OwnerGary Dion
LocationMadison, Alabama United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1978 Porsche 914
MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC
9" modified, Arc shielded and potted endbell
Drivetrain4 speed Audi rear transaxle, front motor and clutch
custom built 250 Volt 750 Amp (battery current), bypass ready
Batteries16 Optima 750 DS, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Yellow Top Blems
System Voltage192 Volts
ferroresonant autotransformer, non-isolated two stage with schedule timer.
HeaterCeramic type
DC/DC Converter
42 Amp, setup for 14.2V
Instrumentationa) Battery Volts
b) Motor Amps
c) Tachometer
d) Brush temperature
e) E-meter
Top Speed62 MPH (99 KPH)
and still did the entire daily commute
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
55-65 MPH
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,600 Pounds (1,181 Kilograms)
estimated, with driver
TiresP185 70-R14 Michelin Low Rolling Resistance
Additional FeaturesA special VDO Speedometer and Tach were used to update the insturment cluster to a back-lit diffused and green colored display. The Speedometer has a LCD display for the odometer and trip odometer.
The Porsche remains flat around any level corner. This is due to the low battery placement. The drifts are mostly neutral, some oversteer with no power, but while applying light power it has a slight tendency toward understeer . The top speed was found by staying ahead of traffic and passing on the 12 mile trip to work. A stop sign prevented further acceleration. Most days use 60% of battery capacity for the commute of 24 miles.

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