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"Here in my car", said 80s pop hero Gary Numan, "I feel safest of all". He obviously never shared the same stretch of road as me, then. Automotive tales of mirth and woe, please.

(, Thu 22 Apr 2010, 12:34)
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One for the top tips too
I went with a mate many years ago to pick up a car, a Vauxhall Firenza 2.3 if you're interested, and it didn't have any petrol.

Whilst my mate was handing over the dosh and filling out the paperwork, he asked me to syphon some fuel out of the car we'd come in. Now I hadn't actually done this before, but knew the principle: bung one end of the hose in in the petrol tank, get my end of the tube down low and suck until I get the taste of petrol and then quickly stick the end in the petrol can and hey presto, it should pour out. Except on this occassion it didn't, so his girlfriend and I took turns in trying to get a good flow going (stop writing your own jokes!).

By the time my mate came over to explain that we should blow down the tube first, to make sure the other end is actually in the petrol, we were both pretty well gone and laughing like loons from inhaling the fumes of good old four star.

Length? about 5 minutes to go from sober to feeling completely pissed without touching a drop...bargain! except for the banging headache later, it's definitely not recommended.
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 10:02, 1 reply)
Ahh yes, the 2.3
DOHC. In their day they used to eat Fords and shit'em out.

Great fun. Especially when the carbs get stuck open and "whooosh" off you go...
(, Thu 29 Apr 2010, 11:30, closed)

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