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Wadda ya havta do to get a comment around here?

  1. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I just wrote a really helpful hub for mechanics on the finer art of setting valve clearances on overhead camshaft motors and haven't had a single comment!

    Am I the only mechanical nerd left on hubpages or indeed on planet earth? lol

    1. profile image0
      ExoticHippieQueenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Awwww, don't feel bad, earnesthub! You are writing about a very specific thing that relates only to people who work on cars, many of whom might not also happen to be interested in writing (or reading) articles like your literary self.........don't take it personally.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Just kiddin! smile
        I know that it is not gonna be a best seller! lol

  2. recommend1 profile image70
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    wots an over'ead camshit thingy mate ! ?

    1. kmackey32 profile image70
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        G'Day Kmackey! Nice to see you here!
        It's been a while, I hope things are good for you, or at least that you are happy and well!

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's the wiggly thing behind the coolant fribulator that controls the flow to your headlight brake condenser that gets jammed in your crown pinion gear wheel, It happens sometimes because of the weather in Africa or if you drive past a lot of oak trees.


      OK I stole that off one of my own hubs, so sue me! smile

      1. recommend1 profile image70
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        When I was too young my father took me with him to fix his motor - we passed a few garages to end up at some backstreet place I had never noticed before that had the only female mechanic around.

        I asked Dad why we had came especially for her to fix his car and he told me that she tightened the nuts better than the men.

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I hired a female mechanic once. She was terrific! Not only did she tighten nuts, she could straighten a shaft well too. smile

          1. platinumOwl4 profile image77
            platinumOwl4posted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Guys, stop it please.  I just knew this was going in that direction. I have enjoyed the laugh though. My side is hurting from laughter.

            1. recommend1 profile image70
              recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              This is no laughing matter !  I met that mechanic a few years later and she needed a re-bore and new liners !  AND her thrust plate bearings had developed a serious wiggle.

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I've noticed that in a few female mechanics. Some of them seem to have suspension problems too. smile

                1. MelissaBarrett profile image60
                  MelissaBarrettposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Only after they've dealt with decades of new models is that really a problem.

    3. Joy56 profile image78
      Joy56posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      more importantly what is a mate.....

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ...include a pretty picture....like, some handsome guy fixing something shiny

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good idea! How about a huge photo of me smoking a massive dooby?

  4. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 7 years ago

    ..i said 'handsome'...

    "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy"  (Canadian - Red Green)

    ....j/k - yor handsome...yes, I think the dooby pic would be excellent - but save it for the end of the article!

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      OK I'll go find some handsome guy and show him how to hold a spanner.

      I can't use my head, it's got too many miles on it, and is pretty rough around the edges as well. smile

      I used to be handsome really I did! It was about a hundred years ago though! lol

  5. Lisa HW profile image69
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    OK.  You may be sorry you called "certain people's" (like mine) attention to your Hub, but I left a nice, big, question on your Hub.

    This isn't anything anyone (including myself) didn't already know, but your thread (and the fact that seeing your Hub did bring up a question for me) highlighted the reason it's not a bad idea to let people (outside the specific-subject, like "autos") forum know the kind of stuff we, Hubbers, write about (as far as getting them read, and getting comments, goes.

    People might regret calling the attention of the likes of me (with my tendency toward wordiness) to their Hubs (and getting long, ignorant, but legitimate, questions), but I'm reminded that I'm kind of guilty of reading Hubs in the areas/interests that I'm familiar with, and know something about; rather than stuff written in areas I don't.  As a result, there's not much to ask or discuss in comments.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I answered your question Lisa, you did a good job of explaining what the problem is, and I left an answer for you. smile

  6. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    ...and I was going to leave a nice comment 'til you guys got all silly big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If I ever stop being silly, give me a nudge would ya?

      It may not work, I will probably be dead, but always worth a try. lol

  7. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 7 years ago

    I read the hub.  I really did.  And while I understand most of the words individually when you put them all together like that I end up looking like the RCA puppy.  Therefore the only possible comment I could have left would have been "huh?" and I didn't think that really added value to the hub.

    But now I know who to bother when my car starts making funny noises.

  8. Joy56 profile image78
    Joy56posted 7 years ago

    Is it the weather, i could just get into the groove of this thread...... but dont want to be tanned. OOPS i mean banned

 
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