1. The more gear you have, the more likely you are to have the wrong gear for any given situation. #@%&! I should have worn my light armor 55-70 degree gloves !

2. If you are testing compression on n cylinders, the compression will be within range on n-1. The one out of tolerance will be the last one, allowing you to build up the maximum amount of hope before destroying it. You cannot fool this law by trying things in some strange sequence. It knows.

3. At higher engine speeds, your hearing activates the ability to hear a whole new range of strange sounds.

4. In order to finish, first you have to start.

5. A non-running vintage vehicle cannot be considered a gift, any more than a plot of land that was a former fuel station with the tanks still in the ground and an “EPA Training Site” sign could be considered a gift.

6. A bolt head that has been “rounded” off by the previous owner will snap off if you are finally able to get enough grip to try to turn it.

7. Your classic vehicle will always attract more attention and admiration than any modern replica/remake of it.

8. The specific alloys used to make carburettor jets needles and floats actually bond with compounds called alkyds which help turn gasoline into shellac.

9. Going sideways in a vehicle designed to go forward and backward releases mega endorphins.

10. Given a choice between two areas of equal pressure to leak from, oil will choose the more expensive.

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