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Old 04-16-2008, 04:05 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I dig it, maybe he could get away with a simular battery setup like Gadgets?

Was I the only one that noticed the convertable El Camino?



I dig El Camino/Ute body styles..

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Old 04-16-2008, 09:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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2) I'm surprised he didn't link to Ben's bike too.
(thrives on the public's praise)

Good thing there's a comments section. There SHALL be mention of my cycle!!!!


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I noticed the Camino too - the guy's a genuine tinkerer. I wonder if he's got it hinged, so he can just flip it...
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TreeHugger picked up the story.... Annnnnd... they mentioned Ben's bike again

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008...e-forklift.php
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I talked to Russ on the phone the other day.

He actually put MACHINING into his cycle! Pretty cool how he rigged the motor to the transmisson.

We must have an electric motorcycle rally sometime.

Anyone going to Hybridfest in Madison, WI?
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Old 04-17-2008, 08:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Ben, Dan & I were talking about it, yup. Big EM meetup?
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I have been riding it around, it's so much fun! I will add it to the EV Album too when I get a distance rating... all most there!

Pully swap is done... but the motor at high speeds can't keep up with the wind resistance @ 35-40 mph. Still doing some testing with it.

And just so everyone knows yeah i did make a "el convertible", as I call it, and yes, it just folds back in to the bed. I will post some pics on my cardomain.com site. look for rwg42985 and you can see some other things I have come up with.
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hello every one! its Russ i finally got around to making a login... lol
so i have been doing some testing and... i did something dumb... haha. I tested the motor rpm... it is rated at 3000 rpm i was only getting 2200 rpm... why you ask? when i smoothed out the brushes i did not smooth them out to the right radius for the commutator... so only the center of the brushes were hitting. i thought they would "burn" to the right radius, and they are but it was taking a lot longer that i would have thought, so i took them out and smoothed them out to the right radius and BAM! it was running much closer to 3000 rpm, and should have a lot more HP. its raining here so i did not get the chance to test ride it but i will keep you posted.

my cardoamin is www.cardomain.com/id/rwg42985
I will post the Elconvertible Sunday! look for it!

This meet up would be fun!! i think it would take me a wile to get there tho... maybe i can go to gas stations and "plug in" i must unplug there pop machines first!!! haha

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WOW - That sound system on the ElConvertable is CRAZY! One more yellow top and you could just drive the car around with the batteries!!!!
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hey- The car with the sound system is a 1986 GMC Caballero! thats my show car! The Elconvertible was a parts car for the project! its is a 1979 Elcamino, Allright here is the Elconvertible Check it out! let me know what you think? !!! lata-Russ


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