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Old 12-03-2017, 01:39 AM   #171 (permalink)
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There is at least one reason to do that but it's very expensive.
I'd be mostly inclined to make a motorcycle-engined trike from scratch for that price.

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Old 12-03-2017, 04:25 AM   #172 (permalink)
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How many 1937 Fords are still around?
Not that many, but Ford buggy-spring suspensions are still around, and the tubular axle was one-year only, with I-beams before and after. The tubular axle is marginally more aerodynamic. It could bolt directly to the frame, eliminating the batwings, radius rods and traverse spring and shackles.

Street rodders pay good money for a clean look.

Edison used an aluminum box beam.
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The FMVSS are not "stupid" just frustrating if you don't know how to get through the process. For a small start up company crash test costs and liability insurance premiums can be a major hurdle.
Trying to make all cars "fool proof" with crash test standards and air bags prevents the most efficient designs and doubles the price and materials content and runs counter to what the world needs going forward.
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Trying to make all cars "fool proof" with crash test standards and air bags prevents the most efficient designs and doubles the price and materials content and runs counter to what the world needs going forward.
FMVSS standards are the reason we donít get engine and transmission choices in cars.

A simple change to the platform laws would bring choice back to the market by not requiring crash tests to be run on every displacement and transmission choice.
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The problem is that idiots kill non-idiots from time to time.
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Maybe I'm unemployable, but when I'm an owner of an FUV I can pimp it out while I take a nap.

(At 1:13 you see the Ferry St. bridge)
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Brilliant: Work eight hours, rent out your SRK for a total of $114, and not have enough electricity left to get home.

The app should charge extra if they do not plug in your FUV when they are finished.
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I used to deliver pizzas in a VW Beetle when I was in college. First thing I would do is add a clip-on range extender.
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this went up on the first.
https://www.arcimoto.com/2017/12/hello-la-auto-show/

It's basically the Manufacturing Plant and LA CoMotion Panel videos.

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