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Old 07-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #56
redpepe
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Re: Could a 3 Cylinder Metro be made to run on Ethanol?

hey there sixseas,

all those prospects sound good to me. go for it. i forget if i mentioned that i want to gang 3 of those 22" string trimmers into a deck .... an electric 60" mower.

i use a c motors because they are so available in forms and range of torques. i use a 2000w inverter that seems to be holding up ok.

anyway, in case you missed it, ....

i've converted a 1939 sears roebuck walk behind garden tractor to battery power and continue to use it as an experimental platform. i use harbor freight parts .... pushing the beast with a 1/2" angle drill that has wonderful torque, powered by a 10 year old marine battery going through a 2000 watt inverter. it does very well! i use a simple hf 'router controller' for speed control.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/i...1_P1010666.jpg

g.e. made electric garden tractors decades ago and i think i've seen some 4 wheeler conversons though not a motor at each wheel yet.

the best home made wine i've had was in british columbia .... made from parsnips ... and then there was the 'tripple run' plum!

... and let's do some metros while we're at it.
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