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Old 06-17-2011, 03:09 PM
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No Air Conditioning?

How's the performance with the six speed?

Great Job!!!...
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:21 PM
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Thanks for the update Mo

Way cool !!
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:24 PM
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Oh, and we need a video with audio, or lack there of.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by GKK View Post
No Air Conditioning?

How's the performance with the six speed?

Great Job!!!...
I pretty much drive around in second gear... 0 -65 LOL

No air at this time... They do have electric versions though LOL

thank you!

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Old 06-17-2011, 03:42 PM
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Super cool Mo, bet maintenance is so much less and an altogether different experience.

Always good to see someone think outside the box.
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Nice work
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:06 PM
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you'll win every Corvette car show trophy, in the electric vette category, prolly peoples choice, you got my vote!
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I've seen it and I don't believe it. Wow thats is some impressive work and investment. Ill be looking forward a video of it driving and its capabilities.

I guess now that is electric, you can go with a 4.11 gears or higher.
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That is FANTASTIC!
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by PLRX View Post
I've seen it and I don't believe it. Wow thats is some impressive work and investment. Ill be looking forward a video of it driving and its capabilities.

I guess now that is electric, you can go with a 4.11 gears or higher.
Thank you for the compliments everyone....

Yes being electric I pass fuel stations pull in to the garage, plug in and let it charge like an electric razor LOL... Ironically when I'm parked while shopping the batteries recoup as much as 10% while the car is at rest.

You can hear the C-Beam groaning on take off, I have to somewhat watch that I don't stab the pedal too hard as I'm concerned of snapping the input shaft right off the transmission. The coupler only weighs about 8 pounds versus a full blown flywheel which is around say even 35 pounds, so it will catch RPM's rather quickly.

I have not lit up the 315's on the back as of yes bit it definately hooks up good...

Yes I has also considered bumping up the rear end to 4.56's or there abouts. The motors efficiency is best around 3500-4000 rpm... really seems odd cruising with the RPM's that high...

I'm trying to get a few things cleaned up and start attending as many shows as I possibly can.

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:14 PM
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totally cool !!!
congratulations !!!
Video is a must !!!
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Great job! I am not sure if I told you this before but back in the early 60s we had a guy down the street who was a retired fork lift mechanic. He took the motor and a huge electric battery from a forklift and put them in an old VW bug. He used it to go to the local shopping mall. I am going to guess that it only went about 15-20mph.
The best part was that he had an old style windmill outside of his garage and used that to power his battery charger!
If he was still alive he would be impressed by your fine engineering!
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:05 PM
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Wow, fantastic work!!
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Originally Posted by pianoguy View Post
Wow, fantastic work!!
Very "outside the box".
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:41 PM
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Whats the possibility of a regenerating deal that while youre driving theres a device that would help recharge the batteries I understand some of the new hybrids have something similar.

Im real ignorant on the subject so excuse if it sounds stupid.

BTW gotta hook up on that block shoot me a pm sometime.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GS 163 View Post
One of the coolest things I have seen come through C4 gen in quite a while. Nicely done.


Man I would love to see that in person.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by cuisinartvette View Post
Whats the possibility of a regenerating deal that while youre driving theres a device that would help recharge the batteries I understand some of the new hybrids have something similar.

Im real ignorant on the subject so excuse if it sounds stupid.

BTW gotta hook up on that block shoot me a pm sometime.
Hey Cuisinartvette!

Essentially that is what a hybrid does, they have a small engine that charges the battereies as you drive along. Actually sone folks will make a "pusher" trailer that they hook behind the car with a generator to charge the batteries as they drive along, mostly for long distances.

There is also regenerative braking as well, but in my opionion unless you live in the hills it is not worth the effort.

Yes I will shoot you a PM

Thanks!

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:13 PM
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Cool, subscribed.

What do you do for vacuum for the brakes? Electric pump?
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 3D87C4 View Post
Cool, subscribed.

What do you do for vacuum for the brakes? Electric pump?
Hi 3D87C4,

Yes I have a 12v Gast vacuum pump that is controlled by a pressure switch once it gets to about 15 inches of vacuum it pumps back down to about 25 inches of vacuum.

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Makes my Hydrogen Hybrid project look like child's play.

Very nice!
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