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Old 02-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by orange4boy View Post
Good that you can pop on your belt so quick. I usually keep a yellow top for my backup because I have removed my alt. completely. Idealist? or fool?

What's your resting voltage after a commute?
re: idealist or fool? BOTH! We all are!

To be honest, I haven't checked yet - am planning on checking tomorrow. I knew that even without my trickle charger, my car should be able to make it to friday getting home without re-charging since I took the belt off Wednesday leaving work. (idealist, fool, trusting calculations!)
I only have a 20 minute drive and I minimize starter use by light timing my clutch starts - I only crank it once or twice per commute besides initial startup.
I'll report tomorrow with the voltage after going to work and back. My goal is to get some of the cheapie harbor freight solar panels and drop them into the roof. Just pricey. I look forward to taking the reciprocating saw to the car while the neighbors watch in terror.
Gasoline, Wind, Solar, Gravity Hybrid-to-be!
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