66 Fairlane Project
(12-07-2017, 12:59 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Clearly I am the outsider here on this forum.  As time goes on I often have second thoughts as to why I spend time to post anything on this forum.  Aside from that, I seem to be very detail orientated and have never had any problems loosing motivation or interest to finish projects.  If I did, I would never survive as a Mechanical Engineer.  This is why I didn't understand the comments on loosing motivation.

Hey Man don't be offended. Were all different, as a Mechanical Engineer you have to be detail orientated. Your existence is based on details everything has to be precise and thats just the way it is. I was a production Machinist at one time, I understand precise measurements etc. But other then building an engine, all those skills are kinda useless for working on or restoring cars. That being said we all don't see everything the same, and thats why some people drive Chevy's. I can't believe they really do, but thats me. They build both Ferraris and Volkswagens for a reason, because we are different, and that doesn't make us bad or wrong., just different. I have a brother in law that "believed" there was no reason to ever drive over 70 mph. and he would fight about it. He was older then I was, so he felt he should tell me how to live my life. I finally told him to be sure he didn't get in front of me! Cause at 70 mph I was just getting warmed up! It's just the difference in people. Being a engineer you are wound a little tighter then most of us, and there's nothing wrong with that.  We all have a passion for something. We just don't have quite the dedication to a project like you do. Sometimes i wish I did.

JTS
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(12-07-2017, 12:59 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Clearly I am the outsider here on this forum.  As time goes on I often have second thoughts as to why I spend time to post anything on this forum. 

You add perspective and that perspective is appreciated.  I agree with some of your perspective - I disagree with other parts.  

In this specific instance (Mike completely finishing his finish cut and polish before any assembly), would it be best to completely cut and polish before any assembly?  In most instances - yes.  In this instance if it helps the one doing the work to stay motivated and see a bit of the finished product and to keep going - then some assembly required!  Is there a risk of having to redo some part of it or of loosing focus - perhaps.  

I take the perspective of trying to be a help and encourager to fellow enthusiasts in their work.  Don't see it my way?  Of course you don't - we are two different people.  Does that make us "enemies", I sure hope not.  Let's be friends from different walks in life, with a common interest and the goal of being a help.

Post away!  Give us your perspective - it is appreciated even though it may not be taken.

By the way, the latest post with the new member who purchased a 1970 with VIN discrepancies is right up your alley for technical and precise response - just waiting for your post!  I will be interested to read your response to his plea for help.
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(12-07-2017, 12:59 PM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: Clearly I am the outsider here on this forum.  As time goes on I often have second thoughts as to why I spend time to post anything on this forum.  Aside from that, I seem to be very detail orientated and have never had any problems loosing motivation or interest to finish projects.  If I did, I would never survive as a Mechanical Engineer.  This is why I didn't understand the comments on loosing motivation.

Outsider you are not.  To me you are a major contributor on this site.   Actually, I look forward to your posts and the perspective you bring.  You are pretty much spot on technically.  I actually have changed directions on more than one occasion based on your postings.  I also consider you a friend.  You set me up with a real cool aluminum bell housing so I can run my 11 inch clutch and I appreciate it!  
 

Thank you Mike!
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