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Old 04-09-2009, 10:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Cookeville is the perfect place for biodieselers(home-brew). We are exactly half-way between nashville and Knoxville(state capital and one of the biggest cities respectively) so alot of business traffic floods through the I-40 corridor from one to the other. Cookeville managed to get its foot in the door first with several restaurants a long time ago(16 years?) right next to the highway.

Since then we have 13 restaurants in less than one mile and a half dozen others for two other roads each. So roughly 20 restuarants, not including a half dozen more throughout cookeville. Keep in mind a total population of 20K people(including 11,000 college students). So 10K people if 1/5 has a diesel thats still only 2K people for 26-30 restaurants. A couple of guys I know that grew up in Cookeville clean up after just one restaurant a week and its more fuel than they both combined use.

They have drums of it sitting around waiting either for a Zombie apocolypse, fuel shortages or a hostile foreign invasion.

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Old 04-09-2009, 11:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Did you have any luck with that forklift? (Motor?)
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
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We phoned the guy at the forklift breakers and he said that the motor on the broken machine he had lined up was the same unit as the gearbox, which had broken, and that the two were inseparable.

He was really helpful, and we're going next week to have a look round his yard to see what's lying around and get a feel for the sort of size the motors are. We figured that it would be less hassle (and cheaper) to just buy the motor for a fairly low price than to transport it home and then to a scrap yard, as we live quite a long way from anywhere that might have an electric fork lift breaking.
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Old 05-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #24 (permalink)
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No more progress on the motor yet because of my exams, but I did design this sticker for the Pug.



I've got this week off, so I'll try to chase a motor down.
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Nice sticker lol
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At last: Motor Time!

After about a three month exam break from the Peugeot I finally got round to buying a motor, and here it is.



It's about 10.25 inches in diameter and about 1ft long, so pretty ideally EV sized.



It cost slightly more than I had budgeted, but apparently its unused so I won't have to mess around inside too much. If you check out the specs plate it says that it's from Modena, the town where they make Ferraris .
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Old 07-08-2009, 01:14 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Wooo, it looks pretty.

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