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  1. Any followup on this? Which Milburn is this--- 2-438-7? www.milburn.us/registry.htm -Myles Twete, owner Milburn# 2-1818-7
  2. This Milburn is in Germany these days as far as I know: http://www.milburn.us/tom-harrington1915.htm
  3. You're right John- Milburn did change the controller design over the years. My best understanding at this time is that there were at least 5 different controllers used: 1915/16 Model 15/151/16/22: 10-contact controller 1917/18 Model 27: 10-contact controller? 1919/20 Model 27L: 12-contact controller 1921/22 Model 27L: 12-contact controller (updated?) 1923 Model 27L: 9-contact controller (supposedly) The Milburn main switch appears to be similar to the Clum Switch used on early Dodges---these can be found on Ebay pretty regularly and if similar in size, might make a suitable replacement.
  4. I need a flush-mount motor controller for my 1911 Hupp-Yeats project: http://www.evalbum.com/1018 Ideally, I'd like a Westinghouse Model 501-F2 controller. Also need tiller control arm. -Myles Twete, Portland, Or. Antique Electric Vehicles Yahoo Group: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/antique_electric_vehicles/
  5. Hi Steve- How's your Milburn coming along? Drop a note to the Antique Electric Vehicles list sometime. I haven't used a BC-20, though would consider it for the right price (a used one was up on Ebay a couple months back). I'm using a pretty non-conventional setup using Vicor Megapac and DC/DC modules----which wouldn't be cheap if it weren't for used and surplus units appearing on Ebay from time to time. I guess I'd recommend looking for a Lester charger. I've seen these in 36, 48 and 72v ratings. I have a 36 and a 48v one I'm not using if that dual combination would work for you---together would be good for 84v charging. I've seen a 72v Lester go up on Ebay recently---but that would be too low for a 1921 Milburn. -Myles Twete Portland, Or.
  6. Hi John- I have a minimal complement of batteries in my 1921 Milburn with 8 Hawker Genesis AGM 12v 75ah (96v) batteries. And these are pretty tired batteries with probably only 20ah of capacity. With that capacity, my car can go about 8miles. And that's not really enough as I have to charge half way to anywhere... IN this case, I have to stop and recharge a full 1- to 1 1/2 hours before going again after that 6-8mi trip...not too good. I can't say I've had my Milburn moving for a full hour straight---1/2 hour, yes. I also need new batteries and I'd be inclined to buy flooded golf cart batteries with 225ah rated 20h capacity. This would offer roughly 180ah max at the average current of the Milburn (say 50a on the flat) and would offer, say, 3hrs of cruising to 80%DOD and perhaps 80mi range. Not that I need that kind of range...in fact, now that I think about it, it probably makes more sense to buy some new good 100ah or so AGMs and accept less range for lighter. A solid 90ah would offer nearly 2 hours of running. Things to consider: 1) Figure your expected distance you'll travel to events and plan to have at least that much range---better yet, figure at least double this so you don't have to charge while there. In my case, I'd like to be able to go 12mi at least, which isn't too far if I just had good batteries. 2) If you go with a lighter battery set, your springs may seem real stiff and the ride may not be so good. I believe that is some of what I experience as I'm running with about 360-400# of weight instead of 840#. -Myles Twete Portland, Or.
  7. Consider joining the online Electric Vehicle forum on Yahoo: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/antique_electric_vehicles/ There are files, photos, links and best of all, fellow enthusiasts with experience in antique electric vehicles to help. It's a great place to share information on antique EVs. -Myles Twete, moderator, antique_electric_vehicles forum 1911 Hupp-Yeats Electric: http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1018 1921 Milburn Electric: http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/348
  8. I'm seeking any and all parts and literature for Hupp-Yeats Electric cars. These were built by the Hupp Corporation, Hupp-Yeats Electric Car Co. and R.C.H. Corp from late 1910 to 1919. I'm particularly looking for parts for the 1911 Hupp-Yeats Model 1A "Regent" coupe. Currently I have most of the parts for an original rolling chassis---oldest H-Y chassis known to exist. Most important near term needs: * Hubcaps (aluminum threaded caps) * Running Boards (aluminum, approx. 4ft long with a very large "Hupp-Yeats" imprinted within an arrow on top * Fenders (similar in style to Model T, 1911 Hupmobile, etc.) * Westinghouse Model V33F electric motor brushes (or motor?) * etc. Any leads, please email me: Myles Twete, Portland, Or. matwete@comcast.net 1911 Hupp-Yeats Electric: http://www.austinev.org/evalbum/1018
  9. You could try contacting Rand Broadstreet who had sent me pics of some electric car lamps he had awhile back---they looked like R&L lamps to me...in various states of needing attention. He listed: #1 Set of 3 to make 1 pair. 1 excellent. The other 2 would make 1 lamp. Enough glass for 2 lamps. Top and bottom spinnings are inexpensive from Artistic Metal Spinning, Cleveland, Oh. Price $350 for all. #2 Nice pair but missing 1 glass. New glass available for AA Glass, St. Petersburg, Fla. Price $350 pair #3 Nice single lamp. Price $200. His contact: broadstreetltd AT msn.com -Myles Twete 1911 Hupp-Yeats Electric Model 1A Regent Coupe 1921 Milburn Light Electric P.S. - I started an antique electric car forum on Yahoo recently. Consider connecting with folks there as well as the Antique Electric Vehicles newsletter. Here's the Yahoo site: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/antique_electric_vehicles/ There's a whopping 19 members there so far... <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
  10. You need to subscribe to the Antique Electric Vehicle newsletter. Antique Electric vehicles are always for sale. I don't have the address handy...