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July 23, 2019

  • There's been many a mile racked up on the old girl since my last post. My apologies. Life does tend to get busy. 

  • We've been clear across the country and down to California. In all those miles I don't think we've once left a gas station without comment, and usually a ph...

January 26, 2016

 We've had quite a few irons in the fire here at Babe's Auto for as long as I can remember. This one is another long story.

The old man and I began a build on a vintage truck with a late model diesel powertrain back in the pre shop fire days. Unfortunately that meant th...

 The Electrod is rapidly nearing comppletion. As you can see the trim has been reinstalled and she's all lit up. Lighting has been a bit of a thorn in our sides but we've finally made it thru. Who would have thought that we'd have any problems with our wiring harness...

April 19, 2015

 The Electrod is slated to hit the roads this summer. I have found, however, that when driving a car on a highway it's really nice to have a windshield. I'm ready to install it, we have a beautiful one piece, bent unit waiting. There always seems to be something that I...

September 21, 2014

Promises were made for information. Here is the delivery. I've been looking at a lot of other people's EV conversions, particularily under the hood. In most cases The required componentry and cables are displayed proudly, often with flashy lighting and LED displays. Ki...

September 1, 2014

Seems to be the question. The answer of course is, that's what she said. I mean yes. It is in. After much anticipation our AC-76 motor package has arrived from HPEVS. Here it is about to be installed.

Pretty pretty eh? The install was pretty straight forward, the B f...

March 27, 2014

I considered titling this post "The steering column with universal appeal" but it seemed like maybe I'd pushed the envelope too far in the land of puns. Who's to say? I think its hilarious. Of course I also intended to go off on a tangent about how Mustang II is a rare...

February 24, 2014

3 masters. Seems like too many, but we're taking a page out of the circle track book. As in NASCAR, ie; Go Fast, Turn Left. More specifically in the brake setup though. I opted to run two seperate lightweight inexpensive single master cylinders for the front and rear b...

January 31, 2014

3200. That's how many of these little monsters we will have installed by the end. 18650 cells. Just like the ones used in the battery pack on the Tesla model S with its 300 mile range. Except we will only have about 350 lbs of em, not 900. And ours have been painstakin...

January 20, 2014

I guess if you want to be technical they are cells, not batteries. We are however building our own in house custom battery module. Two of them actually, comprised of 1600 used 18650 cells each. Needing a non conductive battery box, and having a master carpenter on hand...

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August 9, 2015