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I just drove home from work 25 miles with no alternator and one of my shoelaces strung up to run the water pump.

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juniorjay
Posted: 2009/11/18 8:45  Updated: 2009/11/18 8:45
Home away from home
Joined: 2009/3/21
From: illawarra, nsw australia
Posts: 284
 Re: Shoelace
i double what dd says congrats on getting home,, i wouldnt have thought of a shoelace to do this,, i wonder if it would have worked with a mechanical fan hmmm,

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1200rallycar
Posted: 2009/11/18 10:06  Updated: 2009/11/18 10:06
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 2002/3/20
From: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8220
 Re: Shoelace
cant see why you went to all the effort when you could have just done this

Quick change fan belt

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ang94541
Posted: 2009/11/17 17:38  Updated: 2009/11/17 17:38
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 1999/12/6
From: Castro Valley,CA USA
Posts: 1191
 Re: Shoelace
Shoelace Video Clip
Ok DD, here's a small clip of the shoestring in action

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2009/11/18 6:15  Updated: 2009/11/18 6:15
Moderator
Joined: 2001/5/3
From: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 31025
 Re: Shoelace
OK, I believe it now. It must have felt good to accomplish getting it home. Try that with a new GTR.

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ddgonzal
Posted: 2009/10/31 3:02  Updated: 2009/10/31 3:02
Moderator
Joined: 2001/5/3
From: Hawaii, USA
Posts: 31025
 Re: Shoelace
I dunna believe it! Did you keep the revs down low? congrats on making it home.

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ang94541
Posted: 2009/10/31 10:32  Updated: 2009/10/31 10:32
No life (a.k.a. DattoMaster)
Joined: 1999/12/6
From: Castro Valley,CA USA
Posts: 1191
 Re: Shoelace
Alright then Sir, when I get back from vacation, I'll post a video of it running.

The darn alternator seized up right as I was leaving work, so I pulled the belt. I figured I could make it home on the battery but not to the end of the parking lot without the water pump.
So I tried the shoelace and kept the revs under 3000.