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Old 12-17-2002, 04:25 PM
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See, in Australia, like all other places in the Southern hemisphere, electrical current and thus the direction of electrons in a vacuum, goes in the opposite direction as that in the Northern hemisphere.

It's the same principal as the direction your toilet water turns as it vortexes when you flush the toilet. It goes in the opposite direction.

I also point out that the seasons are the opposite in the Northern and Southern hemispheres.

It's all part of God's Natural Law as stipulated by Sir Francis Bacon.
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Old 12-17-2002, 06:32 PM
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As stated in another thread, the British automotive electrical giant Lucas, ever resentful of the post-1945 German voltage laws and their European Union monopoly on electrical current, went to the International Court in The Hague and tried to have Ohm's Law repealed.

They quit, however, when they ran into too much resistance! :p
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As stated in another thread, the British automotive electrical giant Lucas, ever resentful of the post-1945 German voltage laws and their European Union monopoly on electrical current, went to the International Court in The Hague and tried to have Ohm's Law repealed.

They quit, however, when they ran into too much resistance! :p
That is shocking!!!
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Old 12-17-2002, 06:44 PM
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Well the jokesters are out in force today.

I have one testimonial about interstate batteries.

On my 380SE I had the car down for about a year with the battery disconected but not getting a charge.

After I put it back together I figured I would need to buy a new battery, but I figured what the heck I'll charge it and see what happens.

Not only did it start but it has been starting effortlessly for the last three months.

My money is on interstate.

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The Cap'n could have mentioned the fact that the MB battery custom made for your car will, if shorted, spark in the exact color of your paint, except for black. In that case sparks will match your rims. This little known fact is of most interest to the fashion conscious woman and generally overlooked by men.
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The Cap'n could have mentioned the fact that the MB battery custom made for your car will, if shorted, spark in the exact color of your paint, except for black. In that case sparks will match your rims. This little known fact is of most interest to the fashion conscious woman and generally overlooked by men.
I was not aware of that! You learn something every day!!
But then I'm a denim and khaaki kind of guy!!
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Old 12-17-2002, 08:49 PM
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As an owner of a British car, I know a lot about the LUCAS syndrome. This electrical system was apparently conceived by a British prince called ''Prince of darkness''.
Those Brits had it all wrong. First, the electrical polarity is reversed (up to 1970) whereby ground is on the positive side of the battery and power is on the negative side of the battery. (this is not a joke). It mean the whole car is full of positive electrons all trying to return home (the battery) through negative wires going back to the positive side of the battery....
One day in 1970, the Brits realized they had made a mistake and decided to turn everything around.
The wiring system was designed (back in 1906) with the intent of having all of those nice electrons traveling in one direction (from minus to positive). When they reversed polarity, the wires were all fooled. (LUCAS only manufactured one-way wires.) To try to correct the problem, they tried selling SACUL batteries, but it did not work. They are still working on the solution.
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(LUCAS only manufactured one-way wires.)
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As a Brit, I've had more than my share of Joe Lucas equipped cars. I never had a problem with one way wires. It's the no way wires that always annoyed me!

The worst I ever had was a TR7. I never managed to get all of the electrical equipment working at the same time, though it all worked at some time.
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The Cap'n is quite right.

I use nothing but Mercedes batteries and the quality of my lights is excellent!
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amps

you folks are missing one of the most important contributions to the world of designed amperage.

what about the invincable VOX amps from the sixties when the uk was fully contributing to the amp dilemma of those days gone by. over here they were the amps of choice after 1963. their only drawback was their electrons left hand rotational movement. mostly known as the "Paul" phenomenon. little was done with VOX amps after 1968 but it certainly has laid it's claim of amp history.

for my own electrical choice i'll stay with the tubed fender. not taiwan or Mexico only USA.

aw get out loretta!
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Re: amps

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you folks are missing one of the most important contributions to the world of designed amperage.

what about the invincable VOX amps from the sixties

aw get out loretta!
I did not mention the Vox amps because we were specifically dealing with Mercedes Benz in this thread. You do however make a good point, and anyone interested in the complete history of amperage should read the thesis by Jojo Wasaman. It also contains a special accounting by Nigel Tufnel, documenting the "Tap" amps and how, when all other amps had a maximum of ten electrons, his "went to eleven". Thanks for bringing this up.
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Old 12-18-2002, 06:14 PM
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I don't need a German battery anymore as my BOSCH alternator has been specially modified to feed on non-German amps supplied by the non-german battery. The ''bad'' electrons are eaten up and recycled into perfectly lined-up ''good'' electrons.
The alternator (with the help of the OVP (Old Volts Processor)) takes care of the rest.
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ah cap'n

i see,

you want to re-hash that dreaded spinal "tap" fiasco of 1986 again.

it's over, no sense in dredging up that can of worms. let's let sleeping dogs lie. enuff said
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Pound it to fit then Paint it to match!

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Putting the square peg in the round hole is not hard... IF you do it fast enough!

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Old 12-20-2002, 01:11 PM
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Re: ah cap'n

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i see,

you want to re-hash that dreaded spinal "tap" fiasco of 1986 again.

it's over, no sense in dredging up that can of worms. let's let sleeping dogs lie. enuff said
You're referring to "England's Loudest Band". Who can forget the 'Break Like the Wind Tour' of '86'? And...

The memorable quote, "It's a fine line between genius and stupid".
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