Vehicles you've owned! Plus other vehicle stuff.

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Re: Vehicles you've owned! Plus other vehicle stuff.

Postby MGV12 » Wed May 22, 2019 9:04 pm

"A fuel system that is five times cheaper than lithium-ion batteries certainly sounds like a game changer"

Hydrogen Fuel Tech Just Got A Major Boost

https://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy ... oost.html#

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Postby MGV12 » Thu May 23, 2019 6:42 pm

I guess we [those of us who are interested] all have our own opinion about what constitutes a 'classic' car.
For many of us it's the [compared to cars of today] weaknesses that make them attractive.


"Cloning a $1M Car? Mercedes 300SL With a Modern Engine/Chassis"


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Postby Roger Ramjet » Thu May 23, 2019 9:43 pm

MGV12 wrote:For many of us it's the [compared to cars of today] weaknesses that make them attractive.

I can remember driving one of only 3 Mazda SSS bought out to Australia and a stupid idiot who must have been colour blind (the car was red) pulled out from a side road when I was doing 130 Mph and cursed those damned drum brakes in the rear, but it was a superb car bought out to beat the Mini Cooper S which it did. Most of the electrical, including the alternator was bolted to the mudguards as the 1800 CC motor and carbs took up so much room.
At the time it would leave my Mini Cooper for dead. A really great little car. One more gear would have been nice.
And then along came Godzilla. The Japanese certainly knew how to turn out top of the line small cars in those days. 200,000 miles in a Toyota Corona with a 2R motor and 4 kids on board that travelled up and down the east coast of Australia without a murmur proved that.
In those days you could buy a used Army car for about $200 and get log books with it.
There were some great cars on the road in those days and my Chrysler Regal Station Wagon 5.2 litre solved the problem of many children all happy in the back seat and "boot" on our camping trips.
I would have loved to buy a Subaru XV in those days and wouldn't have minded being pulled over by police when the wizz bangs set off their radar detectors.
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Postby Roger Ramjet » Wed May 29, 2019 5:58 pm

A great ad MGV12. Much appreciated.
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Postby Roger Ramjet » Thu May 30, 2019 10:18 pm

And the race has started: https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/wo ... n-in-seoul
The fact that it has Government sponsorship makes all the difference. Just look at the figures of cars sold already.
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Postby BKKBILL » Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:54 pm

Seems like ICE are being pressured by EV's at an increasing rate.
https://www.bangkokpost.com/auto/news/1 ... ment-plans
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Postby MGV12 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:19 am

China's Father of Electric Cars Says Hydrogen Is the Future - Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... the-future

"The technology for hydrogen fuel cells has been described by Tesla chief Elon Musk as "incredibly dumb."

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Postby BKKBILL » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:01 am

Might be some time yet.
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Postby Roger Ramjet » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:20 am

Elon Musk, Tesla's chief has been described by himself as incredibly dumb. :lol: :lol:
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Postby MGV12 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:49 am

BKKBILL wrote:Might be some time yet.


Understandable .. cos gasoline stations never catch fire.

Delegate the running of hydrogen/gasoline stations to AI .. problem eliminated.

No disrespect intended to those who run/work on these stations .. but personal experience suggests that maybe :wink:

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