OT computerless classic cars (was Re: Heathkit EC-1)

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Fri May 2 18:52:01 2003

--- "Dwight K. Elvey" <dwightk.elvey_at_amd.com> wrote:
> Many cars of this time frame may not have a vacuum advance.
> I know my Fiat Spider doesn't( I think the VW's did though ).

Depends on the exact model and year. Many do; some do not.

> Still, most any auto is just full of analog computing elements.

The carburetor is full of them. EFI (Bosch Electronic Fuel Injection)
was available on "Type IVs" (Squarebacks and Fastbacks) in the late
1960s, then later on MicroBuses (like my 1975 and 1976 ones). It's
clearly an analog computer with a network of sensors, comparators
and actuators. There's even instructions floating around on how to
do component-level diagnosis.

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