Re: Willing to help forum (physical help that is)?
Count me in...... I would be on the receiving side, though. Since I am a total novice, never having turned a wrench before, I would GREATLY benefit from having hands-on experience. Just today I made a connection with a guy who has a place in the country and a huge shop full of tools, machines and cars. After our little get-aquainted meeting he has agreed to mentor me in "How To Work On Cars". It will be the most rudimentary of training, but I have to start somewhere. I offered my "services" (lending a hand, cleaning up, organizing, etc.) in exchange for him teaching me how things work.
I know that if I had a few people in the area I could connect with it would be awesome. It's frustrating for someone like me to read, hear and see what other people are doing to make forward progress with their cars when all I can do at this point is sit back, listen and learn. Certain people (like me) are "tactile visuals", menaing we have to see and do in order to learn. I have bought books, manuals, read through threads and different websites to try to leanr but, the bottom line is, I need to see how things are done in order to make progress. Just today I stopped at a garage to hang out with a bunch of strangers and see what tidbits I could pick up.
Over time I will get it, but it would be cool if I could get together with people that had a desire to share their knowledge and information.