Orange, CA—The neat looking mystery car we asked readers to identify in the annual auto issue of Design News (DN 10.02.2000, p. 34) is the Saab Quantum III roadster, seen on the cover of the July 8, 1964 issue. Of the two surviving copies (only three were made, with the first serving as the sacrificial fiberglass mold-master for the others), one is owned by Bud Clark of J & B Imports (email@example.com ) and the other, which is for sale, by an associate of his.
Design News flashlights go to the only three readers to correctly identify the car before press time—Ken Butcher, Ralph Semonian, and Joe Clift. Many sharp-eyed readers noticed the subtle differences in hubcaps and rearview mirrors between the two pictures we ran. The reason: the best photos were of the front of one of the surviving cars and the back of the other.
What makes this movie stand out from the typical high school sports story is that the teenagers are undocumented immigrants, and the big game is a NASA-sponsored marine robotics competition. Like many other Hollywood movies, however, Spare Parts only tells part of the story. What the film shows -- and doesn’t show -- raises important issues affecting STEM education in the US.
Instead of sifting through huge amounts of technical data looking for answers to assembly problems, engineers can now benefit from 3M's new initiative -- 3M Assembly Solutions. The company has organized its wealth of adhesive and tape solutions into six typical application areas, making it easier to find the best products to solve their real-world assembly and bonding problems.
Load dump occurs when a discharged battery is disconnected while the alternator is generating current and other loads remain on the alternator circuit. If left alone, the electrical spikes and transients will be transmitted along the power line, leading to malfunctions in individual electronics/sensors or permanent damage to the vehicle’s electronic system. Bottom line: An uncontrolled load dump threatens the overall safety and reliability of the vehicle.
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