From the monthly archives:

November 2009

Mer-Chevy engine and tranny take-apart

November 29, 2009

I got some more work done on the Mer-Chevy Project this weekend. Last weekend, we ran out of daylight before we could get the transmission off the S10 gasoline engine. So, yesterday, I did the work of removing the tranny from the engine. The transmission had some long bars that bolt the transmission to the […]

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EV1 in a movie.

November 28, 2009

Tonight, I watched the film SCORCHED, a 2003 bank-heist comedy. One of the lead characters was played by Woody Harrelson. The character is a nature-loving-crackpot who lives in a dome with power from solar panels, with his room-mate, a duck. What car does he drive? A beat up EV1!In the movie the car is dusty […]

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Happy Thanksgiving, You Turkeys!

November 26, 2009

While driving to a job the other day, I went through a neighborhood that had about 20 turkeys just wandering through the yards, and across the roads. Fortunately, I had a camera handy. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share […]

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Project: Mer-Chevy – Engine Pull Day

November 23, 2009

Yesterday was a big day on continuing my “No More Gas” project.I have had both a Chevy S-10 and an old Mercedes 240D sitting in my driveway all summer. I finally had a free Sunday when my buddies could come over to help pull both engines from the vehicles. The 240D’s diesel engine will go […]

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November 22, 2009

Project Mer-Chevy back on track! Today was a big day on the Diesel S10 project! I FINALLY had a Sunday to myself! (Way too busy at work lately, and other projects..) So, last night I called up my buddy Rich, and e-mailed a few other folks to see if anyone else could come out for […]

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Dodge Neon Update Nov. 15, 2009

November 15, 2009

More on Tom’s Car!He has been able to get about 50 miles on a charge.Also, the bugs have been worked out for shifting. Overall, the project is quite a success. It only needs a few small things still worked out. Watch the video for the details straight from Tom! -Ben Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

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Eco-Challenge!! Plastic Mirrors

November 12, 2009

What’s the best use for over 50 pieces of 2’x2′ plastic mirror?YOU TELL ME!I am collecting suggestions through YouTube and various blogs. The best suggestion will be what I actually do with the mirrors for some sort of Eco-Project. Extra points for: creativity, eco-friendliness, DIY, and cheap! Leave your comments and suggestions below! Bookmark on […]

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Electric car ride

November 3, 2009

Just a little video of rolling shots of the Electro-Metro with the ELECTRIC CAR song by THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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EV Controller now communicating

November 2, 2009

Yesterday, I installed a serial port on my homebuilt controller. Not only is it much more affordable than a commercial controller, but it has some great features when hooked up to a computer for data logging. I’m just really excited to go for a ride with a laptop hooked up! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this […]

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