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DIESELgate Scandal

Today, a truck driver may spend an average of $70,000 per year on fuel alone. That’s diesel fuel.
“Volkswagen, which was at the center of the ‘Dieselgate’ scandal that exposed diesel engines as not being as clean as some automakers led regulators to believe, is now suggesting a phase-out of the huge diesel subsidies”

CEO Matthias Müller / Volkswagon

The future is electric. The people at Volkswagon are moving their interests to electric cars.

“I’ve become convinced that we should question the sense and purpose of the diesel subsidies. If the switch to environmentally friendly e-cars is to succeed, diesel combustion engines can’t continue to be subsidized the way they have been forever.” published by electrek.ca

Tesla Sales are Predicted to Boom in the Next Quarter

Tesla Model 3 2018

With Tesla’s new electric Semi’s, they are predicting about 50 cents a mile to drive the large transport e-trucks. Alternate vehicles such as electric cars and hybrid electric cars will become more in demand when people buy more electric cars. They may not drop in price. But, operating cost will offset high gas prices. Europe is moving their eye towards electric cars more and more. They are going so far as to give compensation for diesel run vehicles as  trade-ins when purchasing electric vehicles. Or, simply drop offs to get them off the road.
BAN OF DIESEL/GASOLINE -DRIVEN CARS
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller added that the proposal for concentrating on electric cars would be a solution to avoid a ban on diesel and petrol vehicles. Several European countries are now considering banning all diesel and petrol fueled cars in the upcoming decades. Norway, France, England, India, Germany, China, Scotland and California, U.S.A. are all on board.

CALIFORNIA WILL BAN SALES OF GASOLINE VEHICLES IN 2040 IF UPCOMING BILL IS PASSED

Cities in California are so smog filled, partly due to the geographic location and population. The top 4-5 cities with the highest air pollution in the United States are found in California!

Light Rail Track And Pacific Ocean On The Background.

San Francisco: population 8,607,432. In the Bay Area, there are two main causes of poor air quality: ozone (for which it ranks 16th) and particulate matter. Ozone is a bigger problem in the summer, while wood smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces make air quality problematic in the winter.
No wonder California is so eager to promote electric cars.
PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
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12 Days of Christmas-Scrap Car Way

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT!
December 25 launches the first day of the “12” days of Christmas. 12 days later on Jan.5th, it ends. January 6th is the feast of the Epiphany. The official end of continued Christmas celebrations. Back in the middle ages; 1558 to 1829, it was a crime to be a Catholic. Back then, if you were caught writing anything down that would indicate the Catholic faith, you would be hanged, imprisoned or drawn and quartered. The 12 days of Christmas is a song with a –hidden meaning—for example:…10. The ten lords a-leaping are the Ten Commandments.  The Twelve Days of Christmas was a message from the Catholics in France and adopted by the British Isles.


SCRAP CAR 12 DAYS of Christmas
We thought we would have some fun with this. and give you our version of this holiday tradition.

DAY 1. On the first day of Christmas,
ONE hour workout. Boost your endorphins!
Day 2. TWO baked apples. M-m-m-m good!  Healthy choices!
Day 3. Call THREE people to wish them a Happy New Year!
Day 4. Scrap 4 cars (back to work)
Day 5. Scrap 5 cars
Day 6. Scrap 6 cars
Day 7. Scrap 7 cars
Day 8. Scrap 8 cars
Day 9. Scrap 9 cars
Day 10. Scrap 10 cars
Day 11. Scrap 11 cars
Day 12. Scrap 12 cars (hah hah hah)
What’s your 12 days? Share your ideas with us …at Paul’s Scrap!
Whatever you do… have fun!

Cheers to everyone, and GOOD Will TO ALL!

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recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
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The First Tow Truck

You have to find These old timers to get their stories about the wrecking business in the 1920’s. No Internet back then. Stories from the early days are hard to find. We really got excited when we found  Tony Wirka, who was in the towing business along with his dad.

Model T Tow Truck 1922

“We purchased it from his son at the auction,” said Skorohod. “His son is over 78 years old himself. We went to see him a couple of weeks ago and he gave us a little more of the story about it — a story that tells what towing was like in the old days when Tony Wirka was hired to do a job for the railroad.” published by oldcarsweekly.com

George Skorohod’s 1922 Model T Ford tow truck coughed to life with a “putt, putt-putt, putt-putt-putt” rhythm. It won a yellow ribbon for the most original vehicle at a car show. To drive the model T, you have to open up the choke and wrangle with three pedals. Old faithful rattles and sputters to the podium to receive the yellow ribbon. Unlike other old cars that are polished, painted (black) and restored with new parts, old faithful has clung to its rusty nuts and bolts for all these years. No wonder it won the people’s choice award out of 130 entries. You can see the old wooden planks have survived the test of time. The fellas said old faithful did a lot of work for the railroad. One time he had to move some cement blocks. Two burly men had to sit on the front fenders of this 1500 lb tow truck to keep it from lifting off the ground. The blocks were moved successfully.

Take a look at it ribbon on the front windshield.

Model T Tow Truck 1922

This beauty hails from Rescue, Nebraska. It was build in Nebraska and was very useful in Rescue. A one filling station and repair shop town. Wirka did all the car repairs for the town. No one has lived there for a long time. It has become one of those ghost towns people talk about. It’s new home is in Lincoln, Nebraska at Skorohod’s garage where he has several tow trucks. Old faithful is more a less a museum piece. Just to have it around is really fun to look at and imagine what it was like back in 1922.
PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
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Scrap Yard Beginnings

RECYCLING OLD CARS ~ A GROWING BUSINESS

Model T Ford Truck 1923

When your Model T broke down, you left it at the side of the road as soon as it stopped working. Basically, you would push it off the road and simply leave it there. Everybody did it. Not that long ago (up to early 60’s),  you still found old vehicles abandoned in fields and permanently parked on Any Street in Europe and the rest of the continents.  Sometimes, a car may be reported abandoned, A tow truck would find its way to that rust bucket and swoop it away. It was not unusual to see a broken down car left outside busy city streets for months on end. Shoppers and store owners would pass by the vehicles without a second thought. Day by day, you might see parts of the car missing. Especially, if the car remained idle and exposed for a long time. I have seen pictures of cars with birch trees growing inside the cars, right through the floorboards.

 

Kids Playing On Abandoned Cars

You could not get away with that today. The vehicle would get towed by the city and you would pay the fines at the pound. Generally speaking, people contact a licensed scrap yard or wreckers they find from the Internet. The wreckers will come to your house or shop and tow your vehicle to the scrap yard. People sometimes will leave their car in the driveway for a couple of years until they decide that it’s not worth keeping any longer. Perhaps, they need to hang on to the memories associated with their old car. Or, just too lazy!
IN THE BEGINNING
As soon as appliances and useful items were being manufactured they eventually broke down. You threw them out and bought another  stove or a new set of pots. The junk man would roam the streets collecting junk and bring them to his humble junkyard and make a small living at it.

Sanford And Son: This Is The Big One!

If you were looking for an old radio and could not buy a new one, you would visit the junk yard to see if he had a beat up old radio that still worked.  Junk yards stored old refrigerators, irons, cabinets and anything that was left out on the road or that they could salvage. With old cars, the junk man would tow it into his yard and sell parts to fix other cars. They sometimes sold the old beaters to mechanics who fixed up the cars to become roadworthy again. We have grown to a full recycling business. As fast as the cars run off the assembly line, another assembly line is created. Cars and trucks roll over the scales, get crushed, cubed and ready to make new cars bicycles an other steel products. Whatever you buy, you can be sure that 25% of it was made from recycled steel.

MODEL T 1930-1940

According to the old timers, it was hard to find a farm without several T’s out back in the 30’s and late 40’s. A model T was worth $10-$15 and sometimes as high as $20. These cars were slow compared to the newer models. After a while, farmers would load up the vehicles to the trains to be deposited at the nearest scrap yard.

Detroit Model T’s Ready For The Scrapyard

SCRAP CAR BUSINESS TODAY
Scrap yards are found at the perimeter of most cities since big fields are needed to house the cars. Next, the cars are dissembled by removing the tires, gas tank and batteries. Oils and antifreeze are drained from the vehicle and it is ready for the crusher.Trucking these sardine cans to the processing plant where they are bundles onto cubes or melted into bars, coils and rods of “new” recycled steel.

Scrap Cars: The End Of The Road

After that , they are shipped all over the world or trucked to nearby plants for processing into valuable useful products like a new refrigerators, new car or steel grids. Remember that 25% – 30% of this new steel are reincarnated into brand news cars.

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
**secrets only mechanics know** – find out from Paul, Scrap Car removal in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville.
Thank you! We appreciate your business very much!
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I’ve Got A Woody

NEVER SAY DIE to a Model T
Ford’s Model T Woody’s are still kicking around. The wooden truck had its heyday was between 1917 to 1923. These pictures below are proof that the Woody is still strong and viable. I guess it’s a throwback from the horse-drawn wooden wagons that dominated the old west as the pioneers forged their way through make shift roads and trodden trails. The model T truck had the same chassis as the Model T car with solid rubber tires. In 1918 Ford’s assembly line produced 3 of these trucks. As demand grew…you know the rest. They grew in weight to about a  ton and sold for $399 around 1923. You’d be surprised how many are still around. This Huckster Wagon was sold for $22,000 in 2015 at an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Ford Model T Huckster Wagon 1922

Billboards would advertise The MODEL T FORD !! The Car That changed the world !! You can paint it any color you want as long as it’s “BLACK”

To name a truck the “Express” pickup with a top speed of 20 miles an hour is a bit much considering that vehicles today will easily drive 100 miles of 60 kilometers an hour. (and more).  The  top speed for any Model T’s were about 20 miles an hour. That’s parade speed ladies and gentlemen. Back then, gas for your car was about 50 cents a gallon. One of R.C. Ayers’ coolest “toys” was the 1923 Ford Model T express truck that has been in the family about 30 years. Flat beds were around back in 1914. But, not quite like what you see today.

Ford Model T Express 1923

After the Clydesdale stopped delivering milk to your doorstep, the milk truck emerged. The original ‘Woody’ milk Truck was popular until a more efficient milk truck took its place. Now, we go to the grocery stores and pick up cartons or bags of milk. No more glass milk bottles with one inch of cream on top! …delivered to your door every morning.  The short-lived ‘woody’ milk truck reigned for a good 8-10 years. While they still linger on today.

Ford Model T Milk Wagon

Ford Truck 1917 [R.L. Hansen Transfer Co.]

Nostalgia At Its Best!

Judging by the way most of the Model T trucks from the era were treated, it’s a good bet Hansen’s toy was never babied like this in its first life. Ford began offering it’s TT line in 1917 with a one-ton chassis that was not much more than a heavy-duty version of its Model T automobile platform. The trucks rode on solid rubber tires and were propelled through a worm-driven rear axle connected to the 176.7-cid, L-head four-cylinder engine that was rated at 20 hp. The trucks had dual brakes, cowl lamps, front fenders and not much else. The 125-inch-wheelbase chassis carried a base price of $660 and turned out to be popular with the buying public — Ford wound up building a total of 135,002 of the new trucks. published by oldcarweekly.com

I had to share this picture with you. I could not believe my eyes! At 12-15 miles an hour…I hope he does not have to go far to unload the hay. Talk about heyday! Heyday has nothing to do with hay. It means the last hurrah(German Heida). Yes, definitely a ‘last’ for this farmer.

The Model TT(truck) was first sold in 1908. Although no verified hauling specifications are known, this one is pictured loaded with 8,000 pounds of hay. It was probably driving well below the Model Ts top speed of 40 mph.

PAUL’S SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
recyclePAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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Electric Car Batteries

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BATTERY
LEAD BATTERY ~ UP-CYCLING
A recent study of lead batteries maintains the 80% of new ‘lead’ batteries are made from recycled batteries. It is an amazing and very efficient use of old, used batteries, especially car batteries that are being disposed of each time a car is brought into the scrap yard. Since the lead in batteries are recycled, it reduces the mining for lead. Batteries are important in back-up security systems as well as cars, airplanes and buses. This interesting video shows how batteries are being made.

Battery Council International (BCI), Chicago, and Essential Energy Everyday have released a showing lead batteries have a recycling rate of 99.3 percent, making them the No. 1 recycled consumer product in the U.S. published by recyclingtoday.com

Other Types of Batteries are Lithium and Nickel Batteries
All together there are 3 basic battery types. Lead batteries are popular with golf carts. Lead batteries are heavy and do not accelerate as well as the other batteries. A couple of different lithium-ion batteries – including LiFePO4, my new personal favorite. The life of a battery is important when selecting an electric car or a hybrid (electric/gas) vehicle. Today’s Lithium type battery can last 10-12 years. The Ni-cad battery is still being used while the Ni-MH battery has been shelved. Engineers may still develop better batteries or alternative energy sources. Talking about alternative energy sources, we can address solar energy for vehicles.


SOLAR ENERGY: Since solar energy is dependent on the sun, some countries may not fair well, especially those countries that remain dark longer during the day in winter months like Norway, Sweden and Finland along with northern Canada and Russia. Also, solar cars are still expensive vehicles. With a stretch of cloudy days for say 2 weeks and one or 2 days of sun may be problematic.
Price Tag of Electric Car Batteries
Replacement batteries run from $1000 to $6,000 per battery. It is important to remember that charging the battery is so low in cost that the savings are greater than gasoline or diesel fuel.
Toyota Prius uses an Li-ion rechargeable battery.

Electric Car Li-ion Battery

When Do You Recharge An Electric Car Battery?
The average electric vehicle can run for 40 to 200 miles on one charge. Toyota makes the RAV4 electric car, claims it travels for up to 125 miles per charge. To travel a distance of 200 miles or more, buyers will need to look at a more expensive electric vehicle, such as the Tesla Roadster.

What Kind of Batteries are used in a Tesla Electric car?
Tesla does not use lead batteries even tough other electric cars use lead type batteries. Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are manufactured by Tesla, Inc. for their electric cars.

2018 ELECTRIC CAR
This sleek Jaguar 1 PACE SUV 2018 runs on a 90kWh lithium-ion battery. On one charge, the Jaguar 1 PACE SUV boasts of a 225-300 miles distance. Full recharge takes 90 minutes. Ford’s electric SUV will be unveiled in 2020. This jaguar is its first electric SUV.

Future electric cars may bring about longer lasting battery use on each recharge. More battery charging depots will appear when more people are buying electric vehicles. We see that batteries have been extended to trucks and more recently semi trucks.
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PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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How Much is Scrap Metal Today?

WORLD STEEL/SCRAP METAL FORECAST 2017 – 2018
In order for steel to remain profitable -24%-30% of scrap metal is used in its manufacturing to keep their costs low. Other benefits of using scrap metal is environmental;  striping less iron ore from the mines. Coal is also used to fire the furnaces in the processing of steel. Recycled steel manufacturing that use the new arc furnaces also use less coal that reduces the carbon footprint. Mining coal is still ravaging the environment.

Nucor (scrap metal) Steel Mill

Some plants burn shredded rubber tires in their plants as fuel and in manufacturing steel.Mini mills run according to local supply and demand. If international prices go up, it may take a while before you see changes on the local level. The benefit is that it does prepare you for changes, especially of there is a drop in steel and scrap metal pricing. It will help you prepared for a download trend. Get your magnifying class out. The map below shows production for 2017 and 2018. Note the Mt=million tonnes. The EU growth rate is is 5.2%. In some places you read a growth of 0.4% to 2.3%.  What is surprising is that Asia (China) looks like it’s going to take a big drop in 2018. There is supposed to be a slow down in China to level the playing field.


SCRAP METAL FORECAST 2017-2018
Earlier this year in Jan. 2017, the World Steel Association (Worldsteel), headquartered in Brussels, has released its short-range outlook (SRO)…In 2017, it is forecast that world steel demand will return to growth of 0.4 percent, reaching 1,494 million metric tons. The hope is that NAFTA and EU (European Union) are working on improving the price of scrap metal in conjunction with steel prices. Even though China is still in the forefront. It is hard to compete with cheap labour and low rent.
OCTOBER 2017 publication

So, world steel demand is recovering well, driven largely by cyclical factors rather than structural. The lack of a strong growth engine to replace China and a long-term decline in steel intensity due to technological and environmental factors will continue to weigh on steel demand in the future.” published by the worldsteel.org

Conflict in China and Korea are being repaired with diplomatic visits just last week (Nov 12,2017). It is better to get along, even compromises always results in an all win situation. They know it is mutually beneficial to remain co-operative and defuse any political uproars that may be ensuing.

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with Liu Yunshan, a Chinese official

IN CONCLUSION
We can only speculate and provide estimated values. Trends in pricing scrap metal are based on political and government situations as much as need for steel and recycled metals in their manufacturing. Thailand and Vietnam are showing greater demand for steel as they are experiencing growth in their countries. India is still being held back by their government to import steel and scrap metal. They are encouraged to buy and process steel/scrap metal locally. Brazil and the rest of South America have low growth numbers for 2018. To take a conservative approach. gwoth in scrap metal and processed steel looks very healthy with an estimated growth of 0.4% up to 3% growth.

PAUL’S Scrap Car-Removal and Disposal has been providing quality service since 1992. Call us now at (416) 822-3253 to solve any of your scrap car disposal needs.
Send a Text. My website is http://www.paulscrap.ca in Ontario, Canada.
How to prolong the life of your vehicle?
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Note: Ferrous METALS are magnetic and iron based. Examples of non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper and gold. As you know, they are not magnetic. It is a good rule of thumb when you are not sure how to categorize a metal. Take brass for instance. It is metallic but not magnetic. Brass is then categorized as a non-ferrous metal.

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