I used my Jag Mk IX to jump start a brand new Lamborghini in my
apartment block a couple weeks ago, apparently if a new Lambo sits for
more than two weeks she won't have any juice left. Of course I've
have my healeys sit as long as 12 months, always starts!!!
Incidentally, that Lambo battery is not that easy to get to either!
Needs a lot of juice to turn over that monster tractor motor!
On 4/7/10, Bruce Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Just a comment on how far we have come.
> Last night I needed to move a 2007 Priuis out of the garage to get access to
> the lawn tractor (it is time to start cutting grass in North Carolina). Our
> family has three Prius' and one Healey. The older Prius shares the garage
> the Healey BT-7. The Prius is so dependent on its electronics that I could
> get into the trunk with the battery dead to access it for service (the
> location is the same as the Healey and it too has push button start).
> Fortunately the Prius hood (bonnet) release is mechanical (everything else
> electronic including door locks and transmission shift, when its dead you
> can't even push it out of the way) and I could access the jump start post on
> the fuse box. After some thought I realized the obvious solution. Open the
> boot of the Healey, pull the choke cable out, and push the start button on
> Healey (never got in the car). It started right up after months of storage
> problem for the Prius). I grabbed jumper cables, connected the positive
> car to the modern miracle. The Prius came to life thanks to the simple
> technology of the Austin-Healey.
> It is supposed to be 80 degrees F tomorrow, so it is time to drive some
> ancient technology that works largely without too much reliance on
> Bruce D. Griffin
> Summerfield, NC, USA
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