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Chris, a most interesting and enjoyable couple of posts :D
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white exec wrote:
NewcastleFalcon wrote:
http://www.ahooha.de/
KR E-800R € 9.950,00*
KR E-800L&C € 11.150,00*
* All prices shown without VAT, ex factory Málaga / SPAIN
Gosh, Neil. How did you know? :roll:
Not sure if it actually happened Chris do you know of such a factory in Malaga...website has this bit of info
translated from the German by Google
A new factory hall for the production of the new MESSRSCHMITT vehicles in MALAGA / Andalusia is being prepared. Production start is March 2015!
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I remember trolley busses, in fact I remember trams, sad they have gone although there are a number of places where they have been installed again. The museum at Crich Derbyshire is worth a visit as is Beamish where you can ride round all day for nothing once you have paid your entrance fee.

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I visited Crich many years ago (venue for a Rover P6 rally). Think I still have the "1d" tram ticket somewhere!
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I should use it Jim before we go decimal. :wink:

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Browsing through a few articles I encountered this one;

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/technolo ... ntp#page=1
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Interesting, with its better power to weight ratio than a car I would have thought it ideal for electric power, maximum torque at zero revs has got to be good for performance.

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They race electric bikes at the TT now and they are very fast.

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DIY Electric Car circuitry, 1972-4 US Patent

There must be at least two folk out there (well, three, including myself) who would just love to build something around this, if only we could convince ourselves...

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=pate ... 809978.pdf

and the circuit diagram, annotated a little:
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It makes interesting* reading - and not a semiconductor in sight!

* This is, of course, open to debate. :?
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white exec wrote:It makes interesting* reading
It certainly does ;)
white exec wrote:and not a semiconductor in sight!
Good! Suits me perfectly ;)

The basis of an electric Xantia maybe..

Could be a great retirement project...
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Well powering the suspension has been worked out (to some extent)
http://www.infoweb.nl/smworld/portsm.htm

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WOW!
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Diodes are semiconductors :wink: That's the sort of circuit diagram I like - wouldn't mind if it had some valves in it though. :-D

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Peter.N. wrote: That's the sort of circuit diagram I like - wouldn't mind if it had some valves in it though. :-D
Same here Peter :D
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That's the three of us [-X 8-[ #-o accounted for, then.
Quite right, Mr.N., there are some wicked diodes in there. Perhaps we could substitute metal rectifiers...?

To be honest, if it weren't for the real difficulty with affordable and suitable batteries, I might have given something like this a go a long time ago - but with something a bit more lightweight than a Xantia, Jim. Now didn't the original Mini weigh in at just 1210lb (550kg), and that was with its petrol engine? IIRC, the 1100/1300 was only 1800lb, lump included. Herald would be tempting, but would probably collapse under the weight - and they never got the pedals in the right place on those.

Hydralastic under batteries . . . now that should ride well.

Or a BX . . ? Plenty of plastic on those. :-k
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