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Elio/iav Engine Dyno Testing

Kegger

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Even one of Elio's biggest nay-sayers is starting to come around now.
Elio Motors Shows Off its Engine, For Realsies

http://gas2.org/2015/01/15/elio-motors-shows-off-engine-realsies/

Oh geez....that title. I can't take someone seriously that says "For Realsies" in an article.

As for the dipping, I hope it's something good too. Toyota is currently replacing the frame of my truck due to the coating being too light and having premature rust. (Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled to death to get a new frame, with attached pieces on my nine year old truck.). I do worry about the frame though, I want it to last for a lonnnng time, and would find myself being tempted to have it professionally coated immediately after purchase with something lightweight and tough.
 

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Now there's a loaded question, but I'll refrain. I think they mean it will be dipped in paint, vs spayed, but I could be wrong. I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken.

I highly doubt the frame will be dipped in paint. Have you ever seen a part that was dipped in paint? It would be covered in drips and runs...it's probably going to be dipped in some sort of rust proofer...
 

Kegger

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I highly doubt the frame will be dipped in paint. Have you ever seen a part that was dipped in paint? It would be covered in drips and runs...it's probably going to be dipped in some sort of rust proofer...
Yuppers, should be similar to what other manufacturers do for trucks and other vehicles with frames. Usually has a kind of a matt black finish.
 

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Even one of Elio's biggest nay-sayers is starting to come around now.
Elio Motors Shows Off its Engine, For Realsies

http://gas2.org/2015/01/15/elio-motors-shows-off-engine-realsies/

my favorite quote from the link, "despite what many of the companies early nay-sayers and detractors (myself, included!) had anticipated, the thing looks like an actual, usable, for-real car engine!" .... there are many steps left in the journey but its clear progress is being made
 

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I highly doubt the frame will be dipped in paint. Have you ever seen a part that was dipped in paint? It would be covered in drips and runs...it's probably going to be dipped in some sort of rust proofer...

Snapper lawn mowers are dipped in paint. They hose off the excess but the paint sticks to that frame like it's nobody's business. I'm not 100% sure but I think they electrocoat the paint using the attractive nature to get the paint to stick. They literally hose them off with water as they are coming out of the stuff.
 
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