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Willie (and All),
I am obviously way behind on the list, so not sure if this has been
beaten to death...
Are you talking to me? Are you talking to me? You must be talking to me...
Yes, back when I had 24 T-145 floodies, I could do 60 miles, but that
was an absolute maximum doing 55-60 mph in my extended cab S10 WITH
battery boxes and insulation. Did I mention that I got 20,000 miles
out of that pack before they were at 80%? Yes, of course I've posted
about that before....
Also, my truck has never had an alignment or decent tires, and was
consuming something outrageous like 500 watt-hours per mile over those
20K miles at the AC plug (with cabin heat in the winter), so I agree
with your EV Album links below. Oh, and this reminds me of the general
rule that 500 pounds of floodies is equal to one gallon of that toxic
fossil fuel they sell at those pumps.
Suck Amps,

> Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2010 06:40:09 -0500
> From: Willie McKemie
Cory Cross wrote:
>> Willie McKemie wrote:
>> > On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 10:11:37AM -0600, Donn Kuntz wrote:
>> >
>> >> Gee, ElectricBlue, good idea..."tell it like it is, no need t=
o hide
>> >> things". So why did you take on the conversion of our truck when w=
e stated
>> >> our requirement for a vehicle that has at least a 50-mile range at hi=
>> >> (at least 55 mph) speeds? It hasn't done that, especially once the te=
>> >> dropped here in October (there is no battery heating/insulation syste=
m on
>> >> the truck).
>> >>
>> >
>> > This is a better place to try to get your problems solved than to vent.
>> > It seems unlikely that Wayne would have touted a lead acid conversion
>> > as capable of 50 miles day in, day out. Do you have 24 golf cart
>> > batteries? I think you would need around 40 GC batteries to achieve
>> > the range you need.
>> > If you have lurked here long, you know that there
>> > are many lithium conversions that do 60-100 miles and very few to none
>> > lead acids that do 50 miles.
>> >
>> Really?
> "day in, day out"
> If there is anyone out there doing 50 mile daily commutes on lead acid,
> let's hear from them.
> Here is one that probably could have advertised 50 mile range but
> failed to do more than about at year of 30 mile commutes:
> Incidentally, that truck is for sale. $6K, I believe, with a weak
> pack.
> --
> Willie, ONWARD! Through the fog!

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