I saw from your recent blog posting on double
lines that you drive an Insight now. A fine car, I was wondering what happened
to the NHW10 Prius with the kaput battery?
The Prius is awaiting the replacement of its
high voltage battery pack, hopefully by means of a second-hand unit from Japan,
but potentially by mixing and matching the internal cells.
Carbon Fibre Recumbent Bike
Have a look at www.rqriley.com for
a carbon fibre recumbent. Thought you might be interested...
Yes it’s a good site with plenty of interesting
I'd like to thank Julian Edgar for the HPV series.
It was a good read (I like the bit where the bike was twitching sideways) and
original in design. So when's production start? ;)
Diesel and the Digital Pulse Adjuster
HI, I have quickly gone over your articles
about the digital pulse adjuster and really like the idea. I want to use this to
run my electronically controlled diesel pump spill valve. I have looked at spill
valve on an oscilloscope and the the spill valve is pulsed at 4K~12KHz Depends
on engine speed) when on and the spill valve switched off to control fuel
delivery in respects to the pumps 360deg hall effect sensor. So the hall effect
sensor gives refernce to actual plunger lift so the ecu can switch the spill
valve off to control fuel delivery. So can the Digital pulse adjuster be used in
this instance?? If so then you have a very large untapped market out there as
most aftermarket fuel adjsuters for diesel engine range upwards of $1000 or
We don’t know enough about diesel systems to
comment in detail but the frequency sounds too fast – and, incidentally, sounds
much too fast for a control frequency of a solenoid.
Just finished reading article about electric cars.
Have a tech query which you might be able to help me with. I have an old mazda
b1800 ute and would like to know if there is a way to yank the petrol motor and
replace it with a full electric motor (through original gearbox/ diff) set up
good for a max of 100km but mostly a 20 km daily use drive. I,ve looked for
options in this field but can't access the right info. Any light you can shed on
this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
A detailed web search in Australia will find
some local providers of systems for car conversions to electric power. Your
requirements sound quite feasible for a retrofit system.