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    bringing Lucas into the 21st century

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    I don't know if you've covered this before, but did you consider having a fan spun by air movement to put some charge back into the batteries, like wind generators on yachts? I know it wouldn't do a lot, but would it extend the range enough to be worthwhile? Just an overnight thought...
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    The drag created by the generator/s would use more energy than recovered,

    Some people have also suggested wheel dynamos , Even in a perfect world of superconductors and zero friction it does not work.
    There are lots of scams about asking for investors in such devices, but with such presentations its easy to get sucked in.

    Different but Even Toyota are using a ploy to promote their Hybrids as a "Self Charging Electric Car" they have been made to stop such false advertising.

    DOES NOT WORK, CAN NEVER WORK .




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    OMG - do people really fall for that crap? Goingbush's Electric Vehicle project


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    OMG - do people really fall for that crap? Goingbush's Electric Vehicle project
    Entire industries are built on people who fall for this kind of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bee utey View Post
    Entire industries are built on people who fall for this kind of stuff.
    Amen !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    OMG - do people really fall for that crap? Goingbush's Electric Vehicle project
    When I was working for a really major exploration company, one of our area managers seriously entertained using a scheme where you hung a sample of what you were looking for on a string over a map of the area, and a special apparatus measured its preferred direction of movement (or something like that - I can't remember the details, but it was obviously a scam). He only dropped the idea when I told him that if he didn't, I'd write a detailed memo to the CEO showing that he was an idiot. I was sufficiently senior that he realised it would have been read and acted on.

    But I don't think he was convinced it wouldn't work!
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    Another Magazine.

    Well done article by Harry Temple

    http://unsealed4x4.com.au/u4x4/issue...56+-+Send+1#55

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    EV LandRover been on the road just shy of 12 months since conversion completed..


    Done 5487Km using 1580kwh of Electricity = 28.8kwh/100km, Charging all free from Solar .


    ( if I was paying the standard price of domestic electricity here @ $0.29 / kwh it works out at $458.00 )


    Same distance using petrol would be $1250. 🤔... plus the cost of a 5000km service.
    But I would not have driven it 5000km on ICE , in the 2 years prior to EV conversion I only covered 1000km . The Landy is so much nicer and no fuss and completely reliable to drive now that I just use it at every opportunity. ...... But lets face it, your not going to do this to save money, it will take 15-20 years to pay for the conversion on the basis of saved fuel.


    Not having to stuff around and queue up and then pay at a Petrol Station makes a huge difference because there is this petrol fume thing that really only affects a Series One or a Lightweight because you actually have to lift out a seat & fill the petrol inside the cabin which basically stinks all the time.


    Also now theres no exhaust fumes getting sucked back into the cabin & coating your hair with that Eau-de-Soot aroma


    Annual rego cost has also reduced by $100 as a 'green incentive' for EV's from VicRoads.


    Only issues have been a broken Forward Reverse switch which I replaced with a Defender wiper / washer switch and I recently noticed a clunk when transitioning between fwd/rev which turned out to be slight backlash in slip joint & UJ in the rear tail-shaft which was replaced by a new OEM unit from UK which to my chagrin came in a Britpart box.






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    That spring hanger bolt in the last picture looks as if it has moved - might be worth checking it! (Series Landrovers tend to have nuts loosen - last service found loose U-bolts on the 2a; they have been checked every service for years and never needed tightening before).
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