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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:05 pm    Post subject:  44 year old can of Dexron Reply with quote

This was from our family car. It was a 1967 396 Caprice. We had a Pomtiac before, my Dad was supposed to get a '57 Bel Air, but came back with a Pontiac. I don't remember the Pontiac, just the Caprice. It had factory air, at a time when we only had 1 window air conditioner in the house.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

How well I remember using those cans...I always kept a churchkey in my toolbox to open them... Idea ...Ben

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:56 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

yeah, those were the days. I have probably a half dozen can openers in my toolbox waiting for cans to come back. oil was what 80 cents a quart. (70's)
remember when the high beam was on the floor.....since they put the high beam on a stalk on the steering column my left foot has nothing to do. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:12 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

That guy on American Pickers will buy that off you. Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:25 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I remember a case of oil was 24 cans, not 12 bottles.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:06 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That guy on American Pickers will buy that off you. Laughing


You beat me to it.^^^^

I forgot about the floor switch high beam. I was just a kid when my parents had cars like that. Did they end up moving it for safety reasons or just to make it easier to switch on and off?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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That guy on American Pickers will buy that off you. Laughing


You beat me to it.^^^^

I forgot about the floor switch high beam. I was just a kid when my parents had cars like that. Did they end up moving it for safety reasons or just to make it easier to switch on and off?


They ditched the floor high beam switch about 20 years ago I'm assuming. My grandma had an 87 Bronco with one. Kind of neat.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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remember when the high beam was on the floor.....since they put the high beam on a stalk on the steering column my left foot has nothing to do. Very Happy
I always kept a few of those for my customers...I istalled them on the floor as starter interrupt circuits...On my own vehicles I used it as the dimmer switch and ran the starter circuit through the column switch...It'll fool the amateur thieves... Idea ...Ben

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 12:18 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I vaguely recall something about corrosion and subsequent failure becoming common. If so it seems a reasonable reason.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

It was just another spot for water and noise leaks. I still would rather have it on the floor than the column.

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You mean Frank Smile



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It was just another spot for water and noise leaks. I still would rather have it on the floor than the column


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vaguely recall something about corrosion and subsequent failure becoming common. If so it seems a reasonable reason.



I liked having the high beem on the floor did not have to take your hand off of the steering wheel. I kind of remeber that the starter was on the floor , probably 50's. I think you still had a key.

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They ditched the floor high beam switch about 20 years ago I'm assuming. My grandma had an 87 Bronco with one. Kind of neat.

The last car I remember that had a high beam on the floor was a 74 Dodge dart my Mom had. The mid to late 80's was a real transformation period for cars...distributors and carburators started disapearing in the early 80's due to the clean air act. I beleive GM came out with their first car computer in 81. I still have a couple of timing lights ..and a dwell tachometer Laughing

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I forgot about the floor switch high beam. I was just a kid when my parents had cars like that. Did they end up moving it for safety reasons or just to make it easier to switch on and off?
basically what madbrad and pushrodpower said , i am sure cost and "moderization" a selling feature

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It was just another spot for water and noise leaks. I still would rather have it on the floor than the column
I agree 100% , IMO I think on the floor is much much safer.

Truckman who is that in your avatar is it Willian Durant ?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

My parents had a red 57 Chevy coupe with a 283 and they practically gave it away when the transmission went out. Sad

My friend's dad had a 60's Oldsmobile that had a radio seek switch on the floor. I thought that was so cool!

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My parents had a red 57 Chevy coupe with a 283 and they practically gave it away when the transmission went out. Sad

My friend's dad had a 60's Oldsmobile that had a radio seek switch on the floor. I thought that was so cool!


In the 50's and 60's they put they had push button transmissions. That's cool as hell. Nothing today is impressing me.

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I'd rather have the auto/manual in my G8 than some push button trans. Very Happy Actually I think it's pretty impressive since it has rev matched downshifts and works great with a tune. Plus it has Sport mode that holds the gears going through the corners when it senses high G forces and aggressive throttle input.

But what's really impressive is my car puts out around 400hp and gets close to 30mpg on the highway with DOD. And I can disable or enable it in 15 minutes with my tuner. They didn't have any of those things back then, so cars have definitely come a long way.

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But what's really impressive is my car puts out around 400hp and gets close to 30mpg on the highway with DOD. And I can disable or enable it in 15 minutes with my tuner. They didn't have any of those things back then, so cars have definitely come a long way.


PCMs are the best ever to happen to cars. I have an HP Tuner and you can see a "cell" which is a moment in time while the car is running , you can take away spark or add spark, fueling , MAP settings , trans shift points, ...etc

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