Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Whitehouse, Texas, USA
I'm not sure what all you want to know about it, but I can probably help you a little. I used to own a 69 that had this rare factory option. It was called "liquid tire chain". The system was engine vacuum operated, with a "button" under the drivers side dash, and dispensed a liquid on the back tires for traction in the snow. You had to open the trunk to see it. There was a metal "sleeve" mounted to the backside of each rear wheelwell (in the trunk), that contained a sort of "short" replaceable spray can, with a "nozzle", or "tit" on the bottom. The origional cans were AC Delco. There were "caps", or "lids" that fit over the top of the sleeves, with a vacuum device inside, that pushed the cans down, which activated the spray nozzle. Thats the best description I can give. This particular car was also ordered with an engine "block heater" that had a plug in wall socket type electrical cord. (This looked funny sticking out of the front grille). The car also had a rear window defroster. Definately a northern, winter climate equipped car!