Just a lil' o DatsunAt the 96 APS ElectricsBURNOUT!Ya just gotta see thisTime SheetFlip the Switch!Siamese 8 Dual Armature Racing Motor
OwnerJohn Wayland
Owner's Other EVs1968 Datsun Mini truck
Pee Wee
1972 Datsun 1200
Heavy Metal Garden Tractor
3 Wheel Industrial Cart
2000 Honda Insight
LocationPortland, Oregon US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1972 Datsun 1200
RWD 2 dr. coupe
MotorHi Torque Electric 'Siamese 9' Series Wound DC
Dual Armature 9 inch. This prototype racing motor was
developed by John Wayland and Jim Husted. Motor
construction by DC motor artisan Jim Husted.

(see details on motor below)
DrivetrainFront mounted electric motor directly drives through the
driveshaft to the rear differential (no transmission, clutch, or
flywheel). 3:50 gear set
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla Z2K EHV
2000 Amp
special thanks to Cafe' Electric for their support.
Batteries192 Kokam 30 ah Ultra High Power LiPol, 3.70 Volt, Lithium-Polymer
12, 29.6V modules containing 16 cells each configured at
2P8S
System Voltage355 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC75X
18 kW charge capability, Rudman Reg Decks and 8 ch,
BMS *(special thanks to Manzanita Micro)*
Heaternone (The tires get pretty hot and smoke a lot!)
DC/DC Converter none
Thunder Sky Lithium battery
Instrumentationa) EVision multifunctional battery gauge/computer
Top Speed129 MPH (207 KPH)
Acceleration0 to 60 MPH in 1.8 seconds!
Range100 Miles (160 Kilometers)
(estimated)
Watt Hours/Mile210 Wh/Mile
Seating Capacity2 adults, driver and one scared passenger. Rubber underpants
suggested!
Curb Weight2,352 Pounds (1,069 Kilograms)
(estimated)
TiresBF Goodrich DOT approved, 225/50/15 'G Force Drag
Radials' on Ford/Nissan 5 bolt, 15 X 8 American Racing
'Torque Thrust D' alloys

Front: Continnetal DOT approved, 145/65/15 on
Ford/Nissan 5 bolt, 15 X 4 American Racing 'Torque Thrust
D' alloys
Additional FeaturesLine lock
4/0 wiring
3000 Amp Bubba main contactor *Special thanks to Kilovac for their support.*
538 horsepower (calculated from 109 mph 1/8 mile) with 1250 foot-pounds torque
Custom metal fab work by Marko Mongillo.
Motor: The 'Siamese 9' is essentially two series-wound DC motors in tandem flipped
head-to-head, combined into one 9 inch stretched housing. The dual armatures are
pressed onto a single custom made extra long stainless steel shaft. Hard wired to
series-wired mode for massive launch torque,12.5 degrees advanced for forward
direction. The shaft extends out the front section's com-brush end bell to drive dual
rpm sensors. Thick semi-circle shaped wrapped solid copper bus bars serve as the
brush interconnect leads at both com ends, brush riggings are custom made and
shaped to reduce arcing at high voltages, and high voltage insulation is employed at
all key arc areas.

Drivetrain: Racing aluminum drive shaft by 'Inland Empire Drivelines' *(special thanks)*
Custom made Ford nine inch rear housing 'HD Street & Strip' and 31 spline racing
axles by Dutchman Motorsports *(special thanks)*
'Strange' aluminum Ford 9 inch differential set up with 3:50 ring & pinion by Richmond
Gear, and has a Detroit Locker.


Best ET on lead acid pack
11.8 @ 109 mph!

Best ET on Dow Kokam liPol pack
10.258 @ 123.79 mph!

Record-holder in the Street Legal class PS/A3
(in the 1/4 mile, per NEDRA)

With the 465 lb. lithium pack, the car's curb weight is 2348 lbs. (est.) and even with a
tallish 3:50 gear set, 0-60 mph came in at a scathing 1.8 seconds! (calculated from 60
ft. & 1/8 mile data) 100 miles street range @ 55 mph, 81 miles @ 65 mph

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