Room to work.New Rocker Panels
OwnerJoe DiPietro
Owner's Other EV1996 Pontiac Sunfire
LocationGainesville, Florida United States map
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Vehicle1961 Sunbeam Alpine
Yet to be determined. I will likely go with a Warp-9.
DrivetrainOriginal 4-speed manual transmission. No Clutch
Depends on the final decision for battery voltage.
Batteries0.00 Volt,
Is Lithium affordable yet?
HeaterIn Florida? In a convertible??
DC/DC Converter
Probably another IOTA.
InstrumentationSimple and analog
Top SpeedTBD
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Watt Hours/MileIt should be pretty light, so I hope to get 200 Whr/mi or better.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
I hope to keep it under 2100-lbs. If I go with Lithium I hope to be under 1900-lbs.
TiresWhat ever I can find to mount on my wire spoke wheels.
Conversion TimeSlow
Conversion CostI am estimating $6000 plus batteries.
Additional FeaturesRag Top and removable aluminum hardtop.
I am currently replacing rusted out body parts. I had to have two new rocker panels fabricated locally. They don't make them for a Series-2 Alpine.

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