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Old 10-02-2003, 07:58 PM
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It also helps to start simple. I cut my teeth on a 57 Chevy... couldn't be simpler.
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Old 10-03-2003, 02:41 AM
Newbie Benz Driver
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Location: Between Oakland and Vallejo, CA
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Re: Re: Need Advice from Mechanics/DIYers

Originally posted by csnow
Trial, error, and necessity (lack of funds).

If you want to get into engine internals, see if your local vocational school has night classes.
If you want to learn on your own, get a cheap project car, and tear it apart. Better to learn on something you are not depending upon to get you to work on Monday!

Also, selecting a model that has really good manuals available for it would be a good choice. A model with a lot of room to work would be helpful as well. Finding a good machine shop is key for engine work.

Best of luck.
Community college is also a good place, just take it as a credit/no credit.
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