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I’ve owned this car for 27 years. I don’t have a clue what it is and what it did. Late 73 tii. Thanks Alex

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Hmm. That lower steering column panel on a tii is not s'posed to have a hole there.

 

What happens when you push or pull on that? Ejector seat? :D

 

Here's how it should look....

 

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I know it’s not supposed to be there. It’s not attached to anything. It’s been a mystery to me. I have seen photos of other tii’s that have a knob there but no closeups. I thought it might me a remote clock adjuster or gummihaar pump.

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Someone once swapped that lower panel for a non tii one....

 

darn PO's!

 

:P

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Thanks Ray, now I’m curious why. The PO had the car eleven years prior to my tenure. Alex

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I believe that particular style of knob came with Webers with a manual choke.  It is not a BMW choke knob.  Lots of owners used “fake knobs” for uses such as ignition cut-offs, auxiliary lights, stereo faders, etc....

 

That choke location is actually prime real estate for these other sorts of uses.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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1 hour ago, Rastadog said:

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VIN 2764521, 20 cars later, is the last U.S. round taillight tii. So yours is a very late 1973 tii.  I’d estimate it was manufactured in July 1973, just before the factory re-tooled for the square taillight cars.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

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5 minutes ago, Conserv said:

 

VIN 2764521, 20 cars later, is the last U.S. round taillight tii. So yours is a very late 1973 tii.  I’d estimate it was manufactured in July 1973, just before the factory re-tooled for the square taillight cars.

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

And it most likely has all the extra electrical safety doodads like my 5/30/73 tii does.

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Tii things I’ve seen put there:

 

>Ignition cut-off.  Kind of a simple theft deterrent.

>Button to richen the mixture when starting for cars w/dead or no thermotime switch.  

 

I have no idea why these words are bolded...it’s annoyingly. 

 

Scott

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