Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Fossil Fuel Free
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-05-2008, 10:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
EV test pilot
 
bennelson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
Posts: 4,435

Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
Thanks: 17
Thanked 658 Times in 384 Posts
VIDEO: The White Zombie

A friend sent me a link to a video about the White Zombie.

If you aren't familiar with this car, it's a slick electric "sleeper" dragster.

It's a very cool car, built by a very cool guy.

I couldn't find a good way to embed the video, so you have to click out to view it, then come back here to comment.

See it here:
Oregon Field Guide — Electric Drag Racing · Oregon Public Broadcasting

-Ben



~

__________________


300mpg.org Learn how to BUILD YOUR OWN ELECTRIC CAR CHEAP
My YouTube Videos
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 12-05-2008, 10:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
Misanthropologist
 
captainslug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sterling, VA
Posts: 383

BORK! - '89 Volvo 240 DL Wagon
90 day: 21.27 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 24 Times in 13 Posts
I am familiar. Here's two more


I think the Datsun is a hilarious choice considering that
1. It's a popular sleeper drag racing platform
2. Was also a fairly popular slot car

Last edited by captainslug; 12-05-2008 at 10:37 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 01:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Christopher Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 869

White Whale - '03 Chrysler Town & Country mini van all white
Thanks: 63
Thanked 43 Times in 38 Posts
Outstanding! I knew all about the Kill-a-cycle, but nothing about any '72 Datsun! Monster Garage TV show stuffed a big block in a Datsun; but this EV would have "destroyed" that gasser on a strip! I was thrilled seeing these videos. THANKS!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 02:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
Pokémoderator
 
cfg83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Southern California
Posts: 5,864

1999 Saturn SW2 - '99 Saturn SW2 Wagon
Team Saturn
90 day: 40.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 439
Thanked 528 Times in 355 Posts
bennelson -

Coolio! I know about that car, it's a cult-electric-legend I think.

CarloSW2
__________________

What's your EPA MPG? Go Here and find out!
American Solar Energy Society
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
Cd
Ultimate Fail
 
Cd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Austin,Texas
Posts: 3,169
Thanks: 2,438
Thanked 822 Times in 488 Posts
I've admired this guy for years.
I just wish more people knew about him and the Zombie.

I e-mailed him a couple of times and asked if he had a degree in mechanical engineering, or electronics. His response was " Hell, I barely passed high school ! "
He has a great attitude. Really a fun guy.

Go John !!!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 11:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Christopher Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 869

White Whale - '03 Chrysler Town & Country mini van all white
Thanks: 63
Thanked 43 Times in 38 Posts
A lot of City-ELs were imported into CA about 1993 and the business selling them just just fizzled out (mine was one, I think). The whole stock is pretty used up and gone, but an inventor put formula I type front wheels on, and changed power- probably motorcycle.

If I went lithium, I would probably snap the 'v' belt and burn those new moped tires right off!. But I can always dream!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2008, 03:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
Wannabe greenie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Posts: 1,098

The Clunker (retired) - '90 Honda Accord EX sedan
Team Honda
90 day: 29.49 mpg (US)

Mountain Goat - '96 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 SuperCab
90 day: 18 mpg (US)

Zippy - '10 Kymco Agility 125
90 day: 65.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 5
Thanked 53 Times in 40 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cd View Post
I've admired this guy for years.
I just wish more people knew about him and the Zombie.

I e-mailed him a couple of times and asked if he had a degree in mechanical engineering, or electronics. His response was " Hell, I barely passed high school ! "
He has a great attitude. Really a fun guy.

Go John !!!
IIRC, he's a forklift technician, so he has a lot of experience with EVs.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2008, 08:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A friend sent that to me the other day. You gotta love it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 10:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 21,828

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 61.46 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3,529
Thanked 6,324 Times in 3,271 Posts
His first EV (Blue Meanie -which he still has) started out on 48v with a contactor controller setup. It was part of the inspiration for the ForkenSwift.

It's much upgraded since then, and looks like show car condition.

Welcome to Plasma Boy Racing, home of White Zombie, the world's quickest street legal electric door slammer in the 1/4 mile drag.



Plasma Boy Racing Photos :: Blue Meanie
__________________
Latest mods: 3-cylinder Mitsubishi Mirage. EcoMods now in progress...
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2008, 10:55 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Christopher Jordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Cruz, CA.
Posts: 869

White Whale - '03 Chrysler Town & Country mini van all white
Thanks: 63
Thanked 43 Times in 38 Posts
That Blue Meanie is so plain- no huge tires, wheelie bars, hood scoops, and so on! I took the City-el a very short way down highway 1 yesterday (about 45 mph) but it barely made it home (2 miles), and didn't charge right up in 2 hours like it normally does. To get 48 volts to push a whole car is impressive.

A newer City-el in England put lithium batteries in last summer, I think, but each battery was very wrapped and insulated and no power or distance increase was mentioned. That City-el was sold a few months ago.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EcoModding for Beginners: Getting great gas mileage. SVOboy EcoModding Central 55 08-21-2012 12:34 AM
EcoModder iPhone/iPod Touch Theme! SVOboy Forum News & Feedback 1 08-12-2008 11:58 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com