|Location||O'Fallon, Illinois US map|
|Vehicle||1996 Ford Ranger Supercab XLT |
ICE was 3.0 liter 6 cylinder.
AC, Brakes and Steering, but no power locks or windows.
|Motor||Advanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC|
Steel Band to OEM motor mounts
|Drivetrain||Clutchless, OEM (Mazda 5 speed)|
|Batteries||18 Trojan T-875, 8.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Lead-Acid, Flooded 150 Ah (20 hr rate)
14 under bed, 4 under hood behind bumper
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
220 Volt Off board
|Heater||Ceramic replacement for core|
|DC/DC Converter||Iota #DC2460|
30 amp, 96-144 volt in, 12 volt out
Westberg 80-180 V Voltmeter
Westberg 0-400 Amp Ammeter
|Top Speed||80 MPH (128 KPH)|
|Acceleration||About like 4 cyl version of Ranger|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
31 miles so far, still had 2 "bars" on Curtis 900R
|Seating Capacity||3 close friends and 2 jump seats in back|
|Tires||70 R 14 M+S|
Ford OEM alloy wheels
|Conversion Time||6 months|
|Conversion Cost||$7700 including donor - $4000 Illinois Rebate!|
|Additional Features||Charge Plug behind "Ford" Badge in grill.|
Tilt Bed, Vacuum Pump and Switch for Power Brakes.
|My son, Dylan, the brains behind this project, has driven all summer WITHOUT BUYING GAS!|
Safety setup per Bob Batson. Thanks, Bob!
Electric Vehicles of America was terrific. Parts arrived on time and Bob was always available to answer questions.
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