The year was 1982. I was late for a Chem. final. I thought I could cheat the next light so I gave the ol' '56 some gas and sped up to 70 or so. Just before the point of no return, the light turned yellow. Brake lights ahead! I pushed on the clutch and pressed on the brakes -- NO BRAKES -- pedal drops to the floor. I pumped frantically -- NO BRAKES!
The 9" Ford rear had no e-brake cables hooked up. Down shifted the Munci to 3rd. Still going too fast! Downshift to 2nd - bad idea - too much load.Read More