Monthly Archives: May 2006

4-19-06 Re: longest range?

Hello to All, Victor Tikhonov wrote: I know you can have a la Red Beastie lead sled built to demonstrate a range number rather than be a normal commuter, but it’s not exactly what most people would want to drive). … Continue reading

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4-19-06 Re: longest range?

Hello to All, Alan Smith wrote: What is the longest range everyone has gotten on their ev? If you’ve gotten over 60, definitely let me know. Alan’s request does not state specifics such as vehicle types (size and weight), battery … Continue reading

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4-19-06 Re: Have been collecting range data, how about acceleration data

Hello to All, I was excited to see this request for acceleration specs, until I realized my car has to be excluded Steve wrote: I would like to put together a spreadsheet with some real data on acceleration. I am … Continue reading

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4-16-06 Re: Baby Blue Rides Again…cross country in an EV!

Hello to All, I had written: >I had also made it possible for Marko’s Fiat to be equipped with the same prototype group 31s, in fact, these two vehicles were the only >EVs on the street with these hard-to-get batteries.” … Continue reading

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4-16-06 Baby Blue Rides Again…cross country in an EV!

Hello to All, I’ve always loved the 60′s thru early 70′s Datsun minitrucks, the original models that started the minitruck revolution that was the big thing for the 70′s period. Sadly, today there are no more true minitrucks as all … Continue reading

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4-15-06 Re: Hybridize-yourself?

Hello to All, Peter VanDerWal wrote: Doesn’t the CVT version get lower gas mileage than the standard? If so, why would you want to use something that lowers your fuel efficiency? Peter, I’m disappointed, as it appears you must have … Continue reading

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4-10-06 Re: Hybridize-yourself?

Hello to Damon and All, damon henry wrote: Well, I have to admit I did not know that (I quit following the Honda Hybrid list a few years ago) You don’t have to follow the Honda Hybrid list, all you … Continue reading

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4-10-06 Re: Hybridize-yourself?

Hello to All, damon henry wrote: Yes, the only time the Honda system moves with the gas motor turned off is if gravity and/or momentum are on your side.  The electric drive will not work without the ICE running. From: … Continue reading

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4-10-06 Episode 77: Battery-Powered Dragster on Monster Garage Tonight!

Hello to All, Just wanted to remind everyone who receives the Discovery channel, that our own Rich Rudman and Shawn Lawless will be on TV tonight on the Monster Garage show. Should be a hoot! My local TV listing has … Continue reading

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4-10-06 Re: AC vs DC; Newbie Question

Hello Osmo and All, Osmo S. wrote: DC vs AC … what about sepex, PM, BLDC and whatnot. Do they all belong in the category of DC? Or does DC stand for a brushed series wound motor only. If so, … Continue reading

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4-9-06 Re: AC vs DC; Newbie Question

Hello to All, Mike Phillips wrote: The biggest thing that bugs me about most DC systems is the huge amount of current the battery’s have to supply just to leave a stop light. That’s hard on everything involved. Huge amount … Continue reading

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4-9-06 DC Controller Reliability vs AC Systems

Hello to All, Michaela Merz wrote: Hmm .. I think we all agree that a blown DC controller can cause some problems. What about doing something about it? …a secondary system monitoring motor voltage and shut the system down if … Continue reading

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4-8-06 AC vs DC

Hello to All, I always enjoy the AC vs DC debate. One point very rarely brought up though, is what you get in terms of performance in return for your dollars invested, especially when the price of the AC system … Continue reading

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4-2-06 Re: Motor options

Hello to All, Electro Automotive wrote: We don’t recommend less than 96V for a very basic street car, nor do we recommend above 144V on the 9″ motor. I’ve run Blue Meanie’s ‘properly advance timed’ ADC 9 inch motor at … Continue reading

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4-2-06 Re: Time to review the plan…

Hello to Steve and All, Steve wrote: Books and internet research are one thing, but the experience of this list (plus my experience with 3 EVs) is priceless. I want you to have an idea what I was trying to … Continue reading

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4-1-06 Re: Motor options

Hello to All, From Jim Husted:  At only 84 volts I doubt you can feed a 9er.  Most people are running 2X to 3X the rated voltage of the motor. Electro Automotive wrote: Huh?  Maybe most people you know run … Continue reading

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3-30-06 Re: Fast Street Car with Twin DC Motors

Hello to All, Roger Stockton wrote: I think John’s concern is with adding *any* additional contacts and wires into the motor loop due to their associated losses. Correct. As soon as the motors start spinning, the back EMF is going … Continue reading

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3-29-06 Re: Fast Street Car with Twin DC Motors

Hello to Don and All, I see my buddy Jim has already responded, but I’ll throw my two cents worth in as well. Don Cameron wrote: I am **very** interested in this DC siamese motor config of John’s and Matt’s. … Continue reading

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3-26-06 Re: High Voltage Nationals Plea

Hello to All, electric-plum@juno.com wrote: As most of you know, Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois will be holding the HIGH VOLTAGE NATIONALS May 13, 2006. However, this might NOT happen if we don’t have at least 20 participants racing … Continue reading

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3-26-06 Electric Nissan 240SX vs Modern Gas Performance Cars

Hello to All, A good ‘ol comparo is just the thing to put an exclamation mark on Matt’s recent achievement of blasting through the 1/4 mile in just 13.3 seconds, so I thought I’d educate those who may not be … Continue reading

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3-24-06 Hawker and AeroBatteries Team up with Plasma Boy Racing Again

Hello to All, While my friends across the USA in Florida are all ready tearing up the track, we’re still ramping up for the 2006 racing season. I’m happy to report that today, a pallet of 30 brand new Hawker … Continue reading

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3-24-06 Re: Congratulations to Matt Graham and Lowell Simmons!

Rich Rudman wrote: OOOOOOoooo! Looks like Matt Graham  is the first into the Madman’s 100 for 2006. He beat Wayland!. Madman. Uh….Madman, not to try to take ‘anything’ away from Matt’s accomplishment, but duh….our track doesn’t even open until late … Continue reading

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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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