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Do you know what this is?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Chris Blount, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    OK all of you old schoolers. Bet you haven't seen one of these in years. :)
     

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  2. AntAltMike

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    Hi-beam switch?
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    That would be correct.
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    OMG! I had to squint, the shiny-ness of the top threw me for a bit, but I sure used 'em eons ago. I remember when Caddy came out with an auto-doer of the same function, still had the object shown....(odd language to not give it away.)
     
  5. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    When I first learned to drive in 1981 we had a car that had one of those. Really quite convenient.
     
  6. fluffybear

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    I guess I have been living in Peachtree City to long as my first guess was it's a horn in a (very tricked out) golf cart. :lol:
     
  7. TBoneit

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    I actually liked using that one better than the turn signal switcher for the same function.

    I also used to use these. Know What it is?

    Cheers
     

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  8. hilmar2k

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    Is that a head gasket from a straight 6?
     
  9. Nick

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    head gasket
     
  10. Phil T

    Phil T Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Years ago I had to move an old truck from the 30's or 40's. I couldn't figure out how to start it. It had a starter button on the floor right next to the dimmer switch.

    In the 70's I worked in the fleet garage for a police department. One day a bunch of us took a unmarked police car to lunch. I drove but when I went to get out of the car, the mechanical siren when off and would not stop. People from office buildings were all staring out the windows wondering what was happening. The guys I was with we're rolling on the grass laughing. Finally one of them said " take your foot off the button". It was on the floor under the floor mat!!!
     
  11. hilmar2k

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    When I was a kid, my brother had a ~1970 Opel GT that had a foot pump operated windshield washer. The only cool part is if you tapped it, the wipers would wipe once.
     
  12. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Head gasket from a V-12?
     
  13. dennisj00

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    First picture is a dimmer switch. However, the 1956 Buick that our family had (Pink / Grey) had a similar switch under the accelerator that you basically floored to start the car.
     
  14. dmurphy

    dmurphy Active Member

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    My '76 Monte Carlo had the dimmer switch on the dead pedal ... good times.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Yeah, my first car had one of those!
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    But from a flathead six.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    Well maybe one of the two head gaskets from a flathead V-12.
     
  18. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Guess you've never been caught with your Hi-beams on, while trying to make a U-turn with a clutch then. You tend to run out of feet wanting to dim your lights. :lol:
     
  19. monyking

    monyking New Member

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    I remember that foot clicker button...lol. I think it was pretty cool.
     
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well, yes it was, but I prefer the lever on the steering column as it give an easy way to flash lights when they on or off.

    And welcome to the posting part of town! :)
     

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