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#22451 - 02/22/03 06:04 PM Electric racing cars  
sparky  Offline
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Just thought i'd pass on this interesting link on electric racing cars.

I had no idea they had this kind of umph!

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#22452 - 02/22/03 07:21 PM Re: Electric racing cars  
gramps  Offline
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sparky, here in columbus, ohio, an electric motor repair company and Ohio State Ubiversity's engineering dept. are jointly developing a car to break the "land speed record". they have already run over 200 mph at the salt flats, in testing.
new technology DC motors and batteries, with lots of electronics.

check out this link:--

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#22453 - 02/23/03 11:37 AM Re: Electric racing cars  
wocolt  Offline
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Posts: 110
This is all well and good but to me I'd rather watch the 'Funny-Cars'. I cant imagine a drag race without any noise.
I have been re-building, for the past 10 years, a 70 Dodge with a 426 Hemi, and cannot imagine using an electric motor, I mean where do you put the cam ??


#22454 - 02/23/03 02:46 PM Re: Electric racing cars  
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Stockholm, Sweden
Are you saying that there'll be sparks instead of smoke on races? Well, I don't know about you guys, but I sure think that'll be really cool...

#22455 - 02/23/03 03:19 PM Re: Electric racing cars  
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with electric power, you could actually HEAR the burnouts, instead of the roar from the headers... [Linked Image]

#22456 - 02/24/03 07:05 AM Re: Electric racing cars  
Trainwire  Offline
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how about a drag bike, 9.45@152 in the quarter.


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