...like this awesome engine rebuild video Stretch sent in. I have no idea who these guys are, but they are good...
I may have mentioned a time or two that I am envious of folks with the mechanical aptitude to take something apart, rebuild it, and put it all back together again so that it works. It's not so much the mechanical aptitude I lack; it's more the patience required to double- and triple check every step to make sure I'm doing it right.
I love cars. Always have. Ever since I was a little boy I've loved everything with wheels and an engine. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, lawn mowers, tractors; you name it, I like it. Hot rods, jacked up pickup trucks, custom motorcycles; there's little out there that doesn't get my interest.
I've never been one for working on cars, though. I guess in a way it's because I know my limitations. I used to install car stereos (*that* I was pretty good at back in the day; I was pretty decent at re-routing wires and hooking up amplifiers and such), and one time, working on a friend's car in his parents' garage, I was having a devil of a time putting the dashboard back together after an install. At one point, I got out of the car and threw the screwdriver down in disgust.
And it stuck. In the concrete floor of the garage.
So yeah, there's a reason I don't do much more than change lights and batteries...
That is all.