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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 11-16-2005, 09:25 PM   #1
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I am very intersted in what audience we are dealing with in the advanced forum. the people on ls1 tech vary from 15yo to really old and all with many different careers and backgrounds. I would like to get a general consensus of what brings you to this forum and how you know about cars in general.

I meet many people from those who say theyve wrenched on cars all thier life to those who work on formula 1 technology to the guy who just likes cars.

Tell us a litte about your background and Credentials... here's your chance to brag and we still reserve the right to call
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Old 11-16-2005, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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Im 33 y/o, neurologist. I just like cars, old and new muscle cars. Dont care much for jap or european ****. I could own a BMW but dont find any passion in them. Thats why I own a 1999 Trans Am....i eat those for breakfast!! LOL!!! (the bimmers that is)!
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:39 PM   #5
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Im just a 18 year old punk that likes cars. My dad and I race late models, im not the driver but i do get to unload it off the trailor! But hey, one of these days ill be in the seat. I enjoy wrenching on the car, taking tire temps, and pressures after a run, watching the man (john) adjust valves, set the timing, jetting the carb... its fun stuff. Im hanging a body on a car right now, building some interior pannels, ducking, and minor stuff like that. I just enjoy the hell out of it. This new advanced tech area is bad ***!
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:40 PM   #6
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just a dumb 19 year old, who has a great interest in anything car-engine related. sadly no Credentials.
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:47 PM   #7
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:48 PM   #8
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I'm a guy who does all my own wrenching and who's wife wishes I got paid for the stuff I do for friends!

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Old 11-16-2005, 11:01 PM   #9
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22 years old, grew up around SBC stuff working with dad.

Currently in a high performance motorsports program in ohio which is everything from drivelines, fuel systems, machining etc etc

Had the Z since early '01, pretty much learned on it as I went along.
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Old 11-16-2005, 11:14 PM   #10
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I'm 17 and just gettin into this stuff. I mostly just read the forums and learn what i can. Right now i'm working on a 370 buildup and install into my 2000 Z28 as a project for my auto tech class. I plan on going to college to become an automotive or other type of mechanical engineer.
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:23 AM   #11
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I do some wrenching, when feasable. I've build a few SBC's na to blown 383s and whatnot (not all assembly, but some) and installed almost anything else.

I feel comfortable doing most installs, and working on different things, but I've paid for alot of the work on the car for issues with time, etc...
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Old 11-17-2005, 01:34 AM   #12
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Network engineer here.

I do all my own wrenching. Aside from laying the actual color on my car, and welding the exhaust, I built the entire thing, unibody up. Literally. All brakes, suspension, engine, interior, body panels, body work, etc. Are you insinuating people get PAID for that?

I might be doing some wrenching for a Top Fuel team this spring/summer if time permits.

Not too bad for a 23 year old punk.
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:38 AM   #13
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I have a degree in automotive collision repair and I'm a self proclaimed reverse engineer. Aside from major machine work, I cover every aspect of my vehicles. I used to do this **** for a living, but it took the fun out of the hobby. So now, I maintain industrial control systems for a living.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:07 AM   #14
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I can do some wrenching, but mostly let pros do the big job.
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:35 AM   #15
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No real credentials. I'm a 25 year old paper pusher for the Air National Guard. My dad has been a mechanic since the day I was born. I hung out in the garage with him forever. He now owns his own shop so in my spare time I go work there.

I spend hours reading in Advance Tech because I have a serious passion for cars and anything car related. Besides it gets boring reading threads about what exhaust sounds the best
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Old 11-17-2005, 07:44 AM   #16
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Environmental Services Manager by trade. Enthusiast to the max. I've done and helped with several cam swaps and head swaps, motor swaps, ported my own heads, tranny swaps, reard end gear setups, and things of that nature. I also have a small side business in which I tune ls1 cars with ls1edit, wideband oxygen sensor, and EFILive. When it comes to building shortblocks and rebuilding transmissions I let that stuff go to the pros.

Edit: Oh yeah, i'm 25 years old and have been an ls1 enthusiast since about 19 years of age.
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Old 11-17-2005, 08:44 AM   #17
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Ford parts man for 16yrs. I've built and raced alot of Mustangs over the years mostly low 12sec stuff. Built a few engines. Current car is only LS1 experience I have. Like to read posts to learn though.
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:04 AM   #18
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:31 AM   #19
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I'm an elec eng by trade w/Boeing, but I was a car mech when I was young. Been around cars for a long time. My mom used to race an E Stock 69 Road Runner (pink), she knew Shirely Muldowney (sp), one brother has held NHRA records, another has won many car shows. I work on everything but automatic trannies....and I like going to Hooters!

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Old 11-17-2005, 10:55 AM   #20
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Auto mechanics - highschool

Apprentice for two local shops.

Also help friend during summer weekends in his speed shop. Learn most of
my engine tech from him as he builds his own engines (40+ years in racing).
Better learning environement than any schooling, or garage experience I have had.

College degree in Electronics Engineering Tech. Been in the field for 12 years
and counting.

No formal training in engine building, but assemble everything on my own based
on what I've learned in school, working and reading automotive tech books.

I like the idea of this thread. I have a tough time distinguishing who the
credible writers are when it gets into hardcore engine physics.
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