I'd be in much better physical shape if it weren't for this site.

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  1. Sophie948

    Sophie948 In Overdrive

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    I'd have had to be walking since I wouldn't have been able to figure out how to fix many many things on my '65.
     
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    With some of the contradicting advice I've seen given here, I'm surprised you haven't gotten hurt, or killed.
     
  3. Sophie948

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    Even contradictory advice helps one to think a problem through.

    The only advice I've gotten here that really wasn't helpful was Ribald1's suggestion that I clean the gunk out of the crankcase by replacing the oil with gasoline at my next oil change. But that resulted in only minimal damage to my neighbors' houses.
     
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    Hey!
    Was the engine cleaner inside afterward, or not?
    Anyway, it wasn't my idea to use a lighter as a flashlight while doing it.
     
  5. Sophie948

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    Well, the engine was cleaner inside afterwards. But the problem was that the inside was outside.

    And, no, you didn't suggest that I use a lighter to inspect it. You suggested that for inspecting the inside of the gas tank for corrosion. Now that one did result in a bit more than minimal damage to my neighbors' houses.
     
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    ribald1 In Maximum Overdrive PLATINUM MEMBER

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    My bad, I forgot to mention that you should rinse the tank out with petroleum ether first.

    Another helpful hint;
    Looking down a carburetor while holding the throttle open on an engine that has trouble starting is a great way to remove unwanted facial hair.
     

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