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Re: What is it?
« Reply #600 on: July 09, 2020, 08:31:16 AM »
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #601 on: July 09, 2020, 02:13:33 PM »
#3 is a switch and resistor.  Which makes me think dash light dimmer, but that would be tied to headlights, not it's own switch.   So maybe a intermittent windshield wiper controller? 

#1 & 2 make me think of a reverb spring, so maybe it's a audio gadget.  I don't know how many cars had reverb units in them.

So for nothing better, I'll go Reverb.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #602 on: July 09, 2020, 02:24:46 PM »
I'd have thought that road vibration would have really messed up the reverb effect, but i guess if you are parked it's OK.
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #603 on: July 09, 2020, 02:57:10 PM »
I'd have thought that road vibration would have really messed up the reverb effect, but i guess if you are parked it's OK.

Nope. Worked great on the road. The 4 small mounting springs and the foam blocks dampened anything but the nastiest bumps. Even those I don't remember being an issue.
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Re: What is it?
« Reply #604 on: July 10, 2020, 01:20:31 AM »
Reverb did actually cross my mind from one of the pictures cuz it looked kind of like a reverb tank in there.  I guess it was !

But what threw me was, 1) the switch.  Why such a big switch to turn on and off a reverb and 2) the TO-3 transistor.

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #605 on: July 10, 2020, 11:47:53 PM »
Reverb did actually cross my mind from one of the pictures cuz it looked kind of like a reverb tank in there.  I guess it was !

But what threw me was, 1) the switch.  Why such a big switch to turn on and off a reverb and 2) the TO-3 transistor.

2N176, very common in large strings of Christmas tree lights. 90 Watts maximum collector power dissipation. Nice for BIG trees....:)
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