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John Turney

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Hadn't thought about it in years.

In the '70's my dad had a '58 DKW as his hobby car. He had the ignition out for some reason and replaced it with a light switch. oYu turned on the switch, touched the loose wire to one of the contacts and the car started. I'm driving it one day, out with my friends and we get pulled over to a roadside random safety test. The tester was confused to say the least and I was so flustered that when it was time to leave the testing area I forgot to turn the switch and it wouldn't start. Finally calmed down enough to remember. The car itself got a warning because one of the headlights was aimed improperly. My father grabbed a screwdriver, drove back to the testing location, popped off the trim ring and adjusted the headlight. easy peasy. Needless to say the testers had never ever seen a DKW before. :ROFLMAO:
My brother had one as his everyday car when he was stationed in Germany. Don't think he used a light switch for ignition, though.
 

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My shop partner has a '50 Ford pickup that uses a light switch for the ignition. But at least he hid it under the dash.
 

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Had a '68 BMW 1600 that didn't have a functional ignition switch. No light switch. Connected two wires together to turn the ignition on and momentarily touched another two wires together to run the starter.
 

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May be an image of road
 

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Indycar tow vehicle? It has the staggered suspension.
 

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And you know there has to be a story behind it.
 

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This makes it easy to work on the underside of the car without raising your hands above your shoulders.
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