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Help The Children

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by James Maxwell, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. James Maxwell
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 549

    James Maxwell
    from So-Cal

    No I'm not looking for a handout for a bogus cause...


    But long before Clint Eastwood said it, I've always recommended to kids just getting into the car scene to use "WD40" as a way to make things easier in life. Also to try and avoid using Crescent wrench as their tool of choice.

    Well those have to be the obvious tips, any of you got your special advise for the youngin's coming up in the rodding world? I had a friend's dad always preach "use the proper tool for the job" when I was a young teen working on mini-bikes and go-carts back in the day, and it always stuck with me.

    Pass along any advise to "help the children."
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2009
  2. 2 things

    never sweat the petty things

    never pet the sweaty things
  3. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,019

    Tony Ray

    always remember to put the oil plug in Before you put the oil in..
  4. gunk
    Joined: May 17, 2008
    Posts: 248

    from phoenix

    All else fails, piss on a spark plug.....seriously, start with the basics...ground strap then move on to the next.

  5. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598


    "Don't pick you nose with needle-nose pliers. You don't know where that nose has been"
  6. Tony Ray
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,019

    Tony Ray

    before you can learn how to take care of a car,you have to learn how to take care of your tools...grandfather told me that...
  7. sacredsteel1
    Joined: Nov 15, 2003
    Posts: 179


    if it was easy... everybody would do it.

    if you got time to redo it, you got time to do it right
  8. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
    Posts: 2,717


    Something my dad said that stuck in my head, but took middle age to really feel:
    "Genius is the capacity to take infinite pains."
    It shows in many of the projects here, especially when the person does something over that most would be happy with.
    Most of us think ahead due to going through the process and learning through skinned knuckles or worse. The best things to teach a young neophite is to try and to ask. The hard part is which order.....
  9. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,474

    from phoenix

    My dad told me never to loan out my tools and the few times I did just seemed to prove him right. Also, old Levi's and worn out flannel shirts aren't the best thing to wear when welding.
  10. righty tighty lefty loosy!
  11. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,283

    from Missouri

    "Son, you're never going to be able to buy every car, you're gonna win some and you're gonna lose some".
  12. HellRaiser
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,241

    from Podunk, NE

    If I do it for you, you're never going to learn how to do it yourself!!

  13. povertyflats
    Joined: Jan 8, 2007
    Posts: 8,283

    from Missouri

    Sound familiar! "No No No!!! Here, just let me do it!"
  14. 30dodge
    Joined: Jan 3, 2007
    Posts: 464

    from Pahrump nv

    Use the smoke wrench after everything else fails
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,467


    my dad has told me over the years IT MINE OVER MATTER, which pretty much means its not mine so it dont matter, pretty much sums up everyone else
  16. hot rust
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 699

    hot rust

    remember you have to be smarter than what you are fooling with.
  17. rodknocker
    Joined: Jan 31, 2006
    Posts: 2,267


    "Hold this, and tell me if I have spark"
  18. "Here, pull my finger"
  19. ltex old iron
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 515

    ltex old iron

    its not a matter of how fast you get it done its a matter of how well you do it...
  20. Da Tinman
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,227

    Da Tinman

    Just because "it" has to be there doesnt mean it HAS to be ugly.
  21. Get off my lawn!
  22. KooDaddy
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 753

    from Wis.

    Always keep the safety on (condom) you never know when it's going to go off!
  23. Learn to weld!

    I wish I did when I was younger.
  24. c10addict
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 115


    Cover your stump before you hump.....
  25. Streetwerkz
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
    Posts: 718


    Ahhh it was a warm summer day, I was 12.... my head slammed in to the hood
    I'll never forget it, almost as much fun as snipe hunting

    "cheap tools, cheap job"
    refers to quality, not cost
  26. 49coupe
    Joined: Nov 4, 2005
    Posts: 566


    An older hot rodder and kustomizer always encouraged me when I got stuck somewhere along the project or frustrated.

    "Not much worth doing ever comes easy" You can read into that either in terms of money or time. It's held true for my education, career, the build-up of my '49 Ford and my business. In today's world of "instant gratification" and "cheap, cheaper, cheapest" mentalities, sticking with a clear vision of what you want and staying focused is becoming rare. Will and determination is what will help you succeed.

    I've lived by the "if its too good to be true it probably is" philosophy my whole life. Yes, occationally you may stumble upon a "deal" because someone doesn't know what they have, but generally in today's internet society that rarely happens any more. You get what you pay for 9 times out of 10. So if you are looking for that mint '51 Mercury ragtop for $1,000, well......start buying lottery tickets.
  27. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,919


    It's just a machine, it doesn't have any agenda, so don't just start forcing stuff.

    If you can't get something apart or together, stop and think through what you are doing. Nine times out of ten you'll realize you are doing it wrong.
  28. dynaflash
    Joined: Apr 1, 2008
    Posts: 506

    from South

    Listen 10 times as much as you talk.
  29. kwoodyh
    Joined: Apr 11, 2006
    Posts: 641


    Eat your peas! Finish your beer before it gets warm! And for the RANGERS "Take a knee, Drink some water and face out!

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