OwnerBrendan Kirby
Owner's Other EVPontoon Boat
LocationKnoxville, Tennessee United States map
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Vehicle1980 Ford Courier
(Jet Industries ElectraVan 750)
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
9" 23 HP
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed transmission with clutch
ControllerDC Power Systems DCP-600 Raptor
Batteries20 US Battery US-145, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
a) off-board 240 volt Lester Ferro-Resonant
b) on-board 120 volt Bad Boy variac
Heater1500 watt ceramic
DC/DC ConverterLambda
20 Amp
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
TiresGoodyear P205/75R14 Conquest tires run at 50; lbs as recommended by Bill Elgan of Goodyear (wonderful guy)
Additional Features120 VDC outlet in the truck bed (you can see it in the picture) for things like a chain saw, weed eater, lawn mower, ... Works great, just don't use the on/off switch on the tool!
This is a commercial conversion done by Jet Industries in 1980. It was based on a Ford glider, and never was a gasoline powered vehicle. It has been modified from the original specifications.

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