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Ghimebauch
01-02-2015, 01:31 PM
I can't seem to identify the electrical device that was mounted adjacent to the flasher. It is just to the right in this photo.

Worse yet, I failed to keep track of what its single lead was attached to before I pulled it out.

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Mickey Richaud
01-02-2015, 01:45 PM
Looks like it might be a capacitor (filter) for radio noise suppression.

Mickey

Jerry
01-02-2015, 01:48 PM
No, I am sure it is a supercharger! Remember in the 60s we would believe any marketing stuff. (but really, I am going with Mickey)
Jerry

Ghimebauch
01-02-2015, 02:25 PM
No, I am sure it is a supercharger! Remember in the 60s we would believe any marketing stuff. (but really, I am going with Mickey)
Jerry

excellent. That makes sense. The radio is not on the checklist for restoration. No radio, no capacitor. Thanks. BTW, I am pretty sure it is not a supercharger

TR3driver
01-02-2015, 02:50 PM
No, I am sure it is a supercharger! Remember in the 60s we would believe any marketing stuff. (but really, I am going with Mickey)
Jerry
Remember the old JC Whitney catalogs? My Dad always said you could tell how big a scam it was, by how big the ad was. The "300 mpg carburetor" ads would always be the biggest, while the "adds 30 hp" were much smaller. :)

Here's a review I just found of some of the more popular ones:
https://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/gas-mileage/1802932

Jerry
01-02-2015, 04:14 PM
Thanks Randall, that was a walk back through time. I do think I bought one of the capacitors/filters for the radio interference in the late 60s. I put it on my Datsun 510. I loved that car but the radio was so poor, I could not hear it.
Jerry

CJD
01-02-2015, 08:16 PM
I think it ionizes the fuel for doubling your gas mileage...My lightning rod recharger tech says he can also recharge your ionizer.

Scot1966
01-02-2015, 09:43 PM
Remember the old JC Whitney catalogs? My Dad always said you could tell how big a scam it was, by how big the ad was. The "300 mpg carburetor" ads would always be the biggest, while the "adds 30 hp" were much smaller. :)

I spent many summers happily looking at the JC Whitney catalog. My father had a '67 VW Beetle for a second car that eventually became my first car. I convinced my dad to order all sorts of things from that catalog for that car as the VW section was pretty good size. Those were the days !

TR3driver
01-02-2015, 10:11 PM
They even used to carry a fair number of parts for TRs. I remember buying TR3 bearings, gaskets and an 87mm piston & liner set from them.

Geo Hahn
01-03-2015, 11:14 AM
They even used to carry a fair number of parts for TRs...

Even grilles (bought one) and side curtains (couldn't afford them even from JCW).

HerronScott
01-03-2015, 11:41 AM
They even used to carry a fair number of parts for TRs. I remember buying TR3 bearings, gaskets and an 87mm piston & liner set from them.

I have a 1972 catalog although it's one where they still called themselves "The Original Warshawsky & Co.". I loved pouring over it when I first got my TR4A dreaming of all the cheap parts I could have ordered if only it was 1972 instead of 1980. :) (Wire wheels for example!).

https://i802.photobucket.com/albums/yy309/HerronScott/Warshawsky%20Catalog%201972/WarshawskyCatalog1972_cover.jpg (https://s802.photobucket.com/user/HerronScott/media/Warshawsky%20Catalog%201972/WarshawskyCatalog1972_cover.jpg.html)

I scanned the 15 page sport car section here.

https://s802.photobucket.com/user/HerronScott/library/Warshawsky%20Catalog%201972



Scott

Geo Hahn
01-03-2015, 12:22 PM
For many years (all my youth anyway) the order form in the catalog had descriptors on the boxes to be completed that read something like:

Make (Chevy, Triumph, etc) [ _________]

Model (Bel Air, TR3, etc) [__________]

Not sure if the Chevy Bel Air was the other example offered but recall clearly that TR3 was there. Nice, as I would just circle 'Triumph' and 'TR3' on my order.

Scot1966
01-03-2015, 02:07 PM
I didn't know it was Warshawsky & Co. first. I do remember the shaded shapes of the cars at the top of the pages to show the different sections. The Porsche, VW , and the Jeep I can see like it was yesterday ! Funny, but that catalog was such a good memory.