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Just a reminder to all to remember safety when doing repairs. We almost had a bad accident last night doing a trail repair. Alternator went out on a rig. We managed to get it to a gas station to change out the alternator. Got it changed and getting ready to jump start it. One of the guys was standing in-between the two vehicles. When to guy tried to start the repaired vehicle, he did so standing outside it. It was in gear on a manual tranny. The rig surged forward and almost crushed a guy between the bumpers of the two rigs. Luckily he got out of the way in the nick of time.

Be careful out there and have fun.
 

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Yeah, once started the 66 while dad was infront lookin under the hood without pushing the clutch in. Funny how you get reliant on things like neutral safety switches...

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adrianspeeder said:
Yeah, once started the 66 while dad was infront lookin under the hood without pushing the clutch in. Funny how you get reliant on things like neutral safety switches...

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I dont have a NSS on anything and I have no problems.

Sometimes though it messes with me when something does have a NSS and I end up feeling like an idiot because I cannot start the vehicle
 

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Manual transmissions don't have a NSS. They do have a clutch safety switch, and the moron who bypassed the one on the vehicle this post is about should publicly beaten to within an inch of his life, IMO.
 

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wow, thanks for the heads up, that could have been really, really bad.
 

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Rick3373 said:
Manual transmissions don't have a NSS. They do have a clutch safety switch, and the moron who bypassed the one on the vehicle this post is about should publicly beaten to within an inch of his life, IMO.
There is a definite positive use for a clutch safety switch bypass, but the bypass should always be on an obvious switch, never hard-wired in. In other words, if you need to start the vehicle in gear, flip the bypass on, start, and flip it back off. Prevents problems like this. :thumbup

Glad your guy is OK.
 
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