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RE: (ET) radar
- Subject: RE: (ET) radar
- From: "Elie, Larry (L.D.)" <lelie ford com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 09:32:07 -0400
- Sender: owner-elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Use a bicycle speedometer. They are reasonably accurate at 5-25 MPH,
drive off the TIRE and give you instant gratification. BTW; I'd hate to
ET at 15 MPH. Even 7 MPH feels fast if you are turning.
From: D. Russell Graves [mailto:russell239 juno com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 9:35 PM
To: elec-trak cosmos5 phy tufts edu
Cc: Russell239 aol com
Subject: (ET) radar
Our town just put up one of those fancy gizmos that measure speed.
I just had to see if I could either tow it away or check it for top speed
with my E-16
On my third try I did a whopping 16 MPH but by then the motor was
stinking hot and my forth try was only 12 MPH.
What a way to spend a 4th of July.
I also measured the armature current with a fuse and blew a hundred amp
Eight AWG wire was very warm. Last week I pegged a 150 amp meter a
couple of times.
It is still fun pushing the GE to what I thought was it's limit. It is
just like the Energizer bunny. It just keeps on going and going. I have
a few more variations of wiring of the new design before I finalize the
The town portable radar speed device is on an exact of the trailer I got
from Northern Tool. Making U-turns in the road on my E-16 is very wild
at 16 MPH.
D. Russell Graves
1984 Chevrolet S-10
GE E-16 with 125 minute batteries
GE E-20 stock using relays
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