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just out of interest what is that little lever behind the gear stick for anyway?

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I can't remember off hand, might have been a had thottle a lot of old fiats used to have them, the same friend had an old 500 that had one useful on the motorway kind of poor mans cruise control, I think his Fiat 600 had one too. I think the hand throttle's real use was for adjusting the idle or tickover when the weather was cold or if you happened to be crossing the alps.


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I can't remember off hand, might have been a had thottle a lot of old fiats used to have them, the same friend had an old 500 that had one useful on the motorway kind of poor mans cruise control, I think his Fiat 600 had one too. I think the hand throttle's real use was for adjusting the idle or tickover when the weather was cold or if you happened to be crossing the alps.


top speed of 55 was the poor mans cruise control :lol:

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I can't remember off hand, might have been a had thottle a lot of old fiats used to have them, the same friend had an old 500 that had one useful on the motorway kind of poor mans cruise control, I think his Fiat 600 had one too. I think the hand throttle's real use was for adjusting the idle or tickover when the weather was cold or if you happened to be crossing the alps.


the driver from the original post did say it was some sort of clutch, but as she wasnt sure about how to get the vehicle setup for being pushed (in gear - handbrake - then put in reverse). I wasnt sure about her mechanical know how. I'll let her off with that though. . . :P :oops:

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The_ASH wrote:
I can't remember off hand, might have been a had thottle a lot of old fiats used to have them, the same friend had an old 500 that had one useful on the motorway kind of poor mans cruise control, I think his Fiat 600 had one too. I think the hand throttle's real use was for adjusting the idle or tickover when the weather was cold or if you happened to be crossing the alps.


Some off-roaders have these kind of throttles on the dash, its so you can raise the revs and keep it like that when using a winch.


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funnily Ive been getting the taste for one of these little campers again - so going to be on the lookout for one of these little Fiat 900e's or maybe a Bedford Rascal or Suzuki Carry as I found a company that does conversions similar to the 900e . .

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isnt that red ferriari f1 crew bus that goes to all the auto italia shows based on this ? im sure there is a green one too that i have seen at a show thats brilliant would love one :) so cool.

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