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post Aug 28 2003, 10:52 PM
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So pretty much all of us here like cars. But my question is, how much do you guys actually know about cars? I like cars but I don't know shit besides the basic stuff and basic work on a car like a tuneup. Once stuff starts getting technical like talking about compression and all that stuff I just have a blank stare on my face and go eek.gif
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post Aug 28 2003, 11:05 PM
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i've personally (with my dad's help) completely restored a 67 camaro, 66 barracuda, and 90 mustang. the camaro and barracuda consisted of everything from body work, to rebuilding the engines, (350 swap into the camaro), to interior. My dad owns a mechanic shop so whenever anything needs to be done to my car, i do it.
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post Aug 29 2003, 12:32 AM
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QUOTE(Cyclone @ Aug 28 2003, 11:52 PM)
... Once stuff starts getting technical like talking about compression and all that stuff I just have a blank stare on my face and go  eek.gif

Same thing here prettymuch but before summer if you mentioned a 67 stingray or started talking about camshaft's i would be completely clueless. So ive come a long way from where i was before and im still looking all over the place to try to figure out all that other stuff.
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post Aug 29 2003, 12:28 PM
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howstuffworks.com - I read this stuff about engines and turbo's a year ago and it helped me a bit.
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post Aug 29 2003, 12:37 PM
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I know alot about my old 64 1/2 mustang. Its really easy to work on. However its a different story with the Cobra. The electronics and engine is a nightmare. It was easy to put the coilovers on though... even on the IRS. But I would assume its that easy on every car.
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post Aug 29 2003, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE(gotvenm @ Aug 29 2003, 12:37 PM)
I know alot about my old 64 1/2 mustang. Its really easy to work on. However its a different story with the Cobra. The electronics and engine is a nightmare. It was easy to put the coilovers on though... even on the IRS. But I would assume its that easy on every car.

ya, thats why i prefer the "out dated" 5.0's as opposed to the mod 4.6's. All those electronics, sensors and what not complicate everything and make it 10 times harder to understand everything.
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post Aug 29 2003, 01:43 PM
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I know more than my friends which makes me the "car guy" they all come running to when they're junk goes south.
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post Aug 29 2003, 02:04 PM
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I don't tend to know a lot of stuff when it comes to working on cars...I am good at knowing how stuff works (like cams, crank, pistons, transmission, etc.) but I don't really know that such and such an amout of lift is good on a cam for such and such an engine...I tend not to know details like that.

Most of my car knowledge comes from just basic facts about the car. Like if you were to ask me the bore and stroke of every engine that has been in a 911 up to this date I could tell you. If you wanted to know pricing, options packages, exhaust diamters, tire sizes (tires are a bit of a specialty for me.) etc. etc., I could tell you all that. That's what I'm good at.
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post Aug 29 2003, 07:53 PM
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To me it's always best to say i know nothing, so that i'll always be learning!
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post Aug 29 2003, 07:59 PM
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I do the opposite; I claim to know everything, get corrected, then absorb the corrections tongue.gif
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post Aug 30 2003, 10:55 AM
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heh I dont have to pretend to know nothing tongue.gif
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post Aug 30 2003, 04:04 PM
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not as much as id like to... i too and the "car nut" in my group of friends, but im only 16... so im still compiling my knowledge of cars!
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post Aug 31 2003, 01:55 AM
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Really only know about my own car and that is limited. Anytime my other friens talk car tech I just mostly say "oh yah", "really", "cool" in no particular order.
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post Aug 31 2003, 09:12 AM
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QUOTE(CarZOne @ Aug 29 2003, 12:28 PM)
howstuffworks.com - I read this stuff about engines and turbo's a year ago and it helped me a bit.

same here- that site owns.
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post Aug 31 2003, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE(gotvenm @ Aug 29 2003, 12:37 PM)
I know alot about my old 64 1/2 mustang. Its really easy to work on. However its a different story with the Cobra. The electronics and engine is a nightmare. It was easy to put the coilovers on though... even on the IRS. But I would assume its that easy on every car.

isn't that the first mustang? isn't it worth alot?
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post Aug 31 2003, 09:59 AM
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I don't think any mustangs are worth "a lot", but the 64 1/2s are worth more than their 65-68 cousins, I'd imagine. Although old mustangs aren't my specialty.
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post Sep 9 2003, 02:44 AM
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well i know a good amount about cars i think in the technical area. for a youngin
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post Sep 9 2003, 11:28 PM
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Over the last 4 years of being a car fanatic, I have learned a lot. I can do basic stuff and with the help of my dad, I can so some more complicated things.

When I comes to my 300E, I honestly could care less about anything besides the basic stuff. When it comes to my corvette, I love learning about it and I feel confident that I could diagnose most problems, but probably not fix them without help.

I would love to later on down the road install a s/c into the vette. I'd think that my father and I could do it with a little bit of reading.
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post Sep 10 2003, 12:42 AM
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Well, I know enough to restore my car to the state it's in now. Meaning, I can't to body work all that great, but everything else is pretty simple.
On a side note the interior is almost done, if the insane amounts of homework slow down for a little while I can finish it. All that really remains is two panels in the back, putting the rear seat in, putting the door panels on, wiring up a solenoid to open the door and then just hooking up the stereo.
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post Sep 10 2003, 03:54 AM
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QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Aug 31 2003, 01:59 PM)
I don't think any mustangs are worth "a lot", but the 64 1/2s are worth more than their 65-68 cousins, I'd imagine. Although old mustangs aren't my specialty.

65 is actually not a model year for mustangs. the 64 1/2 was the first, followed by the 66. i do believe im correct on this, if theres a mustang buff who can prove me wrong, go for it. this is the kinda stuff you pick up from playing motor city online for a year wink.gif
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