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Old 10-23-2008, 05:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Location: Sterling, VA
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BORK! - '89 Volvo 240 DL Wagon
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Got pulled over by the cops in the next county who weren't happy with me riding on the sidewalk. They couldn't ticket me even if they wanted to though.

I'm going to take the plunge and see if I can over-volt this thing. First part to source is a beefier DC-DC converter so that I can replace the existing 48V input model.

Then I will add another battery to try 60V for a while.

There's really no need for me to have a full-size vehicle at the moment. Everywhere I want to go is within a 6 mile reach of my house. If I want to go further I'm very near to public transportation access. I only need the extra speed so I can avoid being passed on roads that do not have a usable shoulder.

One thing I did do last week was use an angle grinder to cut off all of the unused steel tabs from the frame that were previously used to attach the plastic body panels. Without the body panels attached their only function was snagging my pants.

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