OwnerJoe Smalley
LocationKitsap County, Washington US map
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Vehicle1980 Ford Fiesta
MotorGeneral Electric 2CM77 Compound Wound DC
aircraft starter/generator
DrivetrainStock Fiesta 4 speed transaxle
ControllerManzanita Micro
60 Volt, 2500 Amp.
This is Rich Rudman's predecessor to the DCP controllers.
Batteries8 Johnson Controls UPS12-475FR, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
or 4 Optima 750 DS Yellow Tops
System Voltage48 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-50
off board through Anderson SB-175.
Lester ferro-resonant on board transformer with current and voltage regulation.
Heaternone yet
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-50
converted to run on 48 Volt input
Instrumentationa) E-meter b) Tach c) 2000 Amp ammeter d) Speedometer e) Motor temp gauge
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
on level
Acceleration16.073 in the 1/8 mile at Woodburn 2002
Range14 Miles (22 Kilometers)
with 8 Johnsons on board
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight1,800 Pounds (818 Kilograms)
without batteries, 2600 with 8 Johnsons
Tires145R12 (the $20 tire sale bait size)
Conversion TimeAbout a month about 10 years ago
Conversion Cost$4000
Additional Featuresa) Variable speed blower motor controller (speeds up as the motor temperature increases and stays on until the motor cools down even after the car is parked)
b) Tow bar
This car is for sale for $1500 if you pick it up.

I can personally deliver it within 300 miles of Seattle and within the United States for travel expenses.

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