jray3
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Makin' a hybrid?

Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:29 pm

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Nope, just hauling a greasy engine to the shop and didn't want to crank up the truck...

(Aargh, still can't get the hang of posting photos to this forum!)
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

wmcbrine
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:34 pm

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PV1
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:11 pm

How much does that weigh? That has to be pushing the 200 lb. tongue weight.
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jray3
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:06 pm

PV1, my sources say the engine weighs 220 lbs at full fighting trim. The weight was no issue. FWIW, I redrilled the hitch tube for minimum space behind the bumper, which reduces the moment arm and pretty much eliminates driveway scraping!
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

kiev
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Who needs a truck anymore? hits a Home (Depot) run

Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:57 pm

Buckets of tools and bins of bolts, jugs of juice and a case of water, duffel bags of clothes, a seat full of lumber and a pocket full of schells...

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no seats were harmed in the filming of this road trip
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wmcbrine
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Re: Who needs a truck anymore? hits a Home (Depot) run

Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:07 am

kiev wrote:Buckets of tools and bins of bolts, jugs of juice and a case of water, duffel bags of clothes, a seat full of lumber and a pocket full of schells...

♬ These are a few of my favorite things ♩

bradleydavidgood777
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 am

Is a hitch sold anymore? I seem to remember the last place stopped making it.
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jray3
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:23 am

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:Is a hitch sold anymore? I seem to remember the last place stopped making it.

Torklift Central displayed at our NDEW car show on Sunday and said they had discontinued the i-MiEV hitch due to very low volumes but I think the last straw was a customer return this year due to claimed 'poor fitment'. They used my car to re-confirm a proper fit but then stopped offering it. Of course the plans are still on file, and I might be able to sweet-talk em into welding up another.
However, if not planning on serious towing and you just wanna carry a bicycle or two, I'd consider building the lightweight hitch described here: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2344&p=18912&hilit=trailer+hitch#p18912
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

bradleydavidgood777
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:30 pm

Thanks, beyond my capabilities and tools.
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jray3
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Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:00 pm

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:Thanks, beyond my capabilities and tools.

Me too, but any local welder should be able to knock one together.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 96,000 miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh
1965 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet

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