im hoping there are enough gearheads on here to start me in the right direction...
ive been into motorcycles for a while, but my interest is really moving towards cars at this point. Problem is, i dont know where to start. i have no problems picking up a wrench and doing some work, but id have no idea where to begin.
do i figure out what car i really want, and then learn about it?
i may not have any money to get started in this for even a couple more years, but when the money is there i want to know whats going on.
eventually i would love to have the knowledge to build an engine. tonight i was driving a friend's Supercharged Cadillac XLR. i think it has something like 400hp. That thing realllly fucking jumped when the pedal hit the floor. i would definitely be happy with something that had that kind of power, or in other words, i really cant see myself ever really needing more than that kind of power. ideally, the car id end up with wouldnt be my daily driver, but it should be reliable enough that it could be. perhaps i would take it to a drag night here and there, but it would mainly be a ballsy street car, but not so ridiculous that it would be a pain on the street.
from some reading ive done this weekend, it seems as though a small block would be where id want to be.
i like mustangs. i love the 67 fastbacks, although i could do 64-66 as well, even coupes. and no, i dont like the fastbacks because of "eleanor"- they just look good. it seems like a nice 351 power plant would move that pretty good. i also like some chevy's- nova, chevelle, etc. Theres a Dodge Dart around me that seems to move pretty good too. other than this, im lost. i dont know where to get started in terms of what i should be reading, what cars i should be looking for, what is a realistic budget for such a car, etc.