InteriorFront endThe chargerThe DashUnder the hood.
OwnerDave Holmberg
LocationNorth Muskegon, Michigan US map
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Vehicle1981 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.
ControllerCurtis 1231C
New in 2008.
Batteries20 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
New in Summer 2007. Running strong.

The accessory battery is Lawn and Garden style.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerLester 07740
110/220V 25amp. Not on board.
HeaterEberspacher B1L Gasoline.
DC/DC ConverterSevcon 128/12V
InstrumentationAmmeter, Voltmeter. Battery meter to be installed.
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
AccelerationModest...Humbling. 0-40 in 20sec.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
50 miles in the summer. 30-40 miles in the winter.
EV Miles
Start:7,500 Miles (12,067 Kilometers)
Current:13,000 Miles (20,917 Kilometers)
Total:5,500 Miles (8,849 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity5 adults plus a lot of cargo space.
Curb Weight4,200 Pounds (1,909 Kilograms)
Conversion TimeUnknown.

Between my son, family friend car guru, and myself, we've probably spent 400hrs restoring this glorious project.
Conversion CostWhat 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
-400Amp Breaker
-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.

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