[DML] Major milestone in the Electric DeLorean project
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[DML] Major milestone in the Electric DeLorean project

Saturday, December 1st, 2007 - A major milestone in the  electric DeLorean 
project has been achieved today.  Tom Neiland and I  finished installing the 
custom motor mount and there was little doubt in our  minds as to what to do 
next.  We just HAD to drive it!  Well it is  registered and insured so why let 
some little things like there's no rear  fascia, bumper, lights or that thing 
called a NY state inspection get in the  way.  We HAD to drive it.  So drive it 
we did.  First we pushed  it out of the garage and drove it up and down the 
driveway a few times.   Then it was off to the local testing grounds where we put 
it through the  gears.  In 5th gear with 36 volts we got up to 20 MPH when 
the speedometer  stopped working.  (Hey hasn't there been a recent flurry of 
posts about  angle drives?)  Were confident that we can get to 88 MPH when we use 
the  full pack voltage of 156 Volts.  Also note that we have NO controller in 
 the car so Tom WAS the controller.  He sat on the back of the  frame one 
hand holding onto the rear frame support and the other hand  connecting and 
disconnecting the power to the motor.  
He said it was fun back there and it was certainly fun up in the  front. As 
expected this baby is quite.   If you want to know what  its like, drive your 
car and shut off the engine.  That's what it sounds  like, no engine.  It also 
braked like that since we haven't installed the  vacuum pump for the brake 
booster yet.
Anyway, this weekend, I will try to post some more pictures on our site  

Thank  you,

Dave Delman & Tom Neiland
Electric DeLorean  Project

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