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    in reply to: JJ's projects #66096

    Logo’s make patina πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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    This is gonna look sooo good.

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    Couple updates and questions for you guys. The Pentronix low ohm coil (0.6ohm) died after a week πŸ˜’ 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?

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    anyone ever seen one of these before? πŸ‘€ would definitely help cut out the wind under the bus

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    I tried ordering 145/65s from TireRack and they said that they will not sell them to me due to it not meeting weight requirements!? Anyone ever have that issue before?

     

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    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 too

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    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%

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    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.

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    Will Greta be making the trek to Moab?

     

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    Congrats Audrey!!! This is so awesome and I’m excited/jealous that you own a house! You guys have done a tremendous job with it. I think with all these new skills you’re gonna have to start flipping houses now… πŸ˜‰

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    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.

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    Thanks guys! Any recommendations on the rear? Are 215s too big for a 1600?

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    Just signed back in for the first time in a while. Haha yeah the bug has been playing split duty on daily driver for me. I will trade off leaving one at work. Will gave me a ride down the other morning and I realized I didn’t have the key 😬. Franz helped me hot wire it over the phone and off it went.

     

    It’s been running poor. Same issue that I talked about last time I posted. Been trying to track it down, but it’s very intermittent. Every time I think it’s fixed it’ll come back on the next drive. Going to install a pentronix ignitor II and low ohm coil this weekend.

     

    ALSO ordering new tires for it. Any recommended setups? It currently has 2″ narrowed beam 145R15 front and 205/70R15 rear cranked down a notch or two. I was thinking of running 185s up front, but would that require a narrower beam?

     

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