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Old 03-21-2023, 04:55 PM   #61 (permalink)
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So AM can work just fine in an EV (even a Tesla):


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Old 03-22-2023, 12:39 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Considering how the high-voltage harnesses must have a protection against interferences, its quite predictable that AM radios would still be able to work in an EV.
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Back in the day that's how you knew it was time for a tune up: you heard the misfire in the radio. At 12 a gallon tuneups were kinda optional.
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Of course it can - it just costs money
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Old 03-22-2023, 06:36 PM   #65 (permalink)
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Sometimes I think the most practical way of obtaining my dream car would be to just build my own. Either that or to mod the heck out of a manufactured car.

There are lots of things I like about Teslas. There are a lot of things I hate about them too. But I guess I'm that way with every vehicle.

I've told myself I will never buy another phone without FM radio and never buy a car without AM radio. I guess I'll be without a phone and car some day soon.
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Doesn't have to.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxhole_radio
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The foxhole radio was a crude crystal radio which used a safety razor blade as a radio wave detector with the blade acting as the crystal, and a wire, safety pin, or, later, a graphite pencil lead serving as the cat's whisker.[3]

The foxhole radio, like a mineral crystal radio receiver, had no power source and ran off the power received from the radio station.
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The maker of the first foxhole radio is unknown, but it was almost certainly invented by a soldier stationed at the Anzio beachhead during the stalemate of February – May 1944.[1] One of the first newspaper articles about a foxhole radio ran in the New York Times April 29, 1944.[4] That radio was built by Private Eldon Phelps of Enid, Oklahoma, who later claimed to have invented the design.
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Sometimes I think the most practical way of obtaining my dream car would be to just build my own.
Myself also. I'd want a Basalt fiber monocoque 12/10ths scale Schwimmwagen hull with an electric front axle.

2nd edit: Semi-retractable flotation tires and steerable electric [hubless] hydrojet thrusters.
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Successful businesses are often created by people solving a problem that seriously vexxed them.

I created my vehicle cost of ownership calculator because nothing like it existed, and I was frustrated.

Back before LEDs were available in automotive applications, I built my own. If I'm building my own in 2003, there's probably a market for it.

In 2004, I wondered why all taxis were Crown Vics and not a Prius. Now they are ubiquitous.

I've been meaning to create a spreadsheet of things that annoy me, as possible business opportunities.
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Old 03-24-2023, 12:46 AM   #68 (permalink)
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Sometimes I think the most practical way of obtaining my dream car would be to just build my own.
Me too. Once in a while it still sounds quite tempting to build either a sand-rail buggy or a small campervan, both inspired by the classic Volkswagen setup but with a more modern engine...
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An amphibious sand rail or camper vam?
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An amphibious sand rail or camper vam?
Having seen many motorhomes flat-towing some small car, such as buggies and Suzuki Jimnys, why should towing a sand-rail buggy with a Kombi campervan be totally out of question?

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