Saturday, June 12, 2010

Electrical Storm Is No More :(

Without ceremony, Electrical Storm was put to rest today. Electrical Storm was a great idea whose time has passed. The battery pack was given a final charge, then all life support cables and control equipment was removed. The batteries have been put on Craigslist and will hopefully go to good homes, although they will likely not remain together as a pack. The motor, controller, and all other electrical conversion components were also put on Craigslist as a lot. If a suitable home cannot be found, items will have to be separated and relocated individually. Although it is a sad day, you can see in the following picture that the 1971 Plymouth Duster is feeling a lot lighter while awaiting the return of the internal combustion engine.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Update March 2010 - The End?

Well, since my last blog post I have done absolutely nothing with the Electric Duster except for occasionally moving it around the driveway. The project got put on the back burner, and there it has remained, while my interests have changed. I am now considering ending the project all together. I have no room for it to just sit there and don't really have any desire to drive it regularly.

I would really like to sell it to someone who could benefit from what I have accomplished so far. But it would really need to go to someone who is mechanically and electrically able to work on it, if need be. I may try to put it on eBay or Craigslist in the near future just to see if anyone interested is out there. Even then, I don't think I could come close to recovering what I have spent on it.

It may be better for me to just put the 360 engine back in it and try to sell the batteries and EV components separately. Seems like decision time is getting close.