Name That Part: Edition of Redundancies Edition

On Friday, Graverobber tied me up and locked me in a freezer so that he could take over Name That Part for his own nefarious purposes. Luckily, he provided me with plenty of Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen, so I didn’t mind too much. I am a little offended that not one of you came looking for me. Haven’t I yet taught you never to trust Graverobber?

Regardless, he threw out the challenge to all of you in my place, and it was engineerd who stepped up to the challenge. Well, kind of. At least, Graverobber tells me he came closest, guessing the part was a differential to a Corvette. I’m told it was actually the LSD to a C6. That seems like the same damn thing to me, but I’m assuming the LSD is required for the joke to make sense, since that’s the tie in to “high school math”. Graverobber, having been in high school in the early 1960s, probably spent the whole time spaced out on LSD, and as such never learned a thing in math classes, and ended up with his current job as a professional crayon artist. Or, that’s my assumption.
On to today’s Name That Part!
Your challenge today, should you choose to accept it, is to not only identify the part, the car, the model, the trim level, and the colour of the interior upholstery, but to explain how the title ties in to it all.
Okay, let’s face it, it’s a pretty easy part, and a pretty easy tie-in, but it will nicely separate the old car guys from the new car guys. And as we all know, the central point of any good blog is separating the commenters into neatly-controlled groups. Any old-car guys who figure it out will receive a shiny golden maple leaf.

Think you can "handle" it? Get it? Handle? HA! I slay me.
Think you can "handle" it? Get it? Handle? HA! I slay me.

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  1. CptSevere Avatar

    Borg-Warner overdrive cable from an early Sixties Rambler? Shooting in the dark.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      I'm also thinking BW OD manual (I don't know of any other that used a cable-activated overdrive?) But I am going to guess a Ford. With the "maple leaf" and "old guys" clue, I am going to have guess it's from a 1960 Frontenac?

      1. ptschett Avatar

        I third the BW OD, but my guess for the source is a Studebaker Golden Hawk. That's based mostly on my Dad's stories of his '55 IH pickup on which he'd installed a Studebaker overdrive that he used to split all his gears so he had a six-speed.

  2. Alff Avatar

    Overdrive cable for an old Bachman Turner unit. Perfect for taking care of business when your wheels won't turn or you want to put it in 4-wheel drive.

    1. PowerTryp Avatar

      Even though that's incorrect can we get something for this guy for the sheer amount of win in his answer?

      1. CptSevere Avatar

        Give something that is Not Fragile.

      2. blueplate Avatar

        That answer is correct in so many ways. I think we can Let it ride.

  3. engineerd Avatar

    What would be really sneaky is if this was actually a hood release. And considering that golden maple leaf will have sneaky Canadians inside it waiting to drink all your beer, I wouldn't put it past them.
    I've never owned a car with an overdrive cable. I don't know much about them. So I'm not going to hazard a guess.

  4. Maymar Avatar

    I'll go ahead and guess overdrive handle for a Pontiac Astre with the 5-speed, for the mechanical redundancy of having a mechanically activated overdrive on a vehicle with an overdrive 5th gear.

    1. Tanshanomi Avatar

      An Astre 5-speed with a cable-actuated overdrive?
      Did such a beast exist?

      1. Maymar Avatar

        I really have no idea, I'm just throwing out a random guess. As I said, I'm just going off that idea of redundancy, so I was stabbing at some early 5-speed car. I don't even know if the H-bodies had cable-actuated overdrives. Plus, the aforementioned maple leaf clue could suggest something Canadian.

  5. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    Late 40's Military Heroin Injection unit – Test #959xbGT
    The project was started to see the effects of Heroin and its ability to create super soldiers. These soldiers were juiced up quick in the field, then sent out to destroy targets.
    The project had the codename: Overdrive.
    Later, after leaving the military one such soldier went on to become a massive automotive enthusiast and utilized his heroin injection unit in his car…
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    [someone should really create a wikipedia page for this…]

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      I will never stop using this .gif

      1. Thrashy Avatar

        PAH! PAH! PAH! PAH! PAH! PAH!

    2. JeepyJayhawk Avatar

      [Golf Clap]

    3. Tim Odell Avatar
      Tim Odell

      Neck Punch!

    4. FTGDHoonEdition Avatar

      I can't see the damn thing! Pops out a 404 error.

      1. Target29 Avatar

        Try deleting <img> at the end.

    5. CptSevere Avatar

      I think it's from a Little Rascals episode where they build a jalopy and ride around in it.

  6. PowerTryp Avatar

    Dearthair, I did look for you but didn't open the freezer cause it wasn't locked. You didn't even push on the lid did you? Well I wouldn't either, I mean dilly bars and tempuratures about the same as a Canadian summer? Sounds like a vacation to me.
    Also on the part? I don't know I. What I do know is I've seen something like that in a 1964 Ford Louisville but the handle was made out of metal because the days of plastic didn't start till the mid-late 70's.