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    If you born after 1955 do you know how to repair/set point ignition systems?? - If you were born before 1960 do you know how to use a computer diagnostic tool on your 2005 + vehicle/tractor.

    Thank goodness I only have a 10 HP Kohler with points and a good memory and books. Second I have enough finances to take care of the very occasional flaws in my modern equipment. (I ain't saying I like being modern ignorant but I'll settle for it )

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    Yes to both!!!!!

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    Yes to both as well!
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    We're a dying breed..

    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    Yes to both!!!!!

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    on the former. Turning into uneducated mechanical morons because we don't need or use the knowledge we may have been taught in early life. Basic science education would be all that's required to fulfill the average need.
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    I don't qualify for the first question, but yes I can. And Yes to #2.

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    Flip side of your question, anyone born before 1955 know how to look up anything online? Because I can, I don't need to know how to adjust points. I still buy old tractors, then look up what I need to when I need to. I've forgotten a lot of stuff I used to know because I've moved on in my career, and the old stuff doesn't apply anymore.
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    OK...

    Quote Originally Posted by 420glh View Post
    Flip side of your question, anyone born before 1955 know how to look up anything online? Because I can, I don't need to know how to adjust points. I still buy old tractors, then look up what I need to when I need to. I've forgotten a lot of stuff I used to know because I've moved on in my career, and the old stuff doesn't apply anymore.

    You can make fire with broken flint arrow heads and steel/iron/friction ete. Books and the internet fail in time. Even memory with age. Physics doesn't change. Look that up on your App if your battery is charged up enough.


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    Ha, I live with a family of weirdos. Both boys can set your points and read the ODBII stuff. Dirty has fixed more motors with mags than computers, he's 19.
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    Question OK..I'll accept that

    Quote Originally Posted by MDrew View Post
    Ha, I live with a family of weirdos. Both boys can set your points and read the ODBII stuff. Dirty has fixed more motors with mags than computers, he's 19.

    "Family of weirdos". Not sure what that means or even germane to the conversation but I'll go with the flow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rob257 View Post
    "Family of weirdos". Not sure what that means or even germane to the conversation but I'll go with the flow.


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    I meant more weird from the stand point of the boys knowing their way around newer stuff and very old equipment. Dirty has brought a few old machines back to life including a 1924 firetruck. He'll plug the computer into the new truck and tell you where the trouble is and what parts you need. He owns a hit n miss.
    The other kid said he designed a new turbo setup for my truck when one of the turbos chunk. He restores old garden tractors. Niether are like normal kids their age.

    All the other weirdness is not germain to this discussion. The stuff like the bowling ball Canon just doesn't fit here
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