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by nino500
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Contactor coil diode.
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Thanks Greg, That confirms my gut feeling on the contactor point. On the emergency stop side, I have a 126 which has cables operated by levers for choke and starter so I reckon either would do for an emergency stop. The clutch pedal would be more of an automatic reaction but if anybody else was driv...
by nino500
Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:33 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Contactor coil diode.
Replies: 19
Views: 4367

Hi, I just tuned in to this thread. I haven't started putting any electrics together yet but I know I'm going with 72 volts and I have a coice of Altrax axe or Curtis controllers. I'd like to have a reliable failsafe in case of runaway/welded contactor situation. Would it be possible to have a mecha...
by nino500
Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Another reason to avoid solar water heating ?
Replies: 22
Views: 60392

This is an intersting one. I've been a boat dweller for a couple of years in the recent past and used to read a lot of related publications. Boat and barge owners need to use as little electrical power as possible to stay within the power limits of their inverters. Therefore a washing mashine that t...
by nino500
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help with thesis idea
Replies: 21
Views: 17647

Hi, How about the question of whether it is more energy efficient to keep an old ICE car on the road or to build a new EV, bearing in mind the energy required to manufacture the steel components etc. ? Or, maybe, whether to build new or convert old vehicles? Just a couple of thoughts that sprang to ...
by nino500
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Electric Motor Bikes
Topic: Asking a favour from a NW Vectrix owner please
Replies: 17
Views: 14952

Just out of interest; what is the bike behind Mr Lynch's machine? Is it a converted Quasar, a one off or just a 'normal' Quasar?

Nino.
by nino500
Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Power/weight ratios
Replies: 45
Views: 10890

If there were a neat, light 2 speed converterless auto ( needing no seperate clutch )


I'm not sure how you'd operate it (I think they use electric valve/hydraulic servo normally) but have you thought about an overdrive unit?.

Nino.
by nino500
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Conversions
Topic: Another mini conversion
Replies: 34
Views: 7960

Yes, I was just thinking the same but if they were arranged at about 90 degrees (one down in the subframe, in front of the shaft and one against the bulkhead, above the shaft) you could still use identical drive components.
by nino500
Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who did I meet in the Gower Heritage Centre car park?
Replies: 3
Views: 5064

Yes, I was just about to mention the BVS but circumstances demanded a swift goodbye.

I just thought that anyone who would bring up the subject of EVs in the second sentence of a conversation with a complete stranger might have been one of the regulars here.
by nino500
Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Who did I meet in the Gower Heritage Centre car park?
Replies: 3
Views: 5064

Who did I meet in the Gower Heritage Centre car park?

Hi I met a chap in the aforementioned place on Sunday and the conversation quickly turned to EVs and hybrids but was cut short by the return of our respective families.

He probably wasn't a BVS member (what are the chances) but might read this forum, given his interest.

Just thought I'd ask.
by nino500
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Transmission losses
Replies: 17
Views: 14257

I must apologise for starting this thread in the wrong area. I guess it should really have gone in "conversions" or "cars, vans and other road vehicles". I'd suggest a "general technical issues" area but I'd have to be in the "suggestions" area to do that. The...

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