[email protected] wrote:
> I haven't done the measurements, but perhaps install as many
> batteries between the rails in front of the rear axle and a few behind
> it taking into account Cor's remarks.
> Then install the rest in the bed.
> How to access the one's beneath to water?
> Try the Trap door design used by some. It requires cutting the bed
> and putting on extra hinges.
> It ain't fun I'm sure.
I notice many people discussing the number & location of batteries they
can use in their donar cars. A trick that has served me well was to
purchase a plastic scale-model of my donor. I lucked out in that it was
available in 1/8 scale. I "semi-assembled" it, leaving body, etc.
free, for easy removal. I cut models to scale of proposed motor,
controller, batteries, etc. I cut out the body sections that will be
modified in the real thing, and then played around with different
configurations. At 1/8 scale a 12v flooded is about an inch long, so
it is quite practical to do this. If you can only find the more typical
1/25 scale kit of your donor it will be a bit more challenging...
It has been quite helpful to me, I suggest people in the idea/design
phase search the net for available models in their car of interest.
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