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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-14-2003 01:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...actually work on your own cars? Anyone of you get into the heavy stuff, like rebuilding engines and transmissions?

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Ponygirl67
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posted 03-14-2003 10:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ponygirl67   Click Here to Email Ponygirl67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have done everything I can to her since I bought her, and whenever anything needs to be fixed, my mechanic (who is a buddy of mine) will show me what to do!!!!!! I don't like other people working on it, that way I know it isn't gonna screw up......

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Ked
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posted 03-15-2003 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have only done "some", which is more than other girls.

Brakes, coolant system, oil change and tune up. I can change a tire, but find the biggest challenge in that is getting the lugs loose! Never did master that horn problem I was having with SheStang. Eventually Dad took care of that.....

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Ken&Shell
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posted 03-15-2003 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken&Shell   Click Here to Email Ken&Shell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have assisted with rebuilds, I am a pro at removing headers and plugs. (Got a ton of experience doing that when we were having trouble keeping a tranny behind the race motor) seemed we were always pulling that motor out.. I usually get the jobs of removing the carb/headers/valve covers. what I call the easy jobs. Removing oil pan, any bolts that are torqued beyond my capabilities. I also get the crap jobs of cleaning off the old gasket materials, etc. I of course can change the oil, and all the maintenance stuff. I also get the interior work such as gauges, etc. And I have redid the whole interior of two mustangs. Removed and reinstalled all the interior including seats, kick panels, side panels, etc, I would love to get to rebuild carbs but He seems to not want to show me how to do that part. I am willing to do anything that I can physically handle. No trans rebuilds though.


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Ked
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posted 03-15-2003 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ken&Shell:
I would love to get to rebuild carbs but He seems to not want to show me how to do that part.


Ya~ I wanted my buddy to show me how to do that part, to. Basically he told me (in so many words) that he just didn't have the patience to show me! Blah!

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68F100
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posted 03-15-2003 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't feel too bad Kedra. There are some things that I know how to do that I just don't think I COULD teach to someone. I could try, but you know. I'm willing to show people how to do some things, but it's usually one of those things that you just have to be good at.

I know, I'm not making any sense at all.

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BarrysGrrl
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posted 03-16-2003 12:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BarrysGrrl   Click Here to Email BarrysGrrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am still very much in the learning stage, but I am an able and eager assistant! I help where ever I can. I helped design the fuel delivery system for Moneymaker, and even put the fittings on the steel-braided hoses by myself. Yeah, big deal you say, but it takes patiences.

But I can't do anything without serious direction and supervision yet. And don't expect to be able to for quite a while. But I am loving the learning process!

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Ked
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posted 03-16-2003 10:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, Joe!

I certainly understand where you are coming from on that one. All he would tell me was that he had to soak it in gasoline overnight, take it apart and put it back together like a jigsaw puzzle.....I like jigsaw puzzles!

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kwazykat
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posted 03-16-2003 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat   Click Here to Email kwazykat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
heh heh....

i can take anything apart .... and a few things ..... i can actually put back together!!

the first time i installed a fuel pump, i almost burned TRUKGRRL to the ground (ok ok ok that is an exaggeration) but her ignition sticks and i didnt know juice was flowing then metal innocently contacted metal ..... and well .... under a billow of smoke i used a fire blanket to make it stop.... heh heh..... dad came to the house to re-wire her cause i fried all her electricals.... mercy!!!

i cant wait to have a real garage so i can learn build up .... tear down is easy....

and...... the GRRLS should have a carb lesson weekend soon .... i bet we can convince someone to assist us.... (lord knows we have a lot of instructors from which to choose!!)

anyways ..... i need to learn how to do brake work because the 67 cat and trukgrrl both need attention in that department ..... i cant burn anything up or smoke it down if i am just replacing brakes .... can i????

kk


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Keahi73
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posted 03-16-2003 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Keahi73   Click Here to Email Keahi73     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I try to do as much as I can, I can remove and replace with the best of them. But full engine rebuild, carb rebuild I'm leaving to ther proffessionals. I am learning how to rebuild a c-4. M
y specialty to "Team McHale" is interior resto,hood/door adjustment, body work...just leave me out of the paint process...paint is NOT my friend!!! I can't even paint my nails. Funny thing is...I'm a whiz with a rattle can...I swear I'm not a graffiti artist. I'm practicing pinstriping, and I assist in "diagnostics" (getting better). My absolute favorite part is part chasing (ok and vehicles too). My hobby is collecting cars and parts (pack rat)...I can't pass up a deal!(I have a 65 rally pac for instance, with nothing to use it on...but ONE day I might)

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Ked
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posted 03-16-2003 09:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kwazykat:
heh heh....

i can take anything apart .... and a few things ..... i can actually put back together!!
kk


LOL!!!

~yah........that's my dilemma. I think we got it from brother Dave....oh, wait....HE always got his stuff back together didn't he????

~nevermind~

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 03-17-2003 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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68F100
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posted 03-21-2003 03:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kwazykat:
heh heh....

i cant burn anything up or smoke it down if i am just replacing brakes .... can i????

kk


Brake cleaner is flammable. Trust me

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Mr Vids
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posted 03-24-2003 03:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Vids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Women that work on their own cars will get my attention faster than anything else. Looks don't last forever, but knowledge does.
Mike

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Ked
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posted 03-25-2003 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ked   Click Here to Email Ked     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ya, but we ain't bad lookin' either!!

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Mr Vids
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posted 03-26-2003 05:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Vids     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
True. But the best looking woman would be the one working on MY car.
Mike

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lilgtgirl
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posted 03-26-2003 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lilgtgirl   Click Here to Email lilgtgirl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
unfortunately my dad won't let me work on my car. he says that if i know how to do the work then i'll probably go and royally screw something up. oh well guess the only grease under my nails will be from getting the tools. i am allowed to be the "tool gopher". oh well i have more fun laughing at all the new words my dad creates while working on my car!!hehehe

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rm302 boss
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posted 03-26-2003 09:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rm302 boss   Click Here to Email rm302 boss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The soon to be LM302boss, i met at an auto-x; she totally kicked my butt and a few others that day... Is a real wench turner, she sets up her car on race day: changes her own street to race tires drops the ride hight with the coil overs sets her own brake bias tunes in the shocks and completely kicks my a** on the track... She has all ways done her own maintenance and usually gets mad when i touch her car.. So i help her out when she wants and play with my own toys.. Which i must say is very nice to have a girl who understands... Not many do... Some ( from personal experience) actually get jealous of me spending to much time with my cars... Jealous of a car???? I don't get it..
Any girls out there can shed some light on that i would be all ears..
Rene

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