Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-11-2020, 03:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Stubby79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,487

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 33.35 mpg (US)

BlueZ - '19 Nissan 370Z Sport
90 day: 17.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 50
Thanked 456 Times in 339 Posts
Finished:


Adjusted:


Installed:


Complete:

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3415.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	97.1 KB
ID:	29332   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3421.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	124.5 KB
ID:	29333   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3420.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	117.1 KB
ID:	29334   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3424.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	125.9 KB
ID:	29335  
  Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Stubby79 For This Useful Post:
freebeard (10-11-2020), MetroMPG (10-30-2020)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 10-14-2020, 02:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Stubby79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,487

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 33.35 mpg (US)

BlueZ - '19 Nissan 370Z Sport
90 day: 17.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 50
Thanked 456 Times in 339 Posts
Motors!

Tested them to figure out the RPM/V...cuz it's pretty much a waste of time trying to design anything using them without knowing.











And, on a different note...my 3000w brushless controller showed up. It's a beast! (1500w controller next to it, for scale)



Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3455.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	104.6 KB
ID:	29349   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3459.JPG
Views:	91
Size:	104.7 KB
ID:	29350   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3456.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	84.5 KB
ID:	29351   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3457.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	102.4 KB
ID:	29352   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3462.JPG
Views:	89
Size:	105.9 KB
ID:	29353  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3454.JPG
Views:	91
Size:	98.7 KB
ID:	29354   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3452.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	112.6 KB
ID:	29355  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2020, 04:06 PM   #13 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Stubby79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,487

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 33.35 mpg (US)

BlueZ - '19 Nissan 370Z Sport
90 day: 17.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 50
Thanked 456 Times in 339 Posts
I was trying to figure out what the tank and seat were off of on the motorcycle frame...couldn't figure it out for the life of me...until someone posted a used '84 CM250 and I recognized the tank!

Well, now I know.

But why did they fit so well? They're two very different machines...

It became obvious when I pulled it in to my shop (better light) and started pulling unnecessary parts off...

For the tank rubber mounts:


And the seat/rear tank bolt:


I wouldn't have noticed the rough weld on the seat mount, if I wasn't looking for it after finding the janky - but effective - bolts welded for the tank's rubber mounts.

Someone was already on their way to making this thing in to a street cruiser.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3492.JPG
Views:	82
Size:	81.4 KB
ID:	29368   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3493.JPG
Views:	81
Size:	108.4 KB
ID:	29369  
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2020, 04:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Stubby79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,487

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 33.35 mpg (US)

BlueZ - '19 Nissan 370Z Sport
90 day: 17.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 50
Thanked 456 Times in 339 Posts
Well, that was interesting.

Just drove my first hybrid a few minutes ago. 2010 Prius...wow.

...just...wow...

Not a fair example to make any kind of judgement on Prius'...ex-taxi, unknown miles...looked good from a distance, and in the photos, but...well, I wasn't expecting much, when the next cheapest one for sale was 2.5x the price, but I kept my fingers crossed that it would be a good runner. I can fix everything else.

It wasn't. Poor thing. Couldn't get out of it's own way when I got a chance to floor it. Which is sad, considering I've seen some Prius' leave everyone else behind when the light goes green.

Almost flat tire, broken window, questionable mileage, filthy engine, non-existent history, not even insured...the first and last stopped me taking it on the highway (and should have stopped me trying it at all, but I like to live on the edge when I get a chance...).

I couldn't see well out the windshield...that, really, was the deal breaker. Though I might have put up with it if it ran as good as it looked in the pictures.

On the good side, I loved the engine turning itself off...I was stuck in traffic, I hate that my engine in my cars are just sitting there pissing away gas so that I'm ready to move 5 feet at a time.

And it supposedly has a rebuilt battery. No documentation, mind you.

I've had enough cars I can't see stop lights because I'm too tall for the windshield...I'll try a Leaf next. When I see one that's a steal. Which won't happen, unless it's been in an accident, or I luck out and am first in line at an estate sale...

Oh, and my little 290k Echo felt sooooo peppy after that. Perspective...made me love the little thing all over again.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Stubby79 For This Useful Post:
freebeard (10-24-2020)
Old 10-25-2020, 02:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
Somewhat crazed
 
Piotrsko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: 1826 miles WSW of Normal
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 131
Thanked 382 Times in 321 Posts
The half full tire should have been enough to set it into traction control mode, not familiar with these to further diagnose acceleration issues.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Piotrsko For This Useful Post:
freebeard (10-25-2020)
Old 11-24-2020, 09:30 AM   #16 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Stubby79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 1,487

Firefly EV - '98 Pontiac Firefly EV
90 day: 107.65 mpg (US)

Little Boy Blue - '05 Toyota Echo
90 day: 33.35 mpg (US)

BlueZ - '19 Nissan 370Z Sport
90 day: 17.19 mpg (US)
Thanks: 50
Thanked 456 Times in 339 Posts
Ooops. Found a 120v, 150a, 9000w controller on Aliexpress on sale for $200, with free shipping.

Dug around for a good hour looking for the 15000w version, but it was more than twice the price, plus stupid shipping.

So I pulled the trigger on the 9kw one for $200. I'm...stunned. (Something is bound to go wrong, like the free shipping was a mistake or something).

They also have 3000w 96v sinusoidal controllers for under $100 with cheap shipping. You 'mericans can probably find them cheaper. But if anyone is in the market, I can post links. Sale is on for another 3 days, I think.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2020, 01:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,771

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 66.29 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,484
Thanked 6,282 Times in 3,251 Posts
Admin note: Stubby's 2000 Honda Insight project now lives in its own thread...


Thread: The Impsight: My mischievous little devil of a car. ('00 Insight fixing and modifying)

__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:
Stubby79 (12-01-2020)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com