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SatanicMechanic 05-27-2008 07:04 PM

Hello from Eastern Washington.
 
All this time there are people like me who try their damndest to get a few miles out of gas.
I own a 00' Suzuki Swift (2 door, standard trans) that gets about 48mpg. The wife drives a '01 Metro (4 door, auto) that varies in the 30's. I also have a 95' swift just like mine that I use for parts since the transmission is bad.
I also have a Ford Escort that I converted to electric about ten years ago. The battery pack only lasted five years and the price was expensive to replace the Optima Yellow Tops. I paid $97 per battery back then but now they want $180!
I am currently converting the Escort to use regular flooded batteries and going up from 96 volts to 120 volts. I hope to have a range of 60 miles.
I use to design and build electric and hybrid vehicles in college. Now I am an engineer in an unrelated field.


SM

ttoyoda 05-27-2008 07:07 PM

From your name you must be a Rocky Horror fan. Excellent. :D

SatanicMechanic 05-27-2008 07:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ttoyoda (Post 28915)
From your name you must be a Rocky Horror fan. Excellent. :D

My friends first gave me the name because my mother-in-law thinks I am Satan. But yes, I am a fan of the movie too.

MetroMPG 05-27-2008 11:38 PM

Another Suzukiclone-owning, EV-converting, fuel economy enthusiast. Small world, eh?

Welcome to the forum.

SVOboy 05-27-2008 11:41 PM

Welcome to ecomodder! Quite a history you got there, I hope we get to hear a bit more about your EV conversion, :)

ttoyoda 05-28-2008 11:46 AM

My friends first gave me the name because my mother-in-law thinks I am Satan. But yes, I am a fan of the movie too.

So that's at least two things you are doing right. :D :D

SatanicMechanic 05-28-2008 01:05 PM

Thanks for the welcome guys. This would be the perfect time to post what I am doing on my E.V. since I am upgrading the voltage by replacing the batteries and welding up new battery boxes to accommodate the new batteries.
I have been taking pictures of what I am doing so I probably post a log.

SM

Johnny Mullet 05-28-2008 09:17 PM

Glad you could make it! You should fit right in.


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