Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Last week we sat in the electric chair and liked it. Well at least there were a bunch of electric cars and trucks to peruse amongst the classifieds, should you get a charge out that. We’ll plug into last week’s most electrifying find in a sec, but first this week’s more traditionally-powered objective.
Considering the recent rash of crazy weather the country has been seeing, as well as last week’s climate report that noted one benefit of global warming being that within the decade Florida will be completely under water, I think it’s time to get prepared for the hot time we’re all supposed to be having in the old town tonight. Okay, I was just kidding about Florida going Atlantis, but with the deluge it experienced, as well as the rest of the globe supposedly getting wilder weather, I think it’s a good time to go looking for AWD cars. Oh, and just because I don’t want you taking the easy road to on-road assurance, let’s exclude all Audis and Subarus, m’kay?
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What’s you’ve got that straightened out, make the jump and see which of last week’s finds was the most D-Celebratory.
You all know Ohm’s Law, right? The basic calculation for voltage being V=I*R where I is current and R is resistance. Alternatively you can calculate for resistance with R-V/I and for current with I=V/R. There’s another calculation that proved important with last week’s collection of electric cars for sale and that is NB=NS as we all know means No Battery equals no sale. So many of the cars and trucks and… well whatever some of those things were, were offered sans batteries and chargers, the most expensive parts of any electric car, that they were almost not worth considering. One that was worthwhile was this oddball 1978 Mustang hatchback found by mkep819 which has its spare tire well filled with 144 volts worth of NEW Trojan batteries which with its 500 amp convertor is what, 72 Kwh? Any electrical engineers in the house? Anyway, this one is a bit of a riot as it’s an example of America’s pony car that has long been vilified for the emasculation of the marque as it had the poor fortune to have been introduced during the dark era when car makers couldn’t make horsepower and meet the new fuel economy and emissions standards. Instant torque ought to make up for that shortcoming. Well done, mkep819!