As an 80’s survivor I feel it’s my civic duty to the children of the world to raise awareness of the ugliness that was the 1980s. More to the point to I would like to highlight and bring to the surface what used to be considered fashionable and practical modes of transportation. I am a mechanic and I think the Flat Rate system for mechanics should be outlawed. I have worked with some guys that would always have the sparkplug you needed if the parts dept. didn’t have them. They only give you 8 for a V8 engine, ot 6 for a V6, they NEVER gave extras. So why did he have them, because HE DIDN’T INSTALL THE BACK ONES!!!
Overall, working in the automotive factory industry is ok. It can entail mandatory weekends with lots of overtime. All of the jobs are repetitious and cause some strain on you’re muscles and joints. Some people develop carpel tunnel in their wrists, and develop bad backs, to name a few related issues to the job. The pay is average for the average worker of anywhere from 15$ to $20 an hr. The benefits are really good and they have bonuses as well as free barbeques and family outings. I hope this gives you some insight as to the nature of this job field.
Hi Frankie. I don’t know of any inventory for MB truck workshops, but Stenhoj the big hoist manufacturers have a lot of cutting edge lifting equipment for high end makers, so I would give them a call. Suppliers in the workshop equipment business often have a broad range of contacts in their industry and will also have a broad knowledge of equipment needs. Some MB tooling will be required, and if you are lifting big rigs, you should be talking to Stenhoj anyway, they have the heavy lifting well covered.
I don’t know if this car is incredibly ugly or just agonizingly plain. It’s a little of both I suppose. When taking in the curves and grace that is the 1981 Mercury Cougar experience you have to wonder what the inspiration was for the designers of this majestic vehicle. My guess is Rockford Files, Sanka and endless cartons of Kools.
Well, I’ve just had it happen to my Chrysler- $250 later… So, I wanted to pass along a tip from my mechanic. Irish Spring Soap. Cut in cubes, drill holes and wrap a wire through and around the soap. Then, tie them under the hood in locations where it doesn’t get hot. I pray this works! As for now, just glad my car us working again lol!
Repairing electrical circuits: Even if you don’t know much about electricity, your vehicle repair manual will help you do simple voltage drop tests, troubleshoot relays, locate and check fuses, tell you how to check lamps, connections and other simple parts that often cause trouble. For this, you’ll need a simple test light and a digital multimeter.