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Old 11-22-2014, 01:28 PM   #281
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I enjoyed reading both these car/pickup truck threads. They 'took me back to my youth' (still not used to that concept) and it's nice to read about current technology.

Anyway, I don't know much about pickups, but I do know how to wind up a Peterbuilt. Reading about the comfort vs. durability choices that engineering has to make, how come the bodies and seats in serious pickups aren't sprung like the tractor trailers. I had to be able to drive the TTs around the log yard and between the large tires, chassis suspension, body suspension, and seat suspension, you didn't feel anything! I would think even just seat suspension could be a big improvement for not a lot of money.

Sounds like a good market to me for Recaro or somebody.
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Old 11-22-2014, 02:14 PM   #282
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See my earlier comments RE Tesla's new plant being built in Nevada. And really, how many people can work on their own cars at all these days? All cars have gotten so sophisticated as to be virtually impossible for the consumer to work on at home.
This guy with his ancient Internationals...

Although there is one electric that I wouldnt mind... (not for $95,000 though! )

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If you like the idea of ancient cars gone electric check out the White Zombie.

Note the controller engineer, Otmar Ebenhoech, is a good friend of a buddy of mine. I have shared many beers with him. I think he works for an Israeli battery company now (tons of really intriguing developments both in solar power and battery technology coming out of Israel these days).
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If you like the idea of ancient cars gone electric check out the White Zombie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjW05jxVOpU&list=PL67D4DB0186C53408

Note the controller engineer, Otmar Ebenhoech, is a good friend of a buddy of mine. I have shared many beers with him. I think he works for an Israeli battery company now (tons of really intriguing developments both in solar power and battery technology coming out of Israel these days).
Pretty cool - pretty impressive....
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:48 AM   #285
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Rick1967s post is getting me in the spirit, I guess.
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Not Ford-specific, but interesting to me:

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Graphene breakthrough could trigger electric car revolution: Proton discovery paves way to super-efficient batteries

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2851571/Graphene-breakthrough-trigger-electric-car-revolution-Proton-discovery-paves-way-super-efficient-batteries.html#ixzz3KQy9beAf
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