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    Quote Originally Posted by CudaMan View Post
    I was once that way, too. The desire to do cool stuff with cars and save money compelled me to dive in and learn through experience. I can actually say I sometimes enjoy wrenching on cars now. Never would have said that in the past.
    Yeah, I'd love to be able to say that someday.

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    A complete lack of rust is an important prerequisite, I think.

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    I have no idea what it's like to work on cars without rusted bolts

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    An oblique joke: I have owned all sorts of fun cars and only very rarely have I ever turned a wrench myself. As a result, I feel that this particular ship has passed.

    Instead I have found a cheap local shop that does adequate work to feed my personal speed demons.

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    I have done the simplest of jobs (replaced MAF sensor, cleaned/replaced various filters), and am lucky in that I do not actually enjoy autocrossing, so I don't put much extra repeated stress on my cars or have a desire to put various parts on them to improve/fine-tune handling.
    Get that weak shit off my track

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    Yup I've only done small jobs too; also most of my toys are 3rd cars as well so I don't rack up commuting miles or excessive wear and tear.

    Ergo the money I save buying used and not buying tools combined with just about every labor cost being a 1-and-done lifetime fix makes having a shop do things for me a wash (or at least a much lower cost luxury).

    Wouldn't be feasible with your lifestyle of course, Cuda.
    Last edited by novicius; February 29th, 2016 at 11:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novicius View Post
    ...your lifestyle of course, Cuda.
    HE WAS BORN THAT WAY, YOU MONSTER!
    Last edited by FaultyMario; March 1st, 2016 at 10:56 AM.
    acket.

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    Name changed to protect the innocent.

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    Hmmm. Motor mount nut in place. Both sides torqued. Big random clunks remain. Hmmm.

    All I can think of at the moment is one of the mounts broken on the other end, or even the bracket connecting the engine to the mount.

    Going to blue-tape the steering column shaft to see if the header still hits it.

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