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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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AAARGH!! I cannot believe it !

Earlier today, the old lady decided to go up to FoodLion and do some shopping. She went to warm up the Sammi but forgot to check to see if it was in neutral. Because of the lift, she just leaned into it to start it. Anyways, it started and launched through the garage door almost running her over. No injuries and the sammi missed the garage foundation (nothing but door!) Gads what a mess. Not looking forward to the landlord's inspection tomorrow.
Sorry, Just had to vent. After all, I just got back on the road after a year of building it up. Fortunately, all the damaged front end body parts were already scheduled to be replaced.


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Glad to hear no one was hurt. Sheetmetal can be replaced. Jim

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As long as no one was hurt thats all that counts. ZUKS are hard as nails and can be fixed easly but people can not. Looks like your will be wrenchin on you zuk again, good luck

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Glad no one was hurt.
But you can always use this to your advantage when the wife starts harrassing you...lol

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At least she didn't run herself over like SOMEONE else we know.. ;-)

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ahh schucks whazoo! that sounds like MY LUCK! hhmm, maybe mine is gone now! good thing no one was hurt though, that doesnt look to be too much of a mess...

Put on your seatbelt... I wanna try something.

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I'm VERY glad that no one was hurt! We started a thread a few months ago about whether or not it was a good idea to bypass the clutch switch. I was against it, but I think the majority of folks decided that it was okay. I hope some minds have been changed by your experience. It's far too easy to damage property, and risk life and limb, in a single moment of carelessness. IMHO, if someone had been hurt, the person who bypassed the switch would be responsible, not the person who turned the key. Something to think about.

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Here's something to think about, personal accountability. I've seen many things like that happen, and no offense in any way to Whazzoo's wife, but people need to be responsible for their actions. Like sueing the lawnmower manufacturer for not having warning labels to keep your fingers out of the blades. Or, burning your face with hot coffee, ect. This is the reason we have so many stupid laws that make it less and less desireable to live here. Everyone wants someone else to blame besides themselves. I don't have a clutch switch either, and I never start my truck without making sure the trans is in nuetral first. Anyone that doesn't check that first isn't too smart anyway. I remember a guy that fired up a semi I was under with it in gear once, he paid big for that one. Just plain being lazy, is all. I'm glad she wasn't hurt, and nothing more than minor damage. I'm sure she will remember that next time...
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Surly <blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr>

IMHO, if someone had been hurt, the person who bypassed the switch would be responsible, not the person who turned the key

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that kind of thinking is why we can't get the sammy anymore.
everyone is responsible for what they do & not who every made something, as long as it is not unsafe when used for what it should be.
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glad nobody was hurt!
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I been by-passing clutch switches since my first one in 1987, never had any trouble with it. I just make sure it's in nuetral, then turn the key.
that's how we all had to do it before some person filed a lawsiut and made it somebody elses responsibility to do their thinking for them.

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