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Old 03-23-2006, 04:42 PM   #71
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Anyways, do you know if it's possible to export a vehicle to the 'States? I really wan't an Acura 1.7EL or CSX.
i know from my own research it's much easier to get one from the U.S. into canada than the other way around.

don't hold me to this, but i think if the model is not available in the US market, you can't import it until it's 25 years old. in canada, the rule is 15 years.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:30 PM   #72
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Anyways, do you know if it's possible to export a vehicle to the 'States? I really wan't an Acura 1.7EL or CSX.
i know from my own research it's much easier to get one from the U.S. into canada than the other way around.

don't hold me to this, but i think if the model is not available in the US market, you can't import it until it's 25 years old. in canada, the rule is 15 years.
Freakin' Buggah.
Wicked Pissah.
Crapola.
Shoot.

Anyways congrats on your drive motor! And with the cigars, there's no embargo on Cuba up there, so send us some good stuff ;-)

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Old 03-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #73
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the yard engines are icons of corporate wastefulness: they NEVER turn them off,
Price of fuel to idle them vs getting them stuck on a track and not start, very cold to be in one when cold, wear and tear on a massive motor like that getting cold and then trying to start it may easily be offset by a few hundred gallons of fuel for the winter.
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true, jangeo, but we just

true, jangeo, but we just had the warmest winter *on record*, and still these things were idling away... likely out of habit more than necessity, i would say.
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fuel used

wonder what the rate of fuel use is for an engine that size idling . . .
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not sure. it's harder to

not sure. it's harder to figure out for a diesel since they don't rely on stoich to run, right?
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arrivederci amigo! thanks for not crushing me!
I'm tearing-up man. That Baker was (sniffle) such an inspiration.

Seriously, great turn-around on the sale of the scrap unit and not getting squashed in the process. What's next?

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One question, what

One question, what voltage/current is the EV1 controller rated at?

I'll read through the rest of this topic(and respond with some suggestions) when I get the time. I've been to yuor site many months ago and frequently stop by to see what is written, so I'm sure you know the effect extensive aero mods will have on your range and performance. Make use of them! They are key to 100+ miles range on cheap lead acid batteries.

I'm currently converting my Triumph GT6+ to electric, starting on the cheap(~$2,000, 65 mph top speed, 50 miles range), but will eventually upgrade to make it a high performance car(~$12,000, 140 mph top speed, 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, 100 miles range).

I'm looking for cheap parts to source, and have looked in a few places with moderate success.
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only 68.2???

Only 68.2mpg?? - just kidding - warmer weather today I drove 17 miles and got 53.5mpg in the xB. I also got my first door ding from someone in my front left fender above the wheel well.

I posted a new topic on the Geo Suspension / Welding and just signed up for hosting the photos and put a bunch there - check the rust out.
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