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Old 07-21-2005, 01:07 AM
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:15 AM
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i've been considering having my appendix, gall bladder, tonsils, and one kidney taken out for the same reason. too much superfluous stuff, let's tidy up, ya know?
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:15 AM
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I wonder if 4/0 aluminum, aka triplex would work (for a battery relocation), you know, the stuff power companies use for feeds to 200 amp house services?
You would really only need two conductors, and if one were lucky one might "find" some scrapped by an electrician or power company crew...
It's aluminum (less weight) but I'm not sure how vibration-resistant the jacket would be.
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Old 07-21-2005, 01:17 AM
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i've been considering having my appendix, gall bladder, tonsils, and one kidney taken out for the same reason. too much superfluous stuff, let's tidy up, ya know?
good one
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:15 AM
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We put in a k&N filter removed almost all the AC stuff on are w116 and where just getting ready to put an aircraft tow vehicle battery in the trunk it is about 3 times the size of a diesel battery and powers KC delighters very well including the one behind the rear license plate. We were also about to install an electric fan when I wrecked the car. I took the ac pump out of my w115 to make repairs and I would not put that sob back in for all the gold in china of coerce 90 degrees is a bloody crisis here in the land of 75 degree days
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:01 PM
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I wonder if 4/0 aluminum, aka triplex would work (for a battery relocation), you know, the stuff power companies use for feeds to 200 amp house services?
You would really only need two conductors, and if one were lucky one might "find" some scrapped by an electrician or power company crew...
It's aluminum (less weight) but I'm not sure how vibration-resistant the jacket would be.
Can you say...corrosion?
The aluminium stuff is not the best...you often have to tighten down the clamps in the box to accomodate for the metal mismatch/corrosion over the years...
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:07 PM
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Can you say...corrosion?
The aluminium stuff is not the best...you often have to tighten down the clamps in the box to accomodate for the metal mismatch/corrosion over the years...
Yep you can burn you car down just like that stuff does houses...

If you take the doors, hood and fenders off...all the glass....and all but driver seat....cut holes in everything....you can save a lot of weight.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:15 PM
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We put in a k&N filter removed almost all the AC stuff on are w116 and where just getting ready to put an aircraft tow vehicle battery in the trunk it is about 3 times the size of a diesel battery and powers KC delighters very well including the one behind the rear license plate.
Why the ginormous battery? I mean, unless you're running giant subs, it wouldn't really have any benefits and just add more weight, right?
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:18 PM
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Why the ginormous battery? I mean, unless you're running giant subs, it wouldn't really have any benefits and just add more weight, right?
Never know when you might need to jumpstart a tug boat.
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Old 07-21-2005, 02:28 PM
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Never know when you might need to jumpstart a tug boat.
Yeah, seriously; ironically, this post was started on the topic of removing superfluous components, not installing them.
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:23 PM
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You can get rid of the cruise control actuator, that wierd looking thing next to the front side of the valve cover next to the power steering pump. I "S" canned mine since my cruise was a total non-op that caused other problems
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:57 PM
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You can get rid of the cruise control actuator, that wierd looking thing next to the front side of the valve cover next to the power steering pump. I "S" canned mine since my cruise was a total non-op that caused other problems
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After you s-can it...can you send it to me?
Those thigns would make GREAT hobby actuators...pretty powerful...
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Old 07-21-2005, 03:59 PM
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i've been considering having my appendix, gall bladder, tonsils, and one kidney taken out for the same reason. too much superfluous stuff, let's tidy up, ya know?

BRILLIANT!
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:02 PM
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After you s-can it...can you send it to me?
Those thigns would make GREAT hobby actuators...pretty powerful...
I've got three lying around. I wonder if people will buy it on ebay? actually people will buy anything on ebay.
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Old 07-21-2005, 04:10 PM
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When I am at the beach we leave the kC day lighters on for hours it saves keeping the car running. I have some well specialized anti police equipment that draws a lot of current. When I got busted pulling security at the street races it was fun watching the police try to figure out what all that electronic stuff was packed in my car it was not funny the impounded my car or thirty days costing me $1200 in tow and storage fees, That is the new penalty in CA for even watching a street race. If you have a battery that expensive it is a waste to leave it on the floor and since my wife made me get rid of the golf cart I have some spares. I can always limp home using the starter if my engine dies LOL In a wreck weight wins and my 300d with my son driving was hit from behind by a stolen honda going 100 mph your car cant be too heavy. At least I am not using a two thousand dollar NiCad like my rice Rocket did When I was younger and my alternator went out on my Buick I had two new kids no money for even a junk yard alternator my friend gave me an aircraft tow battery the hood on the car would not even close and the car listed badly but I drove for a month with out a recharge.
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