Recall Stalls: Ford Runs Out of Duct Tape
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Mlive.com reports that parts availability (i.e. lack thereof) has delayed Ford's recall of 1.25m cars for faulty cruise control wiring. Announced in August, the recall affects more than a dozen models built from 1992 to 2004. These include the 1992 – 1997 Lincoln Town Car/Ford Crown Victoria/Mercury Grand Marquis; the 1993 – 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1993 – 1995 Taurus SHO and the 1994 Mercury Capri. To rectify the situation, Ford dealers install a fused wiring harness (there's your duct tape) into the speed control electrical system. Until the replacement parts arrive, Ford's inviting worried owners of these rolling relics to take their car down to their local dealer to have the cruise control system disconnected. For free! Speaking without a lawyer, Ford spokesman Dan Jarvis says there have been no deaths, injuries or accidents associated with the August recall.
There are only two substances a man needs in life: Duct Tape and WD-40. If you need to put it together, use the duct tape. If you need to take it apart, use the WD-40. The answer to all life's questions can be answered with duct tape or wd-40.
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I loved the line about Duct Tape, the author doesn't know how right he is. When I worked on the assembly line at Ford it used to be a joke, the rumor would spread, were going home early, chassis is out of duct tape. Between holes that were drilled in floors adn firewalls, that should not have been, wheels wells that split open inside the car after the paint ovens and component mounting holes that clips would not go into or clips in the wrong places, everyone repairman carried a roll of duct tape on their belts. The other necessary item is black Dum Dum, at least that is what we called it. Strips of black tar like tooth paste on wax paper sheets that could be used to fill any gap or hole that was to tough for Duct Tape.