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SuperTruck: Bell-Housing

August 12, 2014

Yesterday, I got to tinker with the transmissions some more for my diesel-electric hybrid truck project. Not having actually DONE any transmission work before means that this is all pretty new to me. However, since I took the Mercedes transmission apart, it made working on the Chevy S-10’s T5 transmission that much easier. Only four […]

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SuperTruck: Firing up the Diesel

July 16, 2013

A few days ago, my friend Steve stopped over to help lend a hand on the DIY Open Source Plug-In Hybrid “SUPERTRUCK” project. At the heart of the project are two things, a diesel engine, and a big forklift motor. And while I’ve learned a thing or two about DC motors the last few years, […]

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So THAT’S how a clutch works!

May 22, 2013

Later this week, I’m planning on dragging all my SuperTruck project parts (engine, tranny, other tranny, bell-housing, OTHER bell-housing, clutch, flywheels, etc, etc.) over to show to Hot Rod Jim. Jim made the adapter plate for my Geo Metro, based on the oily tagboard tracing I gave him, and also helped out chopping the motor […]

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SuperTruck: Flat Foam Bed Cover

November 25, 2012

Lately, I was getting a bit down on myself for not having more already accomplished on my Open Source Hybrid Truck project. When my friend, Tim, was over the other day, he actually reminded me how excited HE was about the project and that I need to keep working on it and keep blogging about […]

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