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Old 05-05-2009, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like a pretty descent setup. Very early IMA like. Those engines didn't have an EV mode. I'd think mainly due to engine drag. The clutch idea may be a problem because it would have to handle some pretty high torque at low rpms.
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