|Owner's Other EV||1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle|
|Location||Ward, Colorado US map|
|Vehicle||1974 Ford Courier|
|Motor|| 3-Phase AC|
I am trying out the 8" AC motor and AC-31 controller from Curtiss... a little underpowered for what would be recommended for this size vehicle... but it is more than the original gas engine. We'll see how it does.
|Drivetrain||stock rear end 4.11:1 ratio, stock 4 speed transmission (4.02:1 1st gear, 1:1 4th gear), 8" AC motor, with clutch|
108 volt 500A
|Batteries||6.00 Volt, Nickel-Cadmium, Flooded|
Got a bank of 180AH Saft NiCad batteries that I'm going to try out for it. Weight isn't much less than a lead acid bank would be, however, the tolerance for cold and deeper discharges should be a bit better.
|System Voltage||96 Volts|
I'm trying out one of the multi-voltage PFC corrected chargers from Ryan and EVsource.
|Heater||Electric demand water heater plumbed into existing heater core is the plan|
|DC/DC Converter|| |
To be determined
|Instrumentation||E-vision, and a battery monitor from CasaDelGato systems.|
|Top Speed||Hopefully 65 mph or so. Though the speed limit on the road to my house is only 35 mph.|
|Acceleration||hmmmm. not sure yet|
|Range||Shooting for a 25 mile range... gaining 4,000 feet elevation over those 25 miles. Might have to go to a lithium bank to achieve that....|
|Seating Capacity||2 adults, or me and the 120lb dog.|
2,600lbs before the conversion. GVWR is 4,000lbs, so the goal is to come in under that when done.
|Conversion Time||14 years so far. But not much real work on till this winter.|
|I first thought of this project back in 1995 when I got this truck -- didn't do much till summer '06 when I removed all the ICE stuff. This spring (09) I rented a workshop in town (no heated garage, and 50mph blowing snow makes working outside in the winter a bit of a drag :) |
The motor, controller, battery charger, monitoring, etc, are sitting in the workshop now. Waiting on the transmission adaptor plate and the batteries so I can start assembly.
Last updated Feb 23, 2009