At some point in our lives a dad or a grand dad or a father figure has bailed us out of some seriously bad crud. This video is one of those situations in action. Ever see those t-shirts with the slogan, “Old guys rule” on them? We never really got that whole deal until we watched this video. You need to fast forward about two minutes in to see the true magic start. What you’ll see is three guys working to get an old 1950 GMC truck started. More specifically, they are trying to get the old 4-71 Detroit Diesel engine in the truck running. It is being uncooperative, knocking and farting on the ether than a young helper is spraying down the air inlet. All of a sudden the engine lights off and happiness turns to panic when the fuel rack on the old Detroit hangs WFO and the engine runs away at full throttle.
Once the motor goes to the moon (for a diesel), the kid that was spraying the ether makes a half assed attempt to choke the thing out with a rag before hauling ass off camera like his hair is on fire. Five or ten seconds later, our hero appears. As it turns out, the dude trying to start the truck is an older gent and he ambles over calmly and lays a big board on top of the air inlet pipe partially choking the engine. You can see the exhaust go black with soot when the engine is close to choking out. Finally, he gets a rag from one of the kids and finishes the suffocation of the engine with it. They then share a good laugh. The expression on the kid’s face when he beats feet is absolutely priceless.
Press play below and skip to 2:00 – comedy gold follows soon thereafter!