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Couple updates and questions for you guys. The Pentronix low ohm coil (0.6ohm) died after a week 😒 Replaced it back to the bosch. After it left me on the side of the road, I haven’t been commuting with this as often. But now the Vanagon has been having its share of mechanical needs and I need this back in action. It needs a new battery and I was wondering which one you would recommend. Looking at the Optima batteries, which one would work with the stock ground strap?GlennmossModeratorMay 13, 2022 at 11:02 amPost count: 279GlennmossModeratorApril 16, 2022 at 12:15 amPost count: 279GlennmossModeratorApril 13, 2022 at 6:56 pmPost count: 279GlennmossModeratorApril 12, 2022 at 12:24 pmPost count: 279GlennmossModeratorApril 11, 2022 at 11:50 amPost count: 279
https://westslope.craigslist.org/pts/d/grand-junction-myers-manx-project/7466579720.html Looks real, I wonder if it’s legit?
Looks like a Manx II… cool color tooGlennmossModeratorApril 8, 2022 at 10:05 amPost count: 279
Because the direction of the current changes in AC electricity, you cannot directly store the power. Placing a capacitor in an AC circuit has no effect on the alternating flow of the electricity. Luckily the process of converting AC-DC and vice versa is very efficient ~98%GlennmossModeratorApril 7, 2022 at 11:40 amPost count: 279
Yeah… high voltage batteries are no joke. It is possible, but I would avoid the custom pack. It’d be super cool, but mess up once and you get a 450V arc flash in your face with no easy way to put it out.
Batteries are definitely the limiting factor for these conversions at the moment. That’s why you will see lots of places selling ‘crate motors’, but not including a battery solution.
The LG Chem batteries that I have are pretty awesome in that they push a lot of voltage so you can run a Tesla motor without using a whole lot of room.GlennmossModeratorApril 6, 2022 at 3:08 pmPost count: 279GlennmossModeratorApril 6, 2022 at 3:06 pmPost count: 279GlennmossModeratorApril 6, 2022 at 2:56 pmPost count: 279
Don’t have any pictures yet, but I installed the new coil and distributor this past weekend. The bug is running great now! I think it was probably the condenser, but I’d rather upgrade the whole thing while I’m at it. Seems to have really good power but bogs a bit if you gas it at low rpms. I also had pulled the carb apart and cleaned it so might need to go back and make more adjustments.