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Gazzar

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  1. Gazzar

    CB Aerial Mounting, SIII Rag Top?.

    Ah! Portals. Nice.
  2. Gazzar

    Truck Cab Soft Top

    Clever! Is it time for a better radiator?
  3. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Wireless charger in the road. Ummmm. I can see lots of problems with that. Rats eating cables, how to invoice, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, and efficiency being the main ones. A catenary and pantograph system is a lot cheaper and more efficient, but, again: getting the cost charged to the user will require some secure smarts on the vehicle. Big advantage is that it's extremely tried and tested as a concept in urban environments, and had been concept proven in extra urban scenarios by experienced truck makers.
  4. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Wireless charger in the road. Ummmm. I can see lots of problems with that. Rats eating cables, how to invoice, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, and efficiency being the main ones. A catenary and pantograph system is a lot cheaper and more efficient, but, again: getting the cost charged to the user will require some secure smarts on the vehicle. Big advantage is that it's extremely tried and tested as a concept in urban environments, and had been concept proven in extra urban scenarios by experienced truck makers.
  5. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I think we can't get much more stuff out of the soil without GM, unless we plough the rainforests. Or, controversial, reclaim the Sahara (my favourite). But wind and solar is doable. Sort of.
  6. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    That's a good point. Hopefully, we'll have efficient solar roofs and batteries in most houses by then. I do see problems with high density housing. But then that's route for car share and subscription motoring solutions. The future, tricky, huh?
  7. Gazzar

    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Fffffffffff. And risk the paint?
  8. Is there any proper orientation for steering bars? I mean, the left hand thread on the near side and vice versa? I'm near that stage on the lightweight rebuild.
  9. Gazzar

    CB Aerial Mounting, SIII Rag Top?.

    That truck is SoA, isn't it? What axles?
  10. Gazzar

    Truck Cab Soft Top

    What's that on the passenger side door hinge? Nice truck.
  11. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Very true. Which is why I give it 10 years to mature.
  12. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    First to market - catering for silicon valley types that want EV VW beetles. Limited supply of crashed Teslas. That will change as the tech becomes pervasive.
  13. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    EV West have a lot of this done, and the open source people are busy reverse engineering a lot of the clever stuff. It will happen, and there'll be a EV "megasquirt" for us to play with.
  14. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    So, lots of electric motors and inverters going spare in ten years? And cheaper better batteries? That works.
  15. Gazzar

    V8 problems

    Worderful. Lovely word. I know what you mean.
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