I’m terrible with them. I’m likely to break any machine I use. It’s mainly due to lack of exposure. My Dad wasn’t much into machines too. I did drive an M113 armored personel carrier for a couple of years in the army. It was very simple to operate, and maintenance was easy. A unit has to be very weak if they have someone throw a track on an M113. I’ve heard of that happening in Army Reserve units. But I destroyed a lawn mower last summer. It was wanting to go underneath this wooden patio, and I jerked it back, and it hit a big rock. … I’m really surprised that they don’t test mechanical aptitude on the intelligence tests. That is a skill that can greatly affect your development and make your life better.
I am horrible with engines…know just enough to run my lawn mower and check my fluids and spark plugs…that’s about the size of my knowledge…haha
I heard that one brilliant nuclear physicist when some major discoveries in physics were being made could not drive a car. I think his name was “Szilard”, or something like that.
I worked on new cars with my hands and have the cooridination but not much practical knowledge. Like can do the basic things well and not afraid to take things apart to learn. I got to building my own computers simply from taking the old ones apart and learning how to do them.
So. Mechanically ok with some things and can use my hand skills but much knowledge of harder things not so good.
I cant take stuff apart. Putting it back together is another story
I’m good with my coffee machine.
Maybe you could get a job repairing and building computers. I saw on the news that job pays $75.00 an hour. You have the aptitude.
hit my limit with an old tire machine ages ago.was supposed to refurbish it.
I have an aircraft mechanics license. Worked as one for a while. Didn’t pay too well so no recent experience to get another job with. I can work on old cars from the 60s and 70s. Mostly Mustangs. I have 3 1970s. Can strip one in half a day. It takes a bit more time than that to put one back together though. Especially if you are restoring it.
I know how to work on the engines pretty well with the V-8s. Not so much the 6 cylinder. I mean I can’t do the machine work but I can do everything else. These new cars aren’t built to work on. I can do basic things.
I just bought ten vending machines. Hope I get good with those. They are high tech. Quite a wait on them coming in with this chip shortage and logistics problems right now but I get my first one next week.
The Mustang is my favorite car. They were perfect around the year 2000.
I used to have a 2000. Sold it several years ago and bought a 2014. Recently sold that one and got a 2016 but I might bring that one back. It was really expensive. It’s a 5.0 convertible. My 2000 and 2014 were v6 cars. Not too expensive but still nice cars.
The 2016 is a lot more tech than my 2014 was. It’s a nice car. Just don’t like the note. I have 30 days from the day I bought it to return it.
To put it kindly, I’m mechanically challenged lol
My mechanical aptitude is between poor and very poor.
I don’t have experience with car engines, but I like to mess around with computers. I plan to mount my next one completely custom and by myself.
I’m good at working out how to operate machines, especially the ones with software.
And I’m good at troubleshooting.
When it comes to repairs and individual parts, I’m a little more challenged
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