Aye aye, captain, I'm back. Work is caught up, kid's soccer is done and I have a new ride in the stable to reinvogorate me. I have some posts in the Vintage section describing the drive.
Concerning the ribber gloves......I do not agree, you loose sensitivity and it is not as good for the mechanic or the car! Wear your dirty finger mnails as a badge of honor! And there is no safety issues as long as you don't chew you nails!