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Old 04-01-2017, 12:13 PM
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What is the bracket on the running board used for?
When your Mother-in-Law slips her foot into that stirrup, you FLOOR IT WOT !!!

Or maybe it keeps the spare tire from rolling backwards...

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I was amazed they could get all those 12 jammed together rods working on one short crankshaft...
Those rods are pretty thin. here is a video that shows how they are built. It's pretty interesting.

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Those rods are pretty thin. here is a video that shows how they are built. It's pretty interesting.
Bearings seem narrow for a 500 HP engine, don't they?

Twin turbos, 48 valves, pentroof combustion chambers, 12 canted sparkplugs...

I cringed at 3:42 when the tech accidentally jammed the sharp edges of the wrench into the cam lobe...

Enormous, hemi-looking engine for a VW...
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Don't know what it's used for? No more guesses? To hard for you?

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A tool to clean the mud off your shoes...
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A tool to clean the mud off your shoes...
Nope.

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I was gonna say mother-in-law handle, too. Is it a place to attach parade decorations?
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What is a "Mother in Law handle"?

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Like a mother in law house. A definition from Trulia website:

"The term "mother-in-law" in a listing means that there is a space in the property that includes a bedroom, bath, and kitchen or kitchenette of some type. Usually, it can be found in a lower-level area or apartment above a garage. Hope that helps define it."


Suggesting that the mother in law would ride on the running board, and in doing so, have her own personal space and thing to hang on to. I reckon you could tie a dog leash to it also, of course not while in motion. Or if the kiddos got real muddy at the swimming hole you could tell them hang onto that while we drive home.
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Like a mother in law house. A definition from Trulia website:

"The term "mother-in-law" in a listing means that there is a space in the property that includes a bedroom, bath, and kitchen or kitchenette of some type. Usually, it can be found in a lower-level area or apartment above a garage. Hope that helps define it."


Suggesting that the mother in law would ride on the running board, and in doing so, have her own personal space and thing to hang on to. I reckon you could tie a dog leash to it also, of course not while in motion. Or if the kiddos got real muddy at the swimming hole you could tell them hang onto that while we drive home.

You mean like this?

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The "bracket" was actually a "foot guard" so as the rider's feet did not slip off the running board. Your up.
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When your Mother-in-Law slips her foot into that stirrup, you FLOOR IT WOT !!!

Or maybe it keeps the spare tire from rolling backwards...
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You mean like this?

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The "bracket" was actually a "foot guard" so as the rider's feet did not slip off the running board. Your up.
I gotta hand it to Buzz, his answer was better and I have nothing.
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I gotta hand it to Buzz, his answer was better and I have nothing.
Yeah, I think I did pretty good considering the original picture didn't show the outboard seat above the running board... I have nothing so if anybody has something ready...
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In 1925, a Mr Drew, while employed with a large manufacturer invented a product that has since evolved into many forms and is currently used for auto repair worldwide.

What was it?
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