Energy & Sustainability
Jake’s steamcar project, initial survey

As covered here previously, Jake von Slatt is going to make a steam-powered car out of a 1929 Mercedes Gazelle SSK replica made by Tiffany Motor Cars sometime in the ’70s. Here he takes an initial survey of the car and what he’ll need to do to get it in shape for a steamy retro-fit.

Heres another thing that will need addressing immediately, the steering column. Or perhaps spearing column is a better name as that is exactly what it would do to the driver in an accident. You can also see more of the tangle of wires and a pegboard “firewall” that has to go.

Steampunk Car Project – Link


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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