Originally Posted by snod83
Why not start the car and pull a battery cable to see if it dies? Should work on a 66 right?
Maybe not though....
It works, I've done it so many times on older cars I can't count them all.
I wouldn't do it on any car with a computerized anything on it...
I did it one time on my Mom's 91 Mercury Tracer ..it stayed running, but as soon as we shut it off and turned it back on it wouldn't idle below 1500 RPM and the check engine light came on...
I couldn't figure out what was wrong and we had to take it to the dealer.. I'm sure they spent about 4 seconds fixin it, and charged us 150.00.
I don't even open the hood on new cars now.