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  • 52-fan
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    I bought a power outlet, with the cover, just like the one in the picture from O'Rielly. It didn't cost much and worked fine to power my daughter's GPS I borrowed to check my speedometer.

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  • jclary
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    Originally posted by rockne10 View Post
    Some even come with an illumination option. If you are a smoker who drives at night. Nowadays most are simply used for powering appliances.
    Question...My Dodge truck has three "POWER Outlets," however, only ONE is approved as a cigarette/cigar lighter. In other words, supposedly, some of these sockets are not supposed to be used with a heating element. My questions is...Does anyone know if there is a record of a fire, or vehicle destroyed/damaged by using a non-approved power outlet with a standard lighter heating element? I don't know, haven't done any research, but this thread has me thinking about it.

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  • Blue 15G
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    Originally posted by thunderations View Post
    A real CASO would spend a week soaking and cleaning the original, breaking it twice and repairing it with tape and JB Weld. Total cost of cleaning and repair items total just a little over $20, not counting the pair of jeans that got torn while attempting to scour the insides of the housing with a drill powered wire brush.
    I love your description of what the CASO would do. Reminds me of my days working in the auto parts business and seeing what people would do to "save money". One of my favorites was the guy who soaked all his muffler clamps with penetrating oil to help them come apart without breaking, then he reused them on his new exhaust system.

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  • bensherb
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    Originally posted by thunderations View Post
    A real CASO would spend a week soaking and cleaning the original, breaking it twice and repairing it with tape and JB Weld. Total cost of cleaning and repair items total just a little over $20, not counting the pair of jeans that got torn while attempting to scour the insides of the housing with a drill powered wire brush.
    Forget all that; just soak it in "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner, (about $1.25 at Wal-Mart) for a few minutes. It will remove any rust, cad, chrome, or any other plating and leave clean steel.

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  • thunderations
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    A real CASO would spend a week soaking and cleaning the original, breaking it twice and repairing it with tape and JB Weld. Total cost of cleaning and repair items total just a little over $20, not counting the pair of jeans that got torn while attempting to scour the insides of the housing with a drill powered wire brush.

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  • rockne10
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    Some even come with an illumination option. If you are a smoker who drives at night. Nowadays most are simply used for powering appliances.

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  • rkapteyn
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    Casco stands for "Cheap Ass Studebaker Corporation.?

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  • BRUCESTUDE
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    Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
    Most of the New USA Lighters and Lighter Sockets are even the OEM Studebaker Brand: "Casco"!
    Haha I noticed that too Rich!

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  • bensherb
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    Here are a few for the CASO's

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-Car-Auto...ZY~ZL8&vxp=mtr

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-1-set-12...MAAOSwxu5ZL5Co

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/12V-120W-Car...gAAOSw65FXs6~M

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  • StudeRich
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    Most of the New USA Lighters and Lighter Sockets are even the OEM Studebaker Brand: "Casco"!
    Last edited by StudeRich; 08-14-2017, 11:23 AM.

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  • JRoberts
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    Originally posted by BRUCESTUDE View Post
    Needing a power outlet in the Lark, but not trusting the corroded cigarette lighter, I located a new unit at a local variety store, and as seen in the picture it will fit right in the original spot on the dash! Together with a fused lead, everything cost about $15.

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    This is a great reminder. I have had several people ask me about replacing this item. I directed them to do just what you have done.
    Thanks for the post.

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  • 8E45E
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    Originally posted by BRUCESTUDE View Post
    I located a new unit at a local variety store, and as seen in the picture it will fit right in the original spot on the dash!
    No reason that it wouldn't.

    Its an SAE standard 12V lighter/accessory socket common to almost all cars made with 12 electrics for the past 65 or so years.

    Craig

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  • BRUCESTUDE
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    New power outlet

    Needing a power outlet in the Lark, but not trusting the corroded cigarette lighter, I located a new unit at a local variety store, and as seen in the picture it will fit right in the original spot on the dash! Together with a fused lead, everything cost about $15.

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