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Old 05-11-2007, 05:42 AM   #571
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Sadly, paint supplies ($45) finally pushed the total built cost past the $1000 CDN mark.
Time to recycle more batteries!!
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:17 AM   #572
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There will be some more batteries to recycle soon. I still haven't tried the "new to us" Ranger EV batteries in the car yet, but there's no doubt a number of the old forklift co. floodies will be recycled.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:27 AM   #573
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Here's a thought for anyone else considering a conversion. If you're going to try hypermiling your EV, you might want to=
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:32 AM   #574
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Meh, it's safe to say body paint isn't part of an EV conversion EV or not, you'd be doing the same thing
True enough. If I exclude all costs that aren't strictly EV parts related, we're WELL under $1k!
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So you don't normally shift when you drive it? You just pick a gear and stay in it?
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:59 AM   #576
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I shift, but upshifting seems much easier than
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:09 AM   #577
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Should add: some "proper" conversions don't need to be
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:22 AM   #578
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Okay, I see. I'm sure that it would be easier with a tach. Have you thought about putting one in?
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Old 05-11-2007, 11:37 AM   #579
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Thought about it, yes. It would be useful in more ways than one. Question is: how to do it on the cheap?

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Good news on the build cost front!
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For anyone counting (I am!), that brings the net cost of the parts we kept from the old Baker (2 pump motors, cabling, EV-1 controller, fuses, contactors etc) to $34.95 after recycling refund & the drive motor sale.
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