Okay, so i want to learn more about the precise working of cars and don’t know where to start or even what to learn… Let’s start at the beginning.
I started my life of this forum just like allot of guys by being way to enthousiastic. I just found out that a k3-vet swap in my car was possible and that was (and is) one of the things I want most. A fun Daihatsu with a turbo and manual gearbox. The first question I asked was what I needed to do. And if you need to ask that question you’re not ready to do it. A couple of months later and I now understand how stupid that question must have been. I never done any work on an car except replacing some control arms, brakes, oil, shocks etc. The typical stuff that breaks. I never done an engine swap so how did I ever think that just swapping in an k3-vet was even an option I could do?
But the fact is that with every room filled with information I open, leeds to 2 more rooms full of information. The more you learn the more you realize that you don’t know anything. I once delved down this rabbit hole when I got my first scooter and got a pretty good hang of it (if I say so myself), tuning the scooters to get faster and handle better every year. And this is what I want to do with cars. The only problem is that with cars there is allot more information (and allot more wrong information) to be found.
So the main question is: how and were do i start if I ever want to be anything like our lord and savior MrG, evilhighway, Mick or any other of the amazing people that hang around here? (Don’t be sad if I didn’t name you, there are just to many smart people on this forum) Which books/internet pages would you recommend I start to read? Of course I know the basics (I think) but I would really like to up my game.
I want to know where I can find the right books/internet pages so that I can learn and maybe, just maybe, one day be the one that answers these questions. I never seem to find the information mthat everyone else seems to find. Which is actually pretty stupid since I’m a forensic scientist who should be able to find stuff that others don’t find…
So if anyone could help me get a jumpstart I’ll be eternally grateful!