Any Car Guys/Mechanics?

Which are you?

  • I like cars but don't know how to do anything on them.

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ZeeZ

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How many of you like to work on cars or know the basics (i.e. changing a tire, putting air in, checking levels, etc) or just like cars but don't know how to do mechanic stuff?
 

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My husband works for Mazda the stable includes:73 240z, 66 Morgan, 74 mazda rotary pick up, 08 speed three waiting for an engine. I am the built in assistant/wife.
 
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Your husband has my affordable dream car, the 240Z...

You, miss, are luckier than you know.
 

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I've got older vehicles. I can do most of the work on them myself. New vehicles baffle me.
 

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I build, repair & modify all kinds... I know a lot of people in NC as well...
 

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Other than fish, wrenching is my passion. Before my divorce I had 01 super crew, 83 crimson cat, 87 mustang vert strip car, 96 shadow 600.
Now I have a 10 avenger and a 90 bronco that I just rebuilt the motor in.
Such good times. Lol
 

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Older vehicles are easier to work on, but my passion is motorsport.

I have successfully campaigned cars in the Australian National Formula Ford Championship, won the 2008 State Formula Ford Championship - thoroughbred race cars
 

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I do all the basic maintenance. I hate brake bleeding and I can't seem to get it right and it's always spongy. I even own a Mityvac and a Motive Power Bleeder. So I let the shop do it. One time I went to Pepboys and they spattered brake fluid on all my adjustable dampers so the paint stripped. I swapped my springs, shocks and alignment kits myself but needed help installing the front dampers. I did my own valve lash adjustment, installed an MSD SCI CD ignition and SS Blaster coil. Installed a rear sway bar and sub-frame reinforcement kit. One time I tried to do my timing belt but was stuck with the frozen crank/pulley bolt. I gave up and let the shop do it.

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Cars? I love em!
I'm a qualified auto electrician and mechanic! I work on them every day of the year
I personally love the old school cars
I'm a ford man through and through.
My daily driver is a 2005 Ford falcon xr8
Its a 5.4L quad cam v8 (same as some american mustangs) putting out a mild 450hp. Its got custom cams, aftermarket headers, exhaust my own custom intake. Oh and of course hidden wiring hehe


 

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Doesn't matter what you do to it Sturty - IT IS STILL A FORD
 

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Don't have a lot of choice in a control category my friend

The only thing Ford is the engine

PS - I'll be at Bathurst for the 12 hour 8-10th Feb

2008 Championship - (I own the rights to the photo, though it does appear on some websites )
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Engine: Ford Duratec 1600cc 16V 4 cylinder DOHC Power 81kW / 125bhp @ 7000rpm Top speed 250km/h approx
Racing weight: 495kg with driver (~1100 lbs)- which equals awesome power to weight, and great 0-100kph

Full spec:
 

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I'm a ford man BUT I can appreciate a nice car reguardless of the brand (as long as its not a Vn!)
Are you in the photo? I'm guessing your the bloke in the middle?
 

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As team owner, manager, and #1 engineer, yep I'm in the photo But not the guy in the middle

Do you mean VN Commodore ??? My all time favourite car we owned was a 78 Limited Edition VB Commodore, with Brock Exhaust, 4.2L V8, 4 on the floor, sunroof and chrome wheels - but man! could that thing eat a clutch!

But let's not de-rail Zeez' thread (sorry Zeez) - we had another thread not long ago that covered car types that people own etc.
 

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I don't work on cars daily but I do enjoy it. At my job I'm in charge of maintaining and repairs on our work trucks (only 5 small company ). I also enjoy working on my mustang . My super charger goes on this spring =)
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Any photos of your stang cichlidman? You guys in the states a spoilt for choice when it comes to cars so jelous
 

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I know just the basics but learned some useful stuff working at some garages.
my mazda 6 I have done....
installed cold air intake
new cpu program
tune up
oil changes
brakes

most everything else I have left up to the shops. pictures at the bottom
 

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I love cars. I currently have a 2013 mustang gt as my daily driver. Stock with a track pack option and tech package option.
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This is my old Mazda speed 3. Bolted out just short of fuel pump internals, so I kept the tune mild.
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And my baby be Dolores. 1972 Plymouth Roadrunner. Man I love this car.
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No worries, ryanr. I love that Road Runner, Friday!

I have to say that I'm surprised there are more "mechanic" types on FL than there are not. But then again, I assume part of that is because this thread probably attracts just the car types and not the rest.
 

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You guys and your "fast cars"

It's all about off road! I've got a wrangler that I'm madly in love with <3
 

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