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it came from my highschool drinking days, their was talk around my group of friends that a cirtain gas station would sell cigarettes to minors, it was a old run down dump owned by a middle eastern family, you know the type. after a couple months of buying cigarettes and rolling papers there, i finally got the courage to walk up to the counter with a case of bud. it was the summer after 10th grade, i had huge sideburns and almost a full beard.
i walked up to the counter and the guy asked for my id, a older guy that i didnt know was standing behind me, he said to the cashier "dont waist your time jimbo here is 24". the cashier noded i handed him the exact change and i walked out, when i got in the car my buddy fliped he couldnt believe they sold me beer. later that night we had a party planed we cruised up to the station and i bought almost 100 bucks worth off liquor, we got trashed. the story bounced around between my friends and the nickname jimbo stuck with me, it was changed to jimmy a couple times and then they finally started calling me jimbo beam or jimmy beam. most of my old buddys have wierd nicknames, just a few here - bread, clawk, big "A", little "a".
i usally use either jimbo or jimbo beam when i sign my name on anything thats not important. its my user name in a few forums, its just been stuck with me for almost 7 years now.
96 F150 Eddie Bauer rust free 2WD. 306/4R70W, Keith Black rotating assembly, E303 cam, GT40 heads, 1.72 rockers, Trick Flow intake, 30lb injectors, 75mm BBK throttle body and MAF, MSD ignition, long tubes/duals, B&M shift kit, 4.30 w/ Detroit locker
94 F150 4x4. 302, ZF5 swap, 33X12.50 BFG KM2s, 4.10s, Aussie lockers, D44 SAS, NP205 twin sticked, 4BT swap coming soon...
gearhead auntie is sort of self explanatory... My nephew is a geek who can't work on his own car and I am always dreaming of more power, more tech, more torque...
I also took a 69 VW Beetle and gave a Toyota Camry a very serious spanking with it! It was soooo worth the look on the kids face, even though I shorted the ignition out on the bug! The 69 Beetle had a dual port 1600 out of a 70 bus. Just a plain old single solex carb too! I don't think the kid knew anything about double shifting or that the old bug can turn on a dime...((snicker)). We raced on a windy road going uphill. I beat him and then the car died. The ignition wire rattled loose and hit the brake wire and shorted out, but it was worth watching the kid sweat it over a little "Herbie" car!
The bug, affectionately named "Alfie, Herbie's twisted cousin" belongs to my sister and is repaired I am happy to report!
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