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What the Heck Is It ?

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

  1. Jim

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

  2. Jim

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

    Sheep shears
     
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  3. There it is ! Quick JimD54
     
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  4. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Man, youze guyz are on the ball today.

    For years i was thinkin' ADF radio head, but ADF would go down to around 100-200 khz.

    Yup, looks like it used rotating cables.

    And our resident Motorola engineer chimes in.
    Ding, ding, ding.

    Wow, one of the first car radios from the '30s, the origins of Motorola.

    Then, I find this on eBay:
    MotorolaDial06.jpg
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/401227628461
     
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  5. This AM is barely "BM" me 20171228_190742.jpg
     
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  6. Jim

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

    This one should be pretty easy....
    MVIMG_20171228_213237.jpg


    MVIMG_20171228_213245.jpg


    MVIMG_20171228_213559.jpg
     
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  7. spectra

    spectra XS650 Enthusiast

    I was going to say a mouse but the last pic threw me off :D
     
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  8. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Is that a pressure regulator?
     
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  9. Jim

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

    Nope.
     
  10. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Well, that was fun trying to nail it down. I'd seen the process, but wasn't familiar with the gadgetry. We'll let this one cook in a vacuum a bit longer, see if anyone else figures it out.
     
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  11. Jim

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

    :lmao:
     
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  12. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Outsmarted myself once again XS650.com Supporter

    Top off a pressure cooker? lol A pop-off valve?
     
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  13. azman857

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

    Not clue what it is...For vacuum bagging? Composite parts making?
     
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  14. Jim

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

    Yup, it's a fitting for vacuum bagging composites. They're at about 10 minutes....
     
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  15. Jim

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

    :)
     
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Oh wow! I thought for sure it was a top off of a pressure cooker too! Hard to fool this crowd for long. Too many sharp people!
     
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  17. azman857

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

    I took an aircraft airframe sheet metal repair class with the GI Bill I earned. We learned composite repairs.
     
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  18. cycleranger

    cycleranger Generally Ok.

    Heh, yeah, we were "indoctrinated" with the company history.
    I've actually seen photos of those radios before.
    Indeed, it was the product that got Motorola off the ground.
    But it was their portable radios that helped win the war!
    Pity the company barely exists any more.
     
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  19. cycleranger

    cycleranger Generally Ok.

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