From the monthly archives:

January 2013

Mitsubishi Miev Electric Car

January 30, 2013

  Oh my, what have I done now?Two days ago, I got a “hot-lead” on a Mitsubishi Miev Electric Car up on an on-line auction. There were a few odd little things about the auction that seemed to indicate that the car was actually BRAND-NEW off the dealer’s lot! The preliminary bidding was also extremely low, indicating […]

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EV Hot Rod

January 24, 2013

Nothing says fun like a hot-rod, and nothing says clean and high-torque like and electric, so it makes sense to put the two together. I met Mark a while back, who runs a powder-coating company in western Wisconsin, and invited him and his car out to an electric vehicles meeting we were hosting. It was […]

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SuperTruck: Drive-Train planning diagram

January 21, 2013

POWER-TRAIN: I’ve talked a bit about the powertrain, but so far, haven’t been very good at visualizing it, other than with chicken-scratchings and bad pencil-sketches.So, I took an outline image of the truck, and started drawing in where the Hybrid components will go. It’s still rough (and not quite to scale) but gives an idea […]

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Learning about Cars the Old-School way!

January 16, 2013

I don’t know about you, but I’m actually NOT much of a car guy. I believe that internal combustion engines run on some sort of dark magic that is impossible for the common man to comprehend. That’s why I LOVE when somebody has a nice, simple way to explain an automotive concept. And since cars […]

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SuperTruck: Bringing home the Flat Foam Cover

January 13, 2013

A few weeks back, I took the foam flat cover over to my parent’s house, as my Dad has a workshop on the back of the garage with some insulation and  heat to it. It’s nearly impossible for fiberglass epoxy to set in my garage at sub-zero temperatures, so I asked if I could work […]

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SuperTruck: Frozen Bed Removal

January 7, 2013

( For an overview of the “SuperTruck” project, please click here. ) I had a bit of time this afternoon that I could work on the truck. It was a balmy 30 degrees and a little sunny, so I was able to get out the snow-shovel and start to dig out my S10 to get […]

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