[Oeva-list] How long can you keep the "new" old cars running?

Steve's Account stevel at fern.com
Mon Jul 1 13:43:19 PDT 2013

> From: Mike Butts <mbutts at ieee.org>
> Monte Shelton's 1917 Detroit Electric is on the road and running fine.
> http://www.curbsideclassic.com/curbside-classics-american/curbside-classic-1917-detroit-electric-brougham-charged-up-for-another-century/
>  --Mike

And how many microprocessors and exotic batteries does the 1917 model have?

Bet you can make many of the parts with a block of copper and a file! Not
so with the new vehicles!

Simularly, the original charger probably had a "flemming valve" in 
as a rectifier.. this can be substituted with any number of modern parts.

This isn't true with modern parts.. Try for instance to find a mask
programmed ROM for a specific model of microprocessor, after it has
gone out of production for a while. Especially if that part contained
the proprietary software that runs your vehicle.


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