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
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.
My old forums before fishlore:
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
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 )
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
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.
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 =)
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.