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by Grumpy-b
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Berlingo Electrique Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 20027

I sold a couple of batteries to an owner of a Blingo that had been rear ended, the insurance company paid for the boody damage but ultimately refused to accept liability for the battery damage. SO this poor chaps van stood for over a year. Still its now back functioning again. The problem of damage ...
by Grumpy-b
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Price for converting my own smart car
Replies: 15
Views: 11074

If you do a bit of calculation 18.5kwh of stored power at 72 volts = a significant 256 AH of storage. Thats a serious battery cell (s) . Judging by various cell capacities I have seen commented upon, that equates to a serious number of cells in parallel to get that Amperage capacity. Still you would...
by Grumpy-b
Tue Jul 29, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Been busy with wood
Replies: 7
Views: 14758

I have been using a Wood burner and back boiler for over 10 years to heat my 4 bed house. Its not the hottest of temperatures but its pleasant. We get through about 4.5 tonnes of wood for the whole winter. In the past this has largely been waste from a company that makes wooden windows. This year is...
by Grumpy-b
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Alloy wheels , fit or not to fit
Replies: 10
Views: 9602

I have the peugeot 205 gti 1.6 allys on my Blingo. They look great but are not lighter than std steel. There are two versions, the french SMR ones which I have and some italian Speedline ones which are supposed to be significantly lighter and with a thinner rim are sought by racers as you can use bi...
by Grumpy-b
Tue May 20, 2008 8:05 am
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: This changes everything!!!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 14458

From my own experience the main reasons why people seem to be interested in my own Berlingo, is firstly the cost of running it, and a way down the road second is the issue of polution. From an economic point, many people have realised from my exlpoits that they could use a plug in, but the they stil...
by Grumpy-b
Sun May 18, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2008 AGM election issues. Your chance to vote for the Chair!
Replies: 11
Views: 10857

Voting for the chair is important. Great Idea, but despite various efforts and two months, and my cash, I dont have any anything to hand relating to my membership, so I cant vote. I dont have membership details. It would appear that the organisation really does need to get its act together, attracti...
by Grumpy-b
Sat May 10, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: General
Topic: AGM 2008 discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 11536

Sorry, I didnt make it clear, Chris is quite correct the digital version was a one off to give me access to the Mag, its quite large as a file and not really something to put on line as it is. It was a kind gesture by Rob, so dont all go searching for the online version, you wont find it. Regards Gr...
by Grumpy-b
Fri May 09, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AGM 2008 discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 11536

Thanks for all the assistance, I have now been told by Rob Sharp that the membership secretary is being changed, hence the delay. Ive now got access to an online version of the magazine. Its important that the BVS doesnt split up, with the growing interest of people in Plug in Vehicles, the society ...
by Grumpy-b
Thu May 08, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: AGM 2008 discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 11536

Its interesting that there seems to be a split between Online and not online. I joined the BVS, well I had money extracted from my Pay pal account two months ago and despite a few reminders, I have seen nothing pass through my letterbox. Since I dont even get an response from my e-mails I will have ...
by Grumpy-b
Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Battery longevity, general prices and recharging costs
Replies: 15
Views: 9687

Its interesting seeing the comments on the Hybrids. At work we have both Honda and Toyota. many of us consider the Honda to ba a dangerous vehicle. Unlike the Toyota, the Honda is basically a petrol car and an under powered one at that, it relies on the motor system to supplement its serious lack of...

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