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(Gizmodo)   A mobility scooter modified to accelerate like a Tesla. Look at grandpa go   ( sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line
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2017-12-29 07:06:44 PM  
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2017-12-29 07:20:09 PM  
He'll be at the Farmer's Market in no time.
2017-12-29 08:49:07 PM  
Hope he upgraded the brakes and tires...
2017-12-29 09:43:39 PM  
Steering on that must be hell. Keep your arms locked!
Props to dude for keeping it in line that long.
2017-12-29 09:47:07 PM  
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2017-12-29 09:50:15 PM  
Old Man Prank ( Must See )
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2017-12-29 10:05:27 PM  
Next weeks headline: Man dies in modified mobility scooter accident.
2017-12-29 10:05:38 PM  
My dad used to restore muscle cars. His co-worker had an old Harley Davidson golf cart, which he'd actually swapped in an engine from a Harley motorcycle. The thing would easily do 60mph. As a 13 year old, that was about as much fun as I'd ever imagined possible.

A couple years earlier, we'd rigged two old bicycles to run by lawnmower engines. My friend and I raced those around the neighborhood every day.

I have no idea how I made it to adulthood.
2017-12-29 10:10:51 PM  
Yeah, I hear they got the batteries for that real cheap from Samsung.
2017-12-29 11:54:03 PM  
Its been done.

70MPH Mobility Scooter in the SNOW
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2017-12-30 12:00:01 AM  
I'd be too damned scared to go that fast, and I used to jump out of airplanes...
2017-12-30 12:35:55 AM  
Just think how much faster a trip through Costco would be!
2017-12-30 03:34:03 AM  
Knew a guy whose younger uncle claimed his elder uncle routinely tried to kill him as a child.  Once stuck him in a soapbox racer that had been retrofitted with an electric motor running off a car battery, along with an extremely ghetto accelerator pedal that was nothing more than a spring loaded hinge with some copper contacts on the inside.  Press the pedal and the contacts close, starting the motor.

He did not take temperature into consideration, however.  Upon the first test drive, for which the younger uncle was "volunteered," the contacts promptly welded themselves together and he was off to the races...
2017-12-30 10:14:01 PM  

beezeltown: Hope he upgraded the brakes and tires...

I had this very discussion not long ago with a friend who wants to put an 800cc snowmobile engine in a golf cart amd doesnt see what the issue is.
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