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crazy day!

This is a discussion on crazy day! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; today i was driving into work today i my throttle seemed a little tighter than normal so i give it ...

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    crazy day!

    today i was driving into work today i my throttle seemed a little tighter than normal so i give it a little gas and it sticks all the way open keep in mind that i am in a residential area so i panic and slam on the breaks but i just slow it down and then i just started white smoking the tires all the kids waiting for the school bus are looking at me like i shot somebody and all i can think is i am going to wreck my car so after dodging 2 cars i finally get enough sense to put it in neutral and turn the car off, once the car was off i found out that the metal fitting for the new cold air intake i had just installed had slid over and pinned my throttle. screw that i never want to have a day like that again.

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    WHAT A HEART ATTACK

    omg...that had to suck. have you ever heard how sarge's GTO went bizerk? The computer wigged out and went WOT w/out him hitting the gas and he couldn't control it-put the whole car into an electric transmitter

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    damn!

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    no i never heard about sarge and his gto luckly i was able to snap out of my mental meltdown and turn the car off

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    I don't even want to TRY to picture this. Reminds me of when I totaled my LT1... These are such nightmares.

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    Man that would have to suck. Glad you came to your senses and handled the situation safely.

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    Same exact thing happended to me once with my Chevelle. I had just put on a new air cleaner with these little bolt things all around the perimeter, and I was just messing around and floored it and one of the bolt things fell out jammed my carb wide open. I didn't think to put it in neutral, I just shut it down. It put two, about 10 ft black marks right in front of my neighbor's house. All my neighbors came outside and were like, "What happend? Are you OK?"

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    Well your lucky. There was a thread that I seen last week who had the same thing happen to him but he slammed his SS into a building. Like I said you are very luck you didn't get injured, injure someone else or hit a building. The kids on that bus must have been freaked out. I could just imagine the terror in their eyes.

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    what cold air intake did you get so i can stay away from that one!!!

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    the intake is the k&n performance cold air but it was the metal ring around my elbow, it somehow slid over and got lodge really some freaky shit, but like ya'll said i am lucky, i am glad no one got hurt

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    Holy crap! That'll give the kids at the bus stop something to talk about for a week or so! Good save!

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    SCARY, glad no one got hurt.

    Reminded me of once when I was a kid, I was at baseball practice and my mom's car (my Cutlass now) was parked nearby. Afterwards, mom mentioned that she had seen some kids hanging out around it during practice, but didn't give it much of a thought. The next day she let me go out to start it up for her, and it wasn't wanting to start. So I pressed the gas pedal to the floor (standard procedure to prime engine w/ the accel pump in the carb for you youngsters) and twisted the key. The engine fired up at WOT. I shut it off immediately but it freaked me out. Popped the hood and removed the air cleaner and found that the throttle-choke linkages were all bent up and had jammed the throttle wide open. Our guess is that those kids had f$#$^ed w/ it the day before at baseball practice and it didn't jam up until I floored it. We were lucky my mom drove w/ a light foot, because if it had jammed at WOT while she was behind the wheel, we'd surely have ended up in an accident.

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    wow i allways knew to shut it down.. but in that kind of moment i dont know if i would be able to remember... good save man... props

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    Quote Originally Posted by fluke View Post
    Holy crap! That'll give the kids at the bus stop something to talk about for a week or so! Good save!

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    GOT CLUTCH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    GOT CLUTCH?




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