Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 22, 2017.
THAT'S a LOT of engine swapping for day!
I think I was trying to show off for my girlfriend...
....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.
She has good taste in Beetles...
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.
Its funny how so many of the threads I start end up being VW threads.
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.
Hopefully, someone else will change the subject
Anyone got a mystery object ?
Hhhmmmm....perhaps I should ramble around Dads old toolbox...
"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.
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.
Okay, diggin' around, found this.
From that ancient period of time I like to refer to as "BM" (Before Me).
Should be obvious *what* it is.
My longtime mystery has been:
Where and on/in what was it mounted/installed?
AM radio tuner for your auto.. "BM" Lol !! Super funny
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?
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.
Na, Submarine ! K heres a cool airplane part
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.
Here's some more info about that item.
Dang man! How did you ever find that?! That's cool.
Haa, good news, I got it allright quick what is this ?
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