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kev75stingray

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I have an automatic 75 and to the left of the brake pedal there is another pedal that clicks when it is pushed. Does anybody know what it is for?
 
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KenSny

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Are you referring to the headlight high beam switch?

PS: This is under the carpet.

Of course on mine, there is a clutch pedal to the left of the brake pedal and the switch is to the left of that.
 
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Double ditto.
 
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I know we are talking about old cars when when we are asking about the headlight high beam switch being on the floor. That is so long ago that I forgot that that was how it was done way back when.

Kev75 I'm afraid to ask what year you were born (1957 for me).

Bob
 
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KenSny

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Ok bobchad, I was born in '42. I remember the hi-beam switch being a button about the size of a half-dollar sticking up thru the carpet on "way older cars" (like in the '50s), providing your car actually had full carpet. Now for even older cars there might be a starter button on the floor also.
 

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KenSny,
Do you remember the old "Wonderbar" radio and the button on the floorboard :D

Oh yea the heel on gas, toe on the starter Mech.. ( I won't say what we used to call it :D )

BudD
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Rare81 said:

( I won't say what we used to call it :D )
BudD
:w

I'll throw out a whippersnapper of a guess.....it was a horse! Well Bud, did I get it right:t? :SLAP:L:L

Back on topic, the first time I bought a car that didn't have the dimmer on the floor, it took me a couple days to figure out how to turn the hi-beams on:eyerole.



- Eric :w
 
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c4ever

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Yep:dance My old 57 Buick had starter engage in gas pedal. And those fins:eek :L :L
And how about those Dodges. My 60's had a push button tranny with a slide bar for reverse. Now that's driving:L :L

Didn't mean to get too far off topic:eyerole But it is Friday:J :beer :beer :drink
 
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DkBG

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Digging way back in the ol' memory bank , I seem to remember an aftermarket pedal that snapped on to the dimmer switch . I bet he has one of those .
 
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DkBG said:
Digging way back in the ol' memory bank , I seem to remember an aftermarket pedal that snapped on to the dimmer switch . I bet he has one of those .

Yeah, there was one that looked like a little foot outlined in chrome....was it CalCustom? Hmmm taking my memory for a jog:D.

Sorry Kev, for getting off topic with your question. As you can see, we are a pretty easy going bunch here.

- Eric :w
 
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kev75stingray

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Its was the high beam switch! Thanks for the help guys.

By the way, I was born in 1980.
 
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KenSny

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I just love it when the solutions are easy.

Ah, for the simple days again. Cars weighed a couple of tons (we Americans loved our steel), built like tanks, never worried about a shopping cart denting anything, fins like aircraft. If you could get them to 100mph they were solid as rocks in a straight line, but come to a curve - you're history...
 
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Hijinx

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Ken, I thought that's what the fins were for, cuttin through the air or the grass when you missed a turn.:L
 

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