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Re: [EVDL] EV generosity; charging a 48V pack with a 36V charger

Thanks for the heads-up on the bargain chargers, Eduardo & Michael.

Since starting this thread however, someone on the list has offered to
donate (!) a pair of used 25 amp/24 volt smart chargers (suitable for these
batteries) to the cause. Charging issue solved... just like that.

I continue to be amazed at how willing folks have been to help us with this
EV. We've received lots of unsolicited offers of both time & material ...

- the used Exide 6v floodies, from another EV owner
- a hefty discount on the machining (coupler, adapter plate) by an
acquaintance
- 20 feet of used welding cable (battery interconnects) from a friend
- a little bit of free welding & welding instruction (acquaintance)
- free worn-out floodies (used for our "test pack") from the company that
sold us the forklift
- my mechanic didn't charge for the vehicle inspection - I've been going to
him for years with my ICE car, and he's never done that before - or to write
a letter requested by the licence office

There are others I'm sure I've forgotten at the moment.

The generosity hasn't been limited to other EV owners either. People just
seem genuinely interested in the project and want to help.

- Darin
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Re: [EVDL] EV generosity; charging a 48V pack with a 36V charger

Ben wrote:
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> (What's crazier than relying on a
> homemade electric car to get to work? Using a 37 year old vehicle.


Converting a 30 year old car? (I am converting a 1978 citroen :)


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Re: [EVDL] EV generosity; charging a 48V pack with a 36V charger

True enough. :) I wouldn't mind converting the bus, but with the
choice between driving the 87 Golf now, or the 70 Bus .. And the Golf
ICE is in worst shape ... The bus is more fun for a driver right now.
If I ever finish conversion #1, I'll consider a (by then) ~40 year old
donor vehicle. :)

On 10/19/07, Eduardo Kaftanski <[email protected]> wrote:
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Ben wrote:
> >
> > (What's crazier than relying on a
> > homemade electric car to get to work? Using a 37 year old vehicle.
>
>
> Converting a 30 year old car? (I am converting a 1978 citroen :)
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Re: [EVDL] EV generosity; charging a 48V pack with a 36V charger

And mine is a 1974 VW beetle, which was running on 96V for a time... Will
the stories never end.

Brian

On 10/19/07, Eduardo Kaftanski <[email protected]> wrote:
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>
Ben wrote:
> >
> > (What's crazier than relying on a
> > homemade electric car to get to work? Using a 37 year old vehicle.
>
>
> Converting a 30 year old car? (I am converting a 1978 citroen :)
>
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Ben wrote:
> True enough. :) I wouldn't mind converting the bus, but with the
> choice between driving the 87 Golf now, or the 70 Bus .. And the Golf
> ICE is in worst shape ... The bus is more fun for a driver right now.
> If I ever finish conversion #1, I'll consider a (by then) ~40 year old
> donor vehicle. :)
>

I am making the final ICE drive today to get the Citroen to where I'll
make the conversion (a friends office/house). I plan on converting it
during the next month(s) and then drive that while I convert a 1994 Citroen


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Re: [EVDL] EV generosity; charging a 48V pack with a 36V charger

Ok, so my little joke was far more joke than practical.

Actually nice to hear so many others driving the old vehicles. Brian
-- Nice looking Beetle. Besides being EV, it looks like the body is
very clean.

Eduardo - Citroen has some very nice (and unique) looking cars - what
model is your 1978?

Speaking of old conversions - just browsing the EV Album and admiring
Jay Donnaway's Ghia - that's a beautiful classic car conversion.

Ben

On 10/19/07, Eduardo Kaftanski <[email protected]> wrote:
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Ben wrote:
> > True enough. :) I wouldn't mind converting the bus, but with the
> > choice between driving the 87 Golf now, or the 70 Bus .. And the Golf
> > ICE is in worst shape ... The bus is more fun for a driver right now.
> > If I ever finish conversion #1, I'll consider a (by then) ~40 year old
> > donor vehicle. :)
> >
>
> I am making the final ICE drive today to get the Citroen to where I'll
> make the conversion (a friends office/house). I plan on converting it
> during the next month(s) and then drive that while I convert a 1994 Citroen
>
>
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Re: [EVDL] EV generosity; charging a 48V pack with a 36V charger

Peter Gabrielsson wrote:
> I know what you mean. People have literally been throwing EV
> components at me when I tell them I'm working on a conversion.

I hope you ducked when you got the motor! :-D


The most expensive part has been fixing up the car,

Getting the Geo fixed up cost $79 net, including the purchase price - bought
two dead & dying cars, moved all the best parts into one. On top of that, I
was able to sell leftover parts like one of the ICE's & a relatively new
fuel tank.

But I'm talking about a boneyard quality ecobox here. You're going to end
up with a very desirable little roadster.


I hope I can pass on the favor some day.

I hear you.

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Thanks for the complement, but I have to say, "good from afar, but far from
good." The person who I bought the car from painted over some rust, but it
is showing its cancerous head. I have thought about asking a neighbor to
design a fiberglass body, which would be more aerodynamic, and fit the
batteries better, but money is about as far as it will go. Anyway, Thanks
again,
Brian

On 10/19/07, Ben <[email protected]> wrote:
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> Ok, so my little joke was far more joke than practical.
>
> Actually nice to hear so many others driving the old vehicles. Brian
> -- Nice looking Beetle. Besides being EV, it looks like the body is
> very clean.
>
> Eduardo - Citroen has some very nice (and unique) looking cars - what
> model is your 1978?
>
> Speaking of old conversions - just browsing the EV Album and admiring
> Jay Donnaway's Ghia - that's a beautiful classic car conversion.
>
> Ben
>
> On 10/19/07, Eduardo Kaftanski <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
Ben wrote:
> > > True enough. :) I wouldn't mind converting the bus, but with the
> > > choice between driving the 87 Golf now, or the 70 Bus .. And the Golf
> > > ICE is in worst shape ... The bus is more fun for a driver right now.
> > > If I ever finish conversion #1, I'll consider a (by then) ~40 year old
> > > donor vehicle. :)
> > >
> >
> > I am making the final ICE drive today to get the Citroen to where I'll
> > make the conversion (a friends office/house). I plan on converting it
> > during the next month(s) and then drive that while I convert a 1994
> Citroen
> >
> >
> > --
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> > http://www.carfun.cl | I'm white and nerdy
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Ben-149 wrote:
> Actually nice to hear so many others driving the old vehicles.

When we discovered the 12 inch, 240 lb forklift traction motor wasn't
physically going to fit into the Metro, I briefly had my eye on a '69
Lincoln Continental that's been sitting for years in someone's driveway not
far from here. I thought the idea of a 38 year-old NEV with suicide doors
was particularly appealing!

Alas, practicality won out. Ended up using the 8 inch pump motor in the
Metro.

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> Eduardo - Citroen has some very nice (and unique) looking cars - what
> model is your 1978?
>

a GS Club

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