>to no avail. Suddenly I had a (bright) idea. I pulled out the choke and yes
>indeed she continued to run while in gear and no foot on the accelerator. I
>then opened the door and got out, walked to the back driver side corner and
>lifted and pushed on the bumper (not much on a Herald). This got the car out
>of the dimple and she continued down the road. The driver (dummy me)
>hanging on for dear life and pulling myself along the body until I reached
>the door handle, opened the door and dragged myself in.
>Boy I miss that car.
The joys of old cars eh!! I used to do this with my old Morris Minor, although
I didn't need to pull the choke out on that to keep the wheels turning. :-)
I also remember once getting stuck on ice on a country lane, it was a slight
hill but I just couldn't get grip to get up it, I tried to turn round but the
steering didn't seem to have much of an effect, so......... I got out the car,
grabbed the front bumper and literally dragged the front of the car through 180
degrees so it was facing the other, thats how icy it was!!!! Or am I just
really butch and macho?????? :-) :-)