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Old 03-30-2007, 07:31 AM   #451
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It made me winded.

After the first incident I had a hose on standby, in case I ran out of breath putting out the flare-ups.

It did give me an appreciation for what can happen with brazing, welding (or arcing battery connections for that matter).
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:48 PM   #452
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It made me winded.

After the first incident I had a hose on standby, in case I ran out of breath putting out the flare-ups.

It did give me an appreciation for what can happen with brazing, welding (or arcing battery connections for that matter).
Atleast if anything metal breaks on the car, you know you can weld it with the batteries (keep some coat hangers around).
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:24 PM   #453
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WOW, that's really, really great news. Kudos on the milestone and the impromptu accolades.

I wonder if there is a worthwhile way to "recondition" them. I've read of some rejuvenating methods, and personally tried one procedure in my more desperate past (the zapping method - and succeeded), though it wasn't for a deep-cycle project. Better luck on the batteries, but remind me, how much range were you hoping for?
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:34 PM   #454
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I got it all on video Will post some tomorrow or Sunday.
Awesome news MetroMPG! I can't wait to see the video. Does this mean that ForkenSwift will be your new daily driver?
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Old 03-30-2007, 06:36 PM   #455
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Was that Volt video some kind of joke? I have no idea how to make an electric car that noisy. Or slow. A golf cart is more inspiring than that thing. I did only watch the first couple of minutes.
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Was that Volt video some kind of joke? I have no idea how to make an electric car that noisy. Or slow. A golf cart is more inspiring than that thing. I did only watch the first couple of minutes.
Yea I was thinking, that's a great car for driving around a parking lot at less than 10 mph. Sounded like someone with a leaf blower was next to the guy filming
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Yea I was thinking, that's a great car for driving around a parking lot at less than 10 mph. Sounded like someone with a leaf blower was next to the guy filming
That, is the sound of hundreds (or a couple given the speed) of Hamsters screaming.
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I need to check on this thread more often

I used to have twelve 6v flooded in my system. They are 7.1-7.2v when full per 6v. So if you had 6 in series full should be 42.6 to 43.2 and should stay at that voltage with about 6 amp charge. If you need more then about 6 amps they aren't full yet. What voltage are they at when the charger is running?

And yes after resting from a full charge should be 6.3 per battery or 37.8 for the string.

I am running eight 8A8D's AGM's now, just about 2000 amps at 12vdc or 24kw. I really like AGM's, but they don’t' come cheap.
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Yup, I get it. Speaking of banjos, I'm trying to make one (as in banjo-bolt fitting). I think I finally figured out how to get oil pressure before turning the engine.
The only trouble is the thread is 3/8" X 28 (ever heard of it?) So I'm tinkerin'
Since you asked...
I bored out the threads on a soft steel nut, put a hole in the side of it, made a hose-barb out of some brass tubing, and soldered it all together to make the banjo for my homemade banjo-bolt fitting.

Parts: a nut, some tubing, and the highly unique "banjo bolt"


My resulting "banjo" (front)

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Next, I'll use it to bypass the oil pump and force oil into the engine the hard way.
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Milestone

What a milestone!

You should enter it in parades or something -- and spread the word

Definitely custom paint and graphics (but yeah, I know it's not your style) -- but I think average people will eat that stuff up as the Neon guys did.

Any plans?

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