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Old 01-17-2008, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Another new guy here...

Hey guys, I just joined after reading one of your member's comment on my blog. Looks like a pretty cool place.

A little about me: I'm 16 years old (almost 17) and I've been interested in alternative energy for quite some time. I converted a Mazda pickup to electric last year and I've been loving it ever since. I documented the whole process on my blog: greenflightev.blogspot.com.

Right now I'm working on my second electric car, a Toyota Tercel, looking for better performance. It should end up being a fairly quick car. You can see the stats on both my cars at these two pages:

http://www.evalbum.com/1445

http://www.evalbum.com/861

Anyway, this looks like a pretty active and useful site. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas with you guys!

Andrew

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome!

To convert the Mazada pickup was a large accomplishment for a first timer at any age. I hope you'll grace us with pics of the before/during/after for the toyota if you are able to.

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the site! Glad you saw my comment so quickly,

I would have darin post something but he's out of town right now (and prolly jealous of your budget).
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow!

Good going Greenflight, I'm impressed at your accomplishments.
And thank you for the links, they lead to even more sources of information
on EVs. They sound like an interesting project for me to try in the future.
Something along the lines of a commuter car I can plug in at night might be useful here in congested silicon valley.

Come to think of it I think I saw a video of an EV someone here in San Jose built using a Nissan Versa. Hmmm, I think I'm getting an idea. No, it was just gas.
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Welcome welcome.

Glad that Ben took my advice and contacted you about this site.

Unfortunately now though we (well at least I) demand you start a thread documenting the build of your EV.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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built using a Nissan Versa. Hmmm, I think I'm getting an idea. No, it was just gas.
I get those all the time
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Welcome welcome.

Glad that Ben took my advice and contacted you about this site.

Unfortunately now though we (well at least I) demand you start a thread documenting the build of your EV.
^ I second that blurp.
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Welcome welcome.

Glad that Ben took my advice and contacted you about this site.

Unfortunately now though we (well at least I) demand you start a thread documenting the build of your EV.
You do give good advice. All hail!
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Welcome welcome.

Glad that Ben took my advice and contacted you about this site.

Unfortunately now though we (well at least I) demand you start a thread documenting the build of your EV.
Add another person wanting this! I love the idea of the EV Tercel. I too am a Tercel owner (1993 here). Mines going a slightly different direction, but its great to see another Tercel owner here. This is mine.

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