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Old 11-25-2007, 09:37 PM   #154 (permalink)
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10-14-2006, 08:11 Pm

Picked up the blue ForkenSwift from Ivan's this afternoon. Going to make a short "before" video of the car with its ICE. Maybe tomorrow I'll shoot that.

Because maybe next weekend the ICE comes out (assuming machinist guy has the motor ready for us this week).

Good thing we're converting it though: it died on the road. I think I just ran it out of gas - it started again when I added some, but it's running like crap.

Been thinking about range extenders too... If we keep the engine and mount it on a trailer with the radiator, fuel tank & exhaust, we'll could set it up to do (low speed) highway trips (run about 4 alternators off it to feed the batteries...) Yeah, that would be a damn complicated generator.
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