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  • I'm sure there will be shout-outs to Renner at the Academy Awards.
  • Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....
  • SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....


    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.
  • That article is stupidly contradictory. Was it sliding sideways or forward? If sideways all of the parking brakes in the world wouldn't stop that thing.

    Sliding forward? Then yes engaging the brake would have helped.

    Malfunctioning brake light? Everybody is fooked.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.


    I haven't. My car lurches weirdly hard every time I take my foot of the brake pedal if the parking brake isn't engaged.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.


    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning
  • Maybe get some training if you're going to operate heavy equipment? Or at least keep it under control.
  • How does the parking brake do anything when something is sliding?
  • SpaceMonkey-66: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.

    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning


    Speaking of basic vehicle functions that people can't wrap their heads around...

    The fastest way to warm up your car is to DRIVE IT. The vents will blow hot air when the engine is hot and not one second before.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.

    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning

    Speaking of basic vehicle functions that people can't wrap their heads around...

    The fastest way to warm up your car is to DRIVE IT. The vents will blow hot air when the engine is hot and not one second before.


    The wheels should also be turned to the curb, if there is a curb.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.


    I park on a hill every farking day, I use my brake every time. Sometimes I catch myself trying to chock the wheels in an empty, flat parking lot.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.

    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning

    Speaking of basic vehicle functions that people can't wrap their heads around...

    The fastest way to warm up your car is to DRIVE IT. The vents will blow hot air when the engine is hot and not one second before.


    The only time recently (like the last 2 years) I had the car warm up was because the windows were iced over and I lacked a scraper or a piece of plastic that would have sufficed (living in the Bay Area means seldom worrying about frost even in winter.)  Next day, I went out and bought a scraper because I hated just letting the engine idle.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.

    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning

    Speaking of basic vehicle functions that people can't wrap their heads around...

    The fastest way to warm up your car is to DRIVE IT. The vents will blow hot air when the engine is hot and not one second before.


    Older vehicles with carburetors often won't run well until the thermostat opens. Especially when it's cold. You need the hot air from the manifold riser before the auto choke will open the choke plate.
  • I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.

    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning

    Speaking of basic vehicle functions that people can't wrap their heads around...

    The fastest way to warm up your car is to DRIVE IT. The vents will blow hot air when the engine is hot and not one second before.


    Not for an old vehicle like mine, you try to take off a few seconds after starting the engine and you'll get hitching bucking and backfiring. The old 360 Fe V8 doesn't play well being bone stock except for computerized ignition points and headers. Ymmv, the old girl purrs like a kitten when warmed up
  • drewogatory: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: I Like Bread: SpaceMonkey-66: Bet he sets the parking brake next time, most of us probably would have forgotten in the heat of the moment.  I likely would have.....

    I'm pretty sure anyone who doesn't drive a manual has pretty much forgotten that parking brakes exist.

    Not on my F100, but its a four on the floor.  Most other vehicles, yes.

    I have to set it to keep it from rolling out in the street as it warms up in the morning

    Speaking of basic vehicle functions that people can't wrap their heads around...

    The fastest way to warm up your car is to DRIVE IT. The vents will blow hot air when the engine is hot and not one second before.

    Older vehicles with carburetors often won't run well until the thermostat opens. Especially when it's cold. You need the hot air from the manifold riser before the auto choke will open the choke plate.


    More elegantly put, you can be my spokesman. 😜
  • drewogatory: Older vehicles with carburetors often won't run well until the thermostat opens. Especially when it's cold. You need the hot air from the manifold riser before the auto choke will open the choke plate.


    Carburetors should probably be extinct b/c of the leaded gasoline/catalytic convertors. Put their bones up in a museum so we can look at them, but they shouldn't be out on the roads.
  • SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How does the parking brake do anything when something is sliding?


    They said he stepped on the moving track to get back in the cab, and the track pulled him under.
    If the parking brake was set, the track wouldn't be moving, even if the cat was sliding.
  • Trocadero: drewogatory: Older vehicles with carburetors often won't run well until the thermostat opens. Especially when it's cold. You need the hot air from the manifold riser before the auto choke will open the choke plate.

    Carburetors should probably be extinct b/c of the leaded gasoline/catalytic convertors. Put their bones up in a museum so we can look at them, but they shouldn't be out on the roads.


    You don't need leaded gas for carbs. Valve seats were the issue, they wore prematurely without the lead providing lubrication. There hasn't been a production car with a carb since 1994, and by then there only a couple. GM phased out carbs in the 80s.
  • Obi Wan Canoli: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How does the parking brake do anything when something is sliding?

    They said he stepped on the moving track to get back in the cab, and the track pulled him under.
    If the parking brake was set, the track wouldn't be moving, even if the cat was sliding.


    ok that makes more sense
  • Trocadero: drewogatory: Older vehicles with carburetors often won't run well until the thermostat opens. Especially when it's cold. You need the hot air from the manifold riser before the auto choke will open the choke plate.

    Carburetors should probably be extinct b/c of the leaded gasoline/catalytic convertors. Put their bones up in a museum so we can look at them, but they shouldn't be out on the roads.


    Fine you can buy the Holly fuel injection kit that I've been wanting, to improve mileage.  Until then I'm sticking with the two barrel Motorcraft that's on it.

    / snark not intended
  • Two valuable lessons learned:
    1.) Remember the parking brake.
    2.) Just because you play Hawkeye doesn't mean you'll pull off acrobatic shiat like Hawkeye.

    That said, glad everyone's alright and Renner's on the road to recovery.  Hero tag should go to both him and his nephew for keeping him alive until emergency help could arrive.
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