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Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 06:02 PM
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Weird title for a thread, I know.... You'll understand in a minute:

I was about a mile and a half from home yesterday, and my throttle cable broke. I was too lazy to get out my roadside emergency kit and install my spare. I used an old trick I knew from back in the day that I've never talked about here. I took off my shoe laces and tied them together. Then I tied one end to my carb linkage, and operated the other end with my left hand out the driver's window.

I'm putting in the HEAVY DUTY one today that I had. I knew at was just a matter of time before the other one broke anyway.

It's a cool trick to remember if you ever break down and don't have a spare with you (shame on you for not carrying one).

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It was a suprise ending! With a twist!! I give it two thumbs up!!!



I saw shoelaces and cringed. I had a pair of shoes that the double knot kept coming loose and would catch on the brake pedal when driving! Shocked I got so pissed at them one day (for trying to kill me) that I threw them out the window and drove home in my socks!! Evil or Very Mad

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ive seen this done on a 4x4 in the woods before works good enuff to get out and home


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lol my dad did the same with his baja... his throtttle cable broke and he used his shoelaces out the window to the carb and drove home like that. but that was almost 20 years ago.


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Your the one who lost his shoes on the power line.

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It was a suprise ending! With a twist!! I give it two thumbs up!!!



I saw shoelaces and cringed. I had a pair of shoes that the double knot kept coming loose and would catch on the brake pedal when driving! Shocked I got so pissed at them one day (for trying to kill me) that I threw them out the window and drove home in my socks!! Evil or Very Mad


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Mykul...

I know how you feel. I did the same thing with my cell phone once. My wife was pissed!

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Used shoelaces on my buddy's Jeep as a fan belt on the way back from Rocky Point once!

Eek!


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I'm too old...switched to velcro straps on my tennis shoes long ago.... Laughing

but they look cool with black dress socks and khaki shorts.....


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I'm too old...switched to velcro straps on my tennis shoes long ago.... Laughing

but they look cool with black dress socks and khaki shorts.....

as long as the shorts are pulled up about 6-8 inches above your belly button. Laughing


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Those are a couple of the tricks they taught us in truck driving school in the service (back in the 60's) Dam I'm gettn' old.....

Hook a chain / rope between the dual rear wheels and the other end to a tree or what ever and use it as a winch to pull your self out of the mud is another one...


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I lost a throttle return spring in the woods once in my Corolla I use to off road frequently. used a small bungee off a backpack to fix it on the trail.

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another use for shoelaces. . . my dad tied his shoe laces to the windshield wipers,on his baja, through the wing windows, when they werent working. he pulled them back and forth with his hand.


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I USED A SHOE LACE ONCE TO SNARE A GATOR, WHEN I WAS TRAPPED OUT IN THE EVERGLADES. FOR 5 DAYS ,,,ATE GATOR MEAT, MADE A PAIR OF SHOES,A WALLET,,AND HAD ENOUGHT LET OVER FOR A PURSE FOR THE OL,LADY WHEN I GOT OUT!!! Wink


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I USED A SHOE LACE ONCE TO SNARE A GATOR, WHEN I WAS TRAPPED OUT IN THE EVERGLADES. FOR 5 DAYS ,,,ATE GATOR MEAT, MADE A PAIR OF SHOES,A WALLET,,AND HAD ENOUGHT LET OVER FOR A PURSE FOR THE OL,LADY WHEN I GOT OUT!!!

Dude, you don't have to lie...



...it was 6 weeks and a dragon!! Wink

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I used a shoe lace once to tie my shoes...


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