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Technical So, what is it?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Texas Highlander Motorsports, May 23, 2017.

  1. Found in a 1953 Buick
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  2. Trailer brake controller
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  3. Yep.
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  4. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,664

    from Idaho

    Want another 3 speed '53 Buick ?
  5. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 17,924

    from oregon

    Pretty sure it's not a line-loc, hillholder maybe.
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    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,068


    I thought that was the front fender port hole bowthruster control.
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  7. :) Thanks for the laughs.

    Trailer brake controller was what I was thinking it might be as well.

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  9. Jon SSS
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 427

    Jon SSS

    Hyper speed thing-a-ma-jigg!! I'm in on the trailer brake.
  10. early electric brake controller & I can sell you one if you don't have one.
  11. Coral snake waiting to bite your hand when you switch lanes?
  12. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
    Posts: 2,516


    It's the activation handle for the time travel mode. Be sure and dress appropriately less you be scorned by those you are about to meet!
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  13. now tell us the BUICK doesn't have a trailer hitch
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  14. lonejacklarry
    Joined: Sep 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,492


    My grandfather had a device something like that in his Olds in the 50's. He had had polio and had little use of his legs so he had a similar device installed to operate the brakes. There was another little handle that looked like it came off a lawn mower that ran the throttle.

    But said Buick. So I don't know now.
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  15. In one of my "Old guy" type car magazines, (you know, one of those that doesn't have naked teenagers sprawled out on cars or advertising shamelessly for new GM crate motors throughout the entire magazine), there was an article about GM and Ford equipping cars for handicapped returning WW2 vets. Could it be something like that s decade later? Like Larry's Garandad's rig?

    Also, how about tracing the wires, we would be interested to know what it is too.
    Last edited: May 24, 2017
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  16. It's not mine...yet...;)

    And no, as far as I can tell from the pictures, it doesn't currently have one, but that doesn't mean that it didn't have one at one time...
  17. southerncad
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 918


    Well, all I can say is that when you drive it, you better get ready when you pull that lever:D
  18. Ole don
    Joined: Dec 16, 2005
    Posts: 2,915

    Ole don

    When you achieve exactly 88 miles per hour you simply grab this handle and - - - - -
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  19. That is a swing arm defrost switch.
  20. That's the bomb bay door lever. Don't open it over populated areas.:eek:
  21. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 11,627

    Atwater Mike

    Buick control handle. For when Dyna Flows!
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