E20 Restoration

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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby colinmcc » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:23 pm

http://www.downwindmarine.com/Meters-amp-Instruments-p-1-c-155.html

I've noticed that if you just paste a url into this forum it is truncated, but if you click the URL button above the composition box first, then paste the url between the tags it stays 'full length'. Strange..!

Looking at the V60 I notice "The V60 voltage gauge provides accurate low-cost digital instrumentation for three banks of batteries between 9.5 and 33 Volts DC." And also " Voltage for 12/24 Batteries" so I guess it doesn't/can't read the total of 3*12V batteries in series. Just 3 sets of 12/24V as separate entities. How have you got it wired up at present?
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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby Housewiz » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:14 pm

Don't forget, 24x10.5x12 tires fit the rear rims and provide an improved (larger) traction footprint. Fitting winter chains on 24" tires may prove to be tight and not clear the fenders - the reason I have a spare set of mounted 23" tires w/chains for dirt & snow plowing. 18x6.5x8 also fit the front rims and again provide more steering footprint or ground contact. See both those tire sizes mounted on my website's home page. Those same sizes also come in turf tire patterns and have been mounted on my E16 and the E20 I just sold.

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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby mfrerking » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:23 pm

When I spoke with a tech guy, he thought it would do the reading in series additively. Just had to make sure the meter was powered by less than 33v. I ended up wiring it up to read three sets of 6's...I think. Then, had some wiring problems at the rear box. Ended up with just reading the front pack 'cause I got busy with the 40SE. ;)
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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby DH1 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:45 pm

What did you use for Paint on this one and how close to the original colour is it?
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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby mfrerking » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:01 pm

I used a two part industrial enamel paint from O'Reily's Autoparts. One of their local stores has an automotive paint division that sells to local body shops.

Can't remember the color name, but it is close to our Federal Safety Yellow (don't tell Geo it's not Elec-Trak yellow ;) ). It was about $200 per gal with the reducer.

Our local Tractor Supply carries an industrial paint for about $26 per gallon. It did not open until after this restoration.
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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby ChrisW » Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:51 am

I think that I have viewed your restoration previously. Let me just say you did a wonderful job! I just wondered if you replaced the headlamps or did you flash chrome the housings and put in new lenses?

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Re: E20 Restoration

Postby mfrerking » Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:54 am

Thank you Chris.

I replaced the lights with an off the shelf halogen units. Cannot recall the specific model. There is post on the Elec-Trak Club site on the change over.
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