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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - October 23, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The Cedar Huplils Wed.. (M. 2.1, Engineer's Family Enjoys Homemade Auto Finishing Touches Putting the finishing touches on his model of the Fisher Body Coach, John Dryer of Detroit prepares it for display in a senior citizen's art show in Detroit. Dryer, 55, who makes wooden models for Chrysler Engineering, said making the coach has been a lifetime dream. He said he's spent more than hours on the project. M IAI') Dick Bassclt says look a basket (if surplus mili- tary electrical parts anil a junk iiutii body and lunicd Ihcm inln ;i htlle cleclnc car thai hums aloiiK al -III miles an hum- for up III Iltl miles "My wife and ilauHlitcrs drive II he said "II's an awful In! cheaper than a ca.solinc-drivon cm-. "The idea uf an elecirie car isn't anylhiiij; new. liul pnllini; line together am! driving il aniund lown sure said Hassclt, an engineer at Sandia Laboratories Curri'iil I'ricc Hassolt said (he car eo.sls a little nver half-a.penny per mile In operate, lia.sed on the current price of electricity. said lie has about jn. vested in Ihe ear. Nearlv llifee.fiiurlh.s nf Ihe ciisl is in Ihe III lead-acid storaKe lialleries. five each in what had been the ear's engine and Irunk spaces. "It's a weird feeling, sitlini; at a in the car When Ihe accelerator isn'l depressed, there's mi sniind. power is cnnsiiined. Ynu always wonder if you're really to move when yon hit the pedal." Hassclt said "My wife has a problem with il while shoppini: People in lols conslanlly walk in front of somolhinj.: aln Ihe ear, becaii hear it coming. "We also have trouble ucl lie acijiiired a surplus wilhoul a clutch II u hey can't energy crisis body had lo In I ra- HIM service al drive-in bank I i..ii...... slni'l'i'U! mil o ilepend on an intercom to alert Uiem that a ruslomer ,s com. nit' We usually wind up blow- "'Clubcd about I.Mr, ihe horn. I slripped about Illlll pounds off ol I lie idea of Ihe car. he said, it." liassell said 'alifnmiii firm a It's such a 31111-iimp Kcneralor lhal tm. il lusl spins Ihe about Hil pounds and lends lo lift the front delivers about ill! mechanical ear." horsepower Controlling the '-peed proved I'.assett discarded the car's another problem cliiich assembly and bolted Ihe "That was solved by ncKim: generator directly lo a four the accelerator pedal to speed transmission he rebuilt. micro suiiches. wliiell are used lo operale surplus, 'llltl-amp. 2N-voll a flexible coupling he said. "That elves but I uas coiinlint; on the the car three electrical speeds in the Iransmis- sum to let me shifl uears fantastic." for friendly service 63rd Anniversary Sale Savings Save 26.00 How's this for handsome? Savings too fantastic to ignore! Men's single breasted suits heave center vent styling. 100% polyester for wrinkle free com- fort. Choice of green, brown or blue. 38-43 short, 37-46 regular, 42-46 long. Long sleeve dress shirts of a savings now trx-d's a horgain! Our own Atkinson Brand of shirts come in c, large selection of patterns and solid colors. Fully cut for a comfortable fit. Dacron :oHcn ror easy caro. Bar. Ocwntown Strnol Floor und lindolo Plen n'l Shcippinrj Cr-ntor on Six at Syrarrtorn
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