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Old 11-27-2007, 02:24 PM   #443 (permalink)
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09-23-2007, 07:32 Pm

Spent some more time on things this weekend:
  • finished making the ends for the 2nd front/rear batt cable (pack -ve) and got it snaked through the under-car conduit & hooked up to the "ignition" contactor (no more pack wires on the passenger floor!)
  • mounted one half of the Anderson connector for the emergency disconnect
  • made up a bracket to mount the clutch cable to point the right way to pull apart the Anderson connector
  • cut up an old 10-speed bike to used the chain/seat stays for struts that will hold a panel over the transaxle to mount the remaining bits (low-pedal contactor, fuse, shunt, etc.)
I'm still aiming to have the car in to the mechanic this week. But there's probably more work to do than I realize...
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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