Saturday, Feb 16th, 2013 Monthly Meeting

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Monthly NTEAA Meeting

Date : Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location : Thad Thigpen’s House

Address : 1545 El Campo Dr. Dallas 75218

All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

The February 2013 meeting of the North Texas Electric Auto association (NTEAA) was held at Thad Thigpen’s house at 1545 El Campo Drive, Dallas Texas.  President Ron Swanson called the meeting to order. There were 13 people in attendance.

Old Business- We are still looking for a location for the charger that has been donated.

New Business- Future meetings-For next month it was suggested that we try to set up the meeting at the zero motorcycle dealer in Plano.  We will leave April open for earth day celebrations. We will try again to attend the Dallas Earth day festival and possibly the Lakewood event.   The old location at the Dallas festival worked well for space and traffic.  The Brian informed us the Scout show is coming in May.  It may be an opportunity to show cars and give a workshop. We will try to do the Leaf reunion in June and may plan a field trip to Bonham in July.  Neil stopped by the new Tesla service center and they seem to be interested in hosting a meeting in the future   The Mitsubishi dealer in Lewisville may also like to host a meeting in the future.

Project Updates- Stan’s motorcycle is on hold while he’s helping his father.  Brian has some free lead-acid batteries he may try to get his Honda going again. Bob would like to try the Engineer range extending pack on his Leaf.  Jared’s car needs another set of batteries but he can charge at work now but is thinking of possibly selling his Fiero. Neil’s VW is now set up at 209 volts.  He reports much improved performance with 60 mile range.  Norris brought his new IMev he just got last week.

Meeting Topic- The meeting was a show of a conversion in progress.  Thad’s car is a 2000 BMW (720?) with a manual transmission.  He has the 11 inch motor mounted and has retained the clutch.  He plans to go with 298 volts of 100 amp/hr LiFePo4 cells which he has already purchased.  There will be 95? Cells under the trunk floor with the remaining cells mounted in front of the motor.   Range is expected to be 80-100 miles on a charge.  He is using the EV Werks 50 amp charger and a Soliton 1 controller.  He has a MR2 power steering unit and a liquid heating unit.  Air conditioning will be via a masterflux unit.   This should be a great high quality conversion when completed (awesome car). The NTEAA would like to thank Thad for showing us his conversion and hosting the meeting.


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