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The results aren't posted on the saltflats website yet, but I was there and I saw it happen! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, 48 miles per hour on an electric barstool! You can see some pictures, video, and commentary on:

http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/saltflats/2007worldofspeed/barstool

Enjoy!






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In a message dated 9/22/2007 12:17:59 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
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> [EVDL] Electric Barstool sets Land Speed Record!
> Date:9/22/2007 12:17:59 AM US Mountain Standard Time
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> The results aren't posted on the saltflats website yet, but I was there and
> I saw it happen! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, 48 miles per hour on an electric
> barstool! You can see some pictures, video, and commentary on:
>
> http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/saltflats/2007worldofspeed/barstool
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> Enjoy!
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That starter motor was in my shop for 2 months geting some of my mods.Dennis
Berube
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I was supposed to post this earlier but obviously I am way late. Dennis's
motor worked well except for the fact that whatever he did to it they had a
hell of a time trying to get it geared tall enough to draw the amps
necessary to extract the full horsepower available from the battery. The
original 671 GMC starter motor we had in it was running a 6 volt armature.
It drew 500 amps at no load. It was modified by key electric here in Port
Townsend. I am not sure if it was Key Electric or Rob that had the roller
bearing installed on the output shaft. Suffice it to say they were able to
crank enough out of the one 12 volt battery for the record. The owner and
driver of the bar stool is Rob Spencer from Idaho. He has been pursuing this
goal for a couple years or so and my congratulations go out to him. For
anyone interested here is an earlier video of me testing it out near our
shop here in Port Townsend. It went way faster on pavement then it did on
the salt due to the poor rolling resistance of salt. If you haven't been
there you would not understand. Here is the video:
http://www.suckamps.com/images/build_team_vehicles/BarStoolTesting.mov

Roderick Wilde
"Suck Amps EV Racing"
www.suckamps.com



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> The results aren't posted on the saltflats website yet, but I was there
> and I saw it happen! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, 48 miles per hour on an
> electric barstool! You can see some pictures, video, and commentary on:
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> http://www.explodingdinosaurs.com/saltflats/2007worldofspeed/barstool
>
> Enjoy!
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Hi Folks

Some stuff to look at-

Some hi-res photos of the Bonneville Barstool, [from 2004], some with
Roderick on the stool-
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/PT09.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/BS01.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/PT10.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/PT11.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/PT12.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/shop30.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/shop35.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/shop36.jpg
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/shop37.jpg

Photo galleries where the above photos were pulled from-
http://www.casadelgato.com/RoyLemeur/page01.htm

{I hope the host server is up to this :-0 }

Enjoy!
Roy

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In a message dated 9/22/2007 6:55:53 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
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> lectric Barstool sets Land Speed Record!
> Date:9/22/2007 6:55:53 AM US Mountain Standard Time
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> What all do you do to mod a truck starter? ... and is one type of
> starter really faster than another?
>
> I'd like to plop one down on a go-cart frame I have, any suggestions
> to crank out some speed?
>
A starter is just that a starter.The duty cycle is very low on most starters
I have seen.But if you must ask start out with good bearings and brushes ect
from your local starter rebuilder seat in the brushes and keep the carbon dust
out. Dennis Berube
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In a message dated 9/24/2007 5:34:17 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, MrGoFast99
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In a message dated 9/22/2007 8:30:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
[email protected] writes:


I was supposed to post this earlier but obviously I am way late. Dennis's
motor worked well except for the fact that whatever he did to it they had a
hell of a time trying to get it geared tall enough to draw the amps
necessary to extract the full horsepower available from the battery.

---------------------------------------------------

Rod, what are you saying, have you been away from racing that long that you
have forgotten basic motor principles?
When a series motor increases in rpm, the voltage at the motor terminal
increases until it sees battery voltage, at that time the current draw will bee
at a minimum this has always been that way, even back in my
day...............are you sure you're not smoking some of that stuff again.

the old man

anyone that rides a barstool 48 mph has had to much to
drink................congratulations

-----------------------------------------------


The
original 671 GMC starter motor we had in it was running a 6 volt armature.
It drew 500 amps at no load. It was modified by key electric here in Port
Townsend. I am not sure if it was Key Electric or Rob that had the roller
bearing installed on the output shaft. Suffice it to say they were able to
crank enough out of the one 12 volt battery for the record. The owner and
driver of the bar stool is Rob Spencer from Idaho. He has been pursuing this
goal for a couple years or so and my congratulations go out to him. For
anyone interested here is an earlier video of me testing it out near our
shop here in Port Townsend. It went way faster on pavement then it did on
the salt due to the poor rolling resistance of salt. If you haven't been
there you would not understand. Here is the video:
http://www.suckamps.com/images/build_team_vehicles/BarStoolTesting.mov

Roderick Wilde
"Suck Amps EV Racing"
www.suckamps.com











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