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

I was going to remind you to connect your vacuum pump to the HVAC
ductwork as well, then I realized you won't have anything for the
ductwork to do!

What are your plans for A/C and heat?

Bill Robertson

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, doctorDHD@... wrote:
> Saturday, December 1st, 2007 - A major milestone in the  electric
> 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
> booster yet.
> Anyway, this weekend, I will try to post some more pictures on our
> electricdelorean.com
> Thank  you,
> Dave Delman & Tom Neiland
> Electric DeLorean  Project
> electricdelorean.com
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