put the engine in.
 

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Nothing like staring down at a drop-base air cleaner sitting atop a Holley which in turn is crowning a beautiful Corporate Blue hunk of cast iron.
Right on.

I find not much aesthetic beauty in the new stuff.
 

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That would be a hell yes!

Do you ever open the hood and look at the engine just because you like to?
My 70 is long gone (since 1993). I'm 49. I got the car around 1980 when I was 18. Sometimes I'd open the hood and just look at the engine for a few minutes. It didn't have to have a problem, I wasn't maintaining anything. I just happened to like looking at my engine.
Do you ever do that? I bet if I had a CJ car, or even an H code, I'd still do it once in a while.
 

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My engine is currently out and sitting on a stand right next to the workbench in the barn. I have a stool sitting by it. Not sure why but I kinda sit there once in while and run through the process I am going to take in rebuilding it! Big blocks look pretty awesome and once I get this one cleaned up and in the car I am sure I will want to check on it occasionally! Just cause. I want one as clean as 69Verts!!!!
 

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LOL at this thread (and YES, I do too, A LOT).
 

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I do it too, and since I'm getting a new transmission installed I'm trying to figure out ways I can look at my shiny new trans and rear end without having to crawl under the car. Maybe something with mirrors might work.
 

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mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-qformat:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} </style> <![endif]--> YES!

Do you drive past glass buildings to see your cars reflection-YES
Do you look back at your car when you walk away from it in parking lot–YES

and the list goes on…:)</m:defjc></m:rmargin></m:lmargin></m:dispdef></m:smallfrac>
I take a detour every Saturday morning that adds about 10 minutes to my journey, just so that I can pass a really big building with really big windows and have a really big look at my reflection. Then I get back into the car and keep driving.
 
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