While enjoying a drive in our 16’ the other day, ol’ Liz developed an EXTREME knock.
It sounded as if a rod was about to come through the side of the block at any second.
As I pulled off the road, I noticed that it was knocking just as bad at idle (it sounded really expensive.)
I lifted the hood and was about to start “shorting” the plugs to determine which cylinder was to blame.
I realized that the knocking wasn’t as loud under the hood so I looked back inside the passenger compartment ………….
It seems that my Hula Dancer had slid backwards and started beating her head on the cowl.
Y'all can laugh all you want. I'm happy I didn't have to pull the engine.
I'm going to get a bigger hula dancer to cover the sounds coming from the engine. I remember a Peanuts strip where Charley Brown is talking to Linus about his father's automotive skills. He tells that when his father hears an unusual sound from the engine, he turns the radio up. Ts did not come with radios, so we need something else and the hula dancer looks to fit the bill.
Michael, Glad to hear your new noise wasn't a bad noise. Those Hula dancers can be pretty frisky. I suggest you switch to a plastic Jesus for a more trouble free ride.
I use my key in the down position so I can use the tip of my right foot to change to mag when I jump into the car after cranking the 15 up on battery.
In my old VW bug when the trans made more noise than the radio could drown out I had to fix it.
Perhaps you should switch to fuzzy dice. Much quieter.
I tend to accidentally bump the key off with my brake foot when I have it in the down position.
Sorry, I don't have any wisdom to share on Hula Dancer Knockers. :0O
Wow! I haven't heard that term since high school.
Richard, So does your brake foot shoe look anything like this?
I didn't realize that I was telling on myself.
Richard, you knew right away why I have my key in the up position. I suffer from footcuttemofflizzieitus.
Jay, I don't know about Richard but my foot may as well be that long.
This is no way means you don't have to pull the engine.
Jay, if the shoe fits, wear it. I am surprised you didn't show the shoe box and original instructions with that shoe.