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    Do any of the drivers own a Tesla?
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    A big congrats on the win and sorry to see the situation with the USAF car. That sucks but at least you were able to help get it fixed back up so they can continue racing it.

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    I don't know of any of our Florida group that owns a Tesla, why? I know one who has a Toyota Prius (300K miles and counting!) and my son and I both had Chevy Volts for a few years. They were really impressive.

    We'll probably re-make the rear body panels and supports later. Meantime, we only had the one afternoon to make the car driveable. I should hear from them sometime late Saturday with results from their first race, so we'll know if my repairs are sufficient.
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    I was wondering cause I was just watching you tube of Teslas giving Hellcats a run for their money so I thought I'd ask. I first thought they were a joke but now I'm kinda impressed.I always thought Chevy should have named them something other than Volt.
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    There new one is the Bolt
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    the two names almost sound identical, not sure it that helps or hinders people knowing about them
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    Maybe electric ass kicker would be better LOL
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    The Bolt is all electric and is in the same vehicle class as the Nissan Leaf (yeah, they ain't pretty). The Volt has an engine and generator so when the battery reaches its programmed low level, the engine starts and powers the system. It's the same technology as a Toyota Prius. The difference is the Prius runs the engine which runs the generator which keeps the battery up all the time; the Volt has a bigger battery which allows it to run 38 to 80 miles on a full charge (depending on the year) before the engine has to run the generator. My wife and I are retired and most of our driving is local (store, pharmacy, doctors, local entertainment), so we sometimes went months between gas stops. The Volt is out of production now, but I believe we will soon see that driveline in some future vehicles. Another one to look for will be the Hyundai Kona Electric. It has a 285 mile range on one charge and can recharge about 80% in 30 minutes.
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    I got the weekend report from the race in Chambers County, Alabama. The USF car won! It placed first in its class and first overall. The driver says it drives just like it did before the crash, so I guess I got everything repaired correctly.

    Today (Monday) they are racing at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama. The speeds there are higher, so we'll see how it goes...
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    Hey Jim I was checking out the Kona cool car, with great mileage range and rapid charging. Might be my next vehicle down the road!
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    Great job on the repair. Maybe the drag coefficient was reduced by the shell deletion.

    Anyway, I sent you a PM inquiring if you'd like to play with some cabon fiber.
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    I sent a reply yesterday, Firebird. Sorry for the delay; I've been busy the last few days. I've never used carbon fiber before, so it would be a new learning experience for me. It would be a while before I can get to it, also. When I finish the Electrathon car I'm building for a school I need to catch up on the work on my '32 three-window plus I'm also doing some intermittent work on a '37 Chevy for a friend. The good news (for me) is racing season is almost over for this year, so maybe I can get caught up...

    The USF car ran at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday and won again. Also, the car that finished in second place is another car that I built about 5 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    The USF car ran at Barber Motorsports Park on Monday and won again. Also, the car that finished in second place is another car that I built about 5 years ago.
    Now you're just showing off! LOL...

    But really, I know we're all very happy for your success.
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    [QUOTE=34_40;583047]Now you're just showing off! LOL...


    Yep. At the old age of 71 I finally have something worth gloating about.
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