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Technical HAMBer engineers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by King ford, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,195

    King ford
    from 08302

    greetings fellow HAMBers, with the wealth of knowledge collected here on the HAMB ( and many thanks to Ryan and the crew!) I was curious as to the number of mechanical engineers we may have. Myself and I believe many fellow HAMBers have a pretty good understanding of many concepts but I can't be the only member that occasionally would like the advice of someone who definitely always any feedback GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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  2. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 42,923


    I have a degree, but I forgot most of what I was a long time ago!

    there are some practicing engineers that should be able to help you, though.
  3. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,443

    jimmy six

    You are describing the perfect "jury" of my peers. 12 engineers. Hell 2 can't decide on the same answer, I want 12 on my jury......:rolleyes:
  4. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,590

    scrap metal 48

    I have a Psychology degree but I'm most proud of my "Hot Rod" degree....
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  5. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,610

    Atwater Mike

    I'm no help...My degree is the 'Nth'.
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  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,337


    Everybody "knows"
  7. Bearcat_V8
    Joined: Sep 21, 2011
    Posts: 365

    from Dexter, MI

    I work as a mechanical designer, in the auto business here in metro Detroit. I did not finish my degree, but I started out as a fabricator and worked myself into the field. I have been doing automotive design (CAD) work for about 25 years now. I currently work for Neapco Driveline designing driveline components (half shafts and driveshafts). If you have driveline questions I can probably help, if not I can find someone who can.
  8. Oldioron
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 776


    I've got a thermostat and it has many degrees plus it's on the wall. That should cover everything but the trains run about a half mile south of town.
  9. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,664


    How many electrical engineers can't wire a car?

  10. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,634

    from Hampsha

    Yup. Learned more in de Garage tour tho.
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  11. Sr. Mechanical Engineer here, or at least that is what my official title is.

    Learned more turning wrenches and working on the farm than I did at the University.
  12. I am right behind squirrel. Mech Engineering degree, 3 years structure design on the first 747's, 2 years marine design (LHA/DD963), and 30 years in finance for a company that wanted someone who understood the technology when making a cost proposal.

    Charlie Stephens
  13. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 992


    Mechanical Engineer - Purdue, most of my knowledge is related to cars that only make left turns.
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2019
  14. Registered Mechanical Engineer, University of Texas, 1968.. lifetime of FLIR, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical Systems design for Commercial Buildings... Retired (nobody would hire me at 75)....forgot most of it by now... hahaha
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  15. 51504bat
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 1,111


    Worked with many registered civil engineers while employed with the legal division of a state department of transportation. Some were sharp as a tack and others not so much. Point is a degree or registration numbers after your title doesn't necessarily mean anything. JMO.
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  16. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 284


    I retired as a senior engineering lab. tech. I always said they paid me to fix engineering mistakes.
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  17. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,635

    from So Cal

    Seems to me most mechanics hate engineers, and the feeling is vice versa. Spend much time in a shop and you'll hear plenty of curses hurled at the damn engineer who built a car a certain way. I always heard it's due to mechanics stealing women away from engineers, and the engineers revenge is to build cars in ways that prevent mechanics from being able to make flat rate.

    That reminds me of a joke. 3 women were discussing their husbands and the first one said her husband was a hair dresser, and all ever wanted to do was tease it. The 2nd one said her husband was a cop, and all he ever wanted to do was lock it up. The 3rd on said her husband was a mechanic, he tore it up the first night and has been working on it ever since.......... badda bing, badda boom! :D
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 7,715


    I got my degree at HKU.
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  19. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,699


    Went to the school of hard knocks! Earned a roofers card. That lets you work on anything! At least that is the standard joke in my neck of the woods.
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  20. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,174


    My wife is a Mechanical Engineer and my daughter is in college in her fourth year of a Mechanical Engineering program,. Me... not so much, but I'm still more useful in the garage than both of them put together. :)
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  21. Under graduate in ME, 5 MS in Aero, Navarch, welding, Eng Mech, Physics, PhD in Fracture Mechanics. Designed tail structure for L-1011, new wings for C-130, last job was Technical Director for USN nuclear subs at Navy HQ (10 years).
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  22. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,271

    anthony myrick
    from al

    I gots a degre in engelish
  23. CAVEMAN_1960
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 34

    from Michigan

    Degree from GMI (now Kettering). When the General brought me back to Michigan to be a part of a Skunkworks project at the Milford Proving Ground they called me an engineer (Sr. Project Eng.) but what we were working on was so far off from being HAMB friendly... We designed a computer to interrogate a vehicle's on-board systems to help the guys in the field figure out what the heck went wrong with the screwy computers. This is why I like working on my old caveman cars. No binary digits to ruin your day!
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  24. jimgoetz
    Joined: Sep 6, 2013
    Posts: 284


    Me two
  25. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,271

    anthony myrick
    from al

    actually, just a teaching certificate and a bunch of ASEs
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  26. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 577

    Ford blue blood

    I got my engineering degree many years ago, been working in the field since then. It's a Masters in SWAG, that would be Scientific Wild Assed Guess :<)
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  27. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,576


    Mechanical Engineer. Im sure you all know that the % of engrs that sit and design all day is pretty low in comparison to the number of engrs there are. Even fewer work with finite element analysis.

    I tried it, it sucked staring at a screen all day. Nothing was from scratch, you took an existing design and jiggled it around enough to suit the needs of the next design criteria. Boring.

    Operations, facility engineer, manufacturing based cost negotiation - that landed me in purchasing. Oh boy....thats a different world.
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  28. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,516

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Sr. Mechanical (Aerospace)
    Retired...if that counts.

    Last edited: Feb 15, 2019
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  29. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,634

    from Hampsha

    How many E.E.'s does it take to change a light bulb?
    One, but the light has to want
    to change!
  30. HAMB Metallurgist here, not mechanical engr but have this piece of paper that says I am a Metallurgical Engr, at least by degree.
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