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Somebody told me i need a left handed screw driver to change the blinker fluid but i only have a right handed one. Do you guys think it'll work?
Not sure, from what I’ve gathered you need to read the FSM on any issue
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Somebody told me i need a left handed screw driver to change the blinker fluid but i only have a right handed one. Do you guys think it'll work?
Are you working on the front blinkers or the rear. Come on....if you want an intelligent answer, you need to give ALL the details! :lol:
 

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Some worry about the hobby dying out and our cars being irrelevant. it is not as easy now as 40+ years ago to learn how to do basic auto repairs. We were taught to fix our cars when they were just cars for transportation. If we discourage people enough there wont be a car culture to enjoy. I dont know enough to give much advise, but I do work on my own.
 

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Some worry about the hobby dying out and our cars being irrelevant. it is not as easy now as 40+ years ago to learn how to do basic auto repairs. We were taught to fix our cars when they were just cars for transportation. If we discourage people enough there wont be a car culture to enjoy. I dont know enough to give much advise, but I do work on my own.
I hear it all the time.

Old guys: why aren’t young people getting into this hobby?

Also old guys when a young guy asks for help: you’re stupid and don’t know what you’re doing get out.

I quit going to car shows because of this, I enjoy driving my cars, and hearing a random person at a gas station like my car
 

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Some of the most, ahh, insightful posts address advice about women. I've noticed a shortage of...women...on the forum. What fun that would be to get into debates with women about women, lol
 

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Some worry about the hobby dying out and our cars being irrelevant. it is not as easy now as 40+ years ago to learn how to do basic auto repairs. We were taught to fix our cars when they were just cars for transportation. If we discourage people enough there wont be a car culture to enjoy. I dont know enough to give much advise, but I do work on my own.
I hear what you are saying, but I think it is actually easier to learn some of the basics now....Youtube! There is a video to solve almost any issue you are having with your car. For instance....I was rotating the tires on my F-250 and the wheels were stuck to the hubs. I could not get them to budge. A quick search on Youtube for this specific issue on my specific vehicle showed a quick and easy solution. 20 minutes later, the job was done.

I have relied on Youtube for solutions to many of my questions.

If you saw my post about a recent cam swap I did in my car, I mentioned the Pete's Garage Youtube channel. I could not have done the job (properly) without watching his channel. Lots of insight into the details that I did not know ahead of time.
 

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Somebody told me i need a left handed screw driver to change the blinker fluid but i only have a right handed one. Do you guys think it'll work?
Only if you live south of the equator!
 

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**I don't mind helping a newbie
I had many people help me get started
(it's called paying it forward)
maybe more I was changing motors in my minibike or go-cart at 10,
with help from my stepdad or an elder cousin etc.
so maybe 52+ years

I don't consider myself a mechanic or an EXPERT
I'm an automotive enthusiast, hobbyist, long-time racer & drag racer
that has worked on a lot of cars, trucks, Jeeps, bikes/quads, boats
& other toys, some frame off (not referring to unibody)
or ground up, full-on builds, or restorations, not just MoPars

I learn something new every day here
I'm still learning
I'm always learning & growing my knowledge


we have some of the best & helpful/knowledgeable members base here
& not just MoPars either

**make sure you have all the pertinent info needed
year, car make & model, engine &/or trans etc.
or any known mods, changes that affected
the issues/problems/in question
or trim levels if it pertains

(like an R/T or base model, more info the better, usually)
clear & detailed photos, help a lot too

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Get a Factory Service Manual
is a great suggestion
or go online, look it up, many online resources have them in a PDF file
you can download for free too
AllPar.com MyMoPar.com etc.

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**A lot of our newbies, or less experienced members
it would serve them well, to do some search/s 1st
or their due diligence 1st
Try to get to know how it works, what you actually have
try & get to know the names of parts
try not to do so many 'back & forth question'
like what car motor etc., basic stuff
you should have supplied in your 1st question
or pertinent details for the question to begin with
(yes some seem like stupid questions to someone that know, all of US had to start somewhere)
many of the questions have been answered
100 times over & over

maybe even save a lil' embarrassment if you think you will be ridiculed
you may even be able to contribute something too
**click on the tab on the top right of the page, where it says SEARCH
enter your criteria, it may already have been answered several times over & over

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I hear what you are saying, but I think it is actually easier to learn some of the basics now....Youtube! There is a video to solve almost any issue you are having with your car. For instance....I was rotating the tires on my F-250 and the wheels were stuck to the hubs. I could not get them to budge. A quick search on Youtube for this specific issue on my specific vehicle showed a quick and easy solution. 20 minutes later, the job was done.

I have relied on Youtube for solutions to many of my questions.

If you saw my post about a recent cam swap I did in my car, I mentioned the Pete's Garage Youtube channel. I could not have done the job (properly) without watching his channel. Lots of insight into the details that I did not know ahead of time.
Agree, I’ve found some great help on tube the past few years for repairing my garage furnace and rebuilding my plow motor. Sometimes it takes patient surfing until a well-done one by someone who knows their stuff pops…btw can be a hoot for laughs with some brainless hacks that know how to make a video seriously effing up their fix-it. Does help to be knowledgeable enough to spot a hack job. Some of those vids could be a comedy show alone.
 

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Are you working on the front blinkers or the rear. Come on....if you want an intelligent answer, you need to give ALL the details! :lol:

Sorry, it's the rear ones. I was able to see them through the trunk. Twisted and popped out the light bulb with my right handed screw driver so that was a relief. The tail light/blinker housings are dry as a bone. Now my problem is finding blinker fluid in stock so i can fill up the housings. Seems to be out everywhere i go. Damn covid and truck driver shortages!
 

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I come from a time when one had to know things.
Now, one can just look it up.
These people are trying to do a good thing with no experience or help.
I came from that time frame too, and even then, I looked things up.......................................................at the library!!!!!!
Now days idiots are to fuckin lazy to look things up because,
1. They're to dam lazy and stupid to look it up themselves!
2. They want instant gratification!
3. They want someone else to do the dirty work to fix it, also see #1.
4. They wouldn't even know where to start!
 

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Young guy my daughter has been dating for a couple years now knew nothing about working on vehicles when they first started dating, he had a rough life growing up with no dad and a mom who didn't give a rats a$$ about him...But he was driving some run down POS that needed constant work so I let him come to my place and I helped him work on it. We had some long nights of other stuff breaking when trying to just fix or service something, and then I had to jump in and figure out a backyard repair so he could get to work in the morning...but he has been watching and learning and getting better and better at doing stuff himself.

He now has permission to use my shop and tools, and can come by and work on his stuff whenever he wants...just has to send me a text letting me know he's at the shop if I'm not home. Feels good to be able to pass on some of my decades of experience to someone, and that is how I feel about helping people on these old car message boards too.
 

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I came from that time frame too, and even then, I looked things up.......................................................at the library!!!!!!
Now days idiots are to fuckin lazy to look things up because,
1. They're to dam lazy and stupid to look it up themselves!
2. They want instant gratification!
3. They want someone else to do the dirty work to fix it, also see #1.
4. They wouldn't even know where to start!

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I got my start when a neighbor told me i couldn't do anything about my thrown rod bearing on my first 383. I bought a chiltons and a how to build your MOPAR book. That motor was rebuilt in my backyard. Had no clue what i was doing but when i got done she was 40 over with molly rings and 4 wheel drive cam she rumbled so sweet. I parked it right in front of my neighbors house and i know he hated it cause he put out a piece of curbing so i wouldn'tget to close to his lawn. I asked a few questions a lot of them had common sense answers but everyone can learn from anyone there isn't any stupid questions
 

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Here we go...AGAIN!!! As of late I no longer offer my advise because with the newer up and coming ones showing up here, they are either too impatient for a fix or answer, or want it to be as simple and painless as possible. One of the first acquisitions I procured was a FSM...Factory Service Manual...for the specific years and models I was going to be envolved with. Yet I bet many here do not even have one nor would even obtain one. It is what broke me into the hobby and helped me to expand my knowledge base. So much so, I have built/re-built very many sub systems for my MOPARS. And without having to have an outside source for most of those works. The OP is definitely a newbee here and it shows by his posting. And yes I am referring to the way in which it is written. I'll leave it at that...cr8crshr/Bill:usflag::usflag::usflag:
It's pathetic that some knowledgeable members spend most of the day on car forums tethered to their computer as a result of health issues, unable to work on cars do to old age or lack of a project car, gripe when a MOPAR car novice has a question or asks for advice with a car problem. Hell! What else do some members have going on? Car FORUMS are now their only "HOBBY". When I started turning wrenches back in the day, I never used a FSM (I could not afford them and most libraries only had MOTORS Manuals) I used the "Old School Way" tear it apart figure out how it functions, ask questions, repair/replace the issue, put it back together and test. Now with the internet information is everywhere and easily obtainable.
 
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My dad was a mechanical talent and picky about his work, watching him do many things growing up. He started as a T&D apprentice at 18 years old in 1935 at the American Can Co thanks to his uncle helping him snag the job. Back then it was rare luck finding any job in the middle of the depression. Half a decade later, he was given a draft-deferral to be loaned out to a torpedo mfg plant making/repairing ammo dies – an easy related skillset making can dies. Lol, he was still drafted instantly after the war to be part of the occupied forces in Japan. Between my dad, my elder brother (when we weren’t pissing each other off) and FIL, they were all very handy mechanically so had a great advantage learning car work and other DIY projects. Funny side note: Helped my FIL before I married his daughter when I could building his house. By then I had around two years working in a machine shop dealing with machine tolerances. Among the chores was cutting/installing plywood for the floors and roof. Lol, he watched me taking excess time measuring saying “This isn’t machinist work pard. You’re using a tape measure, not a micrometer here.” Yeah, but still bugged me when I’d be an eighth or qtr off.

Anyway, yes, we had FSM and/or Chilton's for most of the vehicles or spent time reading or printing out applicable pages of manuals for one or another fix-it LONG before the net came around.
 

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I dunno. I'm just happy to have younger/new people take an interest in these cars and keep the Mopar deal going.
 

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I just want to point out the OP who’s calling all the “new” people idiots, didn’t know what AFR is. Which is ok, not everyone knows every abbreviation, (air to fuel ratio btw) but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

I’d also like to say to all the “new” people that have just joined this forum, I haven’t been a member long, but I have found a lot of really nice members, who really help out. Don’t let a couple of rude people discourage you, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! You’ll get the help you need, and if you’re lucky someone will give you a funny answer, that’ll brighten your day. :thumbsup:

We all have our strengths, and we all have our weaknesses! We can only grow stronger by asking for help
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I just want to point out the OP who’s calling all the “new” people idiots, didn’t know what AFR is. Which is ok, not everyone knows every abbreviation, (air to fuel ratio btw) but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

I’d also like to say to all the “new” people that have just joined this forum, I haven’t been a member long, but I have found a lot of really nice members, who really help out. Don’t let a couple of rude people discourage you, and don’t be afraid to ask questions! You’ll get the help you need, and if you’re lucky someone will give you a funny answer, that’ll brighten your day. :thumbsup:

We all have our strengths, and we all have our weaknesses! We can only grow stronger by asking for help
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:lol: Or Air Flow Research :poke: great cylinder heads
depending on context & discussions, how smart you think you are :carrot:

agreed

(don't hijack the thread, BUT; by the way, Firecore makes a great MoPar EI distributor, it ain't cheap
FBO/'4 seconds flat' makes a great full 12 vt, no ballast needed/jumper wire included, hot ignition box,
with proper low ohm resistance Pertronix coil, well worth the $$
)
 
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