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Posted on 10/09/2011 12:27:00 PM PDT by Bean Counter
Go ahead and date yourself with this one.
(With Thanks to BigFurHat at IowntheWorld dot com)
Digital high powered assault mousetrap.
It sprays oil so the cars chasing you will slip and crash.
Best answer so far!
I remember them well. There was no way you could accidently turn on your wipers, or turn signal with the good ole foot switch.
“that is by far the best place for it.”
Remember trying to dim your lights while driving barefoot or in flip-flops? It really hurt the ball of your foot trying to mash that switch. Almost as bad as stepping on a big piece of gravel when running down the road.
Do you also remember that a lot of cars had a starter switch like that on the floor?
Ouch! Daddy wouldn’t be proud that I forgot, but I am his blond daughter and I KNOW he’s proud if that!
G-d please give me an engine that I was taught to re-build. AMEN.
Good stuff to have around! Its real hard to get back in, tho.
How many remember going to stomp on the hi beam switch and having your foot go through the floor?
I can take apart a VW engine but I wouldn’t want to depend on it running if I put it back together.
“Digital high powered assault mousetrap.”
Not quite, but interesting answer. :-)
Our first new car after getting married was a 1971 Datsun 510. It had dual points. You had to set the gap right in order to get the proper dwell. (remember dwell meters?) However, the timing difference between each set of points changes when the dwell changed. What a bear to get right.
.016” gap, IIRC. a business card would do in a pinch if you didn’t have feeler gauges handy. Change plugs & points every 15k to 20K miles. That is one part of the good old days that I do NOT miss!
Now I feel a little bit guilty when I forget to change my platinum plugs every 100K.
“Choke, Choke, Choke!”
(great scene from “The God’s Must Be Crazy”, trying to start the Land Rover, aka “the Anti-Christ”, with new, tight rings...)
Yeah, I went a few laps around the track with those miserable #@#$#%$#&$#@ things back in the day. Don’t miss ‘em one bit!!
Never saw that. The old ones I used to work on all had hammers that struck a metal rods that were tuned to acoustically resonate at several frequencies near 40 kHz. The TV end had an ultrasonic transducer connected to an audio receiver/decoder.
I still own one.
The first car I ever drove was a 1945 surplus jeep made by Ford. It had a floor starter button, and on the dash were both a choke and a throttle adjustment for cold starts. It did not require a key, just turn the ignition ON and away you went - assuming that the engine was warmed up a bit first.
Does that make me old?
I tried to get DOD to put camber compensators (remember those from VWs and old swing axle Mercedes & Corvairs) in the M-151 and keep them around. A Hummer is just too big for many tasks. Plus it won’t fit inside a CH-53, let alone a Frog!
BTW, you CAN drift a M-151 going around some of the corners in the ville if you have 4 scared Marines in it, first time outside the wire at night, driving from 1st MarDiv HQ to Red Beach.
What is this?
I seem to recall our remote had three or four bars. One was for on/off, one (two?) for volume, and one for changing the channels - all 6 of them.
Back to the high-beam button. It looks like a lawsuit to me. See how the mat has slipped over and can impede the operation of the high-beams. This could cause the oncoming driver to be blinded causing a severe accident. $20 million bucks at the least in damages should be awarded. And a recall.
Hey, Grandma! I haven’t chatted with you in AGES! How are you?
My first car of my own was a 1971 VW Bug, but my parents have had 17 VWs through the years. We used to have a Vanagon, but it always needed to be parked on a hill for a rolling start, same as my first Bug! I parked it on the TOP of Hoover Dam once when I was visiting so I could get a rolling start, LOL!
I’m pretty sure I could still take apart and reassemble my M16 with my eyes closed if I needed to! (But I hope I don’t need to!)
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