|Location||North Muskegon, Michigan US map|
|Vehicle||1981 Ford Fairmont |
Sold by Ford as a glider to Electric Vehicle Associates of Cleveland , Ohio. Electrified, then sold to the Navy for "on base" trial. Rested for 20 years, unused, on a base in California, hence the low miles
We think that it's a 9" DC with 19HP. It's too cold in MI right now to be getting down on the floor to check.
|Drivetrain||(Assumed original) 4 speed Tranny. Rear wheel drive.|
New in 2008.
|Batteries||20 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
New in Summer 2007. Running strong.
The accessory battery is Lawn and Garden style.
|System Voltage||120 Volts|
110/220V 25amp. Not on board.
|Heater||Eberspacher B1L Gasoline.|
|DC/DC Converter||Sevcon 128/12V|
|Instrumentation||Ammeter, Voltmeter. Battery meter to be installed.|
|Top Speed||65 MPH (104 KPH)|
|Acceleration||Modest...Humbling. 0-40 in 20sec.|
|Range||50 Miles (80 Kilometers)|
50 miles in the summer. 30-40 miles in the winter.
|Seating Capacity||5 adults plus a lot of cargo space.|
|Curb Weight||4,200 Pounds (1,909 Kilograms)|
Between my son, family friend car guru, and myself, we've probably spent 400hrs restoring this glorious project.
|Conversion Cost||What we put into it:|
-20 new Batteries at $120USD a piece
-New Curtis Controller at $1500
-Glow plug for heater at $60
-New Wiring and Cables at $150
-Other Misc Unknown Costs
|Additional Features||-12V power brake pump - works well for stopping 4200lbs|
-2 safety disconnects
-2 new Kenwood 6x9" speakers
-Clarion CD player
-Curtis PB-6 Potbox
-newly reinforced Shock Tower
-newly reinforced fiberglass battery box under rear cargo
-Beefed up suspension
|This car has been a great project for idle hands. It's in great shape!|
We're not too interested in selling, but if the price is right, we would just put the money into the next project.