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Allways keep a couple of different shackles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Leper, Mar 8, 2006.

  1. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    Allways. That way, if your battery holdown breaks and your battery flies back and hits the lines at the heater core(breaking one off), you can pull the pins out of the shackles and use them to plug the coolant lines and drive home. At least reading this will put an idea into your head and you won't sit there for half an hour, wondering what to do.
     
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    Wow, that was close...I was almost unprepared, thanks for the good advice, all I had was duct tape and paper clips...
     
  3. Leper

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    Add some rusty nails and some banana peels and you can patch a hole in the block. I saw Macguiver do it.
     
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    Have we all forgotton the chewing gum and bailing wire? Sheesh, to think some people go out on the trail without some of the most important tools.
     
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    Dude,

    If MacGuiver can do it, it must be real!!!
     
  6. Leper

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    I had that, but a pack of hubba-bubba will only do 1 hose.
     
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    :haha: :haha: :haha:

    Too good.
     
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    You can make fun all you want but I had a 67 firebird that was held together with coat hangers and duct tape.

    I also saw a guy duct tape his door on before a quarter mile blast. After that we started calling it hundred mile an hour tape.:haha:
     
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    My battery uses the factory holder AND a over the top bracket with the 2 j hooks . It ain't going anywhere :thumb:

    I guess I could add a ratchet strap around it and make it 3 holder downers :wink1:
     
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    I'm only laughing because I had my carb wired open with a paper clip for a long time, the cotter pin in my 205 is a staple off a fridgerator box...and I was actually seriously considering duct taping my door from teh inside to make sure it stays closed...
     
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    It's alright, we've used electrical tape to control a busted choke before.
     
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    Heater hose can also be folded over and tied back.
     
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    resourscefull!..

    I had a heater hose pop once,and the only thing I could think of to plug it with was a peice of a tree branch!..I snapped off two "dowels" and stuffed em in the busted hose!..I left the radiator cap loose to avoid pressure build up,and limped home 20 miles..

    Then there was the night we were "camping"..(more like DRINKING..:rolleyes:) and my friends battery goes dead...we find out his alternator is junk,due to the battery welding itself to the underside of his hood,after several hard jumps on the trail to our campsite!...:doah: ..

    We had a 20 mile ride home,and nobody had jumper cables!..everyone else takes off,leaving my friend to fend for himself..I hated for him to leave his car behind,for it was likely it would be stripped by morning(not a good area,theives would ride dirt bikes there looking for cars to rob,steal,and wreck)..

    So rather than leave it,I took MY battery out,after starting my truck,and put it in his car,while he stood there holding my positive battery cable,so it wouldn't ground out!..then I put his dead battery in my truck,and we took off..he followed me to my house,where I had a few spare alternators,and put one in it..took 4 hours to fix the fusible link though,which turned out to be the REAL cause..I tested the old alternator at work the next day,and it was charging normally!..I think the fusible link had only a few strands left,and they melted as soon as I tried starting it with the "new" alternator on!.:doah:
     
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    Similar thing. I took the optima out of my car and turned it upside down on a buddies battery to give him a jump. Yep, terminal to terminal.
     
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    :haha: Thats great!:haha:
     
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    More like hump start....
     

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