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  • Steering: Anyone know what this is? Old style tilt steering perhaps?

    This is on the P.H. for sale on Bonhams. Has anyone ever seen one before? Perhaps it's a Brit's way of shifting with the hand he's accustomed to shifting with?

    Last edited by hausdok; 03-13-2012, 09:49 AM.
    Mike O'Handley, Cat Herder Third Class
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    Dont think it has anything to do with shifting since the bowl that rotates for the shifter is behind where that stalk is mounted. My guess it may be a switch to "flash" the headlamps.
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    • #3
      My first instinct was that somebody put a trailer brake controller there!
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      • #4
        Could it be a hand brake control for a disabled driver?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by RadioRoy View Post
          Could it be a hand brake control for a disabled driver?
          I have driven several cars with hand brake/throttle controls and worked on others. I have never seen one that looked anything like this one. I just realized that I drove a Packard Hawk with hand controls. My guess is an optical horn (headlight flasher).
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