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Old 11-27-2007, 03:32 PM   #455 (permalink)
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10-05-2007, 03:13 Pm

Hi Gearshredder... glad to hear someone else is taking the plunge. Start a conversion thread!
Originally Posted by Gearshredder
I had a question though, have you ever thought about reconditioning the batteries, using a desulphator, or pulsing circuit?
I'm not sold on the concept, and honestly not knowledgeable enough to make my own decision on whether the theory behind it is valid or not. It's come up many times on the EV discussion list, and some of the smartest people there insist that nobody has empirically shown that they make any difference.

And have you also removed the flywheel on your transmission?
Yes, it's removed. No clutch or flywheel. Shifting via rev matching & using the synchros. It works fine once you figure it out. The drawbacks are: 1) lack of a mechanical disconnect (safety feature); 2) you can't shift as quickly as when you use a clutch.
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