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I noticed that FOX News picked up the AP story. I'm pleasantly surprised.
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul30/0,4670,ElectricDragsters,00.html

It did take them almost a month, however. :)

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In looking at the A123 website it looks like they
added threads making the spot welding obsolete. Will
the added weight be an issue or will you be using
fewer batteries as they are more powerful according to
their website. But no spec's given. Congradulations on
getting a new pack from them. I hope they don't forget
us poor EV builders building for commuter conversions.
Their packs for their Plug in Hybrids would fit nicely
in my on going conversion.


--- Bill Dube <[email protected]> wrote:

> I noticed that FOX News picked up the AP story. I'm
> pleasantly surprised.
>
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul30/0,4670,ElectricDragsters,00.html
>
> It did take them almost a month, however. :)
>
> Bill Dube'
>
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Hey Bill,

This same AP story ran Monday in my local paper, BG
Sentinel-Tribune. It also had a picture of Wayland's
dashboard. Too bad they didn't have a pic of
KillaCycle, or you. Nice to see good press.

Jeff M.


--- Bill Dube <[email protected]> wrote:

> I noticed that FOX News picked up the AP story. I'm
> pleasantly surprised.
>
http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul30/0,4670,ElectricDragsters,00.html
>
> It did take them almost a month, however. :)
>
> Bill Dube'
>
>


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Killacycle team
how did you do at the drags last week i didn't see any
post about it.?
--- Bill Dube <[email protected]> wrote:

> They are planning to put threaded posts on the next
> generation of
> cells. These new cells are considerably larger than
> the present 26650
> M1 type cells. It is not clear at this time, but "no
> posts" may be optional.
>
> Since we (the KillaCycle Team) are all set up for
> spot welding, we
> prefer it to other connection methods. It is
> certainly lighter than
> threaded connections. It can be mighty fast to do,
> once you figure
> out all the fixtures, etc. In a high-vibration
> environment, I would
> think that properly made welded connections could be
> more reliable
> than threaded connections.
>
> Bill Dube'
>
>
>
>
> At 07:30 AM 8/29/2007, you wrote:
> >In looking at the A123 website it looks like they
> >added threads making the spot welding obsolete.
> Will
> >the added weight be an issue or will you be using
> >fewer batteries as they are more powerful according
> to
> >their website. But no spec's given. Congradulations
> on
> >getting a new pack from them. I hope they don't
> forget
> >us poor EV builders building for commuter
> conversions.
> >Their packs for their Plug in Hybrids would fit
> nicely
> >in my on going conversion.
> >
> >
> >
--- Bill Dube <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> > > I noticed that FOX News picked up the AP story.
> I'm
> > > pleasantly surprised.
> > >
>
>http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2007Jul30/0,4670,ElectricDragsters,00.html
> > >
> > > It did take them almost a month, however. :)
> > >
> > > Bill Dube'
> > >
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cool, so that pack you used wasn't supplied by A123 but made by you?

Bill Dube wrote:
> They are planning to put threaded posts on the next generation of
> cells. These new cells are considerably larger than the present 26650
> M1 type cells. It is not clear at this time, but "no posts" may be optional.
>
> Since we (the KillaCycle Team) are all set up for spot welding, we
> prefer it to other connection methods. It is certainly lighter than
> threaded connections. It can be mighty fast to do, once you figure
> out all the fixtures, etc. In a high-vibration environment, I would
> think that properly made welded connections could be more reliable
> than threaded connections.
>
> Bill Dube'
>

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