In 1981, Mark Carr was working as a graphic arts salesman for a photographic mural company. He had just moved to Houston from upstate New York and was finding success in his role, but he was restless. He felt like he was built to be doing something different. After many years of car ownership, and being huge car enthusiasts, we found an easier way to upgrade our cars. With a small amount of cash and to give our cars great curb appeal, we found that pinstriping was the way to go. There is an easy way to pin stripe your vehicle.
Had a 1997 volvo. Drove home and as I went to go in the house I noticed a little smoke coming from the hood, went and opened it to find debris on fire. Used a broom to knock it out. A few months later, my mother calls me on the phone. She’d been driving my car periodically since I was away at college. She drove to the grocery store and when she pulled into the parking space, she noticed smoke. She got out, went to open the hood and some guy stopped her. next thing you know, the whole … Read more
Located in the thriving Docklands precinct, Kangan Institute’s Automotive Centre of Excellence (ACE) is the largest and most advanced automotive training facility in the southern hemisphere. This original sales flyer was included with a folder of interesting vintage camping manuals from the original owner. The specs here are close but not exactly those of another vintage sales flyer I’ve seen, but since this is the one in my camper, I’m going with it.
Good lighting is still one of the major factors missed in auto repair shops. I have insisted on good natural light in all my workshop buildings. The better informed and more experienced mechanics will insist on natural light. Take my word for it and thank me later, as far as I am concerned this is essential to good engineering, and I want the best for my customer!
Simultaneously, they are addressing growing fuel costs and environmental concerns by re-engineering all aspects of vehicle engineering — from aerodynamics, engine and transmission to vehicle body, passenger comfort and electrical and electronic systems.
Ignition system maintenance: You’ll need to inspect and change spark plugs, spark plug wires, and — if your vehicle has them — distributor cap and rotor. Besides … Read more
Children now aged 10 have been exposed to computers and technology all of their lives. In fact, computers may have monitored children and helped with their survival since before they were born. Children today are in the Millennium Generation. It is a generation that is defined by technology. This generation accepts technology for what it is and what it can do. They have no fear of technology. They understand technology implicitly. They recognize that technology is important to society because they have been exposed to incredible benefits of technology their whole lives. I spent two years rebuilding, installing and servicing hoists. The average life of a cheap hoist is around two years before downtime and major repairs. Despite what your equipment supplier says, cheap hoists are dangerous, and when they need rebuilding parts are often not available.
In my files, I found a copy of the full 1969 Shasta Travel Trailer Model Lineup Specifications. It lists their lengths, weights, hitch weight and amenities. Very useful as you try to make sense of all the craigslist and eBay listings you are wading through.
Good disc machining is a matter of tooling up carefully and finishing the surfacing with a fine skim … Read more