914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/22/22 11:33 a.m.
914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/22/22 11:43 a.m.

Wish I could see the inside.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
11/22/22 12:44 p.m.

Been a while since I posted some Syd Mead.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
11/22/22 12:45 p.m.

Not Syd's work.  But I would totally rock this.

NY Nick
NY Nick Dork
11/22/22 1:13 p.m.
914Driver said:

For the 2nd time, golf carts at Sanibel Island golf course catch on fire.   They think it's the lithium-salt mix.

I am hoping for a story fact check on this from Folgers. I know you can buy lithium batteries for golf carts but I was under the impression that standard carts didn't have them. I could be wrong on that of course so hoping the resident golf cart expert sees this and educates me (us).

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/22/22 1:57 p.m.

41 degrees with a good west breeze and a guy whizzes past me on a Honda step thru 90.  Cool.

Folgers
Folgers Reader
11/22/22 6:29 p.m.
NY Nick said:
914Driver said:

For the 2nd time, golf carts at Sanibel Island golf course catch on fire.   They think it's the lithium-salt mix.

I am hoping for a story fact check on this from Folgers. I know you can buy lithium batteries for golf carts but I was under the impression that standard carts didn't have them. I could be wrong on that of course so hoping the resident golf cart expert sees this and educates me (us).

I talked to a couple yesterday that spends winters on or very close to that course. They sent a few weeks in Florida doing clean up and told me about the fires. 

Those are clubcar tempo’s. They could very well have a lithium battery pack. The fleet cars were available with a Briggs and Stratton lithium battery. 

Consumer lithium club cars have a LG battery pack. 

The first lithium club cars I remember setting up were 2020s. I understand that ezgo offered lithium cars with a Samsung battery pack around 2017. 

Any electric golf car, that goes  swimming we consider nonrepairable. And we don’t have salt water around here. Replacing all electric components, including entire wire harness, batteries, electric motor, has proven to be marginally effective, and cost prohibitive. The lithium battery alone in consumer cars is around $3500. 

All the lithium battery pack I've encountered seem to be very well sealed. Some radio talk shows, that I follow, talk about Tesla’s doing the same thing. 

Flooded lead acid cars don’t usually start fires. It’s happened, but it usually a case of someones bad wiring and a mouse nest for tinder. 

travellering
travellering HalfDork
11/22/22 9:19 p.m.
Duke said:

Not Syd's work.  But I would totally rock this.

But that's the wrong end of both cars.  It ain't got no engine, Lieutenant Dan!

NY Nick
NY Nick Dork
11/22/22 10:00 p.m.

In reply to Folgers :

Thanks for the answer. I figured you would be up to date on what was out there. I didn't know if this fell into sensationalism or if it was plausible, I guess it is. 
 

Required pic!

 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 8:09 a.m.

 

GROSS !

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
11/23/22 8:22 a.m.

In reply to Indy - Guy :

That is a certain type of personality that specifically keeps their car that way. It's not always an old car. They may live in a nice enough house and dress decently. But the car is where all the otherwise repressed E36 M3 gets collected.

Now, of course, that person may be a total slob in all aspects of their life.

 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
11/23/22 9:27 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

Also mental illness, including depression, can lead one into being a slob. For me, depression has made cleaning sometimes an insurmountable task. But I draw the line at dirty - I'm messy, and have kinda always been (but I can tell you exactly where anything is at any moment), it gets way worse when I am in a bad spell of depression, but the worst of it will be dirty laundry. Any trash that is included is going to be "clean" in the sense of it will be packaging or papers, it won't be any foodstuffs or anything dirty. 

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:15 a.m.

In reply to Duke & mtn :

yeah, there's a line that once crossed, indicates there's a problem.

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:17 a.m.

On a lighter note, how about Wheelie Wednesday?

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:18 a.m.

Dual wheelies?

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:20 a.m.

Dually Wheelie?

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:20 a.m.

Side wheelie count ?

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:22 a.m.

Show your under bellie wheelie:

Indy - Guy
Indy - Guy UltimaDork
11/23/22 11:22 a.m.

Kids wheelie ?

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
11/24/22 8:11 a.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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