Wow! I'm not for coddling you. I am also not for jumping on you unnecessarily. I will, however give you an "atta boy" for not taking it. I got jumped on as a kid your age from a few of the more experienced. I learned from it in more than one way. I learned to not let someone talk down to me no matter how much older or bigger they were. I also learned to get some knowledge on things I didn't know about before speaking if I didn't want to get called out. That being said, I have NOT found any of your comments to go beyond your knowledge as someone who doesn't drive or own a car. In fact, I have found your attitude to be quite the opposite. I see you as frequenting this forum to try and gain some knowledge, and bond with other people who are as passionate as you are. I also found your response to be rather mature for someone of your age. Even though I got my first car at a very young age by losing someone very close to me who I would have given the car up for in a heartbeat if I could have had them back, I considered myself a car guy from the day that I told my Dad's friend he was about to put a clutch in backwards. I was 7 at the time. I didn't have a car. I didn't have a driver's license. But I loved cars. Particularly, I wanted to LIVE in my Dad's '69 Superbee. No, young man. You ARE car guy. Now make those plans you talk about a reality. And don't let any of us discourage you. I can have sharp elbows sometimes, so my apologies in advance.
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