Electric conversion: Project ForkenSwiift - Page 15 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-12-2006, 09:56 AM   #141
Registered Member
 
JanGeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,442
Country: United States
Send a message via Yahoo to JanGeo
measurements

Quote:
if you decide to go ahead with fixing your geo, and you want me to take measurements on the blue car that will help, let me know.
The distance from the center of the A-Arm pivot pins measured in front and back may work for starters - problem is that the motor gets in the way. I don't know if it will be easy to measure that exactly, maybe a right triangle on a 2x4 between the left and right sides would be possible. Will have to wait for the week of rain to stop here before getting under the front end and see how it is. Then probably the angle of the wheels at the left and right stops may tell something also. Any ideas appreciated . . . Thanks!
__________________

JanGeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-2006, 07:44 PM   #142
Registered Member
 
JanGeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,442
Country: United States
Send a message via Yahoo to JanGeo
Floor

Looking good! I might have fiberglassed it instead of brazing it but a metal floor is preferred in a car.

Bad news is that there has been a lot of rust found on new xB's all over the country in the wetter climates including mine. The door seam at the top rear corner under the weather stripping gets rusty and one owner pulled up the floor carpeting and found bare metal at a rib rusting badly.
__________________

JanGeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 10:19 AM   #143
Moderator
 
GasSavers_DaX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,209
Country: United States
Any word on the inspection?

Spiders hatching from the passenger door. I believe Tammara would have jumped into oncoming traffic had that happend while she was sitting in that seat when they hatched.
GasSavers_DaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #144
Driving on E
 
Matt Timion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 3,110
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaX
Spiders hatching from the passenger door. I believe Tammara would have jumped into oncoming traffic had that happend while she was sitting in that seat when they hatched.
LOL, I have a feeling Jenny would probably scream and then jump into the back seat.

We just had a patch of spiders hatch on our shed the other day, which I'm now using as the main storage for car parts. Let's just say that a homemade torch with a lighter and an aerosol can can easily kill baby spiders
Matt Timion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 06:57 PM   #145
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG

no, not really one by one. you can't see in the pic, but they're on a very fine web "mat" of their own making. i just grabbed a corner and the whole lot of them peeled off to be carried away.
Ben says yay,

Good luck on the project though. I feel so dirty worrying about my own project when you're totally owning me.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2006, 07:35 PM   #146
Registered Member
 
JanGeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,442
Country: United States
Send a message via Yahoo to JanGeo
editing

Hey the editing of the word fibergl a s s is pretty funny.

Your loose rack should be adjustable - there should be a set screw and lock nut on the end of the steering shaft into the rack. My Geo is still tight and was very tight when new.
JanGeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #147
Registered Member
 
krousdb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,480
Country: United States
Location: Raleigh, NC
Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG
the forkenswift passed inspection!

woohoo!!

i think that is insanely funny, considering the net cost both cars is currently $89.85 (and dropping - sold a radiator today).
Wooot! Congrats on the forkenswift!
__________________


krousdb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 03:24 PM   #148
*shrug*
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 6,195
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by krousdb
Wooot! Congrats on the forkenswift!
Yeah, for serious. I'm so jealous, I h8 this whole gasoline thing.
SVOboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2006, 04:20 PM   #149
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
thanks! i was getting a bit tired of working on it, so i'm looking forward to taking a break this weekend.
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2006, 09:57 AM   #150
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
one of the things the ca
__________________

MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuelly Android App - eehokie Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 07-14-2010 09:59 PM
Combined totals of all my vehicles? nizationpcs Fuelly Web Support and Community News 0 03-30-2009 07:41 AM
Vehicle Notes pb Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 10-08-2008 12:38 PM
Converting numeric to current tire sizes. omgwtfbyobbq General Maintenance and Repair 5 06-01-2007 05:51 AM
Prius. First Impressions zpiloto General Fuel Topics 17 09-03-2006 11:49 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.