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Old 03-27-2020, 01:28 AM   #221 (permalink)
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So...

I was looking at that Trunnel truck that was posted and for some reason it made me think about Dave Clouds Dolphin. I hadn’t seen anything new from him lately, so l went looking on the web only to find out he had passed away.

Bummer...

I should have known better to check here first.

Anyway, I wondered then what happened to the Dolphin ? Was it sold ? Or crushed ?
I had to know. So it was back to the web to do some searching. And found it...

It was donated to a Electric Car Museum.


https://www.facebook.com/HEVForg/


Slide down the page a little and there it is.

Hopefully someday I’ll get out to Arizona to check it out in person.

Just passing it along in case someone else might like to go see it.



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Old 03-27-2020, 08:24 AM   #222 (permalink)
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Just for when that post dissappears/gets lost in the future.

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Dolphin electric finally arrives at the route 66 museum

Yesterday morning my friend Sam delivered the Dolphin electric super aerodynamic vehicle to our museum. Since the museum is currently bursting at the seems with exhibits, we temporarily put it in the parking lot parallel to Route 66. Josh Noble, The Kingman Director of Tourism and manager of the Kingman Visitor Center where the museum is located, placed the car in the most perfect location. It is near the highway with the Route 66 logo on the pavement, the Historic Route 66 Scenic Road sign just behind the car and the Railroad Park behind the vehicle on the other side of the road. It is the ultimate photo opp location and should draw in a lot of visitors to the museum. Josh will be putting a sign in the window stating: "More Unique Historic Electric Vehicles inside"

The Dolphin was built by the late Dave Cloud, a longtime SEVA (Seattle Electric Vehicle Association) member and one of the most prolific builders of electric vehicle conversions anywhere in the country. After Dave's passing the car was acquired by Kent Bakke, a SEVA member and friend and a key benefactor of our museum who kindly donated it to us.

We are currently looking for an automotive paint guy in the Kingman area to apply a fresh coat of red paint. If anyone knows of someone in the area please have them contact me at roderick@hevf.org. Dream Machines custom paint shop, which was right across the street behind Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner has closed down. Lee Barnhill, the owner, had done some fantastic paint jobs for us in the past. Apparently he retired.

I wanted to post a special thank you to SEVA member John Lussmyer for storing the vehicle while we arranged for transport.
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Has anyone tried putting a 3 cyl. diesel in a first generation Ford Probe?
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Just for when that post dissappears/gets lost in the future.

First post was

Dolphin electric finally arrives at the route 66 museum

Yesterday morning my friend Sam delivered the Dolphin electric super aerodynamic vehicle to our museum. Since the museum is currently bursting at the seems with exhibits, we temporarily put it in the parking lot parallel to Route 66. Josh Noble, The Kingman Director of Tourism and manager of the Kingman Visitor Center where the museum is located, placed the car in the most perfect location. It is near the highway with the Route 66 logo on the pavement, the Historic Route 66 Scenic Road sign just behind the car and the Railroad Park behind the vehicle on the other side of the road. It is the ultimate photo opp location and should draw in a lot of visitors to the museum. Josh will be putting a sign in the window stating: "More Unique Historic Electric Vehicles inside"

The Dolphin was built by the late Dave Cloud, a longtime SEVA (Seattle Electric Vehicle Association) member and one of the most prolific builders of electric vehicle conversions anywhere in the country. After Dave's passing the car was acquired by Kent Bakke, a SEVA member and friend and a key benefactor of our museum who kindly donated it to us.

We are currently looking for an automotive paint guy in the Kingman area to apply a fresh coat of red paint. If anyone knows of someone in the area please have them contact me at roderick@hevf.org. Dream Machines custom paint shop, which was right across the street behind Mr. D'z Route 66 Diner has closed down. Lee Barnhill, the owner, had done some fantastic paint jobs for us in the past. Apparently he retired.

I wanted to post a special thank you to SEVA member John Lussmyer for storing the vehicle while we arranged for transport.
that is good it's off the road it's not street legal or the inspector was bribed ... it's missing reflector side markers on the front and back also front running lights (yellow light for signal and amber parking light)

also missing the 3rd brake light as well..
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also missing the 3rd brake light as well..
Yikes! My Superbeetle doesn't have a 3rd brake light.
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Yikes! My Superbeetle doesn't have a 3rd brake light.
because it's made before 1986

that is why when someone does aero mods it should be taken into consideration..

if you get into an accident your screwed

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that is good it's off the road it's not street legal or the inspector was bribed ... it's missing reflector side markers on the front and back also front running lights (yellow light for signal and amber parking light)

also missing the 3rd brake light as well..
If you can't see 2 lights what's the point of the third

Street legality is dependent on the state. Have you seen my car? I've been pulled over once and given a warning. It barely has rear turn signals. And I've been followed by several city and state police vehicles. One even stopped pulling into a gas station to follow me.

No inspection, no problem.

On a serious note:
I still need to add a second brake light and better turn signals as well as a license plate light. I don't think that the side markers matter around here. But we also don't have inspection so that might just be because no one cares

Good point about insurance though. If it was obvious the other person was at fault can they still give you problems because of your lights and things?
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If you can't see 2 lights what's the point of the third

Street legality is dependent on the state. Have you seen my car? I've been pulled over once and given a warning. It barely has rear turn signals. And I've been followed by several city and state police vehicles. One even stopped pulling into a gas station to follow me.

No inspection, no problem.

On a serious note:
I still need to add a second brake light and better turn signals as well as a license plate light. I don't think that the side markers matter around here. But we also don't have inspection so that might just be because no one cares

Good point about insurance though. If it was obvious the other person was at fault can they still give you problems because of your lights and things?
yes they will just point out it does not meet Federal DOT requirement to be on the road. (for that model year of the chassis) falls under negligence and failure to maintain vehicle..


just like if someones brake lights were not working and someone rear ends you, you would be at fault 100%


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Sec. 6. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), a person may not:
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(2) drive on the highways


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