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Re: (ET) mulching
(halfway between Albany and Tanglewood :-)
Pestka, Dennis J wrote:
Where are you located?
From: elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu
[mailto:elec-trak-bounces cosmos phy tufts edu] On Behalf Of Jim Coate
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 11:32 AM
To: elec-trak cosmos phy tufts edu
Subject: Re: (ET) mulching
I suppose I should let the cat out of the bag, at least tentatively....
About the time Bill was deciding to leave the parts business, I was
planning to get into the restore and sell as ready-to-use ElecTrak
business. Bill's decision and my collecting addiction means I have a
barn full of dead ETs. So, I've been looking at getting parts made up
for my own needs, and... I now have a set of blueprints for many of the
large frame body parts. Unfortunately this does not include the mower
I'm considering making extra parts to sell to others. I've been talking
with several metal shops and although the shops are surprisingly busy,
getting the parts made is very doable. I also have the ability to
produce circuit boards. It gets down to a matter of cost and how many
folks are willing to pay for correct replacement parts, or how many are
tinkerers in search of the cheapest duct-tape solution that makes the
In short, if I'm convinced of (or willing to gamble on) enough interest,
there will be more parts forthcoming.
Tim Humphrey wrote:
Bill used to be basically a one man factory service center for the
elec-trak's. He had the means to re-manufacture
any part that you needed if he didn't have it in stock.
Such as a new mower deck.... But he decided the business just
wasn't big enough to continue to support and had to bow out.
1997 Solectria Force
1998 Chevy S-10 NiMH BEV
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