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Old 11-06-2008, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Converting an EV in 90 Secs! (Time lapse)

I found this fun video on Metacafe.

A guy put a web cam in the corner of his garage to film a time-lapse of him converting a Metro to Electric.

Electric Car Conversion Time Lapse Part I - Video







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Old 11-06-2008, 05:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Love how it's screencapped from youtube and posted on metacafe, .

Do you know where the original link is or who the guy is?
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Found the same video at YouTube:



Yeah, somehow Metacafe has magic software that "borrows" videos from YouTube and shows them on their own web page!

I tried leaving a message for the poster inviting him to Ecomodder, but I always have bad luck posting messages in YouTube.

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Old 11-06-2008, 06:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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YouTube won't let you post URLs in comments, I don't think.

Anyway, his 2nd video is pretty funny, in an EV nerd sort of way. The YT preview image gives away the punch line though:



(P.S. Ben: I'll do the Metafilter embed enable tonight.)
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Laugh all you want!

I actually DID hook up a cordless drill to my Metro transmission, to try to roll the car (uphill) into the garage.

WAY too much torque! There was no way I could hold onto the drill.

I would imagine that level ground makes it much easier to work!

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