I have a variation of this story. My older brother bought a 5yo Triumph TR-3 which was epic cool at the time. When Saturday date night rolled around whilst brother was in the shower I wound sneak out and put a matchbook cover between the points. I'd wait for the inevitable, "Mom, I have a date buy my car won't start, can I use yours?" I'd chime in with, "What am I supposed to do since I was going to borrow moms car". After some back and forth I'd cave with, "Alright you can use mom's car but if I can get the TR-3 started ..." You can see where this is going. BTW: TR-3s still had the hole in the grill and a crank for dead battery starting.
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