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What's cooler than being cool?

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URL: http://www.miata.net/garage/pushstart/

"Ice cold" - sorry for those of you who haven't heard that song :)

With my car still sitting broken down at the shop, I continue to buy

shit for it that I don't need. Been wanting to get one of

these for a while. Ordering it tomorrow unless someone knows of

a cooler looking one (i think it looks perfect).

dewar

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On my 40's Fiats and my Sprite, you engage the starter motor by pulling on a dashboard knob; on my 48 Renault it's a long lever with a ring in one end between the seats, pivoting with the emergency brake lever. The perfect anti-theft device; no one but a Frenchman (or a SAAB owner) would think to look between the seats for the starter switch.

Mike

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A friend who collects old American cars, primarily Buicks and Cadillacs, showed me how to start one of them by depressing the throttle pedal all the way to the floor. The starter button being located under the pedal.

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Kind of dull looking, but it would be a BMW part (if that matters to you). I bet it's more expensive, too.

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On my 54' & 56' Austin Healey 100's they have a push button starter switch on the dash.

On my 1960 mini... it a push button on the floor between the seats!

67' 1600 has a push button starter switch on the lower under dash panel. Ditto with my 70' 2800.

WH

it's cool to be different.....

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URL: http://www.bmw2002faq.com/store/index.html

under the drivers seat facing forward. dont tell anyone!! its part of my Incomprehensibility Approach to the anti-theft issue... :P

-Rob (might be part french on fathers side ;p)

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OK for momentary start, not okay for the rest.

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No need for a stinkin' relay that way.

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it engaged the gear and then started the starter motor. It was supposed to be pushed with your foot, but had been modified to be pushed with your hand.

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those are emergency covers so you cant turn on the system in question on by accident, and can shut them off just by slapping the red covers down all the way. the covers just rest against the closed ("on"-position) switches while the (whatever is being switched) is running. you could probably gut the covers so that they are *just* covers, tho. then youd have to lift them to either turn on or off the offending device/system...

-Rob

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My then-fiancee used to give me lots of grief, I often had to crawl underneath and jump the solenoid with a screwdriver in order to get it running. Of course, once I replaced the starter, the key worked just fine.

Mike

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how about turning the spare tire well into a cooler? I've been thinking of this for so long.

Matt

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