When I started out we boys were told in 1960 that compared to old hands then we component changers or spare parts fitters. In my day we used to do this, we used to do that etc. If only those old hands could see it out there now. Skimming a starter comm, fit brush sets, alternator brush ring and diode packs fitted, diaphragms and the two valves in lift pumps, make up injector pipes, strip injectors and overhaul, throw away world indeed now. Changing broken delivery valve springs in inline pumps ( the poppet valves ) water pump gland leaking, no problem, off with the pump, press out the old bearings and seals, fit a new kit using stainless steel ball bearings not mild steel. Turbo end seals starting to leak oil, fit a new kit, never a problem. Loads of other things, all gone it seems. Matchbox fitters the old hands would say, that's all what you lot are capable of doing, fitting matches into matchboxes.
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.