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by suffolkpete
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1090
Views: 616038

Re: What would you buy & why?

That crazy speed comes from the simple physics that rotation does not stop/start the way oscillation does. My only regret with Tesla is that the design could give The Ford Sierra a run for it's money in the title: "Jelly Mould." Why couldn't they be inspired by the aerodynamic shapes of those creat...
by suffolkpete
Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3641
Views: 541332

Re: breakdown truck

The provenance of the second one must be worth something, if you know who Charles Trenet was. I do, and I expect GHT does, being a gentleman of similarly mature years.
by suffolkpete
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Alternator upgrades/replacement from different vhicles
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Alternator upgrades/replacement from different vhicles

You need to choose an alternator with a built in regulator. Recent cars have the alternator controlled by the ECU, which would probably not be compatible with your Neon. The other factors to consider would be the mountings, whether the pulleys line up and the type of pulley. Alternators of the power...
by suffolkpete
Sat Nov 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What would you buy & why?
Replies: 1090
Views: 616038

Re: What would you buy & why?

Sounds a lot of money for a non-runner, RHD cars must be hard to shift in France. You need to find out exactly what's wrong and how much it would cost to fix. My innate cynicism tells me that if it were something simple the seller would have done it.
by suffolkpete
Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect

I see that even at the slowest speed it consumes 490 watts, which is over 40 amps at 12 volts
by suffolkpete
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect

I would go for the 160 amp alternator
by suffolkpete
Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical queries
Topic: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Q's on A/C Compressors changes in displacement & effect

I haven't used Alibaba either, but they are a Chinese company so I would be inclined to treat them with caution. The other point that crosses my mind is the power consumption of the electric unit. You would be imposing a large additional load on the electrical system and you may need to upgrade the ...
by suffolkpete
Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3641
Views: 541332

Re: breakdown truck

Don't think you need pedals on that.
by suffolkpete
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: breakdown truck
Replies: 3641
Views: 541332

Re: breakdown truck

I was aware of this as it is local-ish to me. The car is an Allard
by suffolkpete
Sun Sep 19, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 206
Replies: 29
Views: 10777

Re: 206

I think it's glued on