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    I know, I know, they're not for the big boys to...

    I know, I know, they're not for the big boys to play with, but I think the guy's on to something.42634264
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    Just want to give my endorsement of Treatland....

    Just want to give my endorsement of Treatland. Bought a number of items from them on more than one occasion for the trike project. Great to deal with - good selection of stock - and prompt delivery.
  3. Thread: Modular Packs

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    Ted, I like the concept, and as I read through...

    Ted, I like the concept, and as I read through your thoughts I kept thinking of how would a novice emoto rider handle swapping battery packs, considering complexity, weight, and convenience. Think...
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    Enginer appears to also make a good package in...

    Enginer appears to also make a good package in various sizes, and their website includes detailed installation videos, but their systems are limited to around 35 mph and Plug-in Supply has designed...
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    I was under the impression Plug-in Supply is...

    I was under the impression Plug-in Supply is Richard Hatfield's company? They haven't answered my email that I sent close to a week ago...
    They put together a pretty good looking kit - just a little...
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    Good point Fury. Plug-in Supply will sell the...

    Good point Fury. Plug-in Supply will sell the components individually, and the DIY kit involves assembling everything anyway, including the battery pack. This isn't my first conversion, and I'm...
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    Prius drop-in plug-in package

    Just wondering if anyone on the forum, or anyone that knows someone, that has bought and used one of the packages from Plug-In Supply that they put together for the Prius. Am in the market for a new...
  8. Thread: Build, or buy?

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    Hear hear, Now I know what to tell my wife...

    Hear hear,

    Now I know what to tell my wife why she can't park her car in my garage.
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    I can't help but add a little to this explosive.....

    I can't help but add a little to this explosive.. issue. Here is why we are building electric vehicles.

    Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Gasoline-tank-truck driver pulls into a truck depot and climbs...
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    They are a great little set Ted. I have had a set...

    They are a great little set Ted. I have had a set for years, and you might want to make sure you can inter-change the welding tips. They usually come with a "0" tip, and you might find it a bit big...
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    Yes, you can use a DC mig for aluminum, but you...

    Yes, you can use a DC mig for aluminum, but you need pure argon gas, and if you aren't using a spool gun you have to change to a plastic liner for the welding wire tube, and rubber rollers on the...
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    Lot of welding talk going on around here Ted, so...

    Lot of welding talk going on around here Ted, so I thought I might share some of my recent activity. I needed a TIG welder for my trike project and after much research and pondering I bought a...
  13. Thread: Solar Trike

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    Don't laugh, but the artwork was done on my iPad...

    Don't laugh, but the artwork was done on my iPad and the dimensional drawings were done on an old school drafting board. Yeah, I know it's slow and antiquated, but it's a tactile thing for me, and...
  14. Thread: Solar Trike

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    Tony, Thanks for your comments. I'm finishing...

    Tony,
    Thanks for your comments. I'm finishing the sections off with drywall compounds and will prime them with automotive primers, then fine sand, polish and wax them to receive the parting agent...
  15. Thread: Brazing Frames

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    Brazing was state-of-the-art at one time Ted....

    Brazing was state-of-the-art at one time Ted. This is a little Alfa Romeo C Sports racer I built many years ago with mild steel tubing and nickel/silver brazing rod. It was strong, but I have seen...
  16. Thread: Solar Trike

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    Solar Trike

    Haven't posted for quite a while mostly because the trike project has been put on the back burner waiting for funds and the time to work on it. I decided to try and complete the body plugs over the...
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    Power generation should be in the hands of the...

    Power generation should be in the hands of the individuals that use it. Solar prices have been dropping and look to continue to drop. Wind generation can be built at home easily by any handy person...
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    Great accomplishment Ted. Many kudos to you. I...

    Great accomplishment Ted. Many kudos to you. I enjoyed the video and was sweating with you on the final few feet - even with the cold. Is there another book in here somewhere...
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    Can't say enough about safety, but I also had a...

    Can't say enough about safety, but I also had a nice shockingly bad show when I touched a wench between terminals on a 72 volt AGM pack a couple of years ago.

    But the same can be said about ICE...
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    House trained or still on newspapers Ted? Are...

    House trained or still on newspapers Ted?
    Are you going to convert it? I was thinking of doing one myself.
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    Thanks for the comments Yeaw. Costs are...

    Thanks for the comments Yeaw.
    Costs are certainly a problem with any technology. The trike that I'm building now is strictly meant as a prototype test vehicle, but it will be road certified so I...
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    Hugues,3522 Just a bit more follow up on this...

    Hugues,3522
    Just a bit more follow up on this sprocket discussion. When first put the bike I built a couple of years ago together I unknowingly used a 3/16 motor shaft key that wasn't a hardened...
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    I had some trouble with a standard motor sprocket...

    I had some trouble with a standard motor sprocket until I went to a taper-lock sprocket. Got my taper-lock from a local electric motor parts and repair shop.351335143515
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    Solar Trike Project

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    Am posting some pics of this trike project I've decided to torture myself with. Big Project! Now that I have a rolling chassis, I'm into the next stages of the design. The chassis took...
  25. Hugues, One option you might look at is milling...

    Hugues,
    One option you might look at is milling table to mount on a drill press. I spent under $200.CAD at www.busybeetools.com and got a nice 2 axis table with a milling vise. It has been a great...
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