Are legacy auto manufacturers Screwed?

Post Reply
 
User avatar
BigBarney
Member
Posts: 2136
Joined: Wed. Feb. 08, 2006 2:48 pm

Post by BigBarney » Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 11:39 am

They are saddled with obsolete plants... No money to convert...

Too many parts that can be replaced by castings...

"Best part is no part" from Sandy Munro...

Now watch the experts in the field of manufacture...TALK...



BigBarney

 
ColdHouse
Member
Posts: 3427
Joined: Thu. Nov. 08, 2012 12:06 pm
Location: Bristol, CT

Post by ColdHouse » Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 11:41 am

The best, most reliable, cheapest most fuel efficient, green, form of transportation is walking.

 
User avatar
BigBarney
Member
Posts: 2136
Joined: Wed. Feb. 08, 2006 2:48 pm

Post by BigBarney » Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 1:05 pm

Hard to walk to Buffalo,especially in the snow...

BigBarney


 
User avatar
Richard S.
Mayor
Posts: 15628
Joined: Fri. Oct. 01, 2004 8:35 pm
Location: NEPA
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Post by Richard S. » Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 1:56 pm

BigBarney wrote:
Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 11:39 am
They are saddled with obsolete plants... No money to convert.
They are doomed because of legacy pension costs, high rates for labor/benefits and a myriad of other issues. I was reading a recent article about the new contract with the UAW, it specifically slows the pace of new technology that would take jobs and the union will be given a say for plant closures. The UAW will not be happy until they vote themselves out of a job.

 
User avatar
SMITTY
Member
Posts: 12596
Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: West-Central Mass
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 Highboy
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Post by SMITTY » Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 3:02 pm

Yep, the UAW will be the death of the auto industry. Between them and government, you have your answer as to why modern vehicles are such pieces of unreliable, low-bidder garbage.

 
User avatar
SMITTY
Member
Posts: 12596
Joined: Sun. Dec. 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Location: West-Central Mass
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 Highboy
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Post by SMITTY » Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 3:03 pm

ColdHouse wrote:
Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 11:41 am
The best, most reliable, cheapest most fuel efficient, green, form of transportation is walking.
Indeed!! :lol:

If people keep voting the same way, we'll ALL be a part of that green movement very soon ...


 
User avatar
Sunny Boy
Member
Posts: 26197
Joined: Mon. Nov. 11, 2013 1:40 pm
Location: Central NY
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Anthracite Industrial, domestic hot water heater
Baseburners & Antiques: Glenwood range 208, # 6 base heater, 2 Modern Oak 118.
Coal Size/Type: Nuts !
Other Heating: Oil &electric plenum furnace

Post by Sunny Boy » Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 3:17 pm

SMITTY wrote:
Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 3:03 pm
Indeed!! :lol:

If people keep voting the same way, we'll ALL be a part of that green movement very soon ...
:lol: :clap:

Paul

 
User avatar
BigBarney
Member
Posts: 2136
Joined: Wed. Feb. 08, 2006 2:48 pm

Post by BigBarney » Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 3:24 pm

Bring back the cobblers... More shoes needed ...

"The word cobbler is believed to be derived in the 14th century from the surname and place name “cobelere”, meaning “one who mends shoes”. A shoe mender, shoe repairer, a shoe-maker, one who hand-crafts shoes. In modern day, a cobbler is a master craftsman, an artisan."

BigBarney

 
waytomany?s
Member
Posts: 4587
Joined: Fri. Aug. 16, 2019 3:02 pm
Location: Oneida, N.Y.
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harmon Mark II
Hand Fed Coal Furnace: Looking
Baseburners & Antiques: Looking
Coal Size/Type: Nut
Other Heating: newmac wood/coal combo furnace

Post by waytomany?s » Mon. Jan. 22, 2024 4:00 pm

So I'm a part time artisan? Who knew?

 
User avatar
gaw
Member
Posts: 4494
Joined: Fri. Jan. 26, 2007 2:51 am
Location: Parts Unknown
Stoker Coal Boiler: Keystoker KA-6
Coal Size/Type: Rice from Schuylkill County

Post by gaw » Mon. Apr. 01, 2024 4:54 pm

ColdHouse wrote:
Fri. Jan. 19, 2024 11:41 am
The best, most reliable, cheapest most fuel efficient, green, form of transportation is walking.
You will get further with the same effort using a bicycle but it is mechanical and subject to breaking down so not as reliable.

Post Reply

Return to “Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles & Aviation”