posted on Jun, 30 2011 @ 01:04 AM
i started an asnine thread earlier. i want to talk about how you can take a car use the parts inside to build survival things for a protracted
emergency situation lasting over a year where you have to leave civilization. I humbly put forth the idea that a car or truck contains billions of
dollars of technology and the resources of a large country spanning 100 years.
There are five main resources on a car that are extremely usefull
cylinder heads(if aluminum)
WHy do I say that the modern automobile has billions of dollars of technolgy in it? It takes the resources of a large city to smelt the steel, machine
the engine, build computer chips to run the motor and etc.
First off I would like to tell the ATS members that a 250hp car is actually a 200kw generator. Generator heads are at scrap metal prices all you have
to do is build a contraption that can couple the engine power to the shaft of the generator. You can also try to aquire 100 alternators and have them
run in series and remove the diode from each of them to get 3 phase electricity. A few drawbacks would be that automobile engines make peak horsepower
at 5000rpm instead of the 3600rpm that generator heads usually run at.
The engine block itself is a finely tuned piece of machined surfaces.
This site shows how you can turn an engine block into a lathe. A lathe can be used to build all sorts of other machine equipment such as mills or
sheet metal benders or even be able to make pulleys. with a fully furnished machine shop you are better equipped than 99.9% of all survivalists. most
don;t understand that in a long protracted serious TSHTF situation you will be cut off from civilization for a very long time. With a lathe the sky is
the limit for ingenuity ad repair skills. Plus you have cylinder head which are made of aluminum . Aluminum can be melted down and cast into many
shapes provided that you have sand and a wood box.
You can use the machine shop to build any sort of machine and even guns and cannons.
the body can be pressed or hammered into flat sheets which are then heat treated so that you can build such things as distillation apparati.or even
better yet use a running automobile as a mobile moonshine distillery. People forget that over 40kw of waste heat are generated at idle this heat can
be used to boil off liquor from fermentation. You will need a cooling stack 20 feet tall to make 90 proof.
The tires can be melted in roaster you built out of the sheetmetal of evacuated by the vacuum pump you built to make fuel or biodiesel.
Feel free to add ideas