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  1. I was going to post the same as above. Never mind.
  2. Not sure this is a film strip that would be used in film projector as there would need to be many frames of same image to project for any length of time. The photo shows 3 unique frames. Maybe these were supposed to be made into slides? Changed manually to the aforementioned record? Or maybe used to create photo prints for training manuals or sales materials? Regardless, a really neat find.
  3. I just see it as healthy competition in a capitalistic world. Automakers at just hedging their bets today as they need to prepare for a switch. Gasoline has the advantage of infrastructure support, distribution, trained mechanics, etc. At some point do they go back and focus on improving the gas engine or switch? Improvements will only be made through necessity. E.g. My 1972 Caddy gets 7-8mpg with a 500 cubic inch motor. Gas crisis hits (70's) and imports start taking market share. My 2015 Mustang gets 20 mpg with a 302 cubic inch motor in the current horsepower race. How does Ford compete? Great car and a great price. Doesn't win all the checkboxes, but enough to win market share. As many here have commented, automakers can make a car that gets 40-50+ mpg but most are slow and small. The only driver for purchasing one was $$$ savings. These new electrics are touting perf, some style, and larger but they still have higher price tags than gas equivalents. 95% of consumer are always $$$ focused. What is the best value initially and longer term? It would be interesting to know what the dealer network thinking is around this because I don't think dealers make much, if anything, on new cars. The money is in the financing and service side of the business. With electrics they could still compete for the finance side but service is basically non-existent (but their service pay roles go down as well). Ask a Tesla driver where they get service for their car if something is wrong. I have read of many delays in getting parts or finding an "approved" shop nearby. I just reflect back to the 80's when computer stores were still around. You walked in and saw 2 racks of Apple software and 14 racks of Microsoft software. What type of computer did everyone buy? Apple may have been better but they lost market share by considering themselves "better" and not opening their OS to independent developers.
  4. If anyone is interested I can scan a graph of each major countries power split and projections of power use in the future. It was published in an industry magazine I get at work. Big trucks blocking charging stations on purpose is called "icing". Diesels that purposely emit large plumes of black smoke on bicyclists is called "blowing coal". Back to lurking...
  5. If it were me, I would double check if the coolest is OK for brass radiators. Some of the new stuff can eat away at the metal. Empty may be a better option....
  6. The charging time will drop significantly. Range will increase. Agree having enough infrastructure to support mass adoption is a major challenge but there are already major agreements in place with car companies and infrastructure engineering companies to build this out. Most of the technology is around it is just not commercially viable. Case in point, Diesel locomotives are actually using electric motors to move all that weight down the track. The engine is just for electric power and isn't connected to the drive wheels. This has been this way for decades because it is really easy to sync the motors in a daisy chain or with locos at both ends. That pulsing you hear, and sometimes feel, is the current in the electrics (some diesel added in).
  7. Make that 1. I have a 2015 Mustang GT convertible. Agree with the name reuse here , but I have to admit if they put that electric power in the current Mustang body and the range really was 300 miles...count me in. My GT only has a 15 gallon tank. If I can keep my foot out of it, that 300 range would equal the GT on my best behavior .... which is impossible with almost 500 hp under the hood (yes, slightly enhanced)
  8. Early Dodge Brothers also had an oil can on the firewall.
  9. Looks like I have project to figure out! Thanks for the photos, very helpful.
  10. I don't think a DB had that pan until 1918 or 1919. It could have been added later...
  11. Looks like battery box top will not fit on yours either due to the overlap of the body "sill".
  12. Many thanks for the photos of your battery box. My frame number is 282609.
  13. My 19 has the added plate only on the driver's side. I have a later frame hanging in my shed that has it on both sides. off topic, but should the battery box be bolted to the top of the cross member and frame or below the cross member and frame? Mine is mounted above and There is not room to add the battery box top cover as it is so close to the bottom of the floorboard.
  14. Carefully push in with both hands on the chrome/nickel headlight bezel. The bezel has 3 hooks on the inside that secure the ring, lense and headlight bucket. The lense will try to drop out and crash on the ground, so take your time when pulling off the bezel. The bulb and reflector will come out as a unit.