Monthly Archives: February 2006

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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12-11-05 Re: EV crashes Corvette Challenge Party at Moroso!

Hello to Matt and All, First things first….Congrats! A 14.27 @ 95.06 mph on your first run??? Incredible!!! Matthew D. Graham wrote: > Just as I’m staging, though, I tell myself > there’s plenty of time for me to lean … Continue reading

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11-26-05 Re: Forklift Battery Swapping…200+ Mile Range Sound Good?

Lee Hart wrote: > No, I’m not thinking of forklift batteries. I’d have something like > eight 6v golf cart batteries in that 2′x2′x1′ pack. That’s 48v and 500 > lbs worth. Two such packs would work for a small … Continue reading

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11-26-05 Forklift Battery Swapping…200+ Mile Range Sound Good?

Hello to All, > Mark Freidberg wrote: >It seems to me these “modular battery packs” could enable EVs to >really take hold in the mainstream. Then, Lee Hart wrote: > Sure; it’s done with electric forklifts all the time. The … Continue reading

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11-24-05 Re: Charger Options

Happy Thanksgiving to All, Paul G. wrote: > On Nov 22, 2005, at 4:25 PM, STEVE CLUNN wrote: >Here’s a bad boy idea that I don’t think has a name . >Take a bank of motor capacitors , the type … Continue reading

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11-23-05 Re: I would like to see plug-in hybrid model as an option

Hello to All, The hybrid bashers, most who have not even owned or driven one, need to be corrected. Phil Marino wrote: > Nick – > That is EPA mileage ” testing” – they don’t actually drive the cars on … Continue reading

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11-22-05 Re: I would like to see plug-in hybrid model as an option

Hello to Joel and All, Joel Shellman wrote: >printed on the window sticker. A Prius that has an EPA rating of >close to 60 mpg in city driving typically gets closer to 40 mpg, >Personally I get 48 MPG at … Continue reading

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11-18-05 Re: AWD Electric Car?

Hello to All, > It has already been done. “Gone Postal” www.suckamps.com runs all wheel drive. Two Zilla Z2ks, three motors, and four twelve inch wide Nitto extreme drag radials and weighs well over two tons and still boils all … Continue reading

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1-17-05 Monster Garage Show Looking for Ampheads

Hello to All, Roderick Wilde wrote: >On another note, Monster Garage will be doing an EV episode. I have been contacted by them >as well as several other ampheads. It seems they may want performance. Yeah, I’ve also been contacted. … Continue reading

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11-14-05 Re: DC – DC converter

Hello to Bill, Nancy, and All, Bill & Nancy wrote: > Hi, > I was looking at dc to dc converters at http://www.powerstream.com/dc-72.htm for use in >my EV. They output 9 amps with a 10 amp peak and 124 watts. … Continue reading

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11-13-05 Re: Riddle me this (newbie)….

Hello to All, Lee Hart wrote: > If your car is averaging 30 mpg….This 30 mpg may > sound low, but is probably what the car actually gets on average. Most > people accept the EPA figures which are always … Continue reading

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11-9-05 Two Ugliest Cars?

Hello to All, Neon John wrote: > IMHO, two of the ugliest cars ever made were the Honda EV1/Insight John, gotta take a jab at you on this A Honda EV1? Perhaps you meant the GM EV1? And now for … Continue reading

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11-8-05 Re: Those “low end” surplus starter generator kits that several people are selling

Hello David and All, David Dymaxion wrote: > Great description! Were you able to adjust the field strength > independently of the armature? In other words, was it 12V-24V-48V > across both the field and armature together, or did the … Continue reading

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11-7-05 Re: Those “low end” surplus starter generator kits that several people are selling

Hello Lawrence and All, Lawrence Rhodes wrote: > I suspect the shunt motor will be about the same performance and with 12 batteries more speed and range. If it did just 20 miles it would be plenty. Am I right … Continue reading

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11-6-05 Re: Those “low end” surplus starter generator kits that several people are selling

Hello to All, Lee Hart wrote: >My first EV had a 30v 500amp aircraft generator; >slightlybigger than the one here. But it was also a 1974 Datsun pickup; fairly small and light, >but not as light or aerodynamic as small … Continue reading

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11-5-05 Re: Performance cars, speed+ acceleration

Hello to John and All, John Westlund wrote: >Read this topic:http://www.peakoil.com/fortopic8987.html Videos, referenced stats, >photos of races, you name it, this topic has it. (Note: White Zombie outdated in this topic. >Zombie is pulling 12.1-12.2 second 1/4 miles now) Hey … Continue reading

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11-3-05 Re: Zombie Data

Hello Rodney and All, Rodney wrote: > Hey Everyone (esp John) > Thanks John for your detailed reply.. Much appreciated! You’re welcome. > One question though, you said that you have a 4:57 ratio, do you use a > torque … Continue reading

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11-2-05 Zombie Data

Hello to All, Mark Farver posts the Zombie’s performance graphs and makes them available at my request. The reasons I do this are many, but one of the best, is so that the sharp minds here on the EVDL will … Continue reading

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11-1-05 Re: No Trasmission?

Hello to All, James Massey wrote: > I did happen to stumble on the white zombie…. this might > be fine for a quick drag, but what I was wondering was if this could also be > used for a … Continue reading

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10-30-05 Dreaming of 10′s…my response to Neon John

Hello to All, Neon John wrote: >I’ve asked this of others before and I’m asking again. I’m interested in seeing some specifics >of what you’d do to run, say, 10 seconds. After all, a plan is the first step to … Continue reading

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10-29-05 3-4 Seconds Behind ‘best of class gas cars’?

Hello to All, I’ve not commented before on posts from John De Armond in the past, rather, I’ve simply read his stuff and for the most part have found his writings interesting, to say the least. I get a bit … Continue reading

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10-25-05 Re: Lift-off at 6:00 Tonight at PIR!

Hello to All, Mark Farver wrote: > I need to figure out the RPM to speed conversion. I think John said his rear tires are down to 23.5″ circumference, and the rear end ratio is 4.74. Mark, you somehow heard … Continue reading

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10-24-05 Re: Lift-off at 6:00 Tonight at PIR!

Hello to All, Ryan Stotts wrote: > Wayland wrote: lots of rear wheel spin, the front end came a full foot > off the ground and the car carried the tires about 50 feet > Sounds like it’s got more … Continue reading

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10-22-05 White Zombie Returns to attempt 11′s at PIR Tonight!

Hello to All, Last minute notice….Tim and I are headed back to PIR today, Saturday. It’s in the mid 70′s, and what the heck, we’re going to try for the elusive 11′s once again! We should be at the track … Continue reading

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10-22-05 Re: Lift-off at 6:00 Tonight at PIR!

John Wayland wrote: > Hello to All, > Just a quick early morning note to confirm that all systems are ‘go’ for the Zombie’s run at >the 11′s tonight at Portland International Raceway. Oh well…..no 11′s! To keep this short, … Continue reading

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10-21-05 Lift-off at 6:00 Tonight at PIR!

Hello to All, Just a quick early morning note to confirm that all systems are ‘go’ for the Zombie’s run at the 11′s tonight at Portland International Raceway. Gates open at 6:00, and White Zombie will be fully charged and … Continue reading

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10-19-05 Zombie’s Last Chance for the 11′s this Friday Night

Hello to All, Here we go at it again. After thinking we had maybe lost any chance of returning to the track this season due to increasingly cooler and wetter weather, and, because the track is not open for tonight’s … Continue reading

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10-15-05 Re: White Zombie to Attempt the 11′s this Friday Night!

Hello to All, It’s the day after racing report…. Jay wrote: > Well, it wasn’t to be. Guess that pretty much covers it. I had written: > Friday has rain predicted, but the cold weather front is not supposed to … Continue reading

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10-14-05 White Zombie to Attempt the 11′s this Friday Night!

Hello to All, The weather isn’t cooperating very much with us right now The forecasters can’t pin down when this cold front with wind and rain is blowing in exactly…they’ll only say late on Friday. Until it arrives though, it’s … Continue reading

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10-11-05 Re: Bracket Racing White Zombie to a 12.151 @ 106.25 mph World Record!

Hello to All, Jim Husted wrote: > I was wondering though? Has anyone else noticed that Tim seems to be doing > all the driving here lately?? Tim indeed, has exclusively driven this car into all the world records this … Continue reading

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10-11-05 Re: Bracket Racing White Zombie to a 12.151 @ 106.25 mph World Record!

Hello to All, Jim Husted wrote: > I was wondering though? Has anyone else noticed that Tim seems to be doing > all the driving here lately?? > Tim indeed, has exclusively driven this car into all the world records … Continue reading

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10-10-05 Re: Bracket Racing White Zombie to a 12.151 @ 106.25 mph World Record!

Hello to All, Cor van de Water wrote: > Hi John, > I think it has been commented before that the street tires of > White Zombie are wrinkling on the first bite on taking off, > as can be … Continue reading

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