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Old 08-15-2014, 08:05 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Then show us how we are wrong.

Originally Posted by soulcrusher View Post
there are people who get paid to work on cars, and then there are mechanics.there are people who get paid to put hamburgers together at a fast food restaurant, but they are not chefs. Do you see where I'm going with this?

there are people who say they want excellent gas mileage, but they're too afraid to pull their head out of the little box they live in because their fragile minds and ego don't want to admit that they could possibly be wrong about something
Don't just talk. Outline your plan and move forward describing your thoughts and theories and what your build will entail. Post pictures - people always like pictures. Give progress reports and setbacks. Be willing to take advice and make changes. Keep at it. Don't give up. Look at some of the builds that are ongoing on this forum. Most will span years. People will give you your due - even if begrudgingly - if you execute.

One thing I have noticed about people with tremendous ideas is, they often fail because they get lazy. They don't see their ideas through. Don't be one of them.

Look to Neil Blanchard's threads on construction of his ultra slick and light weight people mover as he has gone through the ups and downs of making his own CNC machine, a caved in workshop roof and all the sanding - lots of sanding.

Look through Old Mech's aero-trike build with his thoughtful execution of proven as well as innovative ideas.

Look at pgfpro's build thread for his turbo charged, high turbulence, extended lean burn engine that allows him 40+ mpg and a winning capability at the drag strip while showing off his fabrication skills.

Look in on young Dustyfirewalker's build thread as he attempts to run his truck on heavy fuels while making it all kick-ass, between class - as he finishes his engineering degree.

These builds, as well as others that are no less ambitious, show how to silence your detractors - get out there and do it.

Just keep coming back with more updates.
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