Find a mentor...once word gets around that you are a wannabe motor head, it shouldn't take long to hook in with an older guy in the neighborhood who could use a hand with maintenance chores around his car and garage/shop. keep an eye out for a cool ride that is close by and might look owner maintained. Let the owner know you are interested in the hobby and ask questions a few basic general questions and maybe do a little pre-meeting research about his specific car. ...stick or automatic? ...4 cylinder? ...6?...8? Remember, there are no "dumb" questions. It wont take long to establish a mutually beneficial relationship that could last a lifetime. Go for it.
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