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Team-Building Ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Jul 7, 2012. 12 Replies

Gentlemen,I am currently an upperclassman at a university, and rising to a position of leadership in the school's rugby club. Last year, our team suffered a severe lack of leadership, and as a result…Continue

Learning how to work on cars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Shelton Dec 13, 2013. 44 Replies

Gentlemen,I have always had a passion for cars, but sadly I come from a family where the most sophisticated interaction with an automobile is checking the oil. That being said, I really want to start…Continue

Greetings from the rookie: Weight Gain Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rory Gilmore Jun 5, 2012. 11 Replies

Gentlemen,Just a brief introduction and a question. I'm a 20 year old student, currently studying in Los Angeles. Until a year ago I would still consider myself a boy, but I discovered the wonderful…Continue

 

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Rick Shelton replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"One thing you need to understand before you get into things.  Tools, tools, tools.  A lot, and I mean a lot, of the time your basic took kit won't be of any help when you get into working.  I've spent over $500.00 on tools…"
Dec 13, 2013
Pat Vandelay replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Yep, the internet has changed diy auto work for the better.  Many articles are written for common repairs, maintenance, etc.  Just make sure to pick a relatively 'enthusiast friendly' car (though, you would be surprised)."
Dec 12, 2013
KeN replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"This is a great first step. I can say I have bought many shitty cars to just tear into. Even just pulling motors out and seeing how they work. By the way when you are done. Craigslist is a great place to make your money back. HA HA!!!!!!"
Dec 12, 2013
Beardakota replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"I'm nowhere near a mechanic's ability and still feel completely stupid when it comes to working on cars. BUT, I do know general maintenance and can figure out most problems/repair what needs to be repaired. It helps finding people that…"
Dec 9, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Just had transmission work done on my Jeep.  I was going to do a rebuild but I don't have the time, lift, or jack to do it.  I've never done a transmission before and was looking forward to doing the job but an appointment…"
Nov 15, 2013
Brad Williams replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Reading this thread was very inspirational.  Lots of good info.  I know nothing about cars; my own fault as my dad loved to work on cars but I was always inside playing video games and thought car stuff was the most boring thing in the…"
Nov 15, 2013
KeN replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"I always do my own stuff as well. I have many Motor, Chilton and Hanes manuals. Oddly enough I find myself always turning to the Forums of the make of the vehicles that I am wrenching on AND if that does not help, Youtube it. That always seems to be…"
Nov 15, 2013
Michael Starling replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Wow! That was the first car I bought when I was younger ($900 for it).  "
Jul 2, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"YouTube has numerous videos that people have put up about working on cars.  For example I want to replace the rear main oil seal on my Jeep and there is a video on how to accomplish this."
Apr 18, 2013
Chacho Pantoja replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"I'll get my nephew to help you out, he's getting a crash course. Seriously though other than what my pops has taught me, the only way is to get out there and do it. Don't be afraid there are infinite forums on the interwebs just…"
Apr 17, 2013
Marc Banks replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Take things apart that are broken and try to fix them. I highly suggest starting with ANY cheap 4 stroke engine and tear into it. "
Mar 10, 2013
Blake Hayes replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"My old man was a mechanic, and taught me the basics (oil, belts, filters, tyres) then slowly worked me up and now i can do basically everything to an older car (new ones are to computer involved) or even do a simple motor swap.…"
Jan 12, 2013
Dan Sturman replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"They are good trucks. They are a bit spartan, especially for modern people. I never liked flatheads. I originally had a 223 inline 6 in mine, but got tired of having to rob a museum every time I needed a part for it. The winning formula for old…"
Jan 11, 2013
Brian Splash replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Those old fords are bullet proof and so easy to work on as all the parts without exaggeration are twice the size so you don't need nimble fingers . I would get a flat block v8 model , they are so easy to work on , get a second block to work on…"
Jan 10, 2013
Douglas Aldrich replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"check this website out, it should be pretty helpful http://www.carbibles.com/maintenancetips.html"
Jan 10, 2013
Chris B replied to Ben's discussion Learning how to work on cars
"Buy an old Jeep.  Tons of parts around and there are thousands of people willing to help you on everything.  Jeepforum.com "
Jan 10, 2013

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