The Goldberg Brothers – The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner

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Dec 202017

Here’s a little fact for automotive buffs, or just to dazzle your friends.

The Goldberg Brothers – The Inventors of the Automobile Air Conditioner

The four Goldberg brothers, Lowell, Norman, Hiram, and Maxwell, invented and developed the first automobile air-conditioner. On July 17, 1946 , the temperature in Detroit was 97 F degrees.

The four brothers walked into old man Henry Ford’s office and sweet-talked his secretary into telling him that four gentlemen were there with the most exciting innovation in the auto industry since the electric starter.

Henry was curious and invited them into his office.

They refused and instead asked that he come out to the parking lot to their car.

They persuaded him to get into the car, which was about 130 F degrees inside, turned on the air conditioner, and cooled the car off almost immediately.

The old man got very excited and invited them back to the office, where he offered them $3 million for the patent.

The brothers refused, saying they would settle for $2 million, but they wanted the recognition by having a label, ‘The Goldberg Air-Conditioner,’ on the dashboard of each car in which it was installed.

There was no way that Old man Ford was going to put the Goldberg’s name on two million Fords.

They haggled back and forth for about two hours and finally agreed on $4 million and that just their first names would be shown.

And so to this day, all Ford air conditioners show —

Lo, Norm, Hi, and Max — on the controls.

Control yourself !

Just forward it on!!


The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield

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Aug 012017

This is how it’s done.

The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield
Cleaning the inside of a car windshield is important to improve visibility. However, because of the angle of the windshield and the position of the dashboard, it can be a challenge to clean it thoroughly. Fortunately, the best way to clean windshield interiors is very inexpensive.

Fill a bowl or pot with warm water. Add a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing liquid and a few drops of water vinegar. Mix thoroughly.

The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield

Get two microfiber cloths—one to wash, one to dry. Microfiber cloths can be purchased at most supermarkets, auto supply stores and home centers. They are machine washable and reusable.
The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield

First, dip one microfiber cloth in the cleaning solution and then wring it out.

Next, wipe the wet cloth over the interior surface of the window to thoroughly wash it. For hard-to-reach corners, use a coat hanger or straight-edge (such as a ruler) to help push the cloth into them.

Finally, wipe the windshield dry with the other cloth.

The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield

Newspaper may be used instead of microfiber cloths. While newspapers don’t leave streaks on interior windshields, they could leave ink residue on your hands.

Other cleaning solutions include commercial window cleaners, such as Windex, or rubbing alcohol.

The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield

Some interior windshields may develop a thin film, caused by emissions from plastic dashboards. These cleaning methods will remove the residue.

Be sure to clean the dashboard and the exterior windshield at the same time for best results.

The Best Way To Clean The Inside Of A Car Windshield


The Art Of Restoring Old HOT WHEELS!

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Apr 192017

A 1968 Camaro Restoration Done By A Master!

No matter how hard we try, we have tough time of remembering greater happiness than the one when your old man brings you a nice Hot Wheels car! Have you been to your attic lately? How about your basement? Who knows, there might be dozen of Hot Wheels beasts waiting for you! Such is the case with this 1968 Camaro restoration. YouTuber that goes by the name of barametalHW tries to restore his old Hot Wheels Camaro which is covered in dust and started to rust big time! However, some parts of it are still in great shape.

The impressive side of all this is the after effect these restored cars have! This is not his first project, but if we judge him by it – we might as well call this man the Hot Wheels Restoration Master! Anyway, the 1968 Camaro restoration process starts by removing all the rust as well as oxidation. Right after that, it is time for some polishing as the Chevy shines like it was just brought from the store! Some other parts, like the hood for example, have the problem that they are broken. An issue far bigger than rust, so greater craftsmanship comes to rescue.

Check out the restoration of this Hot Wheels 1968 Custom Camaro! This guy is Hot Wheels Restoration Master :)


MINI COOPER Fitted With A Helicopter Jet ENGINE

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Mar 282017
Insane MINI COOPER Fitted With A Helicopter Jet ENGINE With 420HP & 400 ft-lb Torque!

MINI COOPER Fitted With A Helicopter Jet ENGINE

An all wheel drive Mini Cooper S with a Helicopter engine! It must be hot inside that car. :)

Would you dare to drive this thing?

Mini and Rolls Royce are subsidiaries of BMW. However, even though they are owned by the same company which is BMW, the two renowned British brands are not known to cross paths. That was until now. A company out of Texas that goes by the name of BMP Design has done the unimaginable. They have squeezed a Rolls-Royce 250-C20B Allison jet engine from a helicopter in a MINI Cooper S. This is definitely one of the most unusual car builds we have ever encountered. Imagine the feeling driving a small Mini Cooper car with a massive helicopter engine right behind your front seats. Nevertheless, the consequences of such a build are easy to assume.

This small Mini Cooper car now delivers staggering 420HP. The rear wheels are driven through a RR engine that delivers 400 ft-lb of torque power. This turns the Mini Cooper S into a 4WD demon! However, driving this little car is no easy task. The driver needs to possess the knowledge to balance the standard controls with the special levers that operate the jet engine. However, even though the title of this video insinuates that this car has 640HP, the guy demonstrating the car clearly says 420HP. Nevertheless, the acceleration and the speed of this small rocket are mind-blowing. The sound that the turbine engine is delivering is monstrous as well.



The Easiest Way To Escape A Sinking Car And Save Yourself

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Mar 212017
This is the easiest way to escape your sinking car, according to the pros.

The Easiest Way To Escape A Sinking Car And Save Yourself

Any professional who knows what to do when a car is sinking will say the same thing: get out before the car sinks. This may seem scary, but what’s more is that the window of opportunity lasts less for less than a minute, with only 30-40 seconds of optimal time to make it out using this method.

Approximately 400 people in North America alone die in sinking cars each year, and many of these people are victims during the season of flash floods. That’s why it’s so important for people to know exactly what they should do if they ever find themselves in this situation.
The basic steps are as follows: take off your seatbelt, roll down the window you are closest to, and slide your way out and into the water. This may seem easy, but even the professional divers who were employed to demonstrate the method found the task more difficult than they anticipated.

One of the divers said, “It was very intimidating. The car went down quicker than I thought it would. I had a real inflow of water that I had to work against to get out, but it can be done.”

As another diver points out, all 4 divers were able to get out in 20 seconds because they knew exactly what to do. For most, this isn’t the case, and that’s why more people need to be informed about what to do. The instructional video also covers how to handle the situation if there are children in the car.

One more important thing that drivers should know is not to waste time with calling 911 while you’re still in the car. There are just a matter of seconds between when you hit the water and when the car sinks, and it’s crucial to escape the car during this time.

Watch the video below to get the full scoop on how to properly escape your car.


Putting A Bicycle Wheel On A Car

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Feb 202017

Don’t have a spare tire for your car… take it from your bicycle.

Shows how a bicycle wheel can be built strong enough to support a car. Bill Mould partnered with Bryan Higgins, a high school senior, to build and install a bicycle wheel on a car, put the full weight of the car on the wheel, and then drive the car.