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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 00, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone give me information on traction control for a 69 camaro? It was a very rare option.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 00, 07:12 PM
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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!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 00, 03:00 AM
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I was unaware of that. What kind of substance was in the can?

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 00, 07:17 AM
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I'm really not sure. My car had the AC cans still there, but they were empty. Some sort of "sticky" liquid, I guess.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 00, 07:53 AM
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I believe it was a liquid that would melt snow or ice if you had a traction problem (liquid tire chain). Wouldn't it be cool to set it up for traction compound for burnouts?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 00, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thisis an option on one of my cars. I was just wondering what went inside and how i was going to get it to work.It is vacuumn operated and the lines go through the wheelwell.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 00, 06:12 PM
 
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It PROBABLY had Alchohol in it ! not the drinkable kind ! but the cleaning kind !
It Melts ice VERY fast and effectivly
BUT ... Thats a Guess and if correct . they werent alowwed to produce this option any more because there's only 2 things that are not illegal to dump on the Highway !


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 00, 06:25 PM
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Nat, like me, you've been to traffic school too many times.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old Jun 3rd, 00, 11:17 AM
 
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CarlC ; You heard about the 2 things there to I see ! ROTFLMAO


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