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Old 11-27-2007, 02:23 PM   #441 (permalink)
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09-19-2007, 08:42 Pm

Made the 2nd front/rear pack cable this evening. Soon there will be no more 48v cables inside the passenger compartment

Ivan says he's got time to help this weekend (he has a newborn at his house, so I haven't been bugging him to pitch in lately).

Left to do: make the mechanical emergency disconnect, mount & hook up the 2nd contactor, ammeter shunt, fuse, tidy up some small wiring (incl. getting rid of the parts of the original ICE harness that are still hanging around the motor compartment).

I'm thinking it's not unreasonable that I might have it to my mechanic at the end of next week, or the beginning of the following week. Hmm, Ben, that would make me late again, since a week Monday is October 1st.

Looks like we'll be just in time for the approaching cold weather in an unheated EV with decreasing floodie performance!

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