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(New York Magazine)   New York man brings out his inner redneck for the heatwave, sticks an entire air conditioner in his car window   (nymag.com) divider line 84
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2013-07-16 08:42:17 PM
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He should have just got one of these. Problem is, You have to fill them with water so the tubular pad gets wet, then you have to drive about 90 mph to really feel any cool air in your car.

/had one on my '47.
 
2013-07-16 08:53:28 PM
I thought this was a story about the mayor!


http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/mayor_bloomberg_uses_w i ndow_ai.html
 
2013-07-16 09:08:58 PM
Isn't that parking sign requiring the driver to back the vehicle in at a 90 degree angle? (See comments)
 
2013-07-16 09:10:52 PM
Godscrack:  /had one on my '47.

You rule.

And how do they run these things off of a 12v system? No way there's enough amperage to power that thing. Is the generator sticking out the other window?
 
2013-07-16 09:39:42 PM
meh

it's been done before.

nothing amusing about being unoriginal.

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2013-07-16 09:45:36 PM
New York man brings out his inner redneck for the heatwave, sticks an entire air conditioner in his
 
2013-07-16 10:18:37 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Godscrack:  /had one on my '47.

You rule.

And how do they run these things off of a 12v system? No way there's enough amperage to power that thing. Is the generator sticking out the other window?


I guess it depends how big his alternator is.  If that's a 1200W air conditioner then it needs 1200W/12v = 100 amps.  A generic Ford Explorer alternator is rated for 130 amps, so he'd have enough to run it, but he'd probably run out of juice once he started turning on other components in the car  Of course, he could have thrown in something ridiculous to provide the power.
 
2013-07-16 10:53:41 PM

calbert: meh

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Pretty sure that last one is the same car from TFA.

Lsherm: I guess it depends how big his alternator is. If that's a 1200W air conditioner then it needs 1200W/12v = 100 amps. A generic Ford Explorer alternator is rated for 130 amps, so he'd have enough to run it, but he'd probably run out of juice once he started turning on other components in the car Of course, he could have thrown in something ridiculous to provide the power.


The more you know. Thanks.
 
2013-07-16 11:06:15 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: calbert: meh

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Pretty sure that last one is the same car from TFA.



you know, I kind of thought so also, and then I thought that this current article was just a rehash of a widely spread photo, but upon closer inspection you can see the lettering on the tire in the last photo (not visible in the article's photo, but that could also be just angle)

but also, in the article's photo, there is a black towel under the a/c unit, in the bottom photo of my set, there is no black towel (appears to be a white towel folded up tight). and there is differing amounts of 'filter clog'

however, apparently the last 2 photos in my set are the same vehicle, just with the a/c on different sides... and I wouldn't be surprised if it actually is the same car/owner who has done this before and does it every summer, and then someone snaps a photo and it makes it rounds again.
 
2013-07-16 11:13:06 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Godscrack:  /had one on my '47.

You rule.

And how do they run these things off of a 12v system? No way there's enough amperage to power that thing. Is the generator sticking out the other window?


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Non-electrical. They have a small hole you put the water into. There's a string near the vent area that you pull, to turn the tubular tube water pad inside. You have to soak it pretty good. Then you drive, air goes in thru the pads and into the car.

Like I said earlier, you have to be going pretty fast to feel the air. All your windows have to be up. It's OK for days that are 85° and you just want to cool off. I used to put ice water into mine, but it only goes so far. Especially when it's 100 degrees in the shade. The oldie Lowrider guys love them. When I had mine, I had people asking me if it was a mailbox, lol. Some people thought it was some WW2 car cannon.

It was fun for awhile. But IMO, It just looks too clunky on the side of something with beautiful lines of a 1940's vehicle. Tends to be distracting.
 
2013-07-16 11:29:21 PM
CSB alert...  Growing up, we had a '64 Dodge Coronet that had an after-market dealer-installed AC unit that my parents had had installed sometime around 1970.  It was a big beast of a thing that rode on the hump under the dash, and it took up legroom in the front seat on both sides.  And it's not like we lived in the tropics; we were in suburban Minneapolis, but that thing put out so much cold air that was so cold it would frost the interior of the windows in August, thus confirming the CSB.
 
2013-07-16 11:34:59 PM
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This guy put one on this nice 1961 or 62 (I think) Corvair wagon, which looks pretty cool. You can see the pull string I mentioned hanging down, just inside the window. In the bottom pic, he's putting water into the cooler.

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2013-07-16 11:42:54 PM

Godscrack: Pray 4 Mojo: Godscrack:  /had one on my '47.

You rule.

And how do they run these things off of a 12v system? No way there's enough amperage to power that thing. Is the generator sticking out the other window?

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Non-electrical. They have a small hole you put the water into.


He he he!!! I realized after I posted that... I was rather unclear. Then I was wondering if you were actually going to answer me. For the record... I was asking about the AC in TFA. I appreciate you taking your time to answer my rather stupid unintended question... but I am actually familiar with those evap coolers. I don't have anything near as old and cool as his... but my dad collects War era Cadillacs.

And for my clarity... is that a Cadillac or a Fleetline? (And please don't embarrass the shiat out of me and tell me it's a Ford).

That is a gorgeous ride.
 
2013-07-17 12:05:01 AM

Pray 4 Mojo: And for my clarity... is that a Cadillac or a Fleetline? (And please don't embarrass the shiat out of me and tell me it's a Ford).

That is a gorgeous ride.


That's a sample picture, just to show the cooler. Not my ride. '50 or '51 Chevy Fleetline, yes.


imageshack.us

I had a 1947 Fleetline back in the early 80's when I was running with the car clubs.

I appreciate you taking your time to answer my rather stupid unintended question

Not stupid at all, I love talking cars.
 
2013-07-17 12:07:32 AM
cool
 
2013-07-17 12:10:24 AM
Didn't think those downstate fellows had it in them.   Must be a transplant.
 
2013-07-17 12:10:55 AM
"redneck"........did Trayvon submit this?
 
2013-07-17 12:11:16 AM
I suppose it can be a cheaper option than getting the A/C in your car fixed...

Wouldn't that burn out the voltage inverter (or you'd need one hell of a heavy duty one)?
 
2013-07-17 12:11:55 AM
Heartily approves
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2013-07-17 12:16:41 AM
Physics-wise there's no reason why this wouldn't work. At least compared to my brother-in-law who wants the AC on *with* the windows open and complains about heat.
 
2013-07-17 12:20:01 AM
A couple years ago when it was really hot here I'd take an empty 2-liter of soda, fill it with water and freeze it. Then I'd just cradle it in my lap while watching TV. Worked pretty well.
 
2013-07-17 12:26:57 AM

Godscrack: Not stupid at all, I love talking cars.


The car you posted there - the '47? - is beautiful. Ever driven a Model-T? I'm fascinated by them. The 3 pedals with mostly different functions / the lever / the throttle and spark-gap timing control on the column, would love to learn to drive / own one.
 
2013-07-17 12:32:26 AM

I swear I've seen this car in a Mad Max movie.


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How is that allowed on the street? In an accident that's gotta be so dangerous.

 
2013-07-17 12:33:29 AM

WhoopAssWayne: Ever driven a Model-T? I'm fascinated by them


A friend of mine has a restored 1930 Model A coupe. He is a WW2 veteran. I've done some light work on it, but I've never driven it.
 
2013-07-17 12:39:33 AM

skinink: How is that allowed on the street? In an accident that's gotta be so dangerous.


Hard to order at a drive-thru.
 
2013-07-17 12:47:12 AM
That's a little too straitforward for redneck engineering.
 
2013-07-17 12:48:25 AM

FMR1969: "redneck"........did Trayvon submit this?


Look at you. Look how stupid you are.
 
2013-07-17 12:49:39 AM
Self proclaimed environmental warrior, Mayor Bloomberg, uses a window AC unit mounted on a movable stand to cool down his vehicle before he gets into it.

Link
 
2013-07-17 01:01:02 AM

Mock26: Self proclaimed environmental warrior, Mayor Bloomberg, uses a window AC unit mounted on a movable stand to cool down his vehicle before he gets into it.

Link


Actually it's to cool down the vehicle without running the engine while his security detail sits inside it while the mayor is at a function.

Maybe you could've, I dunno, watched the video?
 
2013-07-17 01:05:55 AM

skinink: How is that allowed on the street? In an accident that's gotta be so dangerous.


The g/f and I used to have a running gag about this Halloween pumpkin we bought that was so big that we had to put it in the passenger seat and put a seatbelt on it. We had this visual of it getting into an accident and flying out through the windshield like a crash test dummy, then sailing across the intersection.

I'm picturing the A/C unit doing something similar.
 
2013-07-17 01:08:53 AM
Slightly off topic:

I got one of those portable inside air conditioners this summer and its really made life great.

Try one if you aren't in the mood to install a window unit.

/ don't know how they would work out in a car
 
2013-07-17 01:16:59 AM
An ENTIRE airconditioner, Subby? Well holy farksticks! Usually, the rednecks I've seen only put half an airconditioner in the window, and then wonder why the cooley-wind don't come out none. Them New Yorkers are smart!
 
2013-07-17 01:18:36 AM

FMR1969: "redneck"........did Trayvon submit this?


I'm not even a Trayvon fan and I think that was stupid.

Jokes...you don't got em.
 
2013-07-17 01:18:47 AM

gweilo8888: An ENTIRE airconditioner, Subby? Well holy farksticks! Usually, the rednecks I've seen only put half an airconditioner in the window, and then wonder why the cooley-wind don't come out none. Them New Yorkers are smart!


See, you admit to things like that, then you wonder why New Yorkers continue to stereotype you.
 
2013-07-17 01:20:47 AM

gweilo8888: An ENTIRE airconditioner, Subby? Well holy farksticks! Usually, the rednecks I've seen only put half an airconditioner in the window, and then wonder why the cooley-wind don't come out none. Them New Yorkers are smart!


How the hell does one install half an A/C?
 
2013-07-17 01:20:49 AM

freewill: See, you admit to things like that, then you wonder why New Yorkers continue to stereotype you.


Funny thing is, I'm not a redneck. I'm a Brit. From Hong Kong.

/I just happen to live in the south
//and defy stereotyping
 
2013-07-17 01:21:16 AM
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I see this occasionally. When you park the conversion van at night you can plug it into the grid.
 
2013-07-17 01:21:25 AM

sethen320: How the hell does one install half an A/C?


My point. You've just missed it. (And yet, made it yourself.)
 
2013-07-17 01:22:54 AM

freewill: gweilo8888: An ENTIRE airconditioner, Subby? Well holy farksticks! Usually, the rednecks I've seen only put half an airconditioner in the window, and then wonder why the cooley-wind don't come out none. Them New Yorkers are smart!

See, you admit to things like that, then you wonder why New Yorkers continue to stereotype you.


I've met plenty of rednecks and I can assure you they would use the whole thing.  The New Yorkers wouldn't even know where to start on mangling a car into this mess.  They would be googling "car install window AC".  C'mon, we all know it.
 
2013-07-17 01:23:51 AM

SpdrJay: Slightly off topic:

I got one of those portable inside air conditioners this summer and its really made life great.

Try one if you aren't in the mood to install a window unit.

/ don't know how they would work out in a car


Costco was selling a portable swamp cooler a few years ago.  Was on wheels and came with enough collapsing ducting that the exhaust and/or intake could reach a window up to 25 feet away.  I almost picked it up.  Tons of possible uses for it.

Also it would look way less ghetto than putting an AC unit out your car window.  And less illegal.

/If window mounts kill people fallout out of stationary windows, what will they do falling out of moving ones?
 
2013-07-17 01:25:01 AM

gweilo8888: sethen320: How the hell does one install half an A/C?

My point. You've just missed it. (And yet, made it yourself.)


No, I got it.  I was being a smart-ass.

It was the other response you got which took the bait.
 
2013-07-17 01:25:20 AM

Godscrack: He should have just got one of these. Problem is, You have to fill them with water so the tubular pad gets wet, then you have to drive about 90 mph to really feel any cool air in your car.

/had one on my '47.


Ok..explain pls. Lol
 
2013-07-17 01:25:26 AM
yukichigai: /If window mount units kill people falling out of stationary windows, what will they do falling out of moving ones?

FTFM
 
2013-07-17 01:26:36 AM

sethen320: No, I got it.  I was being a smart-ass.

It was the other response you got which took the bait.


It's so hard to tell the difference between a smartass and a dumbass these days.

/you're all asses
 
2013-07-17 01:27:29 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: Godscrack: He should have just got one of these. Problem is, You have to fill them with water so the tubular pad gets wet, then you have to drive about 90 mph to really feel any cool air in your car.

/had one on my '47.

Ok..explain pls. Lol



Here's your junior high science for today.
 
2013-07-17 01:28:32 AM

gweilo8888: sethen320: No, I got it.  I was being a smart-ass.

It was the other response you got which took the bait.

It's so hard to tell the difference between a smartass and a dumbass these days.

/you're all asses



Yeah, I can't blame you on that one, you're right.
 
2013-07-17 01:30:53 AM

SpdrJay: Slightly off topic:

I got one of those portable inside air conditioners this summer and its really made life great.

Try one if you aren't in the mood to install a window unit.

/ don't know how they would work out in a car


I got one of those for my attic office - they are fan-farking-tastic.  They are also horrendously inefficient.  Still, it's nice to be able to move it around to rooms where we need the extra cooling.  Extra bonus for adding extra cooling in the pool house on super hot days.
 
2013-07-17 01:32:43 AM

sethen320: The more you eat the more you fart: Godscrack: He should have just got one of these. Problem is, You have to fill them with water so the tubular pad gets wet, then you have to drive about 90 mph to really feel any cool air in your car.

/had one on my '47.

Ok..explain pls. Lol


Here's your junior high science for today.


Um...i know about the thermodynamics of it...

Was asking him to detail/explain the construction.
 
2013-07-17 01:33:52 AM

Lsherm: SpdrJay: Slightly off topic:

I got one of those for my attic office - they are fan-farking-tastic.  They are also horrendously inefficient.  Still, it's nice to be able to move it around to rooms where we need the extra cooling.  Extra bonus for adding extra cooling in the pool house on super hot days.


This is fark.  You may get some backlash for saying that.  I would have used "our high humidity room".
 
2013-07-17 01:35:26 AM

The more you eat the more you fart: sethen320: The more you eat the more you fart: Godscrack: He should have just got one of these. Problem is, You have to fill them with water so the tubular pad gets wet, then you have to drive about 90 mph to really feel any cool air in your car.

/had one on my '47.

Ok..explain pls. Lol


Here's your junior high science for today.

Um...i know about the thermodynamics of it...

Was asking him to detail/explain the construction.


Ooohh...sorry.  Now I feel like an ass.
 
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