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IMPALA SHIFTER

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:35 pm

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There was a time that three forward gears was all you needed.
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Re: IMPALA SHIFTER

Post by potownrob » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:37 am

ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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Re: IMPALA SHIFTER

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:37 pm

not only did he get to experience a 3-speed, but he got to experience having a floor-mounted switch for the high beams. We used to joke that when they started to use a steering column stalk for the high beam switch, some dumb blond was going to get her foot caught in the steering wheel spokes when she tried to blink her "Brights"
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Re: IMPALA SHIFTER

Post by ClutchFork » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:28 am

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:37 pm
not only did he get to experience a 3-speed, but he got to experience having a floor-mounted switch for the high beams. We used to joke that when they started to use a steering column stalk for the high beam switch, some dumb blond was going to get her foot caught in the steering wheel spokes when she tried to blink her "Brights"
Yep, I remember those floor mounted high-beam switches and if they got rusty from snow and salt deposits they would jam into uselessness.


Ha, when I first glanced at this thread title I thought it was more on the Impaled on a Shifter story. :P
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Re: IMPALA SHIFTER

Post by potownrob » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:27 am

ClutchFork wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:28 am
Yep, I remember those floor mounted high-beam switches and if they got rusty from snow and salt deposits they would jam into uselessness.
that might explain why they don't use them anymore. i've seen floor switches on buses though.
Ha, when I first glanced at this thread title I thought it was more on the Impaled on a Shifter story. :P
he saves those stories for the autoshift forums...
ClutchFork wrote:...So I started carrying a stick of firewood with me and that became my parking brake.

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