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Eve, the video · 15 May 06
It was a weekend of non-stop rain here in New Hampshire, with over three inches falling Saturday and Sunday (southern parts of the state had up to 15”!). Thought about trying to make it to the Tour de Sol but the rainy weather and desire to get some more work done on Eve won over.
I borrowed a camera from work and shot a little (well, 4.8MB) movie of this weekend’s action.
Since I spent the extra time to clean up all of the unneeded wiring and connectors the putting-things-back-together wasn’t quite as intimidating as I’d expected. Sure, there’s a pile of screw, nuts, and bolts to figure out, but the wiring is a piece of cake! I’ve mentioned it before and it’s worth repeating, an electric car really has a less complicated electrical system than today’s combustion engines and even more-so than hybrids.
A few things left to decide. I don’t think that I’m going to put the center console back in (lots of plastic, not much use) so the electric window control will need a new home. The emergency brake will also need some kind of cover, maybe a little “bootie” to keep dirt and dog hair out of the greasy part.
Also, the center part of the dash, where the radio, ashtray, and climate controls live isn’t really needed. I think it’s a load bearing structure and might need to stay.
Need to come up with some nice carpet and maybe an under-layer of insulation/sound dampening material. There’s a bunch of unused holes in the firewall now. Any suggestions on how to block them off?