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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 27 Oct 2014, 14:50

Can't help thinking that the current crop of "mainstream" electric vehicles, although looking very much like real cars now, are just so disappointing in terms of range, convenience and especially price. We would all give them a go if they were cheap enough, and cost us less to run.

Did a bit of reading about Nikola Tesla prompted by Jim's guess. The current crop of innovative minds maybe aren't working in the field of electric "volkswagens". I am sure Tesla would have perfected his wireless transmission of electric energy by now, and solved the limitations of the rechargeable battery :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 27 Oct 2014, 18:48

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mitsubushi i MiEV. Ain't Google search useful!
Cheat! Cheat! Cheat! :twisted:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Oct 2014, 18:51

myglaren wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mitsubushi i MiEV. Ain't Google search useful!
Cheat! Cheat! Cheat! :twisted:
No, I used resources available to us all (and I also explained what I used!). 8-)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 27 Oct 2014, 18:55

Hell Razor5543 wrote:
myglaren wrote:
Hell Razor5543 wrote:Mitsubushi i MiEV. Ain't Google search useful!
Cheat! Cheat! Cheat! :twisted:
No, I used resources available to us all (and I also explained what I used!). 8-)
I really should install the sarcastic font James. I have been known to use the same resource in the past. Try and avoid it here though.

The Tesla dash is a bit more upmarket than the one sought:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Oct 2014, 18:58

I did wait nearly a day before I did a Google search.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by myglaren » 27 Oct 2014, 19:00

:twisted: We'll let you off this time then :twisted:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 27 Oct 2014, 19:04

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Oct 2014, 17:34

Does anyone know Devon like the back of their hand?

Wheres this nice little scene from 1956? Points for the motor as well if you can make it out from tthe drawing.

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 28 Oct 2014, 17:50

Shame it's not a Ford...

Otherwise we'd have had a Ford in a ford...

I'll get my coat...

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 28 Oct 2014, 23:23

The bridge is still standing, and the location is famous enough for someone to paint a picture of it. (no points for the morris traveller!)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 29 Oct 2014, 07:38

If you could have peered into the the car driving through the ford you may well have seen something like this

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is that a car radio?

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 29 Oct 2014, 09:18

CitroJim wrote:Shame it's not a Ford...

Otherwise we'd have had a Ford in a ford...

I'll get my coat...
big cats do like water though, unlike Fix Or Repair Daily's, as they were famous for not wanting to go/start with the slightest bit of dam in the air

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 29 Oct 2014, 09:19

NewcastleFalcon wrote: (no points for the morris traveller!)

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yes but what is the tractor, Massey Ferguson perhaps?????

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by citronut » 29 Oct 2014, 09:21

NewcastleFalcon wrote:If you could have peered into the the car driving through the ford you may well have seen something like this

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is that a car radio?

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nice MK9 pussy????

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Re: Whatsthisthen?

Post by CitroJim » 29 Oct 2014, 10:40

Now that's a proper car wireless :-D

It'll be a valve one with a vibrator power supply...

Listen to it with the engine off and the battery would be flat in no time at all.. Many were caught out...

Vibrator power supplies were used to generate the high tension (HT) the valves needed. They were fascinating things and worked on much the same principle of a modern inverter but was electro-mechanical..

The power supply for the wireless would be under the bonnet as they were far too noisy to be in the cabin...