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Old 07-30-2003, 11:09 PM   #1
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age and experience

there are some young mo' fo's here. i just wanted to see how old my peers here are. i'm 20, 9 months til i'm 21.

also, i have been working on my car or learning about them since may of 00 i believe. so i've only been tinkering with my car for 3 years. as far as experience, i worked in a tire shop and at mercedes benz doing /basic/ tech and ##### work. i've installed headers, nitrous, a new rear end, UD pulley, shifter, blah blah blah and some other stuff. i'm big into *custom* work and i'm probably going to be installing a roots blower within a month or two. i've wired new cobra taillights but i fuggered up and had to redo my work twice. wiring is a bear for me.

now, what about y'all?
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Im 15, been working on cars since I was about 8, my dad used to do top end work on drag cars and teaches me alot, I also have a older brother who is 18 and me and him do work on his car all the time, we have changed his entire break system which had to be customized, changed his tranny and rear end, and we are currently working on putting twin turbo on his car, which will involve lots of custom parts.
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I am 17, got my Mustang last July. I really never worked on cars, i know about mustangs and stuff, but if you told me how to take off a upper intake id be like : I want to learn alot more
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Old 07-30-2003, 11:21 PM   #4
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but if you told me how to take off a upper intake id be like : I want to learn alot more
haha i found that funny.

i was skeered at first to do anything to my car because i didn't understand it. once i knew vaguely what i was doing, i started tearing stuff up and learning first hand. needless to say the parents would curtail my little experiments as often as they could catch me doing it. high school sucked in that way.

you learn 10x more doing something first hand than just reading it online.

white95stang, there is a 'how to' on www.v6power.net that you can use to do a mild port/polish of your lower intake. it's a good beginner project, and you can't mess up too much, just don't over torque (tighten too hard) those intake bolts, or they will snap right off, i've done it!
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see i am willing to do stuff, i am just affraid ill break it
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Well I am 42 been building fast cars for 20+ years most on Camaro's but I am a Volvo marine and Automobile trained certified mechanic, lic A&P aircraft mechanic, ASQ certified Quality Engineer. I worked on FB-111's and KC-10's in the Airforce. worked on just about every large Jet liner made. Do all of my own work and own about $10,000 worth of Snap-on tool. I have raced cars, boats, and motorcycles.
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I'm 16, been working on my car since January. I've installed a carb, an intake, mufflers, radiator, rewired my lights, and some other little junk. I am starting to mess around with fiberglass and I am going to make a custom gauge pod to go in my dash where my radio used to be. And I am also starting to learn about body work from my friend's dad.
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I'm 20 going to be 21 in about 19 days...Give me a mustang and i can take it apart and have it back together in due time.I did all of my suspension(CC plates/shocks struts/coilovers)I did a split port swap by myself.I installed and painted my saleen kit(i had it repainted after about a year because i didn't use enough clear).I'm a fast learner when it comes to mechanical stuff.The only thing i haven't tried is engine building...I have my stock short block so i might take it apart and rebuild it to sell it.

I'm lucky because my dad was a mechanic and he was a ****load of craftsman tools...Everybody knows that having the right tool for the job makes it easier to do.
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Just turned 21 (7/14) and haven't messed with cars too much. Did basic stuff like lowering springs (which I still need to take out and cut), u/d pulley, densecharger, ...
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22 as of april 1 2003 (don't laugh ) on my first mustang. completely paid off and in great shape... never worked on a car before, beyond tire and oil changing, spark plugs and the occasional tie-rod... so i'm pretty new, but i'm good at following instructions... just can't really match up terminology to parts... i assume it's an acquired ability... i also don't have much in the way of specialised tools, so i'm really lookin for a mentor to show me the ropes... and i make sure i don't blow myself or my mustang up (that would be bad, as it's my only one)

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Old 07-31-2003, 06:53 AM   #15
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Replacing a carburator on my 1972 Ford Courier pickup (with a mazda engine) back in 1989 was my first introduction to cars. It pretty much ended there until I got a job working for a shop that repaired computer modules for Mercedes and BMW's, I fixed so many AC and Cruise units I don't want to think about them anymore.

Got my stang in Oct of 02, joined the other messageboard and have been playing with it since.

Purchased an 85 Jeep Wagoneer that I've ripped the engine out of and is currently sitting next to the Jeep in my garage. I'm on the hunt for a 350 4bolt main and 700R4 tranny to swap into it
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"20... 21 in 10 months

05/20/83"

HEY! THEN YOU CAN START DRINKING!!!!
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I'm 22 (4/25/81 - Class of 99) . I've been working on cars since I was about 7. My dad and I would tinker with his cars. I got my first car when I was 14, the 74 Challenger with a 383. The damn thing is stil on blocks... despite my numerous attempts to try and figure out the old 70's wiring (Man, those guys were idiots!!). I got my 66 Mustang when I was 18, and re-built it (the guy I got it from just started to part it out, so I had my work cut out for me). I got my 98 last September, and a lot of the basic knowledge transfers over. But this is the most advanced computer I've had to work with in a car... my other cars.. teh most advanced computer in it was the CD player
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our day cometh soon.

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20... 21 in 10 months

05/20/83
our day cometh soon.

04/18/83
I'll be 18 September 24.

I have messed around with my car. Did all the audio install that is in my car now.

took TB off for the hell of it.(Bored one day)

Changed Fuel Filter and that kinda stuff.

Havent had the chance to hack away at the engine... that will come soon tho.
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woah, my b-day is 5/15/83.

iam 5 days older #####, lol
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Old 07-31-2003, 05:34 PM   #21
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Ok well I'm 27 (3/22/76) wow after reading this I feel old, but anyways just got my stang in April, first one ever and loving it, haven't had a chance to tear into her, I just pulled my interior pieces and painted them and had my undercarriage painted red along with my calipers. won't bother to really do anything to the motor except a few chrome pieces until I blow the motor. Which hopefully won't be for a while.

I enjoy reading everything I can about my mustang for future purposes.........that and you guys just kick ***..................
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20... 21 in 10 months

05/20/83
woah, my b-day is 5/15/83.

iam 5 days older #####, lol
april of '83 representin'

wanna race and see who's the #####? (i'm three days younger than you, 04/18/83)
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Damn kids... all of you!!!
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Yes, ill race you soon.
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Yes, ill race you soon.


for a second i thought you meant you were going to Temple, TX meet on Aug. 8. oh well, it'd be a long road trip for you though wouldn't it?
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I am 28 have had three Mustangs....Mustangs have been in the family for a long long time...also I am looking into opening my own resto shop for mustangs and british cars with the help of my husband who has restored 5 british sport cars...
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Yes, ill race you soon.


for a second i thought you meant you were going to Temple, TX meet on Aug. 8. oh well, it'd be a long road trip for you though wouldn't it?
lol, no iam not going to texas.
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19, 20 in sept. (9-27-83)

Haven't reallly messed engines with engines, have done a lot of electronics stuff, CD, CB, lights and a bunch of stereo stuff. Haven't owned a mustang yet, owned an 89 cougar, 97 wrangler and now own a 96 Ram 4x4. Plan on rebuilding my engine next summer with some friends and guys from my church.
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rebuilding a 5.2 V8. That should be interesting.
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I just want my 5.0
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well I am 18 (feel like 30 ) But I have done some car stuff, money is the big problem haha , But I have rebuilt a 1965 ford Galaxie 500 2dr. hard top w/ a 302 (trashed the 289 hehe) and on my first stang, I had a 91 Ford Probe did some mods but I have done lots of audio (even if i cant get my subs into my stang grr) I have redone many John Deere engines and can work on any Powerstroke engines. I am a Firefighter (4 years now)
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Wow, you people make me feel old. Im 25 yrs old.

This is my second mustang. Before that I had a 88 Camaro v6, before that I had a 79 Camaro v8 - civic hatchback before that and a p.o.s. isuzu before that.

Ive rebuilt honda engines, chevy engines (v6 and v8s) - done overhauls on fords, valve jobs, head swaps, clutch replacements, piston/ring replacements, etc.

Ive installed nitrous systems, stereos/subs/amps, lowering kits, P&P jobs, intakes, rear ends, driveshafts, disc/drum brake jobs, and many other undercarriage goodies. I have 1978 Z28 in my garage thats parked next to the stang that is being gutted, converted out to a 383 Stroker, roll cage, Blower, Slicks, the whole 9 yards - its gonna be a 1/4 Mile Miracle once shes done.

My current stang Ive done about 90% of the work on, including the suspension, uca/lca, springs/shocks, cai, chip, nx wet kit, sony mp3 steroe sys with dual 10" subs and 1000w amp, white gauges, U/D pulleys, and a bunch of other junk - all myself.

So even though I may have a "lower post count" than some of ya - you might wanna think twice before calling me a 'n00b'
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