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Old 11-08-2009, 09:20 AM   #21
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My Big White Hooptie (81 Buick Regal) has the fuel filler behind the rear plate. I actually like it that way, as I see the fuel door on the side of a car as unsightly. Also, with the filler in the middle of the car, I have the option of pulling up to any available pump, not worrying about which way my car is facing.
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Old 11-08-2009, 11:50 AM   #22
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My Big White Hooptie (81 Buick Regal) has the fuel filler behind the rear plate. I actually like it that way, as I see the fuel door on the side of a car as unsightly. Also, with the filler in the middle of the car, I have the option of pulling up to any available pump, not worrying about which way my car is facing.
yea i loved that i think modern cars should be more like this.
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Old 11-08-2009, 12:40 PM   #23
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I forget. Do the Chevettes have the filler behind the rear plate, or is it on the side? Its been a good 20 years at least since I've fuelled up a Chevette. I remember my 81 AMC Spirit hatchback had it behind the rear plate.

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on the drivers side.
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In years to come, will we have to contend with people trying to siphon the electricity out of our plug-in hybrids?
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In years to come, will we have to contend with people trying to siphon the electricity out of our plug-in hybrids?
I just wanna see the guy who sticks the cable in his mouth to get the voltage to start flowing...

the Darwin Awards have a lot to look forward to
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As for siphoning electricity, not likely. Plug-in power is AC while battery power is DC... The car needs a device to convert from one to the other, plus have a charge regulating circuit to charge the battery off wall-power. Going back isn't nearly as simple.
You couldn't just pry open the charging jack on a hybrid/full electric vehicle and plug in... Nothing would come back out. You would need access to the line(s) between the battery pack itself and the charge controller. Since they're generally right next to each other inside the car some place, it would make more sense just to steal the whole battery than try to make use of it in-situ.
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