Newb looking for help

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Crash_JJJ, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Crash_JJJ

    Crash_JJJ

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    Hey, I just moved to the Chico, CA area. I have a '65 fj40. I have done very little "mechanic" type work. My stepdad is however a MAC tools salesman so I have access to anything I need. I am looking for somebody in the area to mentor me in fixing the '65 back to wheelin condition. (It drives OK just did an 80 mile trip with minimal problems) BUT, it leaks everywere, needs some rust repair, minor electrical work and engine/carb tune. I am very short on cash so I need to do most work myself cant take it to a shop, unfortunatly I have no idea how to do anything except basics . Any help would be appriciated. :cheers:
     
  2. albee

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    Start by buying a repair manual. Read it. Then get your hands dirty. After that ask questions. You will find that you will be able to do alot of things yourself. When you run into problems take photo's and ask questions. Also find out where the local cruiser club meets. Good Luck Albee
     
  3. honk

    honk

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    How about offering the prospective mentors a full journeyman/master mechanic level set of MAC tools?
    Should generate an applicant.........maybe two.
     
  4. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Mac...


    :rolleyes:
     
  5. PabloCruise

    PabloCruise SILVER Star

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    Ha!

    I love this place! Buy the FSM (factory service manual) from a Toy dealer or Cruiser Dan.

    Read it.

    Then start using the search function on here.

    These things are not hard to work on. You will need $ for parts though...
     
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