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Old 09-06-2009, 12:28 AM   #51 (permalink)
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I love my dremel too, but in this case, it is too much work for a dremel... so thats why i use my jigsaw...


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Old 09-06-2009, 12:35 AM   #52 (permalink)
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Yeah, i've got one of those in storage too. I have NO idea where though. At least I know where the welder is. I might have to break down and buy a jigsaw at a pawn shop. Oh wait, I think I decided that I wasn't cutting anymore. Too much little tiny pieces of metal in my body. I think I could set off a metal detector right now. Steel is carbon and iron, right? Sounds nice and healthy....
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:39 AM   #53 (permalink)
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I want to build my own metal shop, after all my other lifetime of work is done... I want a melting pot, a home-built lathe, home-built drill press, and milling station, with fish-cut and side-cutting bits, as well as mandrels and a stationary hydraulic pipe bender/swage tool.
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Steel is carbon and Iron. You really should do no more cutting! I agree! You are trying to make an electric car, but when you cut metal, it is creating carbon emissions. hahahaha. I hear that Iron emissions also cause global warming. Well, by iron emissions, I mean when a golfer let's go a stinky.
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I think I will call that tool a "sawzsome" from now on.
Hehe, I'll often refer to that tool as a "sawzmost."

Looking forward to seeing the final product driving down the road, or the huge explosion lighting up the sky. Whatever the outcome make sure it's well documented (and that you survive the explosion so you can post pics/video of the carnage)!
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A turn for the worst

After getting up late, around 10 AM, and messing around shopping, I spent a couple minutes tinkering on the adapter plate. I drilled as many holes as I could, cut as much as I could think of, and just plain ran out of things to do, so I just threw it on to the transmission. I put power to it, and not only did the wheels turn, but nothing blew up OR flew off!!?? I think I spent only two ACTUAL days on the motor to tranny assembly, so in trying to prove how difficult this is I'm failing miserably it would seem. I did end up buying the grade 8 bolts because, as a fluke, they ended up being the prettiest. I bought some washers too because it was $3.99/pound and I didn't want to look cheap at the register putting under $4 on a credit card. I have an extra poor quality video (much like my conversion) that shows the audacity my tiny motor has to actually turn those massive Geo Metro 12" wheels. Well darn it, I have to start thinking about batteries and a controller now.....

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that shows the audacity my tiny motor has to actually turn those massive Geo Metro 12" wheels. Well darn it, I have to start thinking about batteries and a controller now.....
Nah.
Get 13 inch tires, and an extension cord.
To modify your speed, just plug and unplug the extension cord really fast....
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Nah.
Get 13 inch tires, and an extension cord.
To modify your speed, just plug and unplug the extension cord really fast....
My daughter asked me if we were taking it to school Tuesday.....
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My daughter asked me if we were taking it to school Tuesday.....
That's a sweet kid.

Tell her 'yes.' But be sure to point out that it probably won't be THIS Tuesday.

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