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by Mr Camouflage
Fri, 13 Feb 2009, 20:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Electric Shocks to charge batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 1113

Electric Shocks to charge batteries

Saw this on Wired http://blog.wired.com/cars/2009/02/students-at-the.html "The regenerative shock absorber uses the oscillations of a vehicle's suspension to generate electricity. Its inventors claim a heavy-duty truck using six of their GenShock shock absorbers can produce enough power to displace ...
by Mr Camouflage
Sat, 17 Jan 2009, 02:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kearon's EV Capri
Replies: 121
Views: 18952

Kearon's EV Capri

Lots of different styles of LED automotive globes at a website called dealextreme.com Prices are in US dollars, but they have free shipping to Australia, and if you buy in bulk (well usually 3 or more of the same item) you can get a discount on the item price. I've bought some stuff from them, not g...
by Mr Camouflage
Sun, 02 Nov 2008, 11:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: EV calculator
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

EV calculator

Is there an EV calculator web page anywhere that I can plug a bunch of info into to work out what sort of engine, batteries & controller specs I'd need? First thing I'm trying to work out is: a direct drive (not using the gearbox) through a 4.1 diff, what rpm would the electric motor be doing at 80 ...
by Mr Camouflage
Mon, 25 Aug 2008, 10:26
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: $6000 EV
Replies: 22
Views: 3099

$6000 EV

Richo wrote: does the $6k include the doner car?
If it does then it would need to be a bucket of rust with 25km range.


I saw a 4 door late 80's early 90's BMW E series (E30? was like the one in your avatar 318, 325 that sort of model) for sale for $600 on friday.

So not all cheap cars are rust buckets.
by Mr Camouflage
Wed, 13 Aug 2008, 11:36
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: Introductions...?
Replies: 15
Views: 2921

Introductions...?

Yeah this isn't really the right place for these sorts of discussions. Go back to ozdat with your wacky ideas Pro. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley17.gif Funny enough I was checking out all the youtube videos of these types of motors last night after watching a UFO documentary. Some search t...
by Mr Camouflage
Wed, 13 Aug 2008, 08:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: PERENDEV AND MAGNET MOTORS!
Replies: 12
Views: 1339

PERENDEV AND MAGNET MOTORS!

why you can’t hook up an alternator to the wheels and extend the range Why can't you hoo.. nevermind.. --Striker. And fans connected to alternators too. Guess someone forgot to explain it to this guy: It slices and dices. watch your fingers. I watched a documentary on UFO's last night, one that foc...
by Mr Camouflage
Mon, 28 Jul 2008, 01:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New guy saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 742

New guy saying hi

I'd like to end up with something like this:

electric spyder history

Electric Spider
by Mr Camouflage
Mon, 28 Jul 2008, 01:19
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My dilemma: Car choice
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

My dilemma: Car choice

Yeah thats a great show. Amazing what they can come up with out of junk.
by Mr Camouflage
Sun, 27 Jul 2008, 21:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My dilemma: Car choice
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

My dilemma: Car choice

If you mounted it upside down all the diff fluid would leak out through the vent hole. If you mounted a diff vertically it may not get lubricated correctly. I believe you cant run diffs in the opposite direction they were designed to run for an extended periods either. The crown wheel and pinion gea...
by Mr Camouflage
Sun, 27 Jul 2008, 01:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New guy saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 742

New guy saying hi

I used to have a KE Laser TX3 AWD turbo. I've added VW and mini moke to the list of cars I'm considering. I'm like the idea of a separate chassis car, so that later down the track I can swap the body with a better looking/more aero dynamic kit car without too much trouble. Now if they only made a Po...
by Mr Camouflage
Sun, 27 Jul 2008, 01:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: My dilemma: Car choice
Replies: 16
Views: 1995

My dilemma: Car choice

That's something I've never thought of. I suppose you could use the front diff from a four wheel drive (like a nisan patrol) and mount the motor behind the axle line also.
by Mr Camouflage
Sun, 27 Jul 2008, 01:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EV Roadster -Pontiac Fiero- Newby
Replies: 6
Views: 763

EV Roadster -Pontiac Fiero- Newby

Hi Tareaway

Take a look at the ev photo album to see how others have converted their Pontiacs.

http://www.evalbum.com/type/PONT
by Mr Camouflage
Fri, 25 Jul 2008, 01:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Kearon's EV Capri
Replies: 121
Views: 18952

Kearon's EV Capri

Would have been just as easy to sit the engine/gearbox on a trolly jack and use that to do the heavy lifting, while someone kept it balanced on the jack.
by Mr Camouflage
Wed, 23 Jul 2008, 10:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: New guy saying hi
Replies: 5
Views: 742

New guy saying hi

Hi Guys I've been interested in electric cars for a while now, but never thought I'd take the plunge, so to speak, but with the ever increasing price of petrol I'm thinking now might be the time to go electric. I've been inspired by this guys 240Z : http://ampeater.wordpress.com I've seen a few othe...