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#985 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [steve_]
Jan 27, 2013 (4:41 am)
Looks like they were a little short on mechanics to fix their machine.
#986 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 27, 2013 (9:41 am)
On the bright side, if you had a flying car, instead of delivering pizza, you could do crop-dusting...
#987 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [busiris]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 27, 2013 (9:52 am)
I would imagine that a flying car would be much like a floating car---it would make for a bad car and a bad airplane.
#988 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 27, 2013 (10:28 am)
>...a flying car would be much like a floating car---it would make for a bad car and a bad airplane.
Not if it's a Buick...
#989 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [imidazol97]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 27, 2013 (10:36 am)
And old car hobbyists say it's the government that's trying to destroy old cars?
#990 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [imidazol97]
Jan 27, 2013 (11:24 am)
Some guy who lives in my neighborhood has an Amphacar (sp?). I'll see him driving it once in awhile but I don't know if he ever puts it in our nearby lake.
#991 of 2835 Re: I'll need more time to read this article [imidazol97]
Jan 27, 2013 (12:02 pm)
IIRC, the bastard Feds sunk that thing, too. Shame, I'd pay to see that in a museum.
Jan 27, 2013 (12:04 pm)
Jayne Mansfield's car... was that a Buick?
#993 of 2835 Re: Was it a Buick? [imidazol97]
Jan 27, 2013 (12:30 pm)
Yes it was! I seem to recall it was a 1965 Electra.
#994 of 2835 This is some of what we study today
Jan 27, 2013 (1:01 pm)
Paul Danner, AKA "scannerdanner" on YouTube has been working to keep pace with the technology in the cars. While our careers are different a lot of the goals are the same. He has a strong web presence and because of working through the school he has a lot more play time than I do. What he does with his time to play is noteworthy.
What you will find there is the blending of the academic skills that a technician must have today, with the raw talent that makes a person capable of being a great mechanic. Machines will never replace what a top mechanic has to be able to do, machines by nature will faulter and fail without trained and experienced people to take care of them.