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« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 04:43:44 PM »

Hmmmm...this "olde pharte"'s hearing is so frelled up today that the only music coming in even moderately clear is Röyksopp rave performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPZJkKscK9M

Come on man, growing up, Deep Purple was billed as "The World's Loudest Rock Band!"

1972 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loudest_band
Deep Purple held the record and were recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the "globe's loudest band" when in a concert at the London Rainbow Theatre their sound reached 117 dB. Three of their audience members were rendered unconscious

Later though:

2008
Manowar achieved an SPL of 139 dB during the sound check (not the actual performance) at the Magic Circle Fest in 2008.

2009
On July 15, 2009, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Kiss achieved an SPL of 136 dB measured during their live performance (not the sound check). After noise complaints from neighbors in the area, the band was forced to turn the volume down.
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« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2018, 04:49:01 PM »

First car I drove with headlight switch on colum was a rental chevy back in the 80's. It was on high beam the first night and couldn't figure out how to turn them down.

And I'm sure deep purple had it turned to 11.
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 05:32:33 PM »

Hadda look up "frell."

http://farscape.wikia.com/wiki/Frell
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2018, 07:20:44 PM »

When column dimmers came out, the running joke around here was that there was a recall on them because the Texas Aggies kept getting their feet hung up in the steering wheel!
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« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2018, 12:43:10 AM »





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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2018, 09:30:37 AM »

Still see those on trucks and tractors (The road and farm kind)
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« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2018, 09:31:45 AM »

Used to call them "Necking Knobs" IIRC...
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« Reply #32 on: January 11, 2018, 11:20:50 AM »

I guess they're illegal for passenger cars in most States.  Yes, we used to call them necking knobs, too. Not 100% sure why they're supposedly unsafe if you're driving normally in the first place.  Sounds like one of those switchblade laws.  Made illegal because someone just didn't like them.  Or a movie was made about them. "Blackboard Necking Knob" or something.  "See it now! He had one hand on the wheel and one hand on the girl !"


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« Reply #33 on: January 11, 2018, 01:03:39 PM »

We called them suicide knobs. Still have them on a couple tractors
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« Reply #34 on: January 11, 2018, 05:50:12 PM »

Necking Knobs" Grope with one hand, steer with the other.
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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2018, 12:45:46 AM »

Apparently they're illegal for passenger cars, so I looked up "how come?"

Found this from 2009, a review of the reasons:

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/why-are-suicide-knobs-called-so.321496/

HeroHog, you ought to like that site.  Cars !  Trucks !

I guess one concern is with chest impacts in a high speed crash... but of course nowadays we've got crash bags, so...

Here was a smart remark from a member of that site:

"I've heard of broken wrists and accidents caused by them but I never experienced any such thing so as my pop used to say, if you're gonna be dumb you gotta be tough! "

Anyhow, there you have it.

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« Reply #36 on: January 12, 2018, 01:49:11 AM »

See, now there's a man who knows what I'm talkin' 'bout. My first car was a 1950 Hudson. Most of you whippersnappers have probably never even heard of that make of car.

Of course they have heard of it. They grew up watching the animated movie cars.

Being a Jr. OLDE PHARTE there weren't too many such around in the affordable range when I started driving. But I do remember dad's '62 Chevy II.

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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2018, 08:41:18 AM »

There isn't really a need for them these days what with power steering.  Which is why you only see them on (older) tractors these days...no power steering.
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« Reply #38 on: January 12, 2018, 05:06:46 PM »

We called 'em Necker Knobs.  I had one on my first car...summer of 1961...'53 Chevy 210 2dr sedan.  Had mohair upholstery and steel and chrome dash.  white top and light blue bottom.  6 cyl stick shift on the column.
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« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2018, 05:46:19 PM »

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There isn't really a need for them these days what with power steering.  Which is why you only see them on (older) tractors these days...no power steering.
I put one on my 1973 John Deere 1020 years ago, and it has power steering.  Very handy when you're maneuvering around with a loader hanging off the front, and a brush hog on the back.  We called them suicide knobs, and you can still get them at the John Deere dealer.
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« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2018, 06:10:42 PM »

I have a nice silicone knob that I bought off Amazon last year at the recommendation of an occupational therapist at work.  It was when my wife broke her left shoulder; I clamped the knob on her steering wheel, and she was able to make turns with just one hand.  I liked it so much that when she recovered, I put it on the Tacoma.  It is at the three o'clock position on the steering wheel.
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« Reply #41 on: January 12, 2018, 06:38:20 PM »

Heard of and have seen a Hudson, a Hupmobile and a (Hudson) Terraplane!

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« Reply #42 on: January 12, 2018, 08:14:51 PM »

Heard of and have seen a Hudson, a Hupmobile and a (Hudson) Terraplane!


Actually, Terraplane was a separate brand name. They had three: Hudson, Essex, and Terraplane. The collectors club for the marque (to which I belonged for many years) is the Hudson-Essex-Terraplane club. All my vehicles were Hudsons, though.
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« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2018, 09:39:21 PM »

Hm.  By Terraplane, I thought you meant this:

http://www.strangebirds.com/SB-WU-Aerocar.html

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« Reply #44 on: January 12, 2018, 10:16:34 PM »

Hm.  By Terraplane, I thought you meant this:

http://www.strangebirds.com/SB-WU-Aerocar.html


Nope



I had one just like this, but mine was a 1939 so it wore the Hudson badge
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« Reply #45 on: January 12, 2018, 10:21:28 PM »

Huh, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraplane said: "The Terraplane was a car brand and model built by the Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, between 1932 and 1938. In its maiden year, the car was branded as the Essex-Terraplane; in 1934 the car became simply the Terraplane."
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« Reply #46 on: January 13, 2018, 06:37:28 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It-tJ8DOjIk
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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2018, 06:42:47 AM »

Of course they have heard of it. They grew up watching the animated movie cars.

Being a Jr. OLDE PHARTE there weren't too many such around in the affordable range when I started driving. But I do remember dad's '62 Chevy II.


Funny.  Missed that the first time around. Cheesy
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