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View Poll Results: What best describes you and your automotive credentials?
Engineer: Automotive or Motor vehicle related 84 8.14%
Mechanic: Professional 177 17.15%
Wrench on everything yourself but not getting paid for it. 328 31.78%
Really enjoy cars and do some wrenching but leave the big stuff to the pro's 220 21.32%
I like Cars! 32 3.10%
Engineer: Other fields besides auto 150 14.53%
Other: Tell us your car credentials... and why we should listen to your opinion 41 3.97%
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:48 PM   #241
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23 Years Old....Bachelors In Electrical Engineering....work as a software/systems engineer.......

been working on and building em since i was 10........did a frame off resto with my father on a 71 vette when i was 12......built my first motor at 12.......drove and raced everythin i could get my hands on for the past 10 years........started geting really into the Hiperformance end of things in the past 5 years or so......build and design my own motors (12 so far everything from 350 SBC's to 406 LS1's to 454 BBC's)...worked on turbo/nitrous applications as well as supercharged......exhaust systems......built and installed roll cages.....custom fabrication.......so on on so forth.....

recently i got really into computer tuning......im very familiar with efi live tuning the new E38 ECU's as well as the rest of the LS series, LT1's and aftermarket FAST XFI....but yea i can to the good ole carb stuff too lol

pretty much a jack of all trades with a very strong electrical background.......


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Old 10-02-2010, 04:32 PM   #242
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Im an Automotive Technician with an associates degree in Automotive Technology. I have been working on cars since I was 15, (last 15 years). I am currently a BMW technician but have also been a general tech too, and I have built all my own cars myself. I enjoy helping people out and also learning about cars in general.
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:17 PM   #243
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i was a mechanic untill my arm and sternum were injured in a car accident(i was the passenger). i can no longer raise my arm up to work above my head... that ended my career, but not my love for cars!
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:55 AM   #244
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I can and do fix anything. My opinion is #1.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:12 PM   #245
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I guess I would fall under other at this point. I'm attending a University for a degree in High Performance Motorsports, some for the piece of paper that makes me look good, but mostly to further my knowledge. I do a lot of independent studies on anything automotive that I do not understand. I like to think that I have more knowledge over the various scientific thinkings behind engines and how they work.

As for listening to what I have to say, I don't really care. I'm hear to help people understand what they don't, and I do, and to learn things that I didn't previously know. If anyone has any questions by all means ask. If I don't know an answer off the top of my head I can find it.
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:37 PM   #246
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Im 22yrs old and ive been wrenching my entire life. I do all my own work on everything except for paint. My dad and uncle have been bracket racing since before i was born.We have built several race cars and street cars for local customers from 8.50 roadsters to blown sbc street cars. Currently i am the only person in our shop that has trained and works on automatics and gen III engines. I have worked for various dealerships, mostly gm since high school. I attended NADC and graduated the hi performance engines classes(Ask me what i think.....) Recently we have been researching different turbo applications and EFI setups to keep up with new engine combinations. I am here for the detailed theoretical discussion and to see new perspectives from people much smarter than myself
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Old 07-13-2011, 08:35 PM   #247
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The questionnare at the top is intriguing. Oftentimes one's vocation and passion are distinct and different. Some who work as mechanics for a living might simply tolerate their job or at worst despise their job. I really enjoy building cars and am confident in my knowledge and abilities, yet I am not a mechanic.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:20 AM   #248
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I'm 26 and a Chemical Engineer. I started wrenching at 21 with my first 4th gen, but only got to LS1s 3 years ago. I'm learning as I go, but I'm very enthusiastic about learning the more advanced aspects of LS engine mechanics, suspension and drivetrain. My first build was done in an apartment garage, completed April 2011 as a 2002 383 forged LS6 (12561168) at 11:1 with a mild cam and plans for spray, so I feel I'm on my way!
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:46 PM   #249
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I'm a Mechanical Engineer student. also on Formula SAE team (NJIT). always learning and hope to work with cars, motorcycles or airplanes.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:29 PM   #250
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do autobody as a major but do alot of wrenching on the side...nothing major tho
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Old 12-20-2011, 03:26 PM   #251
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One and a half years away from my Bachelor's in Physics, then will be going for my Master's in Mechanical Engineering. My thesis is actually on the airflow characteristics of 2JZ intake manifolds.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:01 PM   #252
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82 Engineers on here! awesome I'm in good company. I'm a mechanical engineer, worked in the automotive industry for about 5 years. Had my hand in designing parts on the 5th gen camaro. Before you hate on me, it was purely mechanical, I wasn't fortunate enough to do body or artistic design.
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