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Old 05-14-2020, 12:45 PM   #1
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Can you tell me what this is?

Anybody know what this is... It was on the front dash near driver's seat of my 1989 Bluebird RE.
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:51 PM   #2
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A Clock?? For those drivers sans wrist watch. Clever they are at Tinted Bird.
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Old 05-14-2020, 05:36 PM   #3
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I suspect I'm about to sound dumb here, and some part of the question has gone right over my head, but it looks like a clock.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:24 PM   #4
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Obviously OP is not referring to the clock. He (or she) is asking about the device below it for speeding up and slowing down time. Drivers use it to make kids have to wait even longer for the bus.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:29 PM   #5
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BTW, I assume you uploaded the pic of the clock and realized it was the wrong pic and then uploaded the second one. On this forum, any image you upload with the image manager window will show up in the thumbnails section even if you don't add it as an attachment in the text of your post. To remove it from the post entirely, you have to open the image manage again and explicitly remove it from the images list.

This is why I ended up inadvertently posting my license plate. Oh well.
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Old 05-14-2020, 07:42 PM   #6
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If that's the case my guess is the "fast" and "slow" knobs are for fine and coarse clock adjustment, but now that I think of it, musigenesis is probably right, its likely a rudimentary time machine used either to screw with kids or make the drivers day go faster.
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Obviously OP is not referring to the clock. He (or she) is asking about the device below it for speeding up and slowing down time. Drivers use it to make kids have to wait even longer for the bus.


Lo siento mi amigo, but that's actually a rating system the driver uses to categorize students according to their perceived intellectual abilities. Slow kids go to the back of the bus. Ask me how I know
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It’s a Flux Capacitor. Cmon guys!
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Hahaha y'all are funny folks :)

It wasn't working when I was driving the bus home from where I bought it. Then I started taking the dash apart and noticed it had 4 wires going into it, which in my mind made it seem more important than just a clock. That, along with the fast and slow buttons really confused me.

So i guess it's just a plain ol' clock . Us millenials aren't used to clocks on things besides our phones. I have to keep in mind the bus was built in '89 (Probably the same time this old school website was last updated...burn) When is skoolie.net going to upgrade to using square or wix or one of the other hundred website builders, LOL. Feel like I'm back in 6th grade

Thanks for clearing it up and from now on you're only getting brain busters from me!

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I have to keep in mind the bus was built in '89 (Probably the same time this old school website was last updated...burn) When is skoolie.net going to upgrade to using square or wix or one of the other hundred website builders, LOL. Feel like I'm back in 6th grade

I feel ya man, this website is clunky as ****, takes you back to a time when 'the world wide web' was still a term people actually used and AOL was still selling Internet on CD's... But you've gotta admit, the super modern sleek emojis definitely keep you coming back..
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Old 05-15-2020, 02:40 AM   #11
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If that's the case my guess is the "fast" and "slow" knobs are for fine and coarse clock adjustment, but now that I think of it, musigenesis is probably right, its likely a rudimentary time machine used either to screw with kids or make the drivers day go faster.
I'm just another old curmudgeon ... but the driver is not needed except to provide transportation, so they use the fast and slow buttons to speed from pickup and delivery to the school, then take the bus to the end of the day to pick up the kids and take them home. Then the bus driver can have all the time between to themself.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:29 PM   #12
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Itís a Flux Capacitor. Cmon guys!
Danjo is closest to the correct answer.

Nord's mystery item is indeed related to the flux capacitor. And if you (Nord) cannot get it to work properly, O'Reilly Auto Parts carries the flux capacitor, which is usually the part of the system that fails first.

Here ya' go:

https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-500.html
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The Follow my bus conversion on Instagram @elchanchoamarillo (if you ol' farts know what Instagram is )[/QUOTE]

No need to get testy. I seems you will need a lot of advice.

I doubt you have a C7 in that 1989 bus
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:33 AM   #14
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It wasn't working when I was driving the bus home from where I bought it. Then I started taking the dash apart and noticed it had 4 wires going into it, which in my mind made it seem more important than just a clock. That, along with the fast and slow buttons really confused me.

So i guess it's just a plain ol' clock . Us millenials aren't used to clocks on things besides our phones. I have to keep in mind the bus was built in '89 (Probably the same time this old school website was last updated...burn) When is skoolie.net going to upgrade to using square or wix or one of the other hundred website builders, LOL. Feel like I'm back in 6th grade

Thanks for clearing it up and from now on you're only getting brain busters from me!

Follow my bus conversion on Instagram @elchanchoamarillo (if you ol' farts know what Instagram is )
That shows how little you really know. This web site wasn't even alive in '89 because there wasn't any such think as WWW that was accessible to the common man! We were excited to get rid of the Texas Instrument computers and get the Apple IIe with it's integrated 5 1/2" floppy disk and had to write our own code just to play pong before it was even called writing code. "Line 100 go to line 40" Why can't we just leave this 'ol web site just like it is and call it "Vintage" It's the happening thing now a days!

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Lo siento mi amigo, but that's actually a rating system the driver uses to categorize students according to their perceived intellectual abilities. Slow kids go to the back of the bus. Ask me how I know
How do you know?

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Danjo is closest to the correct answer.

Nord's mystery item is indeed related to the flux capacitor. And if you (Nord) cannot get it to work properly, O'Reilly Auto Parts carries the flux capacitor, which is usually the part of the system that fails first.

Here ya' go:

https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-500.html
I bought one of those, works surprisingly well! I'm willing to be this self proclaimed millennial had to Google "Flux Capacitor" to even know what you were talking about! Actually, he probably had Siri or Alexa do it for him!
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As much as I've enjoyed the replies...

It looks like some type of digital tachometer that could be used to change the idle speed?

Now back to the fun...
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"digital tachometer that could be used to change the idle speed"

You just might be onto something there.
Could also be cruise control.
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Maybe Millennialguy can whip us up a new website.

If we like it, weíll join you.
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Why can't we just leave this 'ol web site just like it is and call it "Vintage" It's the happening thing now a days!

After all ... this site is "old school" anyway!
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