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Noobyflyer

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Clearwater, FL

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Being a "car guy" used to mean that you'd buy a sports car and improve its performance by knowing something about a combustion engine and how to maximize power. Now millennials focus on a giant sticker that they wrap their car in for thousands of dollars...AFTER they've already bought performance from the factory and then call it done.

I'm sure every generation complains about the deficiencies of the next, but we are REALLY screwed with these hopeless snowflakes.

04-15-2017 11:37 PM
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TheRickster

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Beaumont Texas

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I call the new car generation the "Whataburger Generation" ...(I don't want to know how to cook a burger , you do it and give it to me.....) They do not care how it is done nor do they want to learn how it is done they just want it done quick and in time for there next excursion to meet up to brag to there buddies about how this CAI setup is worth 50hp , so says the magazine.....

If in doubt lean it out . We don't do this to save money, we save money to do this

04-16-2017 03:05 AM
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Noobyflyer

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^that's a great point.

If I had to do it over again, I would have went into a trade (mechanic, hvac, electrician, etc). The millennials are incapable of fixing anything on their home or car. I'd charge them a premium just because...

Encourage your kids to consider a technical school. While these liberals insist every child goes to college and racks up massive debt to pay for the university professor's bloated salaries, you can squeeze the next generation on the back end when they have car trouble or need a toilet plunged.

04-16-2017 03:48 PM
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RM3

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Encourage your kids to consider a technical school. While these liberals insist every child goes to college and racks up massive debt to pay for the university professor's bloated salaries, you can squeeze the next generation on the back end when they have car trouble or need a toilet plunged.
well you can start by getting gen X'ers (born 75 - 85) and the 'late' boommers (born '65 - 75) at the top of the corporate food chain to stop requiring Masters degrees for the purpose of siting in a cubicle to stare at a computer screen when the same skill can be learned in a 3 month course taught on youtube.

millenials are the direct result of OUR piss poor parenting...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

04-17-2017 02:03 PM
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GyroFreak

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Guess I am lucky. Both my grandson and granddaughter (19 and 21) can fix about anything, and they are going to collage. My grandson has a bench full of electronic equipment he has acquired or built since he was 12. As a mechanic he is outstanding, always working/modifying his big diesel truck. I keep telling him "If it an't broke, don't fix it.
Well, I am done bragging for now.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

04-17-2017 04:13 PM
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Pistol_Pete

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Seffner, FL

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Is the beach closed in Clearwater or your beach chair broken?

Go get some fresh air and enjoy a sunset once in a while.

After all, you live by one of the top 10 beaches in Florida.

Dont forget to leave the phone in the car.

Matter of fact going there myself this evening for exactly that.

~~Enjoying the hobby one flight at a time~~

04-17-2017 05:52 PM
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RM3

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Guess I am lucky...
there are definitely exceptions out there...

but most are lost... my poor brother in law has a PhD in Physics... asked him to get the BBQ grill ready, 6 chicken thighs, Jalapeno poppers, 1 pack of Brats using your typical Webber grill 24" diameter... he proceeds to poor the entire 18lb bag of charcoal into it...

love him to death but damn...
you would think we were gonna forge a battle ax...

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

04-17-2017 05:59 PM
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spaceman spiff

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....typical Webber grill 24" diameter... he proceeds to poor the entire 18lb bag of charcoal into it...
Hahaha.

Well now that i think about it, i could not reliably cook a proper steak untill i was 50. (embarrased) Still, i built my first camaro (67) starting from a stripped abandoned hulk i picked up for under 100$ when i was 17, and my second camaro was a 69 with a proper bored over 327 rebuild/upgrade i did around 18 years old. Headers, Edlebrock intake, electronic ignition, cam... Then someone gave me a vega waggon, just for the heck of it i put a isuzu 4 cylinder hemi in it that a neighbor had in a wrecked Isuzu truck. It was no hot rod by any means, but it was a lot better than what GM had done for it, and most importantly, i did it myself. Even welded up the new motor mounts.

Several kids in the neighborhood did builds in those days, some of them turned out petty nice.

In millenials's defence, things were a bit simpler then.

You can't teach a crab to walk straight.

04-17-2017 10:04 PM
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TruckRacer

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Des Moines, Iowa

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I think Millenials just have completely different ideals and preferences than older people. We raised them that way or at least let our ideals slip from their mainstream. Then of course the education system put the nail in the coffin for them by corrupting their minds with liberal ideas and in many cases taught them zero about history. Some can't even write without a keyboard. To their credit though, most certainly have the smarts to learn and do what we did if they chose to go that route. But they're just more interested in social issues and social media than playing with mechanical things. Sad ....

04-18-2017 03:57 AM
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RM3

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I do notice one thing in particular...

millennials may be the kings of social media technology...

but they sure as hell are the worst when it comes to being social and expressing a logical cohesive idea and appear to have simply lost the ability to connect cause and effect. They cannot (most) see the danger the decisions they make over the long term... most dont care about next week much less next year.

and we are at fault for the most part. we fell for the trap of using technology for the purpose of babysitting when we should have been dragging their lazy little a$$es to work with us, forcing them to wash their own cloths, clean up around the house, mow the lawns, work summer jobs, dont give them money "just cause" as children, cook at home with them instead of drive though or ordering in... but noooo... we bought nintendos, playstations, x-boxes, and then phones to get them out of our face so that we could sleep, watch the game in peace, go out when we wanted without dealing with them.

Its as if in some way our desire for more quality time turned into more "me" time at the expense of teaching the next generation the basics of social interaction and logic.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

04-18-2017 02:19 PM
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Gearhead

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Chevy themselves are on the millennials bandwagon,, they are total nutcases for naming their new 1000HP Camaro the "Fireball",, childish it is.. their "most sold" street cam threw the 60s to mid 70s was their L79 327 cam, it pulled hardest of their flat tappet street cams, even harder than the original LT1 cam in the 1/4,, they should have named that new Camaro the "L79Z",, it would have fit in the tradition well

keep in mind there are 2 part numbers for the L79 Cam

Jim
Buzz Buzz Buzz

04-19-2017 03:07 AM
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Heli143

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Phenix City, AL

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I'm with gyrofreak... I'm lucky too...

my son grew up by my side fixing and racing cars. Now he knows more than I do and drives better too LOL
my step-son did the same and he went to a technical school and is now a mechanic supervisor for U-Haul and now the three of us work on cars and are building and working on Mustangs. And very fast ones not your typical street mustang

Roy Mayoral

04-19-2017 05:55 PM
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Life_Nerd

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My millenials turned out to be 1)Financial Analyst 2)Commercial pilot 3)Nurse (BSN)

I tried to turn wrenches with all of them put only #2 had any interest. #1 was a huge sports fanatic which I am not in the least. #3 is my baby girl and she got everything she wanted. My bad.

04-19-2017 07:19 PM
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