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Old 11-27-2007, 11:06 AM   #244 (permalink)
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01-13-2007, 11:27 Am

HA! Project Forkenswift is famous

AutoblogGreen discovered the YouTube videos and posted an item:

Don't know where these guys are located (their Web site isn't up yet) but their first two videos covering the electric conversion of Geo Metro are worth watching. The project is called ForkenSwift and the crew is using a hydraulic motor salvaged from a forklift. The first video showed a quick power-up using one battery. Now the team has added two more batteries and a controller from a 48-volt golf cart. They seem to know what they're doing and it looks like they've got a hit series out of their garage. Can't wait to see more of the conversion.
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