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My car is an electric PRB Clubman.
13 x Odyssey PC925 12V Lead Acid batteries (156V, 20ish Ah)
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The car weighs about 650kg.
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Sounds nice EClubman, Can you tell us a bit more about it.
have you got any pictures?
Is it on the road or still under construction?
where abouts are you?
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It's the maroon/silver Clubman in the Youtube a few posts back: here. Fastest drag time in Australia for a registered vehicle.
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The Clubman sure goes like a bat out of hell. I was holding on when I was taken for a spin by the owner a couple of weeks ago.
It is a very nice car indeed. From all the EV conversions I have seen it is up amongst the best as far as the overall electrical installation goes. It is always nice to see neat wiring and a professional looking electrical installation. Well done Mark!
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woody wrote: Claudio is the new 2nd Fastest EV Drag racer in OZ!
2nd only on ETs. And everyone knows ETs don't matter... it's all about the quarter mile trap speed Image
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Claudio did 18.47 at 118.99 Kph

And 18.24 in another run.

I had high hopes for the last run of the night, thinking I was getting the hang of it. Right up until I utterly fluffed the staging lights. Ah well, next time...

Looking forward to next time. Then again, seeing the flashes underneath the car in woody's youtube link, I might be pushing my luck! Image

Mid 18's aren't exactly head turning, but I had a blast all the same (and wasn't the slowest car on the night either!). Thanks again guys for talking me into coming along (yeah, ok, it didn't take that much arm-twisting).

Honestly, we should aim to get everyone in Sydney with an EV down to WSID one night. FWIW, I was really tentative about doing this, setting an embarrassingly slow time, perpetuating the slow EV myth, yada yada... and afterwards realised I had entirely the wrong attitude about it.

Did anyone in the stands catch any audience reactions? Sheree tells me she heard a few "wtfs" around her when Mark and I took off on the first run with no sound other than some tyre chirping (in stark contrast to the pair of bikes that roared off just before us)

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BTW, noticed the pack seemed much stiffer on the way home, and in the week since; so far, these Thundersky cells seem to take kindly to being worked a bit on occasion.
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I too noticed that my battery pack was much more sprightly for a couple of days following the drags.
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It's been awhile
So if you think you can beat the record or would just like to try out your road registered EV on the drag strip.
You will need a helmet that meets Australian Standard AS/NZS 1698:2006 and carries the ‘5 ticks’ label / decal.
There is power available 240 10 amp outlets, plenty to choose from.

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My electric VF bike is ready again anyone want meet up at the drags again?
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I'm ready to get my "before" time for the Cortina... (about 24 secs @ 98kph I'm guessing).
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Eastern Creek this Wednesday.
Anyone want to come?

Ill be taking my Bike again last time I ran 19sec at 96v ,
the bike is now 144v with the Odyssey Batteries from the Catavolt electric motorcycle.
The bike now has a top speed of over 160kph 40kw at the wheel so it should go under 15sec .

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Come on Woody
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Catavolt wrote: Eastern Creek this Wednesday.
Anyone want to come?

Ill be taking my Bike again last time I ran 19sec at 96v ,
the bike is now 144v with the Odyssey Batteries from the Catavolt electric motorcycle.
The bike now has a top speed of over 160kph 40kw at the wheel so it should go under 15sec .
What was your previous mph/kph at 96v?
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woody wrote: I'm ready to get my "before" time for the Cortina... (about 24 secs @ 98kph I'm guessing).


hi all hope to see you all out there
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Catavolt wrote: Come on Woody


I'm about to leave Mrs Woody* at home with 3 kids 5 and under for a month while I go to Sweden for work, the kids are sick, the car is running crap and I just not sure I can get a leave pass, but I'll ask...
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woody wrote:
Catavolt wrote: Come on Woody


I'm about to leave Mrs Woody* at home with 3 kids 5 and under for a month while I go to Sweden for work, the kids are sick, the car is running crap and I just not sure I can get a leave pass, but I'll ask...


you get a month to get back in the good books, i'm single so i can say that hmm i wonder why

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lol@Speedily

Theres a lot to be said for single life. I'd still be single if my better half didn't jump me from behind while I wasn't looking.

All things being equal I have to admit she adds more than she takes Image
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EV2Go wrote: lol@Speedily

Theres a lot to be said for single life. I'd still be single if my better half didn't jump me from behind while I wasn't looking.

All things being equal I have to admit she adds more than she takes Image


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Nope she is at work keeping me in a lifestyle to which I have become accustomed Image.
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hmmm 2nd income maybe there something in that.... Nar my luck i'll end up with high 5-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase and headache   
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First income... I have taken a year off work to get my trike together. She likes to be self reliant so she works, I don't need to so I don't.

Not working isn't as much fun as you would think. Almost glad my year is up, because waiting for parts can be damn boring at times.

You just need one that emotionally supports your habit (racing) and understands that a man needs to spend time in his cave (garage) occassionally.

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Speedily wrote:
woody wrote:
Catavolt wrote: Come on Woody


I'm about to leave Mrs Woody* at home with 3 kids 5 and under for a month while I go to Sweden for work, the kids are sick, the car is running crap and I just not sure I can get a leave pass, but I'll ask...


you get a month to get back in the good books, i'm single so i can say that hmm i wonder
Leave Pass will be available when I get back in November :-)

Sorry that you're single again Ant, and that I took one of the good ones.

I'm guessing drag scrutineers take a dim view of broken engine mount rubbers anyway...
Is there anything you/they dislike which would have passed rego? Or anything they are particularly harsh on, or commonly knock back cars for?
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woody wrote:
Speedily wrote:
woody wrote:

I'm about to leave Mrs Woody* at home with 3 kids 5 and under for a month while I go to Sweden for work, the kids are sick, the car is running crap and I just not sure I can get a leave pass, but I'll ask...


you get a month to get back in the good books, i'm single so i can say that hmm i wonder
Leave Pass will be available when I get back in November :-)

Sorry that you're single again Ant, and that I took one of the good ones.

I'm guessing drag scrutineers take a dim view of broken engine mount rubbers anyway...
Is there anything you/they dislike which would have passed rego? Or anything they are particularly harsh on, or commonly knock back cars for

make sure the battery is held in well..... Image
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Speedily wrote:make sure the battery is held in well.....
Half my battery mount is in the glovebox - so something else to work on...
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The drags got rained out but I got one run in at half current 250amp .
The reason I did a run at half current is because thats the setting I ride with all the time.
It still took 2 seconds off my old time .
Ill post a video soon.
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