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    The cooling system will not need to be as large as an internal combustion engine of this power however, needs something to dissipate the heat from the motor and the electronics.

    Another build I have been following are using two of these http://csfrace.com/the-king-cooler/ but they also are cooling their batteries and their charger off of that.

    Especially with this current build (not using too many batteries) the placement is pretty flexible. There will be plenty of space where the gas tank used to sit as well as in the back where the transaxle usually fits just on the other side of the wheel wells.

    When you put the them in the wheel wells how do you get enough airflow?

     

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    Starting to fabricate our battery mounting boxes this week. Had some issues with the board we received (everything tested and working except communications) and they’re sending out a new one soon.

     

    Andy, the Tesla motor uses a radiator and I was wondering where your favorite placement would be.

     

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    in reply to: Willbur's 65 SO42 #33458

    From what I heard they were talking about tasking him with their automotive marketing… sounds like he’d be able to create content while on vacation 😎🍹 I think Will is most excited about not getting crap for not having a job

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    SDU will be better fitment for classic VWs. Also with peak power of 220 kW (~294 hp) it should be more than enough power. We will be tuning ours down for testing purposes. Would love to build a Baja someday with a LDU hanging out the back though!

     

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    This is what I have been talking with VW about. Similar to what Franz was talking about in my sc thread:

    The modular design allows for the composite upper body to be detached from the MEB chassis, which VW argues will open up a β€œworld of possibilities for third-party manufacturers, as the original Meyers Manx kit did for the first buggies.” https://techcrunch.com/2019/03/04/vws-futuristic-all-electric-dune-buggy-embraces-its-1960s-roots/

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    Not for sale 😎

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    Some progress the past couple weeks. We received our Tesla motor and installed an updated inverter drive board. We tested the board to verify all the functions are working correctly and will be attempting to run the motor on a stand this week with the help of EVWest. What we need next are the batteries to power our prototype. EVWest says they just got a shipment of new batteries so we are going up tomorrow to see if we can work out a deal. There are many hurdles we have yet to overcome but we are optimistic about our future. We have been trying to establish a strategic partnership between our company and Volkswagen so that, in the future, we could develop conversions based on their upcoming EV platform.IMG_2606IMG_2603IMG_2608

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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #32109

    Nice work! Those dimples look prime Pat!

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    in reply to: Road trip pics!!! #29615

    The Electic stuff was really interesting!!!! another great day! Took our time up the coast and landed at a perfect campsite between Malibu & Oxnard…. right on the beach😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

    I love that campsite! Can usually find a spot without a reservation too. Glad you guys are taking some time to explore and bummed I couldn’t have been there with the fam. If you guys are still heading North the mountains above Santa Barbara are an awesome place to spend a night

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    Yeah definitely, one interesting thing I noticed was that their design for their upcoming EV is very similar to ours in both the batteries and the chassis

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #29583

    Made a trip back to Wolfburg before I head home on Friday and toured a classic car museum they had there. Needless to say I was shocked. Everything in there was so cool, these were a couple of my favorites.

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    Glennmoss
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    Was invited to come check out Volkwagen’s EV platform while I’m here in Germany. They went through all the technicals on their current platforms and I learned some information about their upcoming ID family as well before I got to take one of their cars out on the autobahn and drive it to its top speed! Their offices seemed super cool and they even had a bunch of Nerf guns lying around.Β IMG_4301

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #29055

    I’m taking a course in advanced fluid dynamics over winter break out here with DLR… sadly I’ll be missing BBB but this was definitely a bucket list item.

    One of the craziest facts they told us on the tour was that an entire body can be built in 3 hours 😳

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #29047

    Reppin KCW at the dog castle 🐺IMG_3846

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    in reply to: Subaru bullshit! #27711

    Hahaha whatever it takes to keep them on the road for the next 50 years

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