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[–] TheAntiZealot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Can we do this together?

Teach me how to do my own.

I need this. I hate modern cars. They make me feel like a child. Beeping and warning and attempting to control me in the name of "helping" and "safety."

[–] matthew-- 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Start with carburettor motorcycles. They're pretty simple to figure out, don't take up that much room and are easier to play with. The only essential electrics are the ignition and maybe the fuel pump. Something like a CT110 is perfect to start with.

A basic toolkit like this should be enough to get you started, and you can invest in more and better tools as you need them.

Go through the workshop manual, do maintenance stuff, ride it, take it apart, put it back together etc. It's basically a big lego puzzle: lots of fun.

From there, expand to old (simple) cars, and eventually modern ones.

Really though, as long as your car doesn't have anything that will allow for wireless connection, it shouldn't really be "hackable" while being driven. Replace the ECU with an aftermarket one, separate all the infotainment from what's really needed for the car to run and you shouldn't have a problem.

[–] MathSlave 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Do you know of any other similar bikes, this has me intrigued but the ct110 doesn’t seem to be have been popular in England.

[–] Mathurin1911 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Go buy a used Chevy truck (or full size SUV, like a Tahoe or suburban), 2001 or later. Read a bit on the web for things to check on before buying. It won't be perfect, but the drivetrain should be sound, that's hard to replace.

Should be available for under $5k on Craigslist. Then buy/assemble a middle price tool kit, will need a minimum of a 3/8 ratchet with standard and metric sockets, a screwdriver set (driver and bits will work) a pair of channel lock pliers (or a set) and don't forget a medium hammer. Some of these can be purchased at flea markets for very little. Get a breaker bar as well. definitely buy a set of brand name vise grips, cheap ones suck. You will need more tools over time, but this can get you started.

Then, find the broken things on your new project, search forums for repair tutorials, join forums, buy parts and learn as you go.

Most of the safety bells can be deactivated on trucks like this, they are pretty simple under all the new stuff.

[–] Mathurin1911 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I forgot wrenches, get a set of combination wrenches, metric and standard.