|Location||Simi Valley, California US map|
|Vehicle||1958 Triumph TR10 |
Better known in England as a Standard 10 Sedan. Imported by the Standard-Triumph Motor Co. of NY under the Triumph TR10 badge through 1960.
|Motor||General Electric 5BC49JB1127 Series Wound DC|
Rated at 133amps for 1 hour. It's taken well over 300amps for short blasts.
|Drivetrain||This car originally came with a 948cc 4 cylinder OHV single carburetor engine with a 4 speed transmission. When I purchased it in 2004 it had been heavily modified and fitted with a 1962 1147cc Spitfire dual SU equipped engine and drive train. It wasn't long before it started running poorly and leaking gas and oil everywhere like most used up British engines of that era. It sat covered in my back yard for several years until the conversion. Now the DC motor couples directly to the trans input shaft.|
|Controller||Alltrax AXE 4844|
Programmable 400amps. Perfect for this application.
|Batteries||8 Everstart Walmart Deep Cycle Marine, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded|
Four under the hood and four in the trunk sunken into the old gas tank.
|System Voltage||48 Volts|
Constant Current Switcher for front batteries. Rear batteries charged by 4 Schumacher WM-600A units.
|Heater||Multiple ceramic elements wired in series/parallel.|
|DC/DC Converter|| VDZ-200 Series|
Made by V-Infinity. Trimmed to 13.6 volts and relay controlled to top off the on board 12V battery.
|Instrumentation||Speedometer and custom voltage and current meter panel. Heater controls with 2-speed fan.|
|Top Speed||55 MPH (88 KPH)|
Flat out on level road it will do about 55 according to my GPS but with better gearing it should go faster.
|Acceleration||0 to 30 in about 6 seconds. Not exactly a race car.|
|Range||20 Miles (32 Kilometers)|
Depends on how it's driven.
|Seating Capacity||4 adults|
|Curb Weight||1,300 Pounds (590 Kilograms)|
New this car weighed in new at 1650 making it a good candidate for conversion.
|Tires||155/80R13 Just installed a new set of Milestar Touring SE tires.|
|Conversion Time||Total time on conversion is at about 150 hours.|
|Conversion Cost||Total for conversion parts $1657|
|Additional Features||Modified rear leaf springs for the 200lbs of batteries in the trunk. Handling and ride have been greatly improved.|
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