Author Archives: John Wayland

3-23-06 Re: Congratulations to Matt Graham and Lowell Simmons!

Hello to All, Charles Whalen wrote: Congratulations to Matt Graham and Lowell Simmons for their outstanding performances at Moroso Racetrack in West Palm Beach last night! I second that! Lowell set a new world record of 14.55 seconds in Miramar … Continue reading

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3-20-06 Re: 12V ‘House’ Battery

Hello to All, Dmitri Hurik wrote: Ok, not exactly EV, but if anybody could help that would be cool. I need an AGM battery for starting an ICE lawnmower that has low self-discharge and long life. Probably around the 12-14ah … Continue reading

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3-12-06 High performance couplers (and White Zombie mods)

Hello to All, Jimmy wrote: This is a question for you guys that like to do mega burn-outs. OK, I guess that qualifies me Are there any tips on materials for couplers used in the high performance applications like the … Continue reading

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‘Simply Given? was:White Zombie Update…

Hello to All, Neon John wrote: Look at how much farther ahead John is simply by virtue of being given high performance batteries and the one-off custom-built motor. …’ Jeff Shanab wrote: Ouch, a little harsh don’t you think? I … Continue reading

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Look Mommy, it’s the Ice Cream Car!

Hello to All, I know what you’re all saying about now, Wayland’s up to more weird stuff again. What’s up with this goofy title? Read on. I had written: Sunday is White Zombie time, and as I type this, Tim … Continue reading

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White Zombie Update…360 Volts…More HP!

Hello to All, I got an interesting phone call Friday night from one of our local EVers here in Portland, Jay Donaway. He was wondering if we were going racing with White Zombie at PIR. You see, Oregon’s weather in … Continue reading

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Re: longest range?

Hello to All, Mike Chancey wrote: John Wayland wrote: I agree with both of your assessments. The truck’s acceleration was borderline, it was very heavy and felt cumbersome to drive, it slowed down on steep hills, and it took forever … Continue reading

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Re: Battery comparison

Hello to Richard and All, Richard Acuti wrote: Optima batteries I’m familiar with. I have one in my DeLorean. I visited the Orbital website and it seems to me that Orbitals are the same thing only they are manufactured by … Continue reading

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3-7-06 Re: EVLN(Blue Meanie shown on wind powered car blog)

Hello to All, Life is funny, isn’t it? I’ve always enjoyed Bruce’s EVLN posts, and I read most all of them. It’s a great service that I know most of us appreciate. I’ve always secretly wanted to have something I’ve … Continue reading

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3-1-06 The Names have been Changed to Protect the Innocent!

Hello to All, For all you young guys out there, this post’s title is a tag line from the original cops and bad guys TV series ‘Dragnet’ (readers should now hear the familiar Dragnet theme song in their heads). Yes, … Continue reading

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2-27-06 Portland Rod & Custom Show, the Wayland Report (pt. 1)

Hello to All, OK, I’m back to 100% energy level after recuperating from the four days of the car show. As I had previously written, White Zombie had been invited to be part of the EV display that also featured … Continue reading

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2-22-06 Re: White Zombie to Elude the Police this Saturday!

Matthew D. Graham wrote: > Oh come on, John!! Are you kidding us?? You lead a charmed life, my friend. > Just when I think, “it can’t get any better” you go ahead and pull off this > stunt! Great … Continue reading

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2-21-06 Wayland’s Hawker AeroBattery Info

Ryan Bohm wrote: > I didn’t see any answer to this question either. So right now, Aerobatteries are just a John Wayland special product So John, where can these things be bought and for how much? Sorry to be so … Continue reading

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2-21-06 White Zombie to Elude the Police this Saturday!

Hello to All, On the heels of our 4 day whirlwind Rod & Custom show, Tim and I are at it again this coming Saturday, when we drive White Zombie down to PIR and be as bad as we can … Continue reading

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2-19-06 EVs Knock Down two 1st & one 3rd Place Trophies at Rod & Custom Show!

Hello to All, It’s been a l-o-n-g weekend! This is just a quickie to let everyone know, that much to our complete surprise, all three of our racing EVs took home trophies from this weekend’s Portland Rod & Custom Show. … Continue reading

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2-17-06 EVs on Display at Portland Rod & Custom Show

Hello to All, Just a quick reminder to let everyone know Father Time and I have our drag racing electrics on display at the Portland Rod & Custom Show today, through Sunday at the Portland Expo Center on Marine Drive. … Continue reading

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2-16-06 Re: Hawker AeroBattery ‘correct’ Info

Hello to All, Joel Hacker wrote: >> Correct, but the motor loop current delivered by the Zilla Z2K ‘is’ at 2000 amps until that >ramps down eventually matching the selected battery current limit, which is usually set at >1000 amps. … Continue reading

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2-15-06 Hawker AeroBattery ‘correct’ Info

Hello to All, Notice I’ve changed the subject line from ‘Busted in Blue Meanie’ to the new topic this thread has evolved into. I completely agree with recent complaints about not changing subject titles when it’s appropriate to do so. … Continue reading

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2-13-06 Busted in Blue Meanie!

Hello to All, Its’ all Otmar’s fault….. Now that he’s an Oregonian and is within a 2 hour’s drive of Portland, we get to see each other more often than when he was one of those Californians. On his last … Continue reading

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2-4-06 Re: Ultimate end for the old ICE

Hello to All, Mike & Paula Willmon wrote: > What do most of you do with your old IC engines taken out for conversions? > The obvious one for me is to try to sell it to defray some of … Continue reading

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2-4-06 Hybrid Efficiency vs Barbeque Sauce

Hello to All, I can’t resist responding to John… Neon John wrote: > I also know because I’ve seen the efforts, that any of the auto makers > could match whatever economy is being achieved with hybrids if and > … Continue reading

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2-2-06 Electric ‘Power Breakfast’ this Sunday at the Village Inn, Portland

Hello to All, This Sunday, Feb. 5th, we are having another one of our fun electric breakfasts here in Portland at the Village Inn restaurant at 102nd & S.E. Stark St. at 9:00 AM. All friends and EVers are invited … Continue reading

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2-2-06 White Zombie & Father Time-machines Together at the Portland Rod & Custom Show

Hello to All, Wow, 2006 is really shaping up to be quite busy for us at Plasma Boy Racing! The year’s excitement starts out in just two weeks, when Father Time and I display our racing electrics at the prestigious … Continue reading

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1-29-06 Re: New feature…EVs spotlighted at dragtimes.com

Hello to All, Yeah, another one of my favorite EVers writes: John Westlund: > I want Rich Brown to list his mid 14-second “Daulin’ 7″ > Mazda RX7, Otmar to list his high 13-second “California > Poppy” Porsche 914, Wayland … Continue reading

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1-29-06 Re: New feature…EVs spotlighted at dragtimes.com

Hello to All, I always read Steve’s posts, because he usually has a strong grip on reality. I also find all of what he accomplishes, pretty amazing. He makes particular good sense again with this: STEVE CLUNN wrote: > I … Continue reading

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1-29-06 Re: New feature…EVs spotlighted at dragtimes.com

Hello to All, Ralph Merwin wrote: > John Wayland writes: >> The opening page at Dragtimes.com just changed. Now, in the upper left corner there’s new >wordage referring to two new featured pages, one for ‘Muscle Cars’ and one for … Continue reading

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1-28-06 New feature…EVs spotlighted at dragtimes.com

Hello to All, The opening page at Dragtimes.com just changed. Now, in the upper left corner there’s new wordage referring to two new featured pages, one for ‘Muscle Cars’ and one for ‘Electric Cars’! How cool is this? See Ya…..John … Continue reading

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1-26-06 Dragtimes.com, let’s keep up the votes!

Hello to All, In case some of you have slumped off on what was once a daily voting schedule, you might want to take a fresh look at the Dragtimes.com page. Though the electrics are still in the 1-2-3 spots, … Continue reading

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1-26-06 Re: World’s Quickest and Fastest Street Legal Electric Car?

Hello to All, Mike Ellis wrote: > Exactly why I thew in the question about NEDRA along with quoting your > site. Your comments were buried in your responding post to the ‘Whooie, elec does it again!’ thread, and though … Continue reading

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1-25-06 World’s Quickest and Fastest Street Legal Electric Car?

Hello to All, About the Wrightspeed X1 prototype, Mike Ellis wrote: > My understanding is that the fastest street legal EV we generally talk about > is White Zombie at 12.151 in the 1/4 mile. However, if that car (the … Continue reading

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1-24-06 Re: Whooie, electric does it again!

Hello to All, Rush wrote: > This was sent to me by someone. A Porche Carrera GT getting zapped by an elec car…. > > http://www.ptreyeslight.com/stories/jan19_06/electriccar.html > > and here is the manufacturer http://www.energynext.org/ I love EVs….I love quick and … Continue reading

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1-22-06 Re: 12volt alternator or dc-dc convertor

Hello to All, Jody Dewey wrote: > how about running an 8 volt battery AND a 6 volt in series for your aux > system? Then you could have 14 volts. Mark Grasser wrote: > I do recall, now that … Continue reading

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1-21-06 Thank You, Roderick Wilde!

Hello to All, I want to publicly thank Rod Wilde for all his dedication and hard work serving as NEDRA president all these years. His energy and drive is something that is needed in a president, and losing him in … Continue reading

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1-20-06 Re: 12volt alternator or dc-dc convertor

Hello to All, mike golub wrote: > OK, but why do I need to charge my accessory battery > (w/ a DC-DC convertor) when I’m waiting for a traffic > light? So your headlights don’t drop by as much as … Continue reading

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1-19-06 Re: Battery Beach Burnout

Hello to All, As a founding NEDRA member and current active member, I’m very excited to see the EV drag racing scene expanding. Good luck to everyone at the first ever ‘Battery Beach Burnout’. Be safe, smoke those tires, and … Continue reading

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1-19-06 Re: Joule Injected race day (Part 2)

Matthew D. Graham wrote: > the car ran a 13.607 at 98.39 mph! I love it when my EV predictions come true! How awesome is this? I told Matt in Redmond at our Hi Torque’n burger fest, that with taller … Continue reading

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1-14-06 ’1972 Datsun 1200 Electric’

Hello to All, I just couldn’t resist sharing the moment…right now, 3:35 pm west coast time, at the DragTimes.com website, the vote count number for White Zombie is at 1972, so the entire line reads ’1972 Datsun 1200 Electric’…exactly correct … Continue reading

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1-3-06 Electric Car just 44 Votes away from Grabbing the #10 Spot!

Hello to All, It’s early AM here in Portland, 5-something, as I prepare to head over snow covered Mt. Hood this morning for two days of forklift wrenching in central Oregon’s Bend area. Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch Matt … Continue reading

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1-1-06 Re: Zombie at DragTimes Web Site

Hello to All, Wow, the power of the EVDL continues to amaze me. Keep those votes coming. I just checked and White Zombie just displaced a 409 V8 power Hudson hotrod to take the #20 place in the top 100. … Continue reading

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12-31-05 Re: Zombie at DragTimes Web Site – voting

Happy New Year to All, John Wayland wrote: >You can go directly to the top 100 page here, then click on the one for White Zombie, this morning now with 152 votes and at # 49 in the top 100: … Continue reading

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12-31-05 Reverse for Direct Drive

Hello to All, Interesting post, Dennis. The new rules NEDRA has been formulating for the SC class and another yet-to-be-announced class, will require a working reverse, so the Zombie’s going to have to have it soon. In addition, it’s a … Continue reading

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12-31-05 DragTimes Video Page

Hello to All, It just keeps getting better! If you go to the DragTimes.com home page, then at the top, click on the ‘videos’ link, it takes you to a page with pictures of featured drag car videos. White Zombie’s … Continue reading

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12-31-05 DragTimes Web Site, interesting ‘other’ link

Hello to All, If you peruse White Zombie’s stat page, the page where folks have been going to vote, click on the section ‘track’ for a link to Portland International Raceway, and it takes you to that page of vehicles … Continue reading

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12-30-05 Re: Zombie at DragTimes Web Site – voting

Hello to All, Rod Hower wrote: > You can vote once per day, so I voted again today and > also voted at my friends computer. > Rod Thanks everyone for voting, last count it was up to 123 votes, … Continue reading

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12-30-05 Monster Garage Electric Chevy runs a 14.53 @ 93 mph!

Hello to All, OK, I just got off the phone with a slightly happier Madman. Before I go on, I need to correct an omission. Along with Rich and Milwaukee Power Tool’s John, our own Shawn Lawless was also part … Continue reading

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12-29-05 Zombie at DragTimes Web Site

Hello to All, I’ve submitted the 1/4 mile specs for White Zombie to the following site: http://www.dragtimes.com/ At this opening page, under the section ‘Recent Drag Racing 1/4 Mile Times’, you’ll see White Zombie boldly listed as an electric car..it’s … Continue reading

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12-22-05 Blue Meanie & White Zombie Crash the ‘Inliners International’ Party!

Hello to All, This past Sunday, Tim and I took my two Datsun 1200 EVs to a fun car show hosted by the ‘Inliners International’ car club. This club is all about classic American iron powered by straight four, six, … Continue reading

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12-19-05 Re: Predictions for the Monster Garage ’62 Electric Chevy?

Hello to All, Dennis has weighed in with: > I must have had a large buildup of wax in my ears when Rich called me the week after the build.I thought he said 1471hp for 5 seconds,3 different times.If I … Continue reading

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12-18-05 Predictions for the Monster Garage ’62 Electric Chevy?

Hello to All, KilowattA798@cs.com wrote: > With 2 zillas and the power to feed them from the lithium pack the 4700lb chevy with all the good suspension work should run 8.64 seconds in the qt.mi. at 157mph.I would not expect … Continue reading

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12-11-05 White Zombie at the 2006 High Voltage Nationals!

Hello to All, Oh boy, another NEDRA race, this time in the Midwest! Yes, 2006 will be a HUGE year for NEDRA and the sport of electric drag racing. I’ve been asked by the current NEDRA president, Rod Wilde, to … Continue reading

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