OwnerJohn P Matznick
LocationIngram, Texas US map
Vehicle1978 Fiat 124
Just picked this up off craigslist for a great price. Runs, but
needs all new gaskets. I will pull the engine and let someone
else rebuild it if they want.
Motorunknown unknown
Need to figure which motor will work for me..
Drivetrain5 speed manual
Need to figure which controller will work for me..
Batteries0.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Gel
Need to figure how many and what Amps will work for me..
Need to figure which charger will work for me..
HeaterPassive Solar
DC/DC Converter
Need to figure which converter will work for me..
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
65-75 Needs to be freeway worthy
Range30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Expected distance. Being conservative.
Seating Capacity4 adults
Conversion CostPurchase donor car = $1,500
Additional FeaturesI will be retrofitting a high wattage solar panel on the back rack to support radio,
lighting and air con unit. Must have AC in TX!!
UPDATE: Apr 2013 - Project still on hold due to RV lifestyle right now. Will continue in a
couple months.
This will be my personal car and project. I will be pulling the ICE soon and get rid of all
the parts on craigslist. then get the engine compartment and trunk nice and clean and
painted. After the initial clean out, I will have to put on the back burner for a bit due to
my other projects taking priority.

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