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Old June 21st, 2021, 11:23 AM #1
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Some comments in the You are getting Old(er) thread, and watching the new War of the Worlds got me thinking.

One might consider getting a vehicle from an older/simpler time.

A vehicle without any electronics will survive and run after an EMP strike.

So back to Points and a coil, carburetor, no anti lock brakes.

Just a discussion point.
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Some comments in the You are getting Old(er) thread, and watching the new War of the Worlds got me thinking.

One might consider getting a vehicle from an older/simpler time.

A vehicle without any electronics will survive and run after an EMP strike.

So back to Points and a coil, carburetor, no anti lock brakes.

Just a discussion point.

My son and I picked up a cool project car last summer. We drove it around all day Saturday, she ran great.
It’s a 63 Corvair. I was never into Corvairs before this purchase, but I love the car. Definitely a fun driving experience.
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My son and I picked up a cool project car last summer. We drove it around all day Saturday, she ran great.
It’s a 63 Corvair. I was never into Corvairs before this purchase, but I love the car. Definitely, and fun driving experience.
That's a beauty!!! Congrats...
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My son and I picked up a cool project car last summer. We drove it around all day Saturday, she ran great.
It’s a 63 Corvair. I was never into Corvairs before this purchase, but I love the car. Definitely a fun driving experience.
Ralph Nader weeps.
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Every time I have a large car repair bill, I threaten to get a Ford Model T as my daily driver. A more modern Model A would be a more practical choice.
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That's a beauty!!! Congrats...
Thanks. We did some work to her over the winter. Mainly, New carburetors and dual exhaust.
She’s definitely and 20 footer. She’s got some rust issues, we’ll have to fix later.

So far we have kept it all original: points and drum breaks all around. Air cooled engine, so maintenance, is pretty easy. She’s no speed demo for sure, but she’s fun to drive. What’s that old saying? “It’s more fun to drive a slow car fast, than it is to drive a fast car slow”
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Some comments in the You are getting Old(er) thread, and watching the new War of the Worlds got me thinking.

One might consider getting a vehicle from an older/simpler time.

A vehicle without any electronics will survive and run after an EMP strike.

So back to Points and a coil, carburetor, no anti lock brakes.

Just a discussion point.
That has been suggested many times on this forum and others. Removing the sensitive electronics would certainly make it less vulnerable, but depending upon how powerful or how close it was, I wonder if perhaps that might not be enough.

In 1859 a massive solar flare erupted, what is now known as the Carrington event. The only widespread technology at the time was the telegraph system, and it was hit pretty hard. The magnetic fields produced by the flare induced strong currents in the long wires, causing fires, and in some cases melting the wires.

I wonder if something similar like a nearby EMP or repeat of the Carrington event could cause a similar problem with the coil and wiring in an older vehicle, producing a very high current and possibly a great deal of heat, enough to damage or destroy the coil or start a fire.

If you're thinking of going to that much trouble you should probably invest in a couple of spare coils and replacement wiring harnesses and keep them buried in a metal box.

https://www.history.com/news/a-perfe...rrington-event

https://www.universetoday.com/132890...rington-event/
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And a liar... or at the very least prone to compulsive exaggeration. Much of his early work has been debunked or disputed.
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