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What the Heck Is It ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    THAT'S a LOT of engine swapping for day!
     
  2. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I think I was trying to show off for my girlfriend...:sneaky:
     
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  3. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ....but a year later she came home with a mint ruby red '62, topping anything I could come up with.
    She was always out-doing me.

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    She has good taste in Beetles...
     
  5. littlebill31

    littlebill31 Smells of Raw Fuel

    I sold it in Sept. Bought it from a friend, got it running really nice and sold it.
    I've had many VW's over the years.
     
  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Its funny how so many of the threads I start end up being VW threads.
     
  7. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Yamadude, I just found this thread and have no problem with you using my idea but maybe you should have called it "What the V-dub is it?" lol.
     
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  8. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hopefully, someone else will change the subject :laugh2:

    Anyone got a mystery object ?
     
  9. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Hhhmmmm....perhaps I should ramble around Dads old toolbox...
     
  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    "Old Tool Boxes" would be a worthy subject for a new thread. I've got a bunch of them; can't seem to let go of an old toolbox.They carry with them a lot of memories.
     
  11. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yepppers. Dads tool box supported a him, a wife and 5 kids plus a few pets back in the day....He wrenched on recips and jet engines for American Airlines from the later '40's to '77 or so.
     
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  12. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Okay, diggin' around, found this.

    From that ancient period of time I like to refer to as "BM" (Before Me).

    MotorolaDial01.jpg

    Should be obvious *what* it is.

    My longtime mystery has been:
    Where and on/in what was it mounted/installed?

    MotorolaDial02.jpg MotorolaDial03.jpg MotorolaDial04.jpg MotorolaDial05.jpg
     
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  13. AM radio tuner for your auto.. "BM" Lol !! Super funny :D
     
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  14. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Well knowing you , and your un believable collection of all things aircraft, I'm going to say it was mounted in an airplane. Am I in the ballpark?
     
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  15. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Very possible. ADF radios used AM freq. band. Knob on the right tunes the radio station and (missing) knob on left tuned the antenna for direction....
    2" seems a little small for a car... but about right for an airplane.
     
  16. Na, Submarine ! K heres a cool airplane part 20171228_175853.jpg
     
  17. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Dial for AM. Makes sense. Motorola has always been big in radios. Looks like there might be 2 threaded holes to mount the dial to a dash. Maybe the other side large hole held the rotating cable to the box where the tubes of the tuner/amp of the radio was. Lower mid opening would be for a socket for a backlight.
     
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  18. cycleranger

    cycleranger Generally Ok.

    Here's some more info about that item.
    http://www.antiqueradiomuseum.org/thecarradio.htm
     
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  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  20. Haa, good news, I got it :) allright quick what is this ? 20171228_175748.jpg
     

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