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Old 10-22-2020, 06:21 PM   #3607 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bicycle Bob View Post
Somewhere on this site, I've seen an old GT car with almost the same profile. It looks great, but they didn't make two. Presumably, it got very tail-happy at speed.
Wire wheels for that diameter and load come out pretty light, but motorcycle parts don't give any offset, which compromises the suspension. I used bike parts myself, but added smooth covers using model aircraft materials. If I was building a sensibly-sized electric car like this, I'd sure stay with the 17" rims, in hopes that Michelin will some day sell the Solar Racer tires. While waiting, I might add belts and pressure to MC carcases.
I've been thinking about building an in-town EV. I have two forklift motors I got from someone on a DIY EV forum.
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