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  • msg
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    I've actually never jumped a starter with a screwdriver, but have spent enough days, eves and late, late nights under cars and trucks in weather I'd cower from these days for the sake of maintenance, engine builds and such, out of hobby and/or necessity in my earlier days to at least know what this is.

    What was that trick supposed to fix, anyway?
    Was it for a bad solenoid or something?
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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,918
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    msg wrote: »
    I've actually never jumped a starter with a screwdriver, but have spent enough days, eves and late, late nights under cars and trucks in weather I'd cower from these days for the sake of maintenance, engine builds and such, out of hobby and/or necessity in my earlier days to at least know what this is.

    What was that trick supposed to fix, anyway?
    Was it for a bad solenoid or something?

    Screw drivers and a hammer were mandatory in some of my old rides.
    The screw driver jumped the two wires that connects the starter solenoid, the hammer was to pound on the starter to loosen the brushes just enough to get you a few more starts.
  • bcwsrt
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    I've actually never jumped a starter with a screwdriver, but have spent enough days, eves and late, late nights under cars and trucks in weather I'd cower from these days for the sake of maintenance, engine builds and such, out of hobby and/or necessity in my earlier days to at least know what this is.

    What was that trick supposed to fix, anyway?
    Was it for a bad solenoid or something?

    Screw drivers and a hammer were mandatory in some of my old rides.
    The screw driver jumped the two wires that connects the starter solenoid, the hammer was to pound on the starter to loosen the brushes just enough to get you a few more starts.

    Yes, a BFH was involved more often than not back in the day.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,342
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    ... and at the other end of the felid spectrum (or the dark side of the felid street, I suppose)...

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    We had a store kind of like that at our house while Harpo lived there. ;)

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  • sucks2beme
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    daddyjt wrote: »
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    It might not be a great idea on modern cars.
    Add just about every shade tree meechanic
    trick to that list. Even jumper cables can screw
    up a modern car. I gave up and bought a jump
    box.
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  • msg
    msg Posts: 9,852
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    Mental Bird Attacks Hedgehog Minding Own Business
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  • mhardy6647
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    ^^^ outstanding!
  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,918
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    Hedgehog.... LMAO it's a porcupine....
    Dude you need some wild Kingdom and Marlin Perkins...
    🤣😂🤣😂
  • F1nut
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    This is a hedgehog.
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  • pitdogg2
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    F1nut wrote: »
    This is a hedgehog.
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    Take like a hunerd of those little things to equal that porcupine.
  • OleBoot
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    F1nut wrote: »
    This is a hedgehog.
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    I've always thought that hedgehogs were very cute except that they go the-thump the-thump on your car tire when you run them over.
  • msg
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    Hedgehog.... LMAO it's a porcupine....
    Dude you need some wild Kingdom and Marlin Perkins...
    F1nut wrote: »
    This is a hedgehog.
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    aht!!! dehr. brain phart!
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  • pitdogg2
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    Not to be confused with an echidna.

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  • SCompRacer
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    msg wrote: »

    What was that trick supposed to fix, anyway?
    Was it for a bad solenoid or something?

    Ivan's got it! The hammer could help a worn and pitted solenoid make contact or help them worn out brushes contact the armature. The big screwdriver is used when the hammer didn't work. :D It helped to be fast, committed and forceful to avoid lots of sparks and get a good connection. A good, insulated handle was a plus.

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  • txcoastal1
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    I like my echidnas with rice and beans, make it a combo platter with crispy beef taco on the side
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  • nooshinjohn
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    SCompRacer wrote: »
    msg wrote: »

    What was that trick supposed to fix, anyway?
    Was it for a bad solenoid or something?

    Ivan's got it! The hammer could help a worn and pitted solenoid make contact or help them worn out brushes contact the armature. The big screwdriver is used when the hammer didn't work. :D It helped to be fast, committed and forceful to avoid lots of sparks and get a good connection. A good, insulated handle was a plus.

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  • pitdogg2
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    I like my echidnas with rice and beans, make it a combo platter with crispy beef taco on the side

    Chewy little buggers, good thing they come with built in toothpicks....stewing is a must.
  • nooshinjohn
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  • mhardy6647
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    Porcupines? Echidnas? It's a darned good thing all y'all've got a biologist in the hood!
    This is a hedgehog.

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    Jeez, do I have to write a book or something?

    B):#:D:p
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    (ASR)

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  • engie490
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    Once upon a time 5 years ago, I went back east to visit family and stayed in the Adirondacks for a couple of days. I would wake up in the morning before my kids got up and walk up the road we were staying on. Each morning, I went a little farther along the desolate and peaceful country lane.

    On the last morning, I made it to the top of the hill. As I crested the hill, I saw a young(ish) bear run across road about 100 yards away. Naturally, I turned on a dime and walked quickly back down the hill.

    About a quarter a mile later, I saw this in the distance.

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    Apparently, this critter was caught up in his own thoughts that morning, because as I closed the gap he just kept waddling along on the road. Eventually I caught up to him and he finally figured out that I was there. Right after I took this picture, he decided to abandon the road to the tall stranger.

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  • msg
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    I like hedgehogs.
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  • pitdogg2
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    msg wrote: »
    I like hedgehogs.

    With green eggs and ham?
  • nooshinjohn
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    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    msg wrote: »
    I like hedgehogs.

    With green eggs and ham?

    Fava beans and a nice Chianti.
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  • daddyjt
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