Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Not Much Left

It's getting to the point where I'm running out of things to do while waiting for the batteries. Today I ran the wires and installed the XM radio receiver that will plug into the new stereo. I also ran the iPod interface cable to the center console. Of course these don't have anything to do with EV specific tasks, but I needed to get them done. I did start putting parts of the center console back together, and tomorrow I can work on some other parts of the main dashboard. I don't want to do too much there though, in case I need to access some of the wiring back there.

I still need to do a bit more testing with the 12 volt system, but with the testing that I've done so far, I've run the battery down to 11.8 volts. I'd like to charge it before I do anymore, but I don't have a 12 volt charger yet. Ones on the way, so I'll be able to tackle that soon.

I guess the next (and probably last) big thing is to build the under body sheets that will help improve aerodynamics. I'll start that tomorrow.


Gam0ra said...
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Gam0ra said...

You should be dimpling everything like a golfball...Mythbusters showed conclusively that that will decrease drag and improve efficiency.

Tim Catellier said...

The folks on the EV discussion list talked about that for weeks. It won't be long before we see a dimpled car show up on the EV Album .

Gam0ra said...

It could be yours! You could be the first!

A friend of mine bought an SUV and she got a fantastic deal on it like $9K off the price or something because it was hail damaged. About a week later was the dimpled car myth. So I told her she got an even better deal because her car would get better gas mileage. Amusingly enough, she appears to get better gas mileage than the released EPA MPG for her car.