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Wedge List / Chevy V8 Thermostat housing Bolt Up?
« Last post by Bill on December 12, 2018, 05:08:14 PM »
Looking at some chevy swivel type t-stat housings.B  Anyone know if the

bolt spacing is compatible with the TR8 V8?



TIA!



Bill

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Wedge List / Re: [External] The future of our hobby
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on December 09, 2018, 11:20:55 AM »
Way cool.B  I looked at the warp motors some years ago and came away with the

impression that they made a lot of torque at zero speed but performance tapers

off quickly.B  Looking at the performance specs for the HyPer 9 motor it makes

235 N-M (173 Lb-Ft) of torque from zero right up to 4500 RPM and still makes

100 Lb-Ft of torque at 7300 RPM.B  This is in stock Rover 3.5L territory.B

You could just leave the transmission in 5th and drive on the street with

respectable results.B  You may have trouble not lighting up the tires in

first.B



This is all 80's (or 60's) motor technology but it adapts well to existing

auto configurations with little or no irreversible modifications.B  ButB  the

Big Boys (Tesla, GM, Nissan, VW/AUDI) are using smaller, high-speed motors and

just like the gear-reduction starters we are loving so much, you get the same

or better performance from a smaller, lighter package.B  With a clean-sheet

design, they can design the drivetrain optimized for this size motor rather

than the big iron lump used in our cars.B  This results in a much less

intrusive design.B  But maybe it is possible to fit one of these in the space

reserved for the transmission leaving the entire engine bay for other stuff.B

Probably fit a 20 KW gen set in there easily.B  (But, if you do that you will

still need the gas tank.)



Another problem is that these motors are designed to work with 60 - 130 Vdc

systems.B  If you wanted to use a modern lithium battery you can't use it as

is since these tend to be in the 300 volt range.B  You would have to take it

apart and reconfigure the modules to provide a lower voltage.B  This would

then allow you to distribute the parts to improve weight distribution.



Dave
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Wedge List / Re: [External] The future of our hobby
« Last post by William Parris on December 08, 2018, 09:15:14 PM »
Cool.  Bet thatbs not cheap!



Will



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Wedge List / Re: [External] The future of our hobby
« Last post by Mark Elbers on December 08, 2018, 02:51:39 PM »
Dave,  my thoughts exactly.



Consider also that when the first hot rodders converted their rides back in

the 1080bs the EFI systems were considered a form of black magic similar to

the Wedge EFI of the day.



Today those systems are considered beginners projects. But try to find someone

who really knows their way around a 4bbl carb today.  Most shops have moved to

self tuning EFI.



Same applies to Electric.  Converting a Leaf system to another car today is

considered the domain of the wizard. In 20 years it will be an elementary

school project.



Other links for those that are interested:



These guys have a lot of DIY stuff:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ev4ucustomconversion

This video in particular might get some juices flowing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie7qvo-aC5k



Also EV West:

https://www.youtube.com/user/evwestdotcom/videos?disable_polymer=1





Home built RX7 to EV conversion using a Leaf battery pack (not finished,  but

some good stuff and similar in weight and size to the wedge):

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrRv8pilot/videos?disable_polymer=1



Home built electric motor cycle and car:

https://www.youtube.com/user/BenjaminNelson



Something to aspire too:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WvBT9wfx_M





Cheers



Mark











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From: DAVID MASSEY

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Subject: RE: [External]  The future of our hobby



It was only a matter or time.B  Folks have been fitting crate Chevy motors in

30's vintage cars for years, this is just the next logical step.

It won't be cheap.B  Batteries are on a downward trend heading towards $100

per KWH and you need at least 50Kwh to get decent range.B  That's $5000 just

for the batteries.B  But, as this becomes more mainstream prices will fall.

Dave
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Wedge List / Re: [External] The future of our hobby
« Last post by DAVID MASSEY on December 08, 2018, 09:25:01 AM »
It was only a matter or time.B  Folks have been fitting crate Chevy motors in

30's vintage cars for years, this is just the next logical step.



It won't be cheap.B  Batteries are on a downward trend heading towards $100

per KWH and you need at least 50Kwh to get decent range.B  That's $5000 just

for the batteries.B  But, as this becomes more mainstream prices will fall.



Dave
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Wedge List / Re: [External] The future of our hobby
« Last post by "Paul MacDonald" on December 08, 2018, 08:38:05 AM »
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Wedge List / Re: Non Triumph car for sale
« Last post by Zack on December 07, 2018, 10:30:31 AM »
It rhymes with bmotusb...p



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Wedge List / Re: Non Triumph car for sale
« Last post by Zack on December 07, 2018, 10:30:30 AM »
It rhymes with bmotusb...p



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Wedge List / pci compliance
« Last post by "Jon R. Rich" on December 07, 2018, 08:53:26 AM »
Good morning Sheryl



I'm looking into the PCI compliance scan failure.   The credentials cantins

and Sept2018 are not working for me.  Do you have updated info on this?



Jon

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Wedge List / Re: Non Triumph car for sale
« Last post by Triplesn8s on December 07, 2018, 07:42:02 AM »
Nice car.  So if that is the car you are selling for your dream car, what is

your dream car?  p



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