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OT: "TipToeTouch" Power Brakes
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 11, 2017 08:31AM

I was talking with my sister last night; going over the cars our Mom & Dad had in the 1960's.

We both remembered how my Mother's right arm would instinctively fly out from her side, at a 90 degree right angle, to brace any kid that was riding in the front seat of her various power braked equipped station wagons, when she had to brake suddenly.

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Re: OT: "TipToeTouch" Power Brakes
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 11, 2017 04:32PM

Yes, I think that most kids from the '60s remember "The Sudden Braking Smack-down!" spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Since Mom's eyes were on the road, and not her passengers, sometimes it was the chest, sometimes the gut, and occasionally, . . . the FACE !eye popping smiley
Oh well, better her hand than the dashboard, cause none of us wore seat-belts back then.

Which brings up, how many remember being relegated to the backseat when the front was full, and being bounced off the back of the front-seat during hard braking because No one slapped an arm across your chest back there?

WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver

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Re: OT: "TipToeTouch" Power Brakes
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 11, 2017 04:37PM

While I do remember this well... The funniest thing is a buddy of mine who is a few years older. As adults to this day he will still do that while driving. Even to me as a passenger! Gotten to the point he will say sorry as he does it while wincing expecting the inevitable punch I'll give him for it!

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Re: OT: "TipToeTouch" Power Brakes
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: December 11, 2017 06:49PM

I do remember landing on the backseat floor of my parents 1950 Studebaker on a sudden stop on the Norther State Parkway.
Years after seat belts I still do occasionally put my arm out across my wife even though she's got the 3-pt belt on. Regression comes with age.

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: OT: "TipToeTouch" Power Brakes
Posted by: Cfred ()
Date: December 12, 2017 05:54PM

I still instinctively do the "arm restraint" with the little grandkids...

Palm Desert, CA

61 Lakewood with 64 front & rear suspension
& front disc brakes SOLD to Club Member
62 Monza Wagon, in progress
62 Monza Wagon, 4 spd, w/ rust

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