Before paint as a wannabee DeloreanHogwarts Drivers Training Carwannabee racecar/ burned the brushes!power plant
LocationOakland, California US map
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Vehicle1968 Volkswagen type 3 fastback
MotorPrestolite 7 Series Wound DC
oldie but goodie
ControllerCurtis 1231c
Batteries40 GBS 100 ahr, 3.30 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
great form factor but unbalanced and bad SOC on too many cells.
lasted one run..
Now seeking new pack!
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC 30
DC/DC ConverterSevcon
Instrumentationspeedometer,odometer - stock
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
AccelerationAlways first across the intersection!
RangeDocumented: 44 miles at freeway speeds mid-summer.[with original Lead-acid]
40 [with LiFePos pack]
EV Miles
Current:17,878 Miles (28,765 Kilometers)
    As of 3/25/2018
Seating Capacity2 + 2 beehives in the back
Curb Weight0

TiresM&S 165 R15 steel belted
Conversion Timeone month in 4 months time
Conversion Cost>$3K but +$3k for the paint a year later
Additional FeaturesIt could use a few... rebuilt trans-axle, added Cycle Analyst, Manzanita balancers, fender skirts.
I learned I am an "if it runs it's done" kind of person.. Now I hope to get into some refinements as I replace my battery pack with a used set of the same [bad choice;pre-sulphided...Always test before picking up your batteries! Got over confident]
the GBS pack, also a used set, was underpowered..NOW I understand watts...Lithium IS different.
Next pack, current technology, will also get new battery box, so looking for the right form factor to fit under rear seat and by rear mounted motor.

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