Engine compartmentInstrumentationRear battery pack
OwnerBob Rice
Owner's Other EV1989 Volkswagen Jetta
LocationKillingworth, Connecticut US map
Vehicle1987 Nissan Sentra
converted with EV-Parts kit several years ago before I bought it and brought it to CT. It's been sitting in my garage for a few more years until I had time to work on it starting last summer.
MotorAdvanced DC 8" Series Wound DC
Stock rusty old black one!
Drivetrain8" ADV motor , clutch and stock Nissan 5 speed
ControllerCurtis
Curtis Rebuilt 500A
Batteries15 Trojan T 145's, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Five in front along inside grill. Ten in recessed box in trunk with wooden frame.
System Voltage90 Volts
Charger Had a K nad W, but it's in the shop. Using my fam
Monster Charge is my shop charger, built from a 18' dia BIG ass, 120/240 volt Variac, and bridge rectifier. Can charge from 6 to 200plus volts with twist of the dial. NOT really portable, it lives in the workshop.Crank ya on 40 amps?!
HeaterNot yet.
DC/DC ConverterCurtis Small one
Small ribbed box. Simply hooked it up and forgot about it!!
InstrumentationTraction Battery Volts, Amps and aux Battery (12V)
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
EVentually! No Zombie here! WILL go 70 on a looong stretch of road, like a train.
AccelerationFaster acceleration than an electric locomotive! Poor acceleration - need to shift through all gears to get up to speed.Curtis current limits out!
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
I am surprised at the range as it has been COLD here. I think in warm weather it'll go 50 miles of lesasurly driving?
Watt Hours/MileNever figgured it out, charge it and drive!
EV Miles
Start:120,555 Miles (193,972 Kilometers)
Current: Miles (0 Kilometers)
Total:-120,555 Miles (-193,972 Kilometers)
 
    As of 2/26/2008
Seating Capacity5 adults, good friend or midgets!
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
10 Battery in back, 5 up front it adds up. Sigh!
TiresCooper cheepos, 13x175's I think?
Conversion TimeThis one CAME to me as an Electric. But batteries were shot csar body was mulch from batteruy acid leaking onto trunk area. Was so bad I almost junked the car! Glad I didn't as the TITLE"Electric " was worth it's weight in gold, at registereing time!!
Conversion CostRebuild body 600bux, tires 200 DC to dc, 150,Batteries, 1200 bux, reclaimed from wrecked Rabbit.Curtis controller 985bux, rebuilt.Lots of nickel and dime stuff.

Bottom line; Priceless.
Additional FeaturesRecessed the batteries in the trunk space so the trunk is useable. Holds, still, hundreds of bux worth of groceries!
Ni fire ball, drives nicely, no "Elephant on Roller Skates" feeling.Rather slow on take off, but will run along on the 2 laner at 45-50mph with everybody else.Great round town car!For those runs that yur gas car never warms up, on.

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