OwnerMike White
(former owner, EV has been sold)
LocationDover, Arkansas United States map
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Vehicle1982 Chevrolet S-10
Came stock with no power anything,S-10 was junked out at the local junk yard.
The stock engine was in the bed.
did not take long to get rid of that and anything that pertained to it.
MotorGeneral Electric 11 inch 10 KW Series Wound DC
From a NISSAN forklift
4 sets of dual heavy brushes
239 lbs
10 KW. [1KW = 1.38 HP]
rated about 13.5 HP at 1000 rpm stock at 36 volts.
power at 120 volts is good.
Drivetrainno clutch.
stock 4 speed tranny.
stock 3.07 rear gear [ a 4.11 rear gear would be perfect for this truck]
1 extra leaf in the rear springs.
ControllerCurtis 1229b
Will soon go to a HOMEBREW controller soon.
CURTIS controller has too much RAMP built into it for traffic.
[even adjusted to max.]
impossible to draw more than 75 locked rotor amps from a standing start.
amp draw will not increase until about 400 rpm is reached
at that point you can draw 400 amps for a about 1 second.
you might get run over by then.
power drops off completely at about 2600 rpm.
Batteries20 Trojan 145T , 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
72 LBS each
rated 145 minutes @ 75 amps.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerQuick Charge 40 AMP
using 2/36 and 1 /36 volt chargers and split charging the 120 volt system
Heaternone yet.
tried electric over water in stock heater core with circ pump.
also tired ceramic.
not satisfactory for either.
heating vehicle cab with battery power is NOT a viable option.
DC/DC ConverterDC Power Systems 92/144 to 12 volt
Instrumentationanalog ammeter from a welding machine.
digital voltmeter.
electronic tachometer
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
slow going uphills
60mph flat. at about 135 amps
1/2% downgrade will allow 55 to 60 with low amp draw.
55 mph all the way to work highway, with a very slight downhill grade all the way.
50 to 55 on the home.
with a 1/2 mile, 8% grade from hell on the very last leg of the trip home. [27 mph]
Accelerationvery acceptable in town.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
50 miles in town flat.
35 miles running 55 highway and hills
30 miles with a few steep grades
EV Miles
Start:137,750 Miles (221,639 Kilometers)
Current:140,620 Miles (226,257 Kilometers)
Total:2,870 Miles (4,617 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight3,620 Pounds (1,645 Kilograms)
cut out as much garbage as I could and still not happy with the total weight.
Tiresstandard narrow radials in front.
8 ply sidewall radials with 45 lbs air in rear.
Conversion Time90 days including waiting for stuff to arrive.
Conversion Cost$5300
WAS using 2/0 welding cable,,,, now using 1/4 x 1 3/8 copper buss bars for interconnection on batteries now.
that dropped battery connection temperatures drastically.
EXTRA care must be taken to assure a very good connection at battery terminals.
this vehicle has been sold to a really nice guy in CALIFORNIA.
I hope this little truck serves him well for years to come.
I now live in the PHILIPPINE ISLANDS and wish I had this truck with me here.
it would be perfect in this mad house traffic.
the terrain here is dead flat in my area and much slower traffic than in the USA.
there are NO enforced traffic laws where I live now
and NO traffic cops.
so you can imagine the insanity that goes on every minute.
if you have any questions,,,, please feel free to contact me at mikewhite900@yahoo.com

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