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Hi Jon, thanks for the additional pix. I will see what I can track down tomorrow, but I really do think we are looking at something that someone was trying to use as a speed control unit... That is all I can think of.
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I'm of the same opinion. I would like to put it back on (NOT CONNECTED.!) as it makes quite a talking point...

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Hi Jon, I would not install it on the car, even though it does not work, I think I would sit it on top the car or the air cleaner, at S&S events, just to see if someone walks up and says..."Hey, I know that is! That is a Thingamajig" that does....". Later today, I will get back into research on manufacture and model numbers and see if I can find out more about the components...
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Jon, I contacted Valcor Eng. Corp today regarding that shut off valve in the picture. They told me that particular shut off valve was meant for aircraft use, like the Micro Switch, and not for use on a car. They told me that they are also a division of Honeywell! It appears that some previous owner had a bunch of spare parts, some from aircraft, and was trying to create whatever that is out of them. Speed control might be as good a guess as any. This is about all I can do to try and identify the true use of these components. My previous suggestion might be something you may want to do. Display it and see who says anything about it, and what. It certainly is an oddity.
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I love the idea of leaving it on as a curiosity. I'm sure it will generate a lot of interest.

Maybe it's an early Flux Capacitor and the first time you hit the road with the car you will find yourself back in 1960 !

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1.21 Gigawatts...!!!! Ha....now that is funny...it would mean having to get it upto 88 miles an hour though.......on drum brakes...!!!! And who's gonna make a time machine...out of a Thunderbird.!
Ray, thank you so much for you time doing the research. I will proudly display the wotchamathingy with a notice saying "Remains unidentified by the best of the Thunderbird community"..... Hang on though, just had a thought.....maybe its from Roswell !
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Hi Jon, lol... Well, we gave it a good shot, but as I suspected, we were not able to come up with anything to ID it. Except to be told that some of the components were made for aircraft. Maybe someone was trying to add wings to that thang! lol.. If you ever run across someone who really knows what that thang is, I sure would like to know! Good luck with your Tbird!
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Whatever it is, someone went through a lot of time and trouble to create it.
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1.21 Gigawatts...!!!! Ha....now that is funny...it would mean having to get it upto 88 miles an hour though.......on drum brakes...!!!! And who's gonna make a time machine...out of a Thunderbird.!
You'll need a EB Enterprises 121G, but they aren't available right now.
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