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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2007, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Don’t know how familiar any of you are with Nikola Tesla, Serbian physicist and all round electrical engineering genius. One of his many inventions, the Tesla coil, has a sort of cult following and is a popular ‘make one at home’ project for maladjusted engineering students, professionals and other mis-wired individuals with fetishes for extremely high-voltage electricity.

Tesla coils don’t really do too much but they look insanely cool. One variant, the ‘Eye of Sauron', is particularly spectacular. Some guy in Australia has found a use for an ‘Eye of Sauron’ coil that is automotive related.

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Disclaimer: I have no knowledge of a Tesla Coil manufactured while I was attending university. I deny any involvement with its production or any responsibility for damage to university property resulting therefrom. That was probably caused by lightening, or a wiring short, or something.




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Nicola Tesla was an absolute genius, on par with Einstein, at the very least. He made some outrageous claims later in life, when he was in his 70's and 80's, of things he had invented, as well as some really off the wall theories. Then again, Copernicus was considered to be somewhat of a crackpot in his day. Davinci as well. His writings and predictions have been discussed for many years. Some look to be eerily accurate. Back on Tesla, though ( I went off the subject a bit, sorry.... :p ) I have a Tesla coil on my bureau in my bedroom. I love them. They're great to mess with.

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This was a hire car (as I don't own one) and it still works.
I sure wouldn't try it with my own car either. Bet it wreaks havok on the ignition system.

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Nicola Tesla was an absolute genius, on par with Einstein, at the very least. He made some outrageous claims later in life, when he was in his 70's and 80's, of things he had invented, as well as some really off the wall theories. Then again, Copernicus was considered to be somewhat of a crackpot in his day. Davinci as well. His writings and predictions have been discussed for many years. Some look to be eerily accurate. Back on Tesla, though ( I went off the subject a bit, sorry.... :p ) I have a Tesla coil on my bureau in my bedroom. I love them. They're great to mess with.
Yeah and out of those looney things he made , the FBI and KGB ended up with a majority of the records after he died
Perhaps he was not asmuch a crackpot as it looks
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I didn't say he was a crackpot, just way ahead of his time.......

68 mustang coupe (AKA the moneypit) 69 351w, 1.94, 1.60 valves, edelbrock performer intake, and cam ( 448/472 lift, 206/216 duration) mallory unilite dist and coil, 1.6 ratio roller rockers, holley 600 vac sec.

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It might not be deadly but I'm pretty sure that your normal car thief isn't going to test it.



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