> > Kaleb and Dan write back and forth about alternator > > failure, warrenty replacement and such.
> Andrew wrote: > > I wonder if there will be a renaissance in steam powered > cars. You wouldn't have these prtoblems with a steam > powered car. I suspect that we would still have an alternator. Folks would still expect electric lights, electric for 'phones, radios, windows, etc. I suppose the heater/AC fan and AC compressor could be run off of steam. Possibly more complicated as the primary propulsion doesn't need a transmission since an external combustion piston engine has max torque at zero RPM. It could be a aux power unit would have to run the alternator. That's how the steam locomotives did it, a turbine driven generator to generate electricity. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com