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clivejo
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« on: January 16, 2011, 10:37:24 AM »

I have just found out that I have a Bedford Electric van, acquired from Northern Ireland Electric.  I'm looking for more information about it and technical details on the electrics etc
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2011, 11:32:04 AM »

Interesting vehicle.      It seems that there is a lot of work with the original batteries. 


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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 11:36:27 AM »

dhaslam, are you in Ireland?
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 01:24:25 PM »

Yes, I hope you are not looking for a hand to lift those batteries!
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clivejo
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 01:28:17 PM »

Yes, I hope you are not looking for a hand to lift those batteries!

I sure am!!  Where bouts are you?
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 02:58:37 PM »

maybe he wants to fine a nice home for them billi, ? Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2011, 02:59:43 PM »

 i mean dhaslam,,,, facepalm
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clivejo
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 04:16:54 PM »

I have a home for them, but have no idea how to get them out without a forklift.  They also been laying there for quite some time, might not be any use.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 06:01:41 PM »

A couple of thoughts.
1 If you are moving 1 ton of batteries that requires a non-trivial amount of energy in itself never mind for vehicle weight and load.
2. MOT-able for legal roadworthiness/insurance? Unlikely?

I can just imagine hitting the brakes fast in an emergency stop and the batteries on their mountings don't stop and continue through the car in front  laugh


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clivejo
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 07:18:30 PM »

LOL the van will be no-where near a road.  Chance would be a fine thing!! I have to move a boat(currently on blocks), 2 stacks of 6 inch blocks and that's before I get anywhere near it!

I don't think its going, I believe it was got for the batteries.

PS :  Anyone want to buy a boat?
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EccentricAnomaly
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2011, 07:44:19 PM »

But presumably they were used on the roads legally when they were new.

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 10:57:58 AM »

The Battery Vehicle society would be a good place to go for info.

http://www.batteryvehiclesociety.org.uk/forums/

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