I need a push

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by Sig Willy, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. Sig Willy

    Sig Willy Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Texas
    A man and his wife were awoken at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up
    and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push.

    "Not a chance," says the husband, "it is 3:00 in the morning!"


    He slams the door and returns to bed.

    "Who was that?" asked his wife..

    "Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers.
    ...
    "Did you help him?" she asks.

    "No, I did not, it is 3:00 in the morning and it is pouring rain out there!"

    "Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us?

    I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!"

    The man does as he is told, gets dressed, and goes out into the pounding rain.

    He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?"

    "Yes," comes back the answer.

    "Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband.

    "Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark.

    "Where are you?" asks the husband.

    "Over here on the swing," replied the drunk..
     
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    Wonder how long it will be before no one will get this joke any more?

    You can't push an automatic, and sticks are just about a thing of the past. Can you push a car with a computer and electronic full pump and fuel injection? Will it even work, or do you need old-fashioned points, carb and mechanical pump?
     

  3. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    I'm assuming you mean push-start? Yes, you can push start any vehicle that has a direct engine-transmission-wheel path. You're just substituting turning the engine with the starter with turning the engine by way of turning the wheels then the transmission then the engine. An automatic doesn't work due to the viscous coupling of the torque convertor. Some newer awd cars use a viscous coupling at both differentials which will spoil your push-start plans even if it's a standard.
     
  4. Sig Willy

    Sig Willy Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2012
    Texas
    There's still plenty of sticks around. My sis have a year old model and it's a stick.
     
  5. m77user

    m77user Well-Known Member

    Up until 1959 you could start an automatic by pushing it. They took out the rear sump pump to save weight for gas mileage; saved a shole 8lbs.
     
  6. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    hahaha i had to stop laughing before it sank in. thanks for the laugh.
     
  7. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2007
    Indiana
    Not sure... but it makes me want to check. My wife has a 2011 Kia out in the driveway with a manual transmission. Perhaps I'll take it out to a hill here in a bit and see if I can get gravity to give me a push, see if I can't get it running.
     
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