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Joined: Mar 2002
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'Bolter
This is the blinker control that I bought. I really like the look of it, so much history there.

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'Bolter
I have trained myself to turn off the turn signal after the turn is completed so I don’t have to worry about a wheel having traction.

ED


'37 GMC T-18 w/ DD 4-53T, RTO-610, 6231 aux., '95 GMC running gear, full disc brakes, power steering, 22.5 wheels and tires.
'47 GMC 1 ton w/ 302, NP-540, 4wd, full width Blazer front axle.
'54 GMC 630 w/ 503 gasser, 5 speed, ex fire truck, shortened WB 4', install 8' bed.
'55 GMC 370 w/270, 420 4 speed, grain, dump bed truck from ND. Works OK.
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Originally Posted by EdPruss
I have trained myself to turn off the turn signal after the turn is completed so I don’t have to worry about a wheel having traction.

ED
I used to be trainable, but not so much anymore. grin

truckernix, that is a cool item. I'd install it. thumbs_up


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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'Bolter
Truckernix,
Seeing this post reminds me, my truck came with one of those!
I will have to dig it up. I do not remember if it had any cool All-State type logos on it. It was mounted on my steering column but it was not wired up.
-T

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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Here's a couple pix of the AutoLamp 9000 4-wire turn signal that I have.

Notice that the rubber wheel is pretty torn up. It looks like it would be very difficult to restore that rubber. I took a video of how the self-cancelling works, but can't post it here. If Anyone is interested, PM me and I can e-mail it.

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Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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'Bolter
Here is the one that came with my truck.
Marked "Guide 6004" looks like originally black but has green over- spray on it.
Wheel seems good. But I do not have turn signals on the truck so I can't test it per say.
-T

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Wrenchbender The ones I have had cancelled pretty quick too,Guide works fine but you do forget it at times. I think the 55-2nd and newer can be put on older columns so you have self cancel.

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'Bolter
I thought I was going to have to rig up a monitor bulb because I didn’t see a little jewel lens on it. It turns out that there is a bulb inside and the little sign is translucent. I took the switch apart to clean it up and get it working. I was successful but I had quite the time with the tiny parts and springs.

I am going to try and restore the wheel some but I may try and replace it, I was just in a hardware store and got an electrical socket with a big rubber outside cover. Part of it is almost an exact copy of the wheel rubber with a great feel to it.

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'Bolter
I was able to cut the top of the rubber from this light socket and make a nice new wheel for my self cancelling signal control. Once I cut the piece off, it looked like it was made to order for the application.

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'Bolter
So I now have one Allstate unit working correctly. I have installed it on my 38 Chev and I will put one on my truck when I get another one working correctly. It works so well that it gives the same experience as a built in unit. I wondered if that was actually possible and apparently it is.

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