Re: Gliders - a future in Australia
13 Jun 2015 18:03 #159423
...is the glider proposition to make a new cab/chassis/etc look old ?...or an old cab/chassis/etc look new ??
...the logical extension of a proprietary manufactured truck is the ability to "improve"..or "modernise"..or "make safe" etc...and it's these proprietary manufactured trucks that will cause a major headache for any authority to deny their reason for being improved........even back to fitting my 1965 900 series Kenworth with any upgrade i would like to have....a new rail/rails here...a 550 Cat engine there ?? :-/ :-/
Whilst looking at the feasibility of a glider, I always pull up short thinking about electrical wiring.
Now I'm not afraid of wiring and have fully re-wired EFI vehicles from scratch.
However I don't relish the thought of trying to integrate the wiring from a modern truck into a mechanical diesel engine and transmissions. How would you integrate ABS & stability programs into a throttle the ECU can't control.
I think we're dreaming if we think we can have a 2016 chassis with a Screamer and RR box and have it work anything like you want.
I did see a funny thing whilst watching Le Mans on the weekend, one of the AUDI's had to re-boot the on-board computer by shutting down all power whilst traveling at 200kmh+ for 3 seconds then turn it all back on so the brakes and ABS would work properly! Brave chap.