Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly for August 06, 2011

  1. Dementors suck
    slug_queen  over 12 years ago
    koff * Actually, I’ve done that a time or two… always very embarrassing when I discover it too.
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  2. Grog poop
    GROG Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Keep the emergency brake on long enough, and you’ll have one.

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  3. Owls 96
    gjsjr41  over 12 years ago

    Been there, done that.

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  4. Frankenaaron
    NE1956  over 12 years ago

    My car won’t let me do that. Silly little import has a brake light that is bright as a bloomin’ beacon.

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  5. Me and the set
    galanti  over 12 years ago

    Mopars had some strange designs back then. My father’s 1955 Imperial had the power steering pump on the back of the generator. (Clouds of smoke until the fan belt broke. Good upper arm exercises driving the d*mn thing after a seized pump was severed from the generator. Shift lever was on the dash (now common on minivans I think) rather than the column. This was before the push button style.

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    pbarnrob  over 12 years ago

    (Only slightly OT); ‘53 and ’54 Nash Ramblers (my first cars), with the water pump driven through a piece of heater-hose, bolted to the shafts, off the back of the generator. OK until the bearing pressed into the body got turned around until the zerk fitting (or the oil cup) got turned to where you couldn’t get to it anymore.Then things got warm, until I put in another rebuilt (with Dad’s coaching). That was before I knew about drill/tap/bolt together, so it couldn’t rotate.Hard to ‘peel out’ and impress anybody with those little cars (just as well!)

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    dahawk  over 12 years ago

    Originally, and still in most cases, the emergency brake only applied breaking to just one of the rear wheels. That keeps from locking up both wheels in an emergency stop using that lever.

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  8. Cybille
    kathrynismerry  over 12 years ago

    You always say the cutest things.

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    The Life I Draw Upon  over 12 years ago

    Oh, give me a brake.

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    bigdaddie47  over 12 years ago

    Guys, I have worked onafter park was added to the shifter cars all my life__emergency brakes are a new? concept (automatics). They were originally called parking brakes used on standard shift and auto before park was added. Usually to both rear wheels- ne wheel would cause a spinout or on some cars on the driveshaft as was noted

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