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Old 12-26-2005, 12:01 AM   #1
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about bonnevilles?

Im 17, parents know nothing about vehicles (as far as under the hood, they know names, and prices), yet for some reason i find them all quite interesting. Obviously im most interested in my own vehicle, and thats how i got wondering how you guys learned so much.
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I just dove in... and listened to the advice of people that already knew.
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I got on with the club at age 16 when i bought my first 93 SSEi, i had lots of questions, no knowledge, now im 19 on my second 93 SSEi and feel far more knowledgable about them, however, i am still learning tons of stuff.
worth your time, trust me
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....reading everything I can about them and hanging around others with similar cars. If you are more interested in learning about your car, you could start by purchasing a basic "Chilton'*" repair manual for H-body cars...(not a bad place to start). More fun than that is to get to a meet with other bonneville owners....sit back, watch, listen and observe (and ask questions when appropraite). Many "lovers" of cars (of almost any make/model) are more than willing to share their knowledge.
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You never stop learning. Some of my friends think I know so much about cars, but in my opinion I know nothing compared to the gearheads.
But I'd like to think I keep learning everyday.
I just do a lot of reading, watch a lot of automotive TV programs, and listen to people who know what they're talking about.
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Well I was forced into the 3800 scene by my dads friend who helped fix my dads vehicles and my old truck. He seemed to know too much about cars in general as he was a mechanic for most of his life (owns his own performance parts company for dodge cummins, makes custom ram air/FWI solutions, etc) Anyway this guy is a big GM fan and worked on a lot of fleet cars that were drivin LOTS of miles a year. He claimed the only cars that lasted after a few years were gm 3800s.


so I got me a 3800 car and here I am...I have had several since and paid next to nothing for each of them and learning as I go.
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I live on these forums and try to read every article
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When I was 16, I was handed the keys of a 1959 Chevy Impala by my dad, with the words, "if you can keep it running, it'* yours". Been working on my own cars, as well as friends and family since. Just comes from getting in and doing things. Good books, and manuals help a lot, but I've learned more over the years from what I've done wrong, than what I've done right.
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see the red car in my signiture. Basically just start doing. I got the manuals for my 93 and away I went. Also, I spend a lot of time in the junkyard, so I know how they go together rather well.
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I was also furtunate to have a really cool grandfather who was a truck driver and was always tinkering with his vehicles, so I got to learn alot from watching him.
Other thing that forced me to learn (besides an gentic curiosity of the mechanical) was I was always beating the crap out of my S10, sending it out for repairs would be too expensive so I learned to do it myself.
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