Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Batteries are Here!

After much time on the phone with UPS Freight, the 8-volt golf cart batteries finally showed up today! Although the Bill of Lading clearly stated that this was a residence requiring a liftgate, UPS seemed to overlook that part of the order.

Here's the semi that showed up at my doorstep to block off the street.

Here is the pallet of batteries in the truck bay, minus the shrink wrap. I had to move each of these 70 pound monsters by hand down to the sidewalk.

Here they are on the sidewalk.

And here they are (on protective cardboard) safely in the garage.

I'll be busy for the next week or so, but the next step is to attach the batteries together with crimped copper webbing from Napa Auto Parts and possibly fire up the controller to spin the rear axle. Check back in two weeks to see the results!


Unknown said...

My God Dude - I would love to build an electric car but seeing the process gives me pause... I'm a novice to car mechanics and seeing your electric skill and the story you tell, tells me that is way over my head. I really dig the blog so keep it up.

TimK said...

Thanks for the kind words. I had to learn everything from scratch, so if you have the time to go slowly and learn from others in your area, I think you'll do fine.

Cheers, Tim