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Can anyone tell me what this dash part is?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by truggier, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. truggier

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    Hi,

    I pulled this item off of the dash of my 1966 FJ40 over a decade ago...and now I have no idea what it is. I don't remember what part of the dash it was located on, either. The part that looks like a push button does not actually push in, unless it's really stuck. I'm also not sure if its supposed to be bent like that. The markings say "Cat No. 821-UND Lab Inc. INSP 5 AMPS 250 V.A.C.".

    Thanks in advance.

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    Some do-dad added after-the-fact.
     
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  4. truggier

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    Excellent, thank you. Not sure how you found that, but I did a number of Google searches without luck.

    Guess I will toss it. Thanks again.
     
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    Now that I recall, someone had done a really crappy job of installing some halogen fog lights on the front bumper...I think this switch turned them on.
     
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    Looks like the elusive and uber rare eject button......check your seatbelts.
     
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    I'm thinking turbo.
     
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    I'm thinking.... after burner.
     
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    Looks like one of those momentary push button start switches to me.
     
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    65swb45 Supporting Vendor

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    That hardly narrows it down at all! Eject, turbo and after-burner can all be run off a moment switch. I saw it on Batman's bat-car:p
     
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    73FJ40 After another night of rust removal! SILVER Star

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    Actually, nitro methane...
     
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    Seen different momentary switches used as a horn button. When I bought 68 it was only six years old and the horn wasn't working. Wish I would have known about these switches would have saved me from taking the horn button apart and actually repairing it.:rolleyes:
     
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    That's the 'engine start' button that came with the uber rare key-less start option.

    I'd have loved that option but back then the key fob was so big you needed to carry it in a backpack.
     
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    I used one once for my windshield washer pump
     
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    Chances are eject would achieve the same amount of boost...but only rare use. Not worth the wiring.
     
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