Its official! "Nitemare" is now 24 volts
I have been busy with work and not really excited to try and figure out how to take a totally 12 volt system with so many gizmos and 4 12 volt coiled solenoids to work without making something go POOF! so it has been left at 12 volts until now.
Yesterday I trimmed the parachute foam space from 4" down to 2" thick because there was too much pressure on the release mechanism to allow the flaps to open. We drove it down to the parking lot and my son was doing his thing making pass after pass with a grin so big I thought he was going to eat himself. I finally asked him to test out the chute and it now works like a charm. He asked me to take some video of him racing (Yes he loves to show off) so after a few videos I started taking pics and motioned for him to drive next to me so I could get a close up angle. Well the driveway to the lot has a huge low spot at the edge that creates a jump!
. Yes, instead of zooming close to me he kept on the edge of the lot and hit that jump and went air born at full speed!
He landed HARD and hit the hand brake. I instantly heard the metal dragging on the ground noise that you do not want to hear! I thought he for sure broke something but when he came down the heavy motor must have tweaked the mount and it threw the chain. I pushed him back home and instead of just popping the chain back on I ripped out the old axle sprocket and changed the two gruber 12 volt 18ah batteries from parallel to series. With the now double juice I had to change the main contactor to 24 volts and install a 24 to 12 voltage reducer http://www.ebay.com/itm/290962893335?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
cheaper, lighter and do not have to charge an accessory battery.
I wired up the key to 24 volts that feeds the relay and voltage reducer when you turn on the 2 position key switch (removed the 3 position key as it was confusing to my boy that only the accessories came on with one turn and had to go another click to activate the solenoids) I crossed my fingers and turned on the key looking for anything smoking
Everything works perfect and the motor is now turning 4000 rpms and the 84 tooth sprocket was lock tited in. I popped off the 15 tooth pinion and went to install the 10 tooth gear and that is when I realized it is the wrong type, it has the keyway machined into the gear. Funny enough as I am typing this I look on my desk and see the correct 12 tooth gear sitting next to me? Well now that I have the correct one I have some more work to do.
I also have some super cool zoomie headers I have been working on and also picked up the holy grail of add on bling, a aftershock motor
It is kind of rough and I had to use glazing putty to patch some scratches. It appears that the scoop was attacked by a dog and there are a few teeth marks that I just could not leave alone. Busy weekend and out of town for a few days but I hope to get an updated 24 volt racing video up soon
36 volt super power gaucho extreme edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI6z2i1jS8Y
Nitemare- pro mod mustang https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vITpZ0xGe5s
36 volt 6x6 gator https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzdFdQ5BYCQ
24 volt rzr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgM3T6AaMIM
24 volt twin turbo C7 vette
36 volt dual currie metal gearbox Dodge charger, coming soon...
Air ride dodge ram...under construction