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09-26-2016 10:27 AM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrashFarmer2 View Post
One of the projects in an electronics class that I took in college was to build a turn signal sequencer circuit that would function like a Mercury Cougar. It's amazing that Ford used a motor as a sequencer when a few years later the same task could be accomplished with transistors.
That's exactly what happened. A few years later they went solid state.

BB
09-26-2016 09:42 AM
CrashFarmer2
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
"Rotor" is a better word. They used a small electric motor that turned a disc with metal strips on one side . As the disc rotated the metal strip made contact with a contact button and bingo! A bulb was energized. Very sophisticated to say the least.
Your probably asking "Why all the black tape?" They had sound deading material surrounding the motor and circuitry. You can't have a whirring sound coming from the trunk on a new TBird!.

BB

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When Ford started using Fan Clutches as part of the cooling system (around 1965/1966) they immediately got a rash of complaints from new car owners that their transmissions were slipping. No one had ever heard the noise of the fan engaging before!
One of the projects in an electronics class that I took in college was to build a turn signal sequencer circuit that would function like a Mercury Cougar. It's amazing that Ford used a motor as a sequencer when a few years later the same task could be accomplished with transistors.
09-25-2016 07:37 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
From what I know, it had a friggin electric motor that spun a "distributor" lighting each light.

Brian
"Rotor" is a better word. They used a small electric motor that turned a disc with metal strips on one side . As the disc rotated the metal strip made contact with a contact button and bingo! A bulb was energized. Very sophisticated to say the least.
Your probably asking "Why all the black tape?" They had sound deading material surrounding the motor and circuitry. You can't have a whirring sound coming from the trunk on a new TBird!.

BB

(BB's useless information)

When Ford started using Fan Clutches as part of the cooling system (around 1965/1966) they immediately got a rash of complaints from new car owners that their transmissions were slipping. No one had ever heard the noise of the fan engaging before!
09-25-2016 07:00 PM
MARTINSR From what I know, it had a friggin electric motor that spun a "distributor" lighting each light.

Brian
09-25-2016 06:59 PM
idrivejunk Electrons go in one end, something delays them and then they come out the other end

That was a lucky stab, I'm only about as sharp as a bag of wet mice.
09-25-2016 06:52 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Why give a three part wrong answer when one part wrong will do? I guess that it's a first generation Cougar sequential tail light controller or an aftermarket one for Mustangs.
Well you got two out of three. This unit is from a Thunderbird.

BUT HOW DO IT WORK?

BB

( I was working for a Ford dealership when these first appeared. The question from all the mechanics was, "WHAT THE H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS IS THAT???)
09-25-2016 06:24 PM
idrivejunk Why give a three part wrong answer when one part wrong will do? I guess that it's a first generation Cougar sequential tail light controller or an aftermarket one for Mustangs.
09-25-2016 05:31 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by 7nomad8 View Post
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post

Here's a three parter.

What is this?

What does it do?

How does it work?

You need all three answers!!

1. It's an accessory for first time parachute jumpers.
2. It sends a jolt of electricity to idiots who think it's a good idea to jump out of a perfectly good airplane to remind them that it's not such a good thing to do.
3. I don't know. Do I look that dumb?
Getting closer!!

Do you guys need a hint?

BB
09-25-2016 05:18 PM
7nomad8 Originally Posted by boothboy View Post

Here's a three parter.

What is this?

What does it do?

How does it work?

You need all three answers!!

1. It's an accessory for first time parachute jumpers.
2. It sends a jolt of electricity to idiots who think it's a good idea to jump out of a perfectly good airplane to remind them that it's not such a good thing to do.
3. I don't know. Do I look that dumb?
09-25-2016 11:48 AM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
One: trailer interface connector

Two: allows trailer, brakes and accessories to be controlled from tow vehicle

Three: pretty well probably.

John
Good try!!!
One: No
Two: No
Three: No

BB
09-25-2016 11:33 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
Here's a three parter.

What is this?

What does it do?

How does it work?

You need all three answers!!

BB



One: trailer interface connector

Two: allows trailer, brakes and accessories to be controlled from tow vehicle

Three: pretty well probably.

John
09-25-2016 09:15 AM
boothboy Here's a three parter.

What is this?

What does it do?

How does it work?

You need all three answers!!

BB
09-24-2016 11:15 PM
MARTINSR You got it BB, a hat stretcher. I bought this World Series hat at the first game 2010 and it was made in China. My American made hat the same size works perfect, but apparently the hat size doesn't mean anything in China.

It's your floor once more!

Brian
09-24-2016 09:42 PM
boothboy
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
It's not my turn I know, but it has been 24 hours so I guess it is. But this is not car related, just having fun. I made this tonight, what's it for?

Brian
One of two things.

While rummaging around in your attic you came across your long lost Hopalong Cassidy Gun Belt complete with authentic Official Hopalong Cassidy Six-Shooters (and a role of Armstrong Red Caps) and Official Hopalong Cassidy Cowboy Hat. Apparently the hat no longer fits hence your home made hat-stretcher.

OR a very cruel joke on the Janitor who works at the Acme Driving School for the Blind.

Gotta be one or the other.

BB
09-24-2016 09:16 PM
MARTINSR It's not my turn I know, but it has been 24 hours so I guess it is. But this is not car related, just having fun. I made this tonight, what's it for?

Brian
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