6 of the 8 Trojen's under the hoodThe rear motor and belt housingFront motor with front driveline removedRear motorMotor tagDrive system on the benchCheck out the plate
OwnerGary and Beth Dagastine
LocationPost Falls, Idaho United States map
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Vehicle1989 Suzuki Sidekick
Direct belt drive with 2 GE motors facing each other in the tunnel. The belt goes to a Jack Shaft and both drivelines connect to that shaft.
MotorGeneral Electric 5BC49JB2049 Series Wound DC
1300-2900 RPM

Note: There are Two of these facing each other to drive a large belt
DrivetrainDirect drive (Belt to Jackshaft to driveshaft)
ControllerDC Power Systems
Batteries16 Trojan T-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
HeaterCustom built 72 volt
InstrumentationGPS speedometer, Curtis 900
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
AccelerationVery quick
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
EV Miles
Current:2,500 Miles (4,022 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults and like Gordy's it has plenty of cup holders.
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
With half of the batteries up front and the rest in the rear she has a good weight balance. 8 under the hood, 2 under each front seat and 4 replaced the gas tank.
TiresRubber rings injected with air.
Conversion TimeNot much for me but Frank Reed, the builder spent a bundle of time on it.
Conversion CostI know I paid about a third of what Frank had into the car.
This thing is so much fun we are ready to build one of our own. The wife Beth is hooked so bad we need an AM and a PM car. She is the one who buzzes all over the place in it. Just like a guy, when she stops she has to pop the hood and show it off.

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