Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Could it happen?

As anyone who has been following this blog knows, it has been a bit dead in the water for some time now. So it's time for an update. Jerry the "Car Doctor", in a flurry of inspiration has made some serious ground on the car and hopefully it will be running in the next few days! I will keep you posted. He called me over the weekend and said, "Let's get the batteries and finish this." So the batteries arrived today and he loaded them in.
(I know the blog started out with easy instructions for the beginner and I apologize that I haven't had the time or talent to complete the job myself, but below are a few updated pictures).


This is the front with the charger folded up. Jerry plans to run the wire to the front behind a flip-up license plate to attach the charger.


This shows the charger folded down. The charger is very different than the one found in the EA instructions and was easier to install (according to Jerry)




And this is the rear loaded up with batteries. The suspension seems good. It's a little tight in the back with the replacement coils from EA. I can't wait to see how it runs. This blog now reminds me of an old comic strip someone had hanging up at their desk when I worked as a computer programmer. It showed a complicated flow-chart all leading to a step that said "A miracle happens" before getting to the finished program.

2 comments:

Ty and Tash said...

Well the inside of your car looks nice!

alke said...

These photos of the electric car that you built are really great! Convert an ordinary car into an electric one should be a very exciting and rewarding experience. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventure with this blog!