What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Member the ol floor board foot starters. Jesus I'm old.
     
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  3. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Most driver today probably don't remember the floor mount dimmer switches....... Or a clutch for that matter

    One of my most confusing days driving cars was when I ran my sedan over to the parents to do some work. Column shift auto.
    Hopped in my 50 Plymouth to go get a part. 3 on the tree.
    Dad needed something heavy from the hardware store. Granny 4 on the floor.
    Dad and I both needed something small from the hardware store. Took moms car to "Blow the carbon Out". Floor shift auto.

    Hopped back in my daily driver sedan and had to take inventory of shifter and clutches to figure out how to drive the thing.
     
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  4. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Had the floor starter on my model T I resurected from a pile of rust. Tho what was a real blast was having ghost starts from just turning on the ignition switch. On a model T, the ignition coil is creating spark when ever the coil is grounded through the commutator (a distributor the a bearing that creates ground). If the cylinder has fuel and is just past dead center when shut off, it will start with out the starter (ghost start),
     
  5. Rideandrepair

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    A floor dimmer makes a good kill switch. Mounted up high under carpet. I’ve known a few Guys that would chain their car up to a tree on the front lawn. Detroit’s still the stolen car capital. A neighbor had a pristine 69 Roadrunner. No.1 car, in 1982. Someone stole it, drove it through the garage door. What a waste, Last month they caught a Car hauler, with 9 cars, unloading at a Chop Shop. I seriously doubt anyone would steal my 03 Jeep. Lol. They made 5 million of them. Junkyard’s full of them, parts are cheap. Anyone steals any of my cars, or my Semi, I’m going to dinner or a few cups, make sure they have enough time to get away.
     
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    I wanted a kill switch on my kw…..
     
  7. lovesthedrive

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    Easier to make a solenoid do an air shutter and block incomming air to the intake. Nothing will run or start then
     
  8. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Hurrah! My pickup will be drivable tomorrow! Just needs a solenoid pack. Under $800 total cost.
    Different from the vid, my transmission is still in the truck.
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    NEW TRUCKS NEW TRUCKS

    WE WANT NEW TRUCKS
     
  10. lovesthedrive

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    Tho some of us can only dream of new
     
  11. Cat sdp

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