Friday, September 12, 2008

Post-Apocalyptic Technology: No Welding Needed

Sections of exhaust pipe joined, not by welding, but by the use of exhaust jointing paste, beer cans and jubilee clips. The result may look unconventional, but it doesn't leak or fall apart, and did not involve the spending of money or the use of heavy equipment.

This is important for austere times such as an apocalyptic anarchic phase in which one would want to keep the machines going.

( learned this researching rat bike culture on wikipedia )

1 comment:

BFGalbraith said...

I think that about half the guys my age who do own cars in Bremerton that haven't been in the Navy have owned a care with the muffler attached in a similar fashion. I used to crawl under my '78 Toyota Corolla to make sure the muffler was still secured tightly on a regular basis back in the mid '90's.