Sunday, August 12, 2007

Driver "pimps his ride" with home A/C unit

It's no secret that Texas summers are hot, whether or not you believe in global warming. Civil Engineer Scott Dawson had gone through 3 years of Houston summers without A/C, and decided he'd had enough. So, rather than spending $1200 to get the A/C fixed on a car he planned to get rid of soon, he decided to go the cheap route. He took a home window air conditioning unit (they are pretty cheap, right?), bolted and wired it to his car, and created what is definitely not going to be a babe magnet.

Now, I can't imagine this engineer didn't at least think about the added drag on his car while driving, and the additional weight of the unit - and what it would do to his MPG - so was there something else behind all this? Like getting his 15 minutes of fame perhaps?

Anyway, I also can't believe $1200 for A/C repair - unless he went to a dealer, which is bound to have outrageous prices, rather than someone else, that seems waaaaay too high.

4 comments:

techblog said...

why is this labeled global warming :-)

anyways, nice a/c.. guessing he'll get tired of having to jump-start the car every time he forgets to off the unit.

next up: trailer with 120vac diesel-generator!

Tacos4Everyone said...

If the A/C needs major repairs it can be really expensive. I think I paid around a grand to get mine fixed several years ago. Worth every penny as I used my car for work every day.

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I can't imagine this engineer didn't at least think about the added drag on his car while driving, and the additional weight of the unit. Bolted and wired it to his car, and created what is definitely not going to be a babe magnet.

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