High Priestess Denise Thorpe of Dionysus (look for action
figures at a toy store near you soon!) said:
>some of us (probably throwbacks) who need to live in the kind of fear
>experienced by primitive man and so we hurtle along roads in cars
That's not fear - that's adrenalin!
>that are known to fly apart without warning
Do all professional mechanics have this view? If my MG
"flew apart without warning", I would tend to be very
interested in the snugness of various bolts and nuts,
but I do all my own work, so I have no one to blame but
>or leave us stranded in a hostile environment (see Andy Ramm's trip #6).
Which simply explains why a well-planned spares and tool kit is
a required item. A spares kit should not excuse basic design
and implementation faults, which must be corrected by the owner/
mechanic on a pro-active basis (example: SOLDER those connections!!
better yet, look at a few rally machines and note the much more
reliable system of single unbroken wires from fuse to device, with
the occasional LOCKING connector.
Note: I have a large number of Mil-Spec Cannon 2 and 4-pin
connectors, ideal for high-reliability applications.
These are the weatherproof fellows with the knurled
ring that twists a few turns to seal the connection.
If anyone is interested, e-mail me, and I will sell
or trade at very low exchange rates. The connectors
were left over from a project that you are better off
knowing nothing about, but they are the best
connectors that mankind could create in 1978.
>Not only do our cars break down often,
1972 MG Midget daily driver, the only car I have driven
since 1976, never needed a tow or assistance. Nuff said.
>but they break down in mysterious ways that give rise to quasi-
>religious superstitions (e.g., Lucas as the devil). This has created a new
>priesthood: the MG mechanic.
So this is why the magazine of the New England T Register is
called "The Sacred Octagon"!!!
>Since I'm the only female professional MG (ex) mechanic I've ever heard
>of, I elect myself high priestess. When everyone's done bowing and
>scraping, my car needs to be washed and waxed.
All the guys on the list worship you, Ms. Thorpe, but I am
sorry to report that such worship may not be quite so
platonic as you might want to think.
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