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