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Topic: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness

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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1344 on: October 10, 2018, 11:03:40 AM »
I used to do all the work on my vehicles.  I like mechanical things. 

But these days time is more limited. I work more hours, and want to spend my free time with my kids doing fun stuff.  I still love building projects, and so do my kids, so rather than spend time changing my own oil and and various other auto-related tasks, I just let the auto mechanics do it.

The two exceptions are, I always do my own brakes because it's easy and I can save several hundred dollars, and I also can de-cloud my headlight lenses in about 20 seconds using aluminum polish, and my Makita buffer/compounder.  My next door neighbor paid a shop $100 to do that, and cursed like a sailor when I showed him how to do it in 20 seconds.

Other than that, though, I'd rather spend my "home-engineering" time building things with my kids.

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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1345 on: October 10, 2018, 11:05:15 AM »
I always wondered about who would buy those enormous red tool drawer things on wheels.  As if anyone would need or have that many tools.
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1346 on: October 10, 2018, 11:09:40 AM »
I used to do all the work on my vehicles.  I like mechanical things.

But these days time is more limited. I work more hours, and want to spend my free time with my kids doing fun stuff.  I still love building projects, and so do my kids, so rather than spend time changing my own oil and and various other auto-related tasks, I just let the auto mechanics do it.

The two exceptions are, I always do my own brakes because it's easy and I can save several hundred dollars, and I also can de-cloud my headlight lenses in about 20 seconds using aluminum polish, and my Makita buffer/compounder.  My next door neighbor paid a shop $100 to do that, and cursed like a sailor when I showed him how to do it in 20 seconds.

Other than that, though, I'd rather spend my "home-engineering" time building things with my kids.
I'm in the same boat for most of that (minus the kids and brakes). And these days, when you open a hood, you see nothing but a shroud covering up everything the manufacture doesn't want you to touch. I opened up my hood when I got my latest car, saw this, and said F it:




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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1347 on: October 10, 2018, 11:09:47 AM »
I've not had head light lenses cloud

I'm thankful

but, that stuff on TV just wipes it off in seconds
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1348 on: October 10, 2018, 11:12:51 AM »
I used to almost enjoy working on my first cars and trucks.  1970 nova, 1968 Chevelle, 1972 El Camino, 78 Chevelle, 81 chevelle, 78 Ford F250, 74 Chevy 1500

not any longer
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1349 on: October 10, 2018, 11:17:13 AM »
<<<raises hand>>>
No kidding.  I have a rollaround, but I actually have a LOT more tools than that. Most of them are in drawers in my workbench, or on pegboards over my workbench.  The largest ones are on shelves next to my workbech, like my sliding compound miter saw, my drill press, my router and table, my folding table saw, shop vac, and all the other large power tools.
I do keep the auto-related ones in the rollaround though, to make it easier to cart out to the auto...

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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1350 on: October 10, 2018, 05:50:08 PM »
I had a 1973 Nova with a 350 in it.  Changing the 6 and 8 plugs was a bear.  Those cars were not very well designed for the home mechanic.

I always wanted to "hot rod" it with headers and a higher lift cam and a larger CFM carb but never did.  That engine had a lot of potential unused, I think it had 185 stock hp, from 5.7 L.  

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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1351 on: October 10, 2018, 06:03:34 PM »
Had a '72 Nova with a 250 in it
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1352 on: October 10, 2018, 06:10:37 PM »
and then I shudder when I hear my language coming form my daughter's mouths

oh well, I saved enough money bloodying my own knuckles instead of paying someone else to cover both of their college tuition's
Did a few exhausts and sets of shocks.Bloody & burnt knuckles,rust & sediment in my eyes.Snow & slush running down my neck and back into my coveralls.Pretty sure I burnt my Chilton's manuals to keep warm
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1353 on: October 10, 2018, 07:24:56 PM »
someday you will struggle to explain what an exhaust was to your great grandkids

they will be amazed that you actually had a steering wheel and had to drive your car
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1354 on: October 10, 2018, 07:48:50 PM »
I guess I was late to the Nova party - had an '88 with 4 hamster wheels under the hood.  Was my 2nd car.  
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1355 on: October 10, 2018, 07:50:13 PM »
someday you will struggle to explain what an exhaust was to your great grandkids

they will be amazed that you actually had a steering wheel and had to drive your car
I view a movie like Minority Report and honestly think we could have that tomorrow if we had to.  Pods on a track, just type in where you're going.  Gas-powered vehicles a luxury item to go off-the-grid.  
We have the tech now.
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1356 on: October 10, 2018, 08:42:05 PM »
I think I'll stay off the grid
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Re: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness
« Reply #1357 on: October 11, 2018, 12:30:55 PM »
I'm hoping they'll have self-driving technology available [and not CRAZY expensive] by the time I need to replace my Flex. 

 

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