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Old 07-25-2008, 03:07 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:03 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Currently...manufacturing plant setting up machines for high end light fixtures
Previously...Satellite installer business owner. Retired Aircraft mechanic, hydraulics/pneumatics, airframe, air conditioning/pressurization, explosive upholstery (ejection seats)

I started tearing briggs and straton motors apart at 10 yrs, and not making my dad very happy in the process and started pulling motorcycles transmissions apart at 13, again not making my dad very happy. After the cycle went back together the way dad thought it should and was seized up, we put it together the way I had insisted it came apart. My dad never said anything again about my mechanical skills.

Restored my first car in HS a 68 California Special Mustang. Wish I still had it, really sweet looking car.
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:42 PM   #63 (permalink)
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Computer programmer - I am an application programmer working on accounting software for small to medium sized companies. I work in C/C++ and Delphi.

Outside of work, I do some woodworking and some work on the house (electrical, tile, cabinet refacing, insulation). I am just starting to make an aero cover for my truck. It will probably take awhile since the garage gets hot in the summer.
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #64 (permalink)
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Old 07-26-2008, 10:17 PM   #65 (permalink)
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I just Signed up today.
For some reason I purchased a 2005 Liberty a few years ago...I never really liked it, and only went off road with it a few times. Driving it at 55-60 I got a best mpg of 20.

My parents had a 1991 Honda Civic LX sedan in their driveway for 5 years, that they didnt use, that they were really anxious to get get rid of. I needed an Alternator, battery, tires and some suspension bushings, and I did the brakes just because.

I drive 32 miles one way to work. 50/50 city/hwy drive. At 60-65mph I could get about 36mpg out of my little civic. By not using the drive through (but still including going out for lunch, the bank, etc. ) and limiting my speed on the hwy to 55-60 MAX my real world mpg in the civic is 40.16 mpg!!!


I stay in the slow lane, but all the idiots here in suburban detroit in their f250's and escalades insist on tailgating me....must be jealous, or something.
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:09 PM   #66 (permalink)
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i uh.. i seem like a loser to you all. I detail cars at a Honda dealer. Was at a ford store for 4+ yrs doing the same. I've dabbled in sales. I have taken a few auto tech classes, realized i don't want to wrench to make a living, because i felt it'll loose the fun and enjoyment.
I'm pretty well first hand educated. I can do a lot of home remodeling and repairs just by lending a hand with friends and family.
Plus I've been drag racing since i was 16, and spent some time on a circle track
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:29 PM   #67 (permalink)
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For ten years I was an aircraft technician in General Aviation. Had(have) my Inspection Authorization (IA) and signed off Pipers, Cessnas, Beechcrafts, and Mooneys...and anything else that rolled through the hangar doors! Heard too many horror stories of A&P's getting shafted through litigation, and decided to do something that's hopefully a little less prone to being sued for.

Now I work here;
Technical Services : Engineering Power & Performance
I took the technical writer's job. (the site hasn't been updated yet..)
They call us engineers but I don't think more than half of us have any formal engineering schooling. We're a small can-do company that is just a blast to work for. I really enjoyed fixin' planes, but this is pretty cool, too.
I am very, very blessed, and thank my Lord for being able to support my family by doing something I really enjoy, and am passionate about.

Shouldn't this thread be a sticky?
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:29 AM   #68 (permalink)
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US Marine
Aviation Ordnance Technician
F/A-18 Hornets

Hobbies-
Fixing my cars (because I have too much to fix and not enough money to mod)
woodworking

But, above everything else, I'm a family man - 1 wife (more than enough) and 2 little girls.
Sorry that your an Ordy, I was an AME. Try this wood working project.



A Ukrainian man gave up his job, sold his two other vehicles and spent one and a half years in his garage to create his dream vehicle. His literally half-modern, half-retro car has a wooden body made of thousands of oak parts.

Vasily Lazarenko says the most difficult thing was to preserve the balance between the modern and vintage halves of his design, so that they didnít clash with each other.

Under the wooden bonnet thereís a 1981 Opel with a 100-horse-power engine.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:14 AM   #69 (permalink)
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I was initially a "self taught" mechanic, hung out with the wrench crowd and learned a few things between beers, gained enough confidence to tackle major repairs, but made my living with computers (small business/PC hardware/software/networking). Got my A&P one year but the computer market had a lot more offers and pay (and less liability as TC notes), so I never actually used the A&P for a living, but learned quite a bit about things mechanical. Eventually went back for a comp-sci degree, I didn't learn much new in that exercise, just wanted a piece of paper with my name on it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 09:47 AM   #70 (permalink)
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When I grow up

I have worked retail, in gas stations, truck driver, in hotels, plastic factory, public warehouse, purchasing for haz-mat, auto mechanic and service manager...... almost always more than one job at a time.

Currently, I own a massage therapy office Advatage Massage Therapy and work security for a computerized control manufacturer.

In my spare time I ride and race my bicycle, remodel my home, and try to keep my wife from seeing how much better she could do than me.

When I grow up I'm going to get a respectable, high paying job.

Oh yeah, and I do all my own stunts.


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