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Old 12-09-2022, 11:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Robot cantina is pretty much my guide to build a leaf range booster. Because of that channel I know that a 207 to 212cc gasoline engine is probably only good for about 40mph pushing a leaf.
A 390 to 420cc gasoline engine is probably good for 60mph behind a leaf.
And a go-kart cvt won't work how I thought it would on something the size of the leaf. Basically the cvt will run through their entire ratio regardless of what how fast the load is going.
I thought if the vehicle wasn't up to speed the driven end of the go-kart cvt would select a numerically lower ratio until the driven end speeds up. Some amount of fiddling with the cvt might get you there but it doesn't seem like it.
1984 chevy suburban, custom made 6.5L diesel turbocharged with a Garrett T76 and Holset HE351VE, 22:1 compression 13psi of intercooled boost.
1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
2011 leaf SL, white, portable 240v CHAdeMO, trailer hitch, new batt as of 2014.

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