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Re: Mechanics

They do, I know. In my salad days (long ago), I was one.

This guy had his Mustang towed in and was going on a total rant about what a POS it was, letting him down when he needed to go someplace, etc., etc. While he ranted, my boss had taken the air cleaner and distributor cap off and saw that the points (told you it was long ago) were totally burnt out. The contact point on the moving arm was pretty much GONE, not just worn or pitted. Wonder why it didn't work?

My boss looked at him and said, "You know, this is a good car, and if you had just taken proper care of it, it wouldn't have let you down! It's not the car's fault; it's the maintenance it didn't get that's to blame for your problems." He then explained in detail to him about points and why they need replacing, along with other items. After the car was repaired with new points, condenser, cap, rotor, spark plugs and wires, it ran great.

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