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Old 11-27-2007, 03:36 PM   #459 (permalink)
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10-10-2007, 03:40 Pm

Originally Posted by 2ton
It was a fun ride/drive! My son was very impressed. I forgot to tell my better half that he wasn't in a booster seat and was in an uninsured vehicle as we hit 195+ going uphill! hehe

I noticed 200 or a needle width less on the first ascent and it did hit 195+ when we looped around to confirm that. Close enough...

Not a problem. 195+ uphill - that's funny.

Let's call it 195 amps then. Benchmarked!

I've since done a bit of reading on the Citi/ComutaCar Yahoo group and the opinion there is that a 48v Curtis 225A controller such the ForkenSwift's *will* result in both slower accel and a lower top speed than those cars' original contactor controller. Bodes well for a controller bypass experiment. MORE AMPS!

And, it looks like the Kingsway broker has found us an insurer (though not Kingsway, ironically). Fingers crossed, I'll know for sure tomorrow.
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