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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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weird thing in trunk

I have a weird cylindrical object in the trunk that I have no idea what it is for. it seems to be factory installed as the trunk carpet is cut out around it and hemmed around the cut out. anyone know what this is
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2017, 10:50 PM
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What year/model car is this in?
Does the cylinder go through the trunk pan?

Have to say, never seen anything like this in any old Chevy I can remember. Not sure I think it is a dealer add on either. Suspect more of an owner mod... but more details will help.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 05:41 AM
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It is not factory.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 08:36 AM
 
 
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quite possible thats a fuel cooling can. we used to use them at the drag
strip many years ago. a worm shaped fuel line would be coiled inside it
from the tank and filled with ice on its way to the carbs. the thinking
was to bring the fuel temp down to wring out every bit of horse power
you could. although we used to mount them under the hood. never
seen one in the trunk, again if thats what it is..
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 08:40 AM
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Yeah, I believe we use to call them "Cool Cans".

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 09:02 AM
 
 
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Most Cool Cans were installed under the hood to get the fuel as cold as possible and as close to the carb as possible.

Could be just a Beer Cool Can........
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 09:29 AM
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There was a GM dealer option for traction liquid that would dispense on the rear tires when called on in slippery weather. Might be the holder for that. "Liquid Tire Chains" lol


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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 10:19 AM
 
 
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lol ed... that would have been a nice option! the extinguisher mounted next
to it made me think of the fuel cooling cans. unless gm had a flammible
type fluid to spray onto the tire treads. but saftey and engineering has
come along way since the days of steel dashboards and opening the
hood saw only 8 plug wires two heater hoses two radiator hoses and
all engine block..
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-12-2017, 10:48 AM
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I still have a Liquid Tire Chain option in one of my parts cars. It was offered in '69 only. The can posted above is not it though. The LTC option was bolted on the Rear Wheel Wells to shoot the liquid directly onto the tires, as shown above in the diagram.

It was a pretty cool option. There were actually quite a few cool options that you could get in '69.

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