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Old 05-18-2008, 09:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You will not need an engine hoist for a Metro. It's 135 pounds

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You will not need an engine hoist for a Metro. It's 135 pounds
Well, one more thing to add to Ebay!!! haha

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:58 PM   #13 (permalink)
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There's a 300$ crx near my home in NJ, ever thought of one of them?

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Dang, that would be good. I have thought of that. That's a heck of a trip though. You are like 3000 miles away or something! You could drive it over and drop it off. I'll give you my address.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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One of my chargers

Here is one of my 12v chargers. Both positive and negative are isolated from the 120v AC supply, so it will work to use one charger per 12v chunk of the series string. Oh hurray! Does anyone know the charging algorithm this thing uses? I was just guessing earlier when Darin asked if it was a smart charger. It's just that I'm so proud of them. Just like children, even if they are dumb, I still think they are smart!
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I was thinking of going to the store today to buy a few nuts that can screw onto the posts of the battery terminals from Costco. But deep in my heart, I know that's a waste of time. I can go there later to buy the nuts. I don't even have the batteries yet. I'll buy them at the last minute, since they don't like to sit on the shelf.
Don't. The Costco deep cycle batteries with screw terminals come with nuts (I just bought 10 for my truck conversion)
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Don't. The Costco deep cycle batteries with screw terminals come with nuts (I just bought 10 for my truck conversion)
Thanks for the info! Are you doing a 120v conversion, or maybe a 60v with pairs? Oh Do tell!!!
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Engine hoists are not needed for a Metro engine.

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Thanks for the info! Are you doing a 120v conversion, or maybe a 60v with pairs? Oh Do tell!!!
heh, it's a 120v system, but it was converted back in 1996 by a retired electritian. It's spent the last 8 or 9 years parked, he died about 7 or 8 years ago and I bought it from his daughter who knows nothing about it. He didn't leave any schematics or instructions. I'm trying to get it running again.

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I'm in desperate need of documentation on the motor controller. It's a GE IC 3645LXCD1, any help would be much appreciated. At this point I've replaced the batteries and busted a DPDT Center Off/Normally Off switch in the cab.

The problem I'm up against is that I don' t know what this switch does, nor do I know what the other switch and the knob are for. I'm guessing the knob is for regenerative braking, but I'm not positive.

At any rate, it's time for summer league bowling, I'll check back later.
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