Definitely a word FROM the wise!! Same thing happened several years ago
only at an intersection. Frogeye and I swirved (no time for brakes) and
skipped over a traffic island and went airborne and landed pointed down a
ditch. I backed her out expecting the tie rods, exhaust system, and
suspension to fall apart. The other driver was all set to pay for
parts. I drove a short way and everything was fine not even an alignment
needed. A witness said we more than a foot off the ground! These are
tough cars but should not be tested this way. I rebuilt the front
suspension and steering just in case.
Very lucky, as was Danny and his beloved. DON'T scrimp and scrounge when
it comes to safety!
Glad you were able to share this with us Danny
Danny Rendleman wrote:
> Forwarded message:
> From: Self <dannyr>
> To: To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Inspect those brakes!
> Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 20:58:21
> My darling (wife) and my baby (74 Midget) just got back from a great
> run from Flint to Port Huron for a picnic. Half a mile from home, in
> the right lane, just back of a big truck in the left turning left,
> and, lo and behold, an SUV coming the other way turns in front of us.
> Hard on the brakes and stop maybe a yardstick from creaming my front
> end--and probably us. She didn't give us a second look and pulled on
> into the convenience store. Saner minds prevailed and we cruised on
> home, shaken but wiser: Better have damn good brakes, folks, and
> drive twice as defensively as you normally would. I'm just glad to
> be able to send you a note tonight.
> All best,
> English Department
> Flint, MI 48502
> web site: http://flint.umich.edu/~dannyr