People do genuinely think they can learn the job from watching YT on a cellphone. There was a guy recently asking around about how to get the basics on engines and building, I offered to let him put some hours in at my shop on a give and take basis, he never took me up on it as he said he was going to learn it all by just calling me up for a chat and watching it on YT.Frankshaft wrote: ↑Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:16 pmRight, and as mentioned above, 142,000+ views, so, people are obviously interested in that stuff, but, again, I bet 100,000 of those people, actually think that's the way to do it. I am amazed at how many of those types of videos are on there. There is a Harley guy with a bunch of videos, he also makes me cringe. He has a video showing how to hone a cylinder. An aluminum twin cam cylinder by the way, using a bench mounted rod hone with the Sunnen A.N. honing head, no tq plates honing by hand and using an inside mic to measure??? Serious???? I made a comment, where is the Tq plates and dial bore gauge, and I got slammed about not knowing what I am talking about. Twin cam cylinders move a TON. And an inside mic to measure while your honing? Serious? And I don't know what I am talkin about. Ok then, carry on.
Or the countless videos on how to hone a block. . Wow.
Another guy emailed me a few weeks back quizzing me on how I check piston to bore clearance and correct bore dimensions and could he come and inspect my workshop as he was an engineer working on behalf of some customer. He went on to tell me the best way was to use a fisherman's scales to drag the pistons through and that's how I should be doing it. He then sent me some internet guide he'd found showing it and was none too happy when I laughed
I went on to tell him I was quite relieved that none of his work was coming my way, I then received a very angry email sent from him at about 3am telling me what he thought about my business (he'd never been) me (who he'd never met) and also that he didn't think much to the area it was situated in as he'd looked it up on Google maps