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Old 06-26-2007, 11:57 AM
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Are there any other women on this site?

Hi!

Just trying to get a woman's perspective on owning an older car and learning about this stuff.

Michelle

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Old 06-26-2007, 12:59 PM
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There used to be several but I haven't seen as many lately. Keep checking back, though....
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:19 PM
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Thanks!

Thank you! I just feel like I must be the most clueless future "hobbyist mechanic" in the country! It took me all day to stop calling my "practice engine" a "short block" engine instead of a "small block" engine. Even though I'm a tutor and I should know better, I'm afraid to ask all those "dumb questions."

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:32 PM
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This site is all about helping and the exchange of ideas. So there are no dumb questions...but you knew that. By the way welcome to hotrodders
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:46 PM
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Nice to see women turning wrenches with the guys. Back when I was 16 & in auto shop, we had a greasy worn out Chilton's manual that we used to rebuild my tired 283. There's so much info at your fingertips now and ton's of it on this site that I think rebuilding your 350 will be a great experience for you.

Dive into the knowledge base here, it's incredible, as are some of the links.

Keep the oldies runnin
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Just remember, don't believe everything you read. Think about what you are doing and look at the big picture. Think about why things are put together the way they are.
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:35 PM
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Just remember, don't believe everything you read. Think about what you are doing and look at the big picture. Think about why things are put together the way they are.
for sure investigate and get several opinions. By the way An engine with out the cylinder heads installed is called a short block. Brian
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Old 06-27-2007, 12:35 PM
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When it comes down to it, most of us don't care what you call it, it's what you have in it, how it runs and what it looks like that counts. We'll help with the language and tech too if you want.

I think most of us can't remember what the owner looked like or what the name was but we sure remember his ride. haha
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It does matter what you call it, so people know what you are talking about and you don't sound like an idiot. You wouldn't want someone explaining something to you and saying "It's the thing, next to the whatchamacallit, underneath the thingamagig."
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Old 06-28-2007, 08:28 AM
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Yeah, I agree. It's what I was trying to get across.

Heard about the blond goes into the parts store and says to the parts guy " I need the thing under the hood that says 710 on it". He looks at her kinda funny and says "there is nothing that says 710 on under the hood." She says "yes there is , I'll show you where it goes" So they open the hood and she points to the oil fill pipe. "it goes right there" . (If you look at the OIL fill cap rotated 180 it looks like 710.)

So we need a common language.
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It does matter what you call it, so people know what you are talking about and you don't sound like an idiot. You wouldn't want someone explaining something to you and saying "It's the thing, next to the whatchamacallit, underneath the thingamagig."
and right above the thing-a-ma-bob . It matters not that you are a female!! You are trying to learn Hot rods and that's cool by me Do you know Why? Because you won't be arrogant like a lot of men I've tried to help in the past!! You know you don't know much and are willing to ask questions and learn. Brian
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I just got here. I have an Upholstery shop.
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Hi welcome to Hotrodders. Be sure to check out the "interiors" discussion.
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