Month: December 2010

Over the Top Porsche 356 Speedster Redux

We’re getting a little carried away here. The addition of Matthew Hauber to the team has given us some mechanical expertise we’ve just never really had before. And that has given us some opportunities – not on anything particularly magical, but on very ordinary physical things. They count. As we became accustomed to Speedster Part …

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Starting All Over Again

It’s December in Missouri. We endure short, dark, cold days now with ghostly winds and a heavy dampness. It is notably wretched. The problem with global warming is that it means different things to different people. Climate change is mostly frightening to those who have a good climate to start with – ergo the concern …

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Green Envy and Carbon Footprint

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS. This from viewer and Speedster Electric builder Eric Kriss: Brain and I are practicing our diction and enunciations so we can sound just like our superheroes, GREEN ENVY and CARBON FOOTPRINT. Jack Rickard http://EVTV.me

2009 Mini Cooper Clubman Electric and the Rinehart Motion Systems Controller

This week, we kind of sort of wrapped up the Mini Cooper Clubman and are now driving it. Which is quite fortunate in that it was 9 degrees Fahrenheit here this morning – a bit brisk. Cape Girardeau Missouri is blessed with four full 3 month long seasons and the spring and fall are truly …

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What HE Said. What I said.

I ran across a very interesting video courtesy of viewer Brandon Hollinger http://ampREVOLT.com/. Brandon has done a lead acid conversion of a 1970 Saab 96 that looks quite well done for a Pb car. And he’s started a LiFePo4 Miata project for someone else. Jay Whitacre received his Phd in Materials Science in 1999 at …

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Cycle Life, Chargers, and Instrumentation

This week we resume after our Thanksgiving break. ;We have a lot of little things going on, and some recurring questions I’ve finally a minute to form some kind of cogent explanation for that won’t sound like total nonsense. [jwplayer file=”news120310 – iPhone.m4v” hd.file=”news120310-1280.mov” image=”http://23.21.184.60/evtv-word-press/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/news120310.jpg” streamer=”rtmp://s2v8uso6bi7t47.cloudfront.net/cfx/st” provider=”rtmp” html5_file=”http://media2.ev-tv.me/news120310 – iPhone.m4v” download_file=”http://media2.ev-tv.me/news120310-1280.mov”] The first had to …

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