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  • Franz
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    I made some mock-up bricks just to get an idea of space. They fit nicely in the package tray side by side. The box is a stack of 6 cells. Looks like I can probably fit 16 pretty easy behind the rear seat, and another 16 in under the hood or on the pan in parallel.

    What do you think? I can make 32 of them fit. But would 16 provide enough range?

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    John Jones
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    I wonder what the chances are of this car needing much range?  I’d be surprised if Dan drove this car much.   I think it’s gonna be one of them cars that goes around the block a bunch and sits in a garage..   no highway trips…  😎.

    I think we could build this sorta drag Carish in mind…  Short trips..  real fast!!😎😎😎😎😎😎

    Retired 😎 😎

    Glennmoss
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    If you want the most performance, 32 modules split into two 16 module packs in parallel will get you 408v 1000a. 16 modules would be 408v 500a.

    Glennmoss
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    Talked with Michael this morning. He’s stoked on the project. He thinks 408v will be too high for the motor. Wants to setup time to meet and discuss early next week. Franz is there a day that works best for you?

    Franz
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    Cool. Anytime. Thanks Glenn

    John Jones
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    Sounds like this is gonna get some love soon👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Retired 😎 😎

    JWDII
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    This build/car should be in the EVWest booth next year at SEMA! That would be killer for them and KCW! Just saying.🤑

    Franz
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    I think we have a plan for batteries. Glenn and I spoke with Michael at EVwest yesterday.

    I’m working on fitting axles and suspension today. Shooting to make this chassis a roller.

    Franz
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    I shortened the sway-a-way axles to 15 3/8” giving about 3/8” side play at strait. And cycled the suspension without the springs Installed. At full compression the axle angle is 22 degrees. You’ll also notice some some button head hardware at the cv joint/Tesla motor mount for extra clearance.

    Bilstien stiff sport shocks, bolted on to check clearance/spacers-good, then I assembled the rear suspension with 30mm torsion bars to deal with the extra weight.

    Brakes tomorrow.

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    Vwfool
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    This car has so much one off Franz engineering in it. Mind blowing

    WAY2COOL
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    nice work Franz !!

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    John Jones
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    This car has so much one off Franz engineering in it. Mind blowing

    No shit right!!!!!!!    Everything you see on that pan is ALL Franz Muhr fabrocation!!!   He is the shit!!!  😎

    what a long drawn out project it has been… Pushing it around all the time is the only bummer of a project like this…  It’s a work on something, wait on something program… But.. Franz is getting it done… That’s one of the many benefits of KCW.  We can get it done…  If the customer can hang on with us.. we will figure it out, and we will finish it… 😎 😎 😎

    With all this ridiculous horsepower..  shouldn’t a cage get bent up for this rig?? 😎 😎 😎  or.. Maybe it will just be a show piece?   On a trailer, off a trailer, ideled into a show. 😎  I said idle.. hahahahhahahahaha

    Retired 😎 😎

    Franz
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    I got the emergency brake set-up yesterday. Porsche 944 have brake shoes inside of the disc for the parking brake. I trimmed the adaptors down and profiled the control arms slightly. 58-64 cables are slightly shorter. Also moved the mounting location on the e-brake handle forward a couple inches to compensate.

    Boxster rotors and caliper adaptors from Lanner/Vdub Engineering

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    Franz
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    The caliper’s cleaned up nice. Grey anodized mono-block 4 piston Brembo’s from Porsche Boxster 👍 New Bosch brake pads. Plumbed and welded tabs for hoses and 17” hard brake lines.

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    BBWB
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    Just saw this on a YouTube video. Pretty cool idea. Don’t know if it would be effective on a street Beetle. Here’s a link.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

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