Who's rewired their house for this hobby?

Holm Tiffe holm at freibergnet.de
Thu Nov 27 00:07:23 CST 2014

Jon Elson wrote:

> On 11/26/2014 02:22 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
> >----- Original Message ----- From: "Holm Tiffe" 
> ><holm at freibergnet.de>
> >Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 2:06 AM
> >
> >>As I wrote before: Do you really think over there that 
> >>all people in
> >>Countries that aren't part of the US are some sort of 
> >>Idiots?
> >>I'm a German, are German Engeneeers stupid too?
> >
> We do have a special category in the US for "German 
> (over)engineering".
> I first heard this when a friend of mine in high school 
> worked over the summer
> for a Mercedes dealer.  They were talking about automatic 
> transmissions
> that had something like 45 valves in the shift logic, while 
> US transmissions
> typically had 8 or fewer.
> I think the basic thrust has always been that the German 
> engineers missed
> the part about doing the most with the minimum number of 
> moving parts.
> Jon

You got it John, most cars hre don't have a single valve in the
gear box. They have some sort of anti theft system for US People
called "Handschaltung".



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