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ozbilt
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I probably sound blunt at times, OK a lot.....

It is mainly because when I give information, it is given with safety as my first thought. There is always liability in the written word & I (we) have to be careful with advice given, especially when it comes to important areas of your cars.

Things like suspension mods, brakes & steering come immediately to mind, but would also include correct repair procedures for the uni body of the car. There are areas where we can save money, however, there are a lot of areas we should not consider cutting corners.

For that reason some information should not be readily available to the layman because it can promote a dangerous situation in the future.

Do it once, do it right.


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Fair enough to Kerry. That makes perfect sense.

Has someone taken offence with something you have said and you felt like you needed to explain/defend yourself ?


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Dad wrote

Has someone taken offence with something you have said and you felt like you needed to explain/defend yourself ?


No just a statement after reading what I post at times. I felt that my reasoning needed some clarification & a stand alone thread/post would do that.


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kerry, as far as i am concerned you give very good advice and are also a very Knowledgeable person with a brain full of experience and ideas. I for one will never take offence.


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Kerry, I have never felt that you were blunt hence not offensive at all from any of your posts. In fact, I seek out your posts as there are usually a Gem or two of information and knowledge in them. I do agree with the safety first moto.


I will someday think of something clever to say.

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Totally agree Kerry. Knowlege can be a dangerous thing in the wrong brain.


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I agree also, the teacher in you delivers the message, keep it coming.


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Well said ozbilt,and more to the point, it needs to be said.



I am probably the prime example here. I am an office jockey and before i owned my Mustang - knew literally nothing about cars. And I mean literally nothing. As in confusing the fuck out of the machine/engine shop by repeatedly referring to the crankshaft as a camshaft nothing.


But through this site and with the guidance of Pete (Dynamic - who is also a mechanic) i have learned to do little things on the car such as replace the intake manifold, radiator, take out the box and how to correctly swear at your car when you skin your knuckles.



That is a picture of me in my robot pj's with my fingers stuck in the ignition barrel if you thought i was joking before.


But i also know when i am out of my depth. And have a file what i hide from my girlfriend, family and often myself that details receipts of work done. I dont need to go into details but all brake and suspension work is done by a proper business. 1 - because i know that they will do it right and two because of the factor of liability. Would i like to do the work myself? Of course. But would i attempt it? Heck no. I dont have the tools nor the years of experience. I often think of it the other way around. Would i trust the guy that did my brake conversion to interpret the Fair Work Act or write a report on General Protections like i do on a day to day basis? For the same reason - heck no.

Owning a mustang has been very painful to me. Financially, mentally and physically. But i wouldnt swap it for anything in the world. I bought it because i wanted to get my hands dirty and give me something completely different to my day job. Something to give the primal-man mechanical side of my brain a workout and end up with one of my favourite cars of all time.


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How the hell are we expected to believe any of that comming from a man wearing robot PJ shorts, standing on his head and knuckle deep in a Mustang orifice Shocked


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Kerry your advice is always spot on even when you ozbilting stick iit up someone. Unfortunately you can't fix stupid. Those numbskulls that fail to head your advice and undertake modification or repairs on suspension steering and brakes when advised to seek experienced assistance. A small price to pay for safety.

And Cam, go for it Buddy, we all enjoy your learning curve!


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i am never offended, i am here to learn and you are here to teach.

i keep reading different things in different places. its good to have someone to put the story straight sometimes.


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Ohh crap. This was not meant to turn into a "poor me" thread.

Thanks for your thoughts, but it was my intention just to make something like a sticky here in this section that would be read & then understood, so that replies by others & me, could be taken in the correct context.

After all this is the "MustangTech" forum & a great source of info, probably one of the best. There are a few in the US that would equal or better some of the info (they are concourse forums though), but for a broad range of questions answered, this is the place.

The humor does not hurt either... Cheers


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Hi Kerry,

No more Sensitive new age guy pills please, back to the shed for you and 50 spark plug removals on a big block for you!

Back to Kerry the Knight of Ni!



Cheers Bee


Cheers Bee

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Bumblebee wrote
Hi Kerry,

No more Sensitive new age guy pills please, back to the shed for you and 50 spark plug removals on a big block for you!

Cheers Bee

Time off for good behaviour, you only have to do 2,3 and 6,7. Very Happy


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