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    RE: Lifetime Vehicle

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    Hi John B: In 1983 I bought and restored (as a bus)a 37 passenger 1948 Greyhound Bus, GM PD3751, one of the first with AC. Estimated mileage 2,176,000. Like a DC3, it was built to run forever, as they hadn't see the regulation changes allowing a 40 coach. The 6-71 Detroit Diesel was built likewise, ...

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    Do (in particular old, 50's-70's) vehicles with manual locking hubs have locked "differentials" (spool-type ring gear carrier) in front? If not, is the only reason to have locking hubs to prevent front drivetrain wear? Since those (old) vehicles got a typical 10-12 mpg I can't believe it would be a ...

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    John E. :  Yes, you have a point...KISS.   I have often thought of building a new "old" vehicle that has no emedded electronics.   Having owned a 1979 Mrecedes 300SD I am very fond of the MB 3.0 liter turbo diesel.   It is pure mechanical.   Back in day (1980s?) MB had a special order suspension, not ...

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    Judging by the deterioration rate of relatively new cars I see in the Chicago area, they've come up with better salt in the mean time. _ Geoff Hemsley Manager Sales and Application Engineering ABB Inc., BU Turbocharger Bolingbrook, ...

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    That was sarcasm. But in case you’re too young to have seen the movie “Back to the future”, I’ll explain: the 88 mph is a reference to the speed where the car leaps into the future. Peter Stricker P.E. Sent from my iPad ------Original Message------ I understand your cautionary remark; however, ...

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    I would think my 1912 Maxwell (still in business known as FCA) is a lifetime vehicle.  It has already made it 106 years, and certainly seems good for another 30 or 50. The simplest design are the most enduring.  Mo;st of the guys in the old car game are afraid of all the new electronics.  And, of course, ...

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    I understand your cautionary remark; however, if you are going to own/drive a DeLorean, what's the point if you aren't going to drive it fast?  Just looking fast doesn't cut it. ------------------------------ [Dennis] [Taylor] [Engineering Consultant] [Columbus] [IN] ------------------------------

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