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Old 11-01-2009, 12:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I concur... this Halloween was definitely warm. I was outside working today in a T-shirt, cutting down trees that are in the way (Father burns them for heat anyway) for my house plot.

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Old 11-01-2009, 12:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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tHIS HALLOWEEN WAS RAINY AND FREEZING!!!
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Doesn't it always rain in Washington?
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It rains so dang much here that one time I was walking to the store... Or so I thought... I was actually walking at the bottom of the ocean! I just thought it was really rainy and salty that day!
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You sure you hadn't fallen into Oprah's navel?
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OK, now you are going to make me puke.

Hey! vpoppy! I'm going to do a basic charger. At least I'm going to try. Do you have a 144v charger yet?
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OK, now you are going to make me puke.

Hey! vpoppy! I'm going to do a basic charger. At least I'm going to try. Do you have a 144v charger yet?
144v?? Wow! I thought you were still at 72v like me?? I have 6 Duracell 12 amp chargers to do my charging. But then, if the controller can do 144v, and I happen to have 12 batteries....Oh the temptation. You know I'm not allowed to build anything over 80v in my state, right?

How Jimmy Inhofe keeps those pesky EVs out of Oklahoma: - Democratic Underground

But officer, it wasn't me!! It's this guy in Washington, HE designed the controller, HE designed the charger! What was I SUPPOSED to do??

So Paul, what's next for you: an open source 18" electric motor? You're the electric crack dealer on the street corner. Hey buddy, ya got anything stronger than a Curtis? I'm feelin' a little low.....
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I just want someone to do an efficient alternator/motor conversion so I can use 4 Chrysler alternators as hub motors
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I wish I had some hub motors. I have one on my bike and I love it!

vpoppy... That's horrible. No, I'm still at 72v too. boohoo, but one of these days I'm going to go to Costco and get a few more batteries so I can go on the freeway.
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vpoppy... That's horrible. No, I'm still at 72v too. boohoo, but one of these days I'm going to go to Costco and get a few more batteries so I can go on the freeway.
Paul, you've made me re-think my direction on this car. I had originally planned on a 75 lb motor and 72v. Your comment about the first freeway capable vehicle under $500 has been rolling around in the back of my head for a while, so I have decided to get a little beefier motor. Nothing like this 200 lb monster of course, because that would be overkill:

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I measured the engine bay and I have a lot of room. I'm not picky about the trunk either, and it is a very big trunk.....

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