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Old 04-04-2008, 01:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Great experiment, Tom. A 10% increase is nothing to sneeze at. Thanks for posting it.

As I mentioned in the ForkenSwift thread, it's not as simple a matter for us because our motor field connections are internal. But that might be a reason to mod the motor case and bring the connections outside for just this reason.

I liked all the "amps @ mph" notes throughout - were they battery or motor amps? (There's no motor ammeter on the FS.)

Also - you should post a garage entry for your car - even if it's just a link to your EV Album entry. As more people read your posts, they'll have easy access to the relevant vehicle stats.
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