just read all of this thread from the start. would have to say it's certainly a very informing & encouraging read. I'm studying mech. engineering (with a second major in motorsport) here in Aus. Just finished my first year and enjoying it, though the theory sucks, but then again that's what separates a mechanic from an engineer i guess Fortunately, my uni is part of the formula SAE competition, and i can fiddle with anything i please down in the workshop (im heading up exhaust this year, not bad for a first year eh? ). My sig has the link for our page if anyone wants to check it out. Oh, and we don't have a mrs GOO to deal with either! Anyho, looking forward to your next update.