1978 Datsun Kingcab1978 Datsun Kingcab1978 Datsun Kingcab1978 Datsun 620 "White Ghost"
OwnerJenifre T. Kayoa
LocationLa Grande, Oregon United States map
Vehicle1978 Datsun 620
White, standard bed w/canopy
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
9" Develops 80+ HP
DrivetrainStandard 4-speed manual (clutchless)
ControllerAuburn Scientific PWC600-144 Kodiak
Batteries20 Trojan T-105, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Six under the hood, Fourteen under the bed (height of truck bed unaffected). 12V accessory battery.
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC-20
HeaterCeramic core, defrosters.
DC/DC ConverterTodd PC-40LV
InstrumentationActual motor RPMS/E-meter/Westburg ammeter
Top Speed63 MPH (101 KPH)
4th gear
AccelerationBurns rubber in 1st...in 2nd as fast as any standard era stock Datsun PU
Range35 Miles (56 Kilometers)
98% down to 55% of battery capacity at 50-55 mph at steady speed.
EV Miles
Current:4,900 Miles (7,884 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,700 Pounds (1,681 Kilograms)
about 700 lbs. over a factory issue curb weight.
TiresLow Rolling Resistance
Conversion TimeUnknown, second owner. Conversion about 2002.
Conversion CostUnknown, but modified/upgraded just prior to delivery.
Additional FeaturesCD music system (basic), canopy, modified leaf suspension.

As of March, 2011: A vacuum assist braking system installed with activation switch and air pressure meter placed on modified dashboard.
Conversion done in Hubbard, Oregon by Joseph H. Strubhar (GremcoInc) who has done a number of other EV conversions.

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