Photobucket

Canadian Poncho Swag Now Available! CLICK HERE TO VISIT STORE!

 

 

Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: Nice Find


Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:
Nice Find


Removed my dash pad today and noticed this yellow button wired to a group of other wires. Pushed the botton and my trunk opened. COOL, now I did not know Pontiac had a electric trunk option in 1964.  My 67 Toro's unit is vacuum operated. This is different and it works, bonus.

Brian  



__________________


Canadian Poncho Superstar!

Status: Offline
Posts: 5642
Date:

That button shout have been loc. in the glove box. Wg=hat a great surprize, I've had the dash out of my 64 2+2 & NO YELLOW BUTTON HIDING THERE dam!!!!

__________________

Some times I wake up GRUMPY, but today I let her sleep in    !!!!!!!! BLACKSTOCK Ont.



Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:

Yes a great find, no hole in glove box, there is now and I have it installed and working. Had time to remove clock, repair it, put on a proper ground and it even it works. Good day.
Brian

__________________


Uber Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 3568
Date:

Great find! (I love reading this kind of stuff.)

__________________

"So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think... The good outnumber you, and we always will."  Patton Oswalt



Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:

Did 64s even have an electric trunk option? All my 60s cars have a vacuum unit for opening the trunk.



__________________


Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 243
Date:

Had a 64 Custom Sport convertible with a factory vacuum operated trunk release. Large chrome faced unit located in the glove box. Don't see anything for an electric accessory trunk release in the Canadian parts book Group 12.243. All looks like vacuum.Thought I may have a picture of the unit but can't find a good image. You can see the hoses in this picture.



Attachments
__________________


Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:

Thanks Kevin, I can see the vacuum hoses and this is what I thought all 60s cars had for this option. My son and I looked at the installation Sunday and only see 12 volt wires. Unless this option was added at a later date, or I have the only one built, a mystery for sure. In my shop manual only mention is of a vacuum trunk release. Maybe some other member can enlighten this find. By the way it works perfect and the wiring looks original.
Brian

__________________


Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 387
Date:

Took a Magician's luck for that find



All I ever find are dust bunnies
;-(


__________________

Glen.

Vernon B.C. CANADA !

1969 SD 396



Addicted!

Status: Offline
Posts: 243
Date:

Brian, I had a look for an illustration in the GM parts catalogue that I could scan for the vacuum unit but it doesn't have one. Is the yellow button plastic yellow spring loaded surrounded with a black bezel (sometimes says trunk release in white on the collar) or is this something else? These are seen from the early to mid 70's thru the late eighties. Any pictures? I'm curious. Best find I ever had under a dash was a business card sized Free Pass to Keystone Dragways dated 1966!

__________________


Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:

I'll take a picture tomorrow. The button is yellow, spring loaded in a black plastic case. No trunk lettering on the outside area. I'll take a photo of trunk unit as well. The lower Hurst shifter unit i bought on e-bay was found in a box in the trunk of a 55 chev. Guy who sold it did not know what it was for, or how rare it is.
Brian

__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 858
Date:

Magician40 wrote:

I'll take a picture tomorrow. The button is yellow, spring loaded in a black plastic case. No trunk lettering on the outside area. I'll take a photo of trunk unit as well. The lower Hurst shifter unit i bought on e-bay was found in a box in the trunk of a 55 chev. Guy who sold it did not know what it was for, or how rare it is.
Brian


 It sounded aftermarket but an easy way to find out is to look in the trunk and find the solenoid and see how its mounted, it will be the dead giveaway. I'm thinking it will be a brassy looking casing with a white plastic front where the steel wire comes out of, or it could be a bigger brassy looking casing with a rubber flex boot and a steel rod and steel cable of of that. Just me guessing tho confuse



__________________


Guru

Status: Offline
Posts: 858
Date:

Hey Brian, does the 12bolt wire go directly to the truck latch? Or can you see an external solenoid ? The button its self does look to be a factory GM trunk button, but could be from something in the 80's-90's sorta looks like my 90 firebirds trunk button smile






-- Edited by B-52 on Saturday 24th of November 2012 12:26:01 PM

__________________


Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:

The trunk assist unit is all 12v. I put the inside push button in the glove box side. Not too sure what held it in , so I made up a horseshoe clamp. Will paint to match later.

BriaIMG_1097.JPGIMG_1098.JPG



Attachments
__________________


Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1287
Date:

The trunk pic was not that great. The 12v wires go to a small solinoid unit. It just flips the trunk bar and opens the latch. It works and is cool to have. The button is similar to the one on my 67 Toronado, but the rest is vacuum operated on that car. The mystery continues.

Brian



__________________


Poncho Master!

Status: Offline
Posts: 1450
Date:

The button appears to be the same one used in MOST mid-70's-mid 80's GM cars.........I'm guessing it was added AFTER your car was built....



__________________


Former owner of........Who really CARES?

The Wall of DEATH

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQRFkgWuM40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Page 1 of 1  sorted by
 
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.

Tweet this page Post to Digg Post to Del.icio.us
.
Support Canadian Poncho!
Select Amount:
<
.
.
.