Technical aspects of automobiles

Archive for November, 2012

Used to be

right after World War Two and on into the 1960s/1970s, even later,trim
pieces and fit were as bad as they could be on U.S.A.cars.Exterior
chrome plated pieces, on a lot of cars didn’t line up properly,trunks
and windows leaked in rain.There were other thingys too, many people
were very disatified with about their post World War Two cars.
cuhulin  

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Need help with car air conditioner..

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All-electric vehicles

Awl–

Apropos of the diesel generator discussion in How Airtight is a cylinder, I
googled All electric vehicles, and found only one viable source, Zenn.
Viable =  a car that can be   1. practically driven and 2.   legally
registered).

The Zenn is $12-$15K, legal in most states, albeit as a limited purpose
vehicle, for low-speed roads, under 35 mph in NYS.  Also has a crappy range,
30-50 mi.  But workable for short commutes, shopping, etc.
Uses regular lead acid batteries (six), to power 72 V motors.
Looks like my Honda Fit, but half the weight, at about 1200 lbs.

Various sites talk about the video/doc Who killed the Electric Car, meaning,
it IS viable, even *ready*, the oil shitheads just don’t want it.
Any opinions?  Any leads on other viable all-electrics?

Apropos of diesel electrics:

For backup power:
If only the  rear wheels were powered, I figger 10 hp on each rear wheel on
a 1200 lb car is good for 20-40 mph.
At 72 V, that’s about 100 amps per wheel, about 14 kW total.

Harbor Freight has a 15kW generator for about $2200, at 450 #.
And that’s retail price.  Automakers ought to be able to put something in,
considerably cheaper/lighter.

Seems to me, for utilitarian-type vehicles, this is most of the solution:
All electric, lightweight, super-simple (no transmission/mechanical linkage
w/ pure generator), with a cheap reliable gas backup, so you never get
stranded, simple battery technology, ekc, ekc.  Plus solar charging.
The 1992 Mazda 929′s had solar stuff built in to the sunroof.

Heat-A/C would seem to be workable as well, with good batteries.  Small A/Cs
are about 600 watts.

Other sites, I think the ZAP car, has electrics w/ 0-60s of 3-4 seconds.
Very expensive stuff.  One car was over $300K.

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Need Accelerator Switch for Trans Kick-down Chevy 454 1988

This is a 1988 Fleetwood Southwind Motor Home\RV built on a Chevy P30
Chassis and the gas pedal has a slide switch that is wired to an Automatic
Transmisson Control Module under the dash. So far the Chevy dealer can’t
seem to find it and Fleetwood says it is a "Chassis Part" (Chevy). The
Contol Module says "OEM Replica Series Automatic Transmission Electronic
Servo Module for Moto Home" Thanks!

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2000 Voyager Evap Core replacement

I’m wondering how different evap core replacement is on a 2000 Voyager
Van compared to a ’94.  I replaced one on a ’94, and while it took
some time, it saved me a lot of labor.  Has anyone done one?  Does
anyone know what the difference in book hours is from the ’94
generation van to the ’2000?

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Used to be

right after World War Two and on into the 1960s/1970s, even later,trim
pieces and fit were as bad as they could be on U.S.A.cars.Exterior
chrome plated pieces, on a lot of cars didn’t line up properly,trunks
and windows leaked in rain.There were other thingys too, many people
were very disatified with about their post World War Two cars.
cuhulin  

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Need help with car air conditioner..

http://car-air-conditioning.blogspot.com/

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Need Accelerator Switch for Trans Kick-down Chevy 454 1988

This is a 1988 Fleetwood Southwind Motor Home\RV built on a Chevy P30
Chassis and the gas pedal has a slide switch that is wired to an Automatic
Transmisson Control Module under the dash. So far the Chevy dealer can’t
seem to find it and Fleetwood says it is a "Chassis Part" (Chevy). The
Contol Module says "OEM Replica Series Automatic Transmission Electronic
Servo Module for Moto Home" Thanks!

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2000 Voyager Evap Core replacement

I’m wondering how different evap core replacement is on a 2000 Voyager
Van compared to a ’94.  I replaced one on a ’94, and while it took
some time, it saved me a lot of labor.  Has anyone done one?  Does
anyone know what the difference in book hours is from the ’94
generation van to the ’2000?

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Used to be

right after World War Two and on into the 1960s/1970s, even later,trim
pieces and fit were as bad as they could be on U.S.A.cars.Exterior
chrome plated pieces, on a lot of cars didn’t line up properly,trunks
and windows leaked in rain.There were other thingys too, many people
were very disatified with about their post World War Two cars.
cuhulin  

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