I'm so torn

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Re: I'm so torn

Post by bedlam » February 9th 2024, 11:11pm

Having driven an EV, the torque is addictive.

I'd love a hybrid 4X4 that had an EV system driving the wheels and small fueled engine to recharge the batteries on the fly for longer range. That would give me everything.
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by MAX » February 10th 2024, 5:31am

Blasphemy !!!
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by conjurer » February 10th 2024, 8:18pm

jason_recliner wrote:
February 10th 2024, 7:31pm
codguy wrote:
February 10th 2024, 10:28am


What a way to ruin a nice vehicle
How does making an old car quieter, smoother and torquier ruin it?

Doesn't even sound like a particularly good or special old car.
It was probably driving in an EV that gave good King Charles cancer of the balls.
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Post by 3Flushes » February 10th 2024, 8:58pm

What a stoopid thing to do. The power plant is as much a part of the heritage of such a vehicle as is the design of the body. An example of the empty headed Hollywood- media values that appearances are everything.

As long as EV's have lion batteries and must to be charged from primarily coal fired sources they can shove 'em. A bandaid on multiple gunshot wounds not unlike the banning of recyclable plastic T shirt shopping bags to reduce the plastic in landfills.

If Na batteries and self charging systems become a reality, EV's could become a viable solution.

Meantime, my daily driver recently passed it's SMOG test on the dyno releasing less than 10% of the allowable emission levels across the board. Requiring folks to maintain their vehicles and the removal of vehicles from the world fleet that don't meet emission standards is the most effective strategy to reduce climate altering pollutants until alternatives to lion batteries are realized..

If similar limitations were enacted world wide against industrial emitters, the overall mitigation of carbon would be greater than would be a progression to an EV mandate, particularly measured on balance against the toxicity/pollution resultant Lion battery disposal.
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by conjurer » February 10th 2024, 11:20pm

3Flushes wrote:
February 10th 2024, 8:58pm
What a stoopid thing to do. The power plant is as much a part of the heritage of such a vehicle as is the design of the body. An example of the empty headed Hollywood- media values that appearances are everything.

As long as EV's have lion batteries and must to be charged from primarily coal fired sources they can shove 'em. A bandaid on multiple gunshot wounds not unlike the banning of recyclable plastic T shirt shopping bags to reduce the plastic in landfills.

If Na batteries and self charging systems become a reality, EV's could become a viable solution.

Meantime, my daily driver recently passed it's SMOG test on the dyno releasing less than 10% of the allowable emission levels across the board. Requiring folks to maintain their vehicles and the removal of vehicles from the world fleet that don't meet emission standards is the most effective strategy to reduce climate altering pollutants until alternatives to lion batteries are realized..

If similar limitations were enacted world wide against industrial emitters, the overall mitigation of carbon would be greater than would be a progression to an EV mandate, particularly measured on balance against the toxicity/pollution resultant Lion battery disposal.
We'd probably have less cancer of the balls among the Royals as well.
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by jason_recliner » February 11th 2024, 1:16am

3Flushes wrote:
February 10th 2024, 8:58pm
What a stoopid thing to do. The power plant is as much a part of the heritage of such a vehicle as is the design of the body. An example of the empty headed Hollywood- media values that appearances are everything.

As long as EV's have lion batteries and must to be charged from primarily coal fired sources they can shove 'em. A bandaid on multiple gunshot wounds not unlike the banning of recyclable plastic T shirt shopping bags to reduce the plastic in landfills.

If Na batteries and self charging systems become a reality, EV's could become a viable solution.

Meantime, my daily driver recently passed it's SMOG test on the dyno releasing less than 10% of the allowable emission levels across the board. Requiring folks to maintain their vehicles and the removal of vehicles from the world fleet that don't meet emission standards is the most effective strategy to reduce climate altering pollutants until alternatives to lion batteries are realized..

If similar limitations were enacted world wide against industrial emitters, the overall mitigation of carbon would be greater than would be a progression to an EV mandate, particularly measured on balance against the toxicity/pollution resultant Lion battery disposal.
It's just a basic six, in a pretty basic sort of old car, it's hardly what makes the vintage luxury experience for most. I imagine that would be the leather, carpet and wood. It's not like it's a Cadillac, Packard, or Hispano.
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by bbattle » February 11th 2024, 9:30am

The hardest part of the project was fitting the batteries into the car without massive modifications to the frame.

He also got a killer stereo system with bluetooth and wifi. :) So much for the quietness.

I believe somebody already electrified a Ferrari (https://www.carandbike.com/news/38-year ... le-2330503)

People have been modding cars since cars were invented. Here's a "Smart" car converted into a 1967 Camaro.
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by Hawk » February 12th 2024, 10:10am

codguy wrote:
February 10th 2024, 10:28am
Ha
Its probably powered by coal produced energy

What a way to ruin a nice vehicle
Minor Cecil: coal was only 1% of the UK grid's generation in 2023. Pretty drastic decline from 39% in 2013.

It's about 12 times more likely that Aquaman's car is nuclear. But it's most likely gas powered. We're hoping it frees up some petrol for those Reliant Robins used as banger racers.
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Re: I'm so torn

Post by Hawk » February 12th 2024, 10:18am

smellody wrote:
February 9th 2024, 9:00pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxf ... e-68239740

I love that car so much.

It is supposed to be dead quiet.

What would Charles and Henry say?

Would they have adopted said technology?

Would Hans have gone quartz?

I don't think so. 🤔
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