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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old May 29th, 02, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have a hugger orange 1969 ss 396 chevelle with bench seat th-400 and w/o gauges any way it has a button under the dash that has vaccuum lines that run fromit to a cylinder over each rear wheelwell inside the cylinders when i bought the car were cans of liquid tire chain and they said AC right on them
there is a spray nozzle inside the fender over each tire and it appears to spray the liquid tire chain directly onto the tires i have never tried this to see if it works but it looks like it should
the cylinders on the wheelwells are coated with the same stuff as the trunk so i am pretty sure it is a factory option but it is not listed in an original 1969 sales brochure but it is listed in a reprinted version i have asked every body about this and nobody knows anything any help would be greatly appreciated
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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old May 29th, 02, 11:44 PM
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Ooo, that was an option, I've never seen it before. Test it out when you're doing a burnout. I've heard of it before, but never knew anyone who had it. Someone more familiar with 1969's can give you more info.

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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old May 29th, 02, 11:54 PM
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That's sounds like the "New for '69 Option, Liquid Tire Chain brand of traction improver" lsted on the back page of the 69 dealers brochure I have here. Sounds like a cool option to have.

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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 1:44 AM
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My brochure for my old '78 Camaro had this listed. It was shown being used in the winter. It was supposed to spray ice melt down on the tires but I suppose you could fill it with bleach for instant burns!
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 7:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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thanks for the help so far
i had heard a couple times that my option was for doing burnouts but that liquid tire chain didnt raise any suspicions with insurance companies
i still want to know how rare this option is and if it is factory or a dealer install
also my car has a/c which is off but the box and everything is still there
how rare does this make my car does anyone know how i can find out?
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post #6 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 8:19 AM
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Don't know how rare it is but there is a picture of this option on page 521 of the 1970 model assembly manual. It's called "Traction Compond Dispenser" The UPC option code is "V75". According to the manual , it was cancled before going into production. Maybe it didn't work too well in 69 so they scraped it in 70.
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post #7 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 8:20 AM
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There were 278 Chevelles and that were built with the RPO V75 Traction compound and dispenser in 1969.It cost $23.20 and was cancelled early in 1970.
It was available as a regular factory option,and a Dealer installed option,and could be purchased over the parts counter by a customer.
I collect Chevrolet Dealer displays and their related Memorabilia.I recently picked up a NOS,never out of the original shipping carton, Dated case of 24 Cans of Liquid Tire Chain.It has its own Pop up display picture sign and conter box to display in.
Very reminisent of the time back then!

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Hi Orange and WELCOME to the BEST site on the net. In case you didn't know, Chevelles are Monaco Orange and Camaros are Hugger Orange, it's the same color, just a different name. Also, the Carousel Red GTO is the same color. If your car is an original Orange car, that it is a real SS cause that is an SS only color.

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post #9 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 6:10 PM
 
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Back in the day, me and my high-school buddys rigged up a similar set-up on our cars to do burnouts for street racing.
I remember mounting a windshield washer pump over each rear wheelwell of my Z-28 and running a small piece of hose from the pump angled at the rear tire(s). I think my water resevoir was a coffe can LOL.
Flipped a switch and bang - instant bleacher box!
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post #10 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 8:22 PM
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As Rick (Mr70) mentioned, this was a VERY low production item. With the number of remaining 69s that may have had this option, I'd say that yours is probably about as rare as chicken lips!!!!!!!!!

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post #11 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 8:28 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by super chevy:
Back in the day, me and my high-school buddys rigged up a similar set-up on our cars to do burnouts for street racing.
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Did the same thing Would also take the wiper squirters and point them to the right to nail the pedestrians(with water). Ah, those were the days.

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post #12 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 9:59 PM
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There were 188 Camaros in '69 to get the same option, also code V75.

Does any one know if you got 2 canister (one on each wheel) if the car came with a posi?



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post #13 of 38 (permalink) Old May 30th, 02, 11:52 PM
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I believe the original intention of the optional traction compound was to aid with driving in slippery conditions, IE: snow, ice, mud etc.
Not for doing burnouts but that's a neat idea !

I would have to assume that it was installed over both back wheels as you never know which tire is going to spin under these conditions with a non-posi.

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post #14 of 38 (permalink) Old May 31st, 02, 10:55 AM
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My assembly manual lists this option and I was always curious to actually see a vehicle that had it! If you could post some pixs that would be great! The system shows it mounted over both rear wheels.
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post #15 of 38 (permalink) Old May 31st, 02, 11:14 AM
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Only the passanger rear wheel has power applied to it with a non-posi. It would be a waste of the product to dump something you pay for on the driver side tire to increase traction. From a sales standpoint I guess the dealer doubles his profits. Being an inclement weather option maybe it was intended for cars equipped with a posi.

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