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jeeper61

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  1. He doesn't need a plumbers level the pitch is built in
  2. Works until the double vision kicks in
  3. Sun going behind the ridge behind us and still shining across the lake
  4. When CAT ran the numbers the OTR was a small part of their overall business so they decided it was not worth the investment. We had a lot of equipment at their Mossville, IL plant where the built the 3406 was sad to see it go.
  5. That would have been my second guess Kind of looked like a Pontiac manifold so I went with Rochester
  6. Are those Rochester deuces?
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    Macks

    Good Luck I thought that last one went cheep
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    EVs

    That's what is was getting at they likely need to be pluged in even if they have a full charge to keep the battery from being damaged by the extended cold temps i.e. don't leave it at the Fairbanks airport when you go to Florida unless it on the charger. I can hear the water pump for battery running on my EV in the below 20 degree weather likely a block heater in the loop. Wonder if they calculated that energy usage in to the overall stated "MPG" "Just throw another lump of coal in the power plant and be quiet" nothing to see here move on
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    EVs

    So I am wondering how well these EVs will work in extremely cold climates I found this statement. From the manual: “Do not expose Model S to ambient temperatures above 140º F (60º C) or below -22º F (-30º C) for more than 24 hours at a time.” When I was researching storage batteries for my off grid solar system none of the lithium battery storage units had storage temperatures below zero so lead acid batteries where used since they are good to -50.
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    EVs

    I have a 30 amp 220 volt Bosch charger it was around $400 We had a 40 amp service going to our stable I upgraded that to 60 amp and used the 40 amp for the EV charger. I have a 200 Amp service with a large panel so I have some extra space we also have a transformer on our pole since we are 1/2 mile in from the street. The 3 phase chargers are these new fast chargers that start at $1500 and go up from there depending on the output. Who has 3 phase at their home let a lone available on the pole running by there residence. Now the 110 volt charger has a standard plug on
  11. Stuck once and the tranny is toast "Oh what a feeling" Now that I think about it in reverse it would be on the rev limiter before 89 mph so it must have been in a tug of war with a Chevy and got dragged backwards that fast
  12. Even more irony IHC helped the US beat the Germans in two world wars and now they are being purchased by Hitler's car company that the US propped up after the war with the Marshal plan funds.
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    EVs

    Put the wind generator on your EV and give it push down a hill and you could drive forever. Willing to bet I could sell that to some of the green crowd Buy some roached out Prius put one on put it on Facebook market place
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    EVs

    They are going to sit him in the chair and he will give a fireside babble once in awhile. Bernie, Fauxcahontas, AOC+3,Beto and Bootyjudge will set all the policy
  15. jeeper61

    EVs

    Even the 220 volt chargers will take 10-15 hours depending on the amperage they are. There are faster charging methods but you need 3 phase power and a very expensive charger
  16. jeeper61

    EVs

    I think it will be awhile before the EVs are viable in the remote areas If you had an electric sled or ATV and you ride out and run out of battery what would you do? Have someone bring a generator so you can recharge and wait even longer while it recharges? Not going to work for me. If you have a gas powered sled/atv and you run out you can either take some gas from another riding partner or you can easily bring more gas with you. You are more likely to find a few gallons of gas at a near by camp you can barter for than a generator.
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    EVs

    And a Lithium battery is also very hazardous https://www.businessinsider.com/why-tesla-cars-catch-on-fire-2019-4 There are some crash video on U tube also
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    EVs

    I had that idea started looking for a used P100D and found out I could by 3 used late module muscle cars for what they want for a used P100D so I have a ICE late module muscle car and a lot of cash in my pocket to make it faster. And we need to remember the driver wins the race not the car I want to see the Tesla Cannonball run time
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    EVs

    Tesla needs to discover the instrument panel the monitor looks like an after thought with the $$ they get they should have both and real switch gear
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    EVs

    Yes if we don't we will be silenced. Yes EVs are viable in urban areas I have one we will see how long the battery lasts I am at 130K now. The original brakes lasted to 110K with the way I drive I am impressed. For trips under 300 miles they will work but if you need to drive 600 miles in one day you are SOL
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    EVs

    Well looks like the first electric "truck" has hit the market not really a truck more like an SUV https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-cars/a34451545/gmc-hummer-ev-reservations-hit-limit-for-edition-1/ So what is going to be cheaper the EVs or the fuel storage you will need to keep all your ICE stuff running after Uncle Joe pulls the plug on the oil and gas industry in 2025?
  22. The one on the trailer is way easier to repair than that pos pulling it all. Put that pos jeep in the back of the truck go grab some more scrap with the trailer and make some money with that old iron. You can likely get more money for the truck than that pos jeep if you put a for sale sign on them.
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