How to start a Fiat...

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  1. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    Well, if pushing it forward doesn't work, how about pushing it backward.

    The silly things you see on Dutch streets. :lol::lol::lol:


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    Gerrit.
     
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    LMAO! They are pushing it backwards to wind it up like a toy car. :)
     
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  3. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    Yep, that went through my mind too.
    And then they kept it in first gear... will not work. :lol::lol::lol:


    Gr,

    Gerrit.

    *I think they had a bet or something to see if it could be pushed to start in first gear or in reverse. Something silly like that.
     
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    Feeling Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    So it's not just me that takes pictures of the public bending over...
     
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    Hahaha FIAT - Failure in Italian Automotive Technology :) However, I like them because my grandad has Fiat 1100R from 1967 in great condition - no rust, original paint, but it needs new engine. Same as this one, only blue :D

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    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    The public? Please reserve that for the lower species (such as the English, the French and other foreigners)
    These are Tukkers, smarter, stronger, better. We speak the mother of all (civilized) languages.
    The Gods spoke "Tweants"
    If Jahweh really had been supreme, the Thora would have been delivered in Tweants and not in Hebrew.

    The public... pah!



    Gr,

    Gerrit.

    *:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  7. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    You can say a lot about old Italian cars but they always have something... special. They look good, small or big or fast, doesn't matter.

    I don't think any of that model can still be found here. Never seen one actually.
    With our climate here in the north they probably rot away within 5 years.


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    Gerrit.
     
  8. DBI5

    DBI5 Well-Known Member

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    Push starting a car in reverse should be a walk in the park (as in easy).

    I used to do it with our racing cars all the time (zero/little effort).
     
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  9. Blokkadeleider

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    Well... this one once the clutch was released would just give a loud "CLONK" and abruptly come to a standstill.


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    Gerrit.
     
  10. Feeling Supersonic

    Feeling Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    :lol: :lol:

    The Gods you say? You mean, England, America and Canada? :dude: :dude:
     
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    I've pushed a car in reverse to start.

    And we would call one of those a “Fitito
     
  12. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    England? Ehm, do you mean this?

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    Ah Fiat the company commonly known as-

    Fix
    It
    Again
    Tomorrow

    Nice to see they're not letting their 'street cred' down!

    :lol::lol::lol:

    :thumb:
     
  14. Blokkadeleider

    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    I don't know the dutch abreviation for Fiat.
    We have a couple of others though.
    BMW = Bij Mercedes weggegooid. (Thrown away at Mercedes)
    Renault = Roest en narigheid achtervolgen u langere tijd. (Rust and trouble will pursue you for a longer time)


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    :) Fortunately, GOD made a superior race known as the Scots, to rape pillage and rule over you fucking wet landers.

    :D:D TWIN
     
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    Blokkadeleider Well-Known Member

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    Dammit...
    Just because of this I'm trying to think of something bad to say about the Scots but nothing comes to mind.


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    Gerrit.

    *And there is a strain of Scottish blood in me coming down from a Bruce who fought for the Prince of Orange against the evil Spanish papists back in the 16th centurt and never returned to his country.
    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    My mother used to have a Fiat Uno once.
    You needed a hammer and a blowdryer to. Hammer for the starter engine and the blowdryer for the distributor...

    In Germany they have a saying about OPEL (vauxhal for brits).
    My German isn't very good, but here it goes.

    Opel macht popel, popel ist dreck, dreck schmeisst mann weg
     
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    Speaking of silly things regarding cars.

    I once saw a woman struggling to hill start her car outside my home.

    She kept stalling the engine. Poor clutch. Full RPM and abusing the clutch.
    I could smell a glowing hot clutch in severe pain from my porch!

    And here's the fun part. Her handbrake was on. And when she finally got the car going... her rear wheels were locked and she kept dragging them along and gearing up into 2nd before she noticed. When it was just too much for the engine and it stalled again.

    Geez! And the politically correct elite says that women are the best drivers....
     
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    I went through a little bout of having to jump start my car everytime, but one day my friend and I were getting ice cream, and we had to jump start it, so I was in the driver's seat holding 2 cones of ice cream and my friend was pushing...and I remember a girl saying "wow, he's pushing while he's eating ice cream!" Well, I though it was funny...
     
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  20. SmokeyDopey

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    When I was living in the US, I was driving an '85 Cherokee, and pretty much everytime the battery was dead whenI went to start it. The battery was fucked, and never got the chance to replace it, so I was using it like that for a couple of months. I got so used to pushing it it was like routine, like a normal thing. I already was good at it I was able to push it by myself with no problem. I would leave the driver's side door open, and push it until it picked up some speed, then jump in, clutch, 2nd gear and vroooom motherfucker.

    I purposely tried to park it somewhere that had a little angle to facilitate the pushing, because I knew the battery would be dead when I retured to the car.
     
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