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Old 02-10-2012, 12:55 AM   #401
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I've sort of adopted my dad's mentality and try to learn how to do everything on my own. If I ever have a kid, I'll teach them how to rebuild a carburetor, at a very young age

He won't pay anyone to do something he can do himself. When I was 17 and my Honda Civic's oil pump locked up, it completely screwed my engine up. He had never taken a 4 cyl. car's engine apart, but he did and we made a parts list and got everything ordered and he did the majority of the work. We had it rebuilt within a few days..

The only work he didn't do, was re surfacing the head head.. which was done by one of his friends.

I just wish to be that good, one day.

Well you and I are in the same boat of sorts.
After returning from WWII....my pop wasn't sure what to do. He was in the Army Corps of Engineers...but wasn't ready for Engineering here in the States.
He instead went to automotive school and got his license as a mechanic.
He set up shop on 14th Street and 10th Avenue in Manhattan(the meat market district) and basically repaired trucks while finishing up Engineering School(years later)
He swore after years and years of rebuilding truck motors....rear ends...transmissions...you name it, sometimes in the street outside the shop that he wouldn't do it again. So my car repair advice came from me setting up in front of the house...and him yelling instructions to me from the window!(2nd floor!)
Some of it stuck. No total rebuilds though. I wish I could.
I'm not afraid to rip it apart...I just wish I could always put it back together!
Maybe I'll drive the Roady to Alabama for a tune up!

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:00 AM   #402
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Okay....no laughing.

Here is a car that I own(again....not this one...but the EXACT model...mine is red though)
It needs a complete restoration.
It's a car that my pop got from the shop I just talked about....in 1951.
There is 2200 original miles on the car.
Wanna laugh now?
My father....as a mechanic for more than 20 years....never had a U.S. drivers license.
He never drove.
Crazy...

One day I'll restore my....
...1951 Austin of England....
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(I'll take pics of mine....in bad shape.....just to show.)
I'm figuring it would be a 15-20K restoration.(the thing has leather interior!)

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Old 02-10-2012, 01:47 AM   #403
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Okay....no laughing.

Here is a car that I own(again....not this one...but the EXACT model...mine is red though)
It needs a complete restoration.
It's a car that my pop got from the shop I just talked about....in 1951.
There is 2200 original miles on the car.
Wanna laugh now?
My father....as a mechanic for more than 20 years....never had a U.S. drivers license.
He never drove.
Crazy...

One day I'll restore my....
...1951 Austin of England....
...
(I'll take pics of mine....in bad shape.....just to show.)
I'm figuring it would be a 15-20K restoration.(the thing has leather interior!)

M.K.
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Not my kind of car but not something i'd laugh at, hell, I'd much rather laugh at the ricers that pull up to me, with their piece of crap exhaust that sounds like a weedeater, thinking their so cool, then smoke em, and when i get my new motor in there, pushing 5, or 600 horse, it will be twice as great.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:51 AM   #404
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I think we've decided to 86 the a used FX35 and go with a fully loaded 2013 Mazda CX-5 instead. They don't actually come out until next month, but they look very promising and 33 mpg highway is hard to beat.
Mazda CX-5. I didn't know about that crossover until last month when it was unveiled I believe at one of the auto shows. I'm not much into compact crossovers, but this one's caught my interest in what might potentially be my first car when the time comes (that is unless I manage to keep my Civic and I can put some work on fixing/replacing a few things).

Let me know how it is.
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After seeing the lexus gs350 commercial, i think i found my next car.

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I saw it during the Super Bowl and told my wife that I need to trade in my GS350 for that. She wasn't fond of the idea as mine is 4 years old and paid off.
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I saw it during the Super Bowl and told my wife that I need to trade in my GS350 for that. She wasn't fond of the idea as mine is 4 years old and paid off.
Sometimes you have to do what you have to do!
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Oh alright, how much horse is that 350 pushin out?
It's pushing around 250.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:44 PM   #408
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I saw it during the Super Bowl and told my wife that I need to trade in my GS350 for that. She wasn't fond of the idea as mine is 4 years old and paid off.
When we were looking at cars last year we looked at Lexus. I wasn't that thrilled with their lineup, with one major exception. The GS350. What an awesome ride that car is. It's a great blend of performance, luxury and drivability.

I ended up going Infiniti, but that car was and will remain on my list.
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