Are you old enough to remember

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by sheepdawg, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Nod

    Nod Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this post and it brought back a memory from 1965. I had a 58 Chevy BelAir with a 283cu. engine. Governor Brown (Yup, Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown's dad) decided that cars needed to be environmentally modified to prevent air pollution so the way they did it was to plug the crankcase vent with a wooden plug and run a hose from the filler tube to the air cleaner. Their theory was that you would burn the oil gasses by sucking them down the carburetor instead of just letting them vent out into the air. What this ended up doing after a short while was to force the gases and oil out of the breather cap and all over the engine. I ended up having to re-build the engine. Another democrat idea that didn't work.
     
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  2. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    How about these?
    Vintage-Original-1950s-Mopar-Oil-Bath-Air-Cleaner.jpg
    I doubt anyone under 50 even knows what it is (except maybe Trez). :D
     
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  3. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    It says air cleaner on the label.
     
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  4. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of air cleaner?
     
  5. Mister Dave

    Mister Dave Well-Known Member

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    Chrysler heavy duty. No snorkel. Probably oil soaked.
     
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  6. baddog

    baddog Member Supporter

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    Oil bath air filter .
     
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  7. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    6vdc positive ground on old cars..
     
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  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    Yep- pulled air thru a pool of oil in the bottom of the tub. Now, anybody want to tell me what the round pedal is on the floor, to the RIGHT of the gas pedal?
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  9. baddog

    baddog Member Supporter

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    Push to engage and activate the starter . I can also see the head light dimmer switch in the upper left corner of the floor .
     
  10. baddog

    baddog Member Supporter

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    Can some one tell what the brown nob just under the dash by the key chain does ? The one to the right of key chain ,
     
  11. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Only in Québec.

    They also lick lampposts.
     
  12. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It was actually a spring-return rod that went through the floorboard and rested against a heavy-duty switch mounted on the starter motor. When pushed it actuated the switch which applied power to the starter. It was located next to the gas pedal so that gas could be pumped into the carburetor with the left side of the foot while holding down the starter with the right side of the foot. One of the knobs on the dash is the choke control. Coordinating choke, accelerator pump and starter to cause a cold, low-compression, low-octane gas engine to fire and run was a fine art and a required and necessary skill that almost everyone had...including wives and mothers!

    ellis
     
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  13. baddog

    baddog Member Supporter

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    If you look to the right of the key chain there is a another lever (hint) under the dash .
     
  14. ellis36

    ellis36 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There is a throttle control there somewhere.

    ellis
     
  15. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    That was to release the nails & oil when the feds were to close !
    OK ..... maybe that was just in cars around here ! :p
     
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  16. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Next to the purple wire? I'd guess the cowl vent opener.
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  17. baddog

    baddog Member Supporter

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    And the winner is Boatme98
     
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  18. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That might make me 'choke' if I knew what it is!!!:p
     
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  19. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Hot puppies! Do I get Kewpie doll? :D
     
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  20. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    The old cable controls were not always convenient to use but were easy to fix . The new electronic controls are real expensive & don't hold up well . I replaced a fuel shut off in my big truck last summer with a cable . electric one was $ 500 for a used one & the cable off a lawn mower was $9 . ( new ) Progress isn't always the best .
     
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