Did you just get new tires? I read somewhere that the newer tires are
better insulators than the old. Make sure you ground yourself on the frame
at the door when exiting at a gas station! There have been several
instances of pretty good bangs when the grounding is at the fuel filler. By
the way, my '93 Taurus has always done this BIG TIME. I just carry a cat to
discharge against...thought you cat lovers would like that.
'74 Meejut No Sparks
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Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 7:39 AM
Subject: Off Topic -- Static Electricity
> OK, I know this is off topic, but....
> The BarcaLounger on Wheels ('86 Ford Crown Vickie) has developed some
> shocking behavioral problems, literally.
> Over the last couple of months (as the weather gets drier), I develop a
> charge of what I assume is static electricity which discharges when I get
> out and put my hand on the door (grounding myself). This occurs whether
> it was a short or long drive (five minutes to an hour or longer), but
> doesn't happen during damp weather.
> I'm a little tired of getting zapped, but have never ran into this
> problem before. Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Council Bluffs, Iowa
> '74.5 RB MGB "Miss Maggie"
> '79 Midget "Miss Molly"
> '86 Ford Crown Victoria LTD "BarcaLounger on Wheels"
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