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Re: What is this thing? (On ebay...)

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Subject: Re: What is this thing? (On ebay...)
From: "Bob D." <>
Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 10:35:49 -0500
I think those suicide knobs used to be popular in the 40s & 50's on domestic
cars. Steering wheels of that era had a ridiculous number of turns
lock-to-lock. It was faster to "crank" the steering wheel, rather than
"turn" it. I don't know if people actually used them driving, or if it was
just a parking aid. Anyway considering the dismal handling of those
dinosaurs, it was probably a good thing you couldn't turn the steering wheel
any faster.

Bob Donahue (Still stuck in the '50s)
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