Better steering wheelFinished under the hood.In with the new.A happy carTrunk batteriesController goes here.
OwnerMike Menezes
LocationSimi Valley, California US map
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Vehicle1958 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.
MotorGeneral Electric 5BC49JB1127 Series Wound DC
Rated at 133amps for 1 hour. It's taken well over 300amps for short blasts.
DrivetrainThis 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.
ControllerAlltrax AXE 4844
Programmable 400amps. Perfect for this application.
Batteries8 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 Voltage48 Volts
ChargerSoneil 4808SRF
Constant Current Switcher for front batteries. Rear batteries charged by 4 Schumacher WM-600A units.
HeaterMultiple 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.
InstrumentationSpeedometer and custom voltage and current meter panel. Heater controls with 2-speed fan.
Top Speed55 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.
Acceleration0 to 30 in about 6 seconds. Not exactly a race car.
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Depends on how it's driven.
EV Miles
Start:29,808 Miles (47,961 Kilometers)
Current:30,860 Miles (49,653 Kilometers)
Total:1,052 Miles (1,692 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
Curb Weight1,300 Pounds (590 Kilograms)
New this car weighed in new at 1650 making it a good candidate for conversion.
Tires155/80R13 Just installed a new set of Milestar Touring SE tires.
Conversion TimeTotal time on conversion is at about 150 hours.
Conversion CostTotal for conversion parts $1657
Additional FeaturesModified rear leaf springs for the 200lbs of batteries in the trunk. Handling and ride have been greatly improved.
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