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Old 11-13-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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what the hell is this part???????????

So I was under bus measuring the gas tank and saw this above the filler neck just hanging out
It has 2 wires going into it they ride in the angle iron above hose and kinda looks like it would go around something as a sensor
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Any ideas???
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:10 PM   #2
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Re: what the hell is this part???????????

Sure looks like the "Self Destruct Lever" for a 1997 Crown bus.....
The 2 wires provide the electricity to ignite the fuel in the tank should you feel the need or get so feed up it comes down to it......
Whatever you do "DO NOT PULL" it while you're close by, Set the timer and haul ass........ the lever will fall in appx 15-20 minutes after set the timer depending on how many beers you have before you get the feeling to pull such a thing. Whatever you do be sure to park away from any homes, houses, barns or buildings as the flames from the explosion will burn anything within a 50 ft radius of the bus. Remember to stop and detour all traffic........ The SRK "(Skoolie Repair Kit'") does not cover any damages from the use of the SDL (Self Destruct Lever)...... You're on your own......



P.S. I got no frigging ideal what it's for.....
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:13 PM   #3
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Sure looks like the "Self Destruct Lever" for a 1997 Crown bus.....
The 2 wires provide the electricity to ignite the fuel in the tank should you feel the need or get so feed up it comes down to it......
Whatever you do "DO NOT PULL" it while you're close by, Set the timer and haul ass........ the lever will fall in appx 15-20 minutes after set the timer depending on how many beers you have before you get the feeling to pull such a thing. Whatever you do be sure to park away from any homes, houses, barns or buildings as the flames from the explosion will burn anything within a 50 ft radius of the bus. Remember to stop and detour all traffic........ The SRK "(Skoolie Repair Kit'") does not cover any damages from the use of the SDL (Self Destruct Lever)...... You're on your own......



P.S. I got no frigging ideal what it's for.....
mmmmmmmm......thanks
now I will have to get a neighbors kid to pull it while I sit back and watch......or I reckon I could tie it to a cow's TAIL..nevermind it's too stupid of an animal to move on it's own
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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Re: what the hell is this part???????????

Bansil, I have a 97 Crown / Cartpenter I can look and see if I have one of those whatyamacallits. where abouts was it located my fuel tank is located on the right side just behind the old school bus door is yours at the same place? Update sorry I don't have anything that looks like that around the fuel tank. there was a round entry light that had two wire going to it near the old door.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:26 PM   #5
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Grey eagle is probably right but I think I saw that same picture in the National Geographic (or was it Mad Magazine) back in 1956 just after the Andrea Dora sank--I'm not sure though.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:05 AM   #6
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Grey eagle is probably right but I think I saw that same picture in the National Geographic (or was it Mad Magazine) back in 1956 just after the Andrea Dora sank--I'm not sure though.

That does look like a "salvage" picture

Kimberlink,my fuel tank is behing rear wheels in center of frame rails protected by a huge steel "rollcage" you'd think it was an explosive fuel
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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Re: what the hell is this part???????????

I think it is a beer can holder for when you are working under the bus.
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I think it is a beer can holder for when you are working under the bus.
mmmm...insert can .....lay back and pop the lid
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I think it is a beer can holder for when you are working under the bus.

That sure sounds a lot better than the Self Destruct Lever............ Cheers!!!!

But we still have no ideal what the hell it's for or what it is......... Be careful with it and don't pull too hard........ just in case...
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:09 PM   #10
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"I don't know what it is, but it's the best looking one I've ever seen!"

Actual quote by one of the antique "experts" on the UK version of PBS's Antiques Roadshow. We thought it was so funny, we look for opportunities to say it.
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