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Date Posted:05/08/2017 1:18 AMCopy HTML

hey gang just wondering when you do see a cranking scene by a woman in real life where do you see it happen at the most in my opinion it's usually walmart but that's just me so with that being said where do you guys experience most of your live cranking scenes from women 
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:05/08/2017 1:27 AMCopy HTML

well...I haven't seen anything in years, todays cars are very reliable and if theres a problem cell phones make getting help very easy. In the good old daystar nights  if I wanted to get lucky I would drive through the local mall on cold winter nights and see if there were any women with issues, or the local hospital at the end of shifts, or train stations...anywhere there was a high volume of cars that had been sitting for awhile.
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:05/08/2017 2:31 AMCopy HTML

I must agree with dmac35 that these days, one would need a great deal of luck to find any real-life cranking.  Maybe an out-of-gas situation due to a busted fuel gauge or something along those lines.

Back in the day however, I had my greatest successes in the summertime, particularly in hot, humid, sticky, sultry, air-thick-as-a-knife conditions.

In the real stories section on this forum, I have written about those experiences such as the 1967 Dodge Coronet in the ice cream shoppe, the 1966 Dodge Dart stalled in the middle of a busy narrow street, and young Mom trying to start her 1969 Chevy Impala in a Kmart parking lot.   All three of those incidents, as well as others, took place in brutal summertime 90-plus degree weather.

Pretty much any parking lot where cars could get a good long heat-soak under the blazing sun would yield a hard-start.   I liked the discount retailers such a Kmart (as mentioned), or Sears, or other places where you'd expect to see older less-maintained worn out cars.   I never wasted my time in Saks Fifth Avenue or Lord and Taylor parking lots.   Supermarkets were also a gold mine of sorts as many a Mom wanted to get home with that already melting ice cream in the back seat and maybe a screaming kid or two next to it.   When car didn't start right away, usually panicky actions followed. 

Wow, brings back a grocery store memory from 1977.   Maybe I'll write about it soon.

esse quam videre
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:05/08/2017 3:28 AMCopy HTML

Hey passenger I can't find the one about the mother and her young child where is that one posted if you don't know tell me about it 
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:06/04/2017 11:24 PMCopy HTML

The most that I've seen is at home where my neighbors (mothers) was trying to start their cars.  As for recently a woman's chevy S10 truck would not start because of a badly worn spark plug wire (which I found). The girl had a boyfriend and a little infant with her.  When we found the bad plug wire and tried to reconnect it,  it worked and the truck started but the wire wouldn't stay connected and the truck's engine shut off.   That took place at a drug store parking lot.  The other times it was at a convenience store and the usual problem was the woman was out of gas and as strange as it may seem, these ladies just didn't know.  Those are the places I've seen a woman trying to start a car. 
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:09/19/2017 8:43 PMCopy HTML

Like others noted, cranking is rare these days. I did see a young mother in the park a few years ago cranking her Honda Accord, and recently saw a well-dressed woman at a gas station have a little trouble getting her fairly new Audi started. (Short crank followed by a sputter, another three second dry crank, then it started with just a little more sputtering on the third try. She looked really disturbed.) 

But back in the day...oh man! The 1970 Chrysler products were notoriously hard to start. All one had to do was venture into a mall parking lot on a hot day and invariably someone would be hard cranking their Dodge or Cordoba or Volare. One of my favorite sitings was a fairly new Dodge van with 3-4 young women inside, perhaps sisters. The driver, a slightly heavy girl in very tight shorts and a tank top, was cranking and cranking. The engine would eventually, after 20-30 seconds of cranking, almost sputter to life, then die with a dwindling whine and she'd start again. Meanwhile, the rest of the girls looked bored, as if this happened all the time. I watched for about fifteen minutes, before I had to go back to work. I never saw them get it started.

Another time I watched a pretty blonde female cop trying to get her mid-70's Dodge cruiser started. She cranked and cranked for several minutes, with some hopeful sounds from the engine, until, reluctantly and painfully, it finally turned over and she was on her way. (A cop friend told me about that time that cops absolutely hated any Chrysler cars because of this problem.)

I also had a female friend in the 70's, a pretty outdoorsy blonde, who drove a Plymouth van from that era, and EVERY crank was at least 10-15 seconds. She was so used to it that it hardly fazed her. Once, however, it sputtered out after catching for a second, and she cursed and told me that when it stalled like that it meant it was going to be hard to start (as if it wasn't already hard to start). She then had to do four to five really long cranks before it started up. She sure did look cute in her cutoffs and teeshirt, coaxing and prodding that stubborn engine into life. 
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:09/20/2017 1:50 AMCopy HTML

@crankydude tell us the one about the mother in the Honda Accord 
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:09/20/2017 6:36 AMCopy HTML

Ah, the mother in the Honda Accord...Well, I saw her parallel parked near the sidewalk I was walking along: pretty and blonde, wearing a simple blouse and long pants. I couldn't see her shoes. Her toddler daughter was in the back seat. She cranked the car for ten seconds or so, several times, until it tried to sputter to life. When that happened I could see her pumping. She repeated this sequence many times--several long cranks, a hopeful sputter, mad pumping, then lifeless silence. Meanwhile, another driver had seen her get into her car and was waiting for the parking spot. The mom knew that someone was waiting and it made her try all the harder. After several sets of cranking and sputtering and pumping, the car was only able to sustain a series of long dry cranks, at which point I had to move on. I never did see her get it started.
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Re:Where do you see the most cranking

Date Posted:09/20/2017 10:00 PMCopy HTML

What model do you think it was it a two or four door and did you happen to notice what kind of interior it had 


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