OwnerMark Pearson
LocationSpringfield, Missouri United States map
Vehicle1988 Toyota Tercel EZ hatchback
Some minor rust-through around the wheelwells, but none in the rocker panels or floors. Upholstery in decent shape other than some wear-through on the driver's seat.
MotorHyster unknown Series Wound DC
6.5x12" forklift motor
Drivetrain5-speed manual transmission
ControllerOpen ReVolt
Batteries8 Universal Power UB12500, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
Sealed lead-acid electric wheelchair batteries.
System Voltage96 Volts
ChargerZivan NG1
Heaterceramic electric
DC/DC ConverterThermaltake
InstrumentationVoltmeter, ammeter
Top Speed45 MPH (72 KPH)
Accelerationjust enough to keep up with traffic
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,000 Pounds (909 Kilograms)
TiresStandard 13"
3-25-11 Just got started, bought the donor vehicle one month ago, bought the motor two weeks ago. Plan to get started removing the donor ICE in 2 months.
4-20-11 Had the engine compartment and interior cleaned in preparation for pulling the engine. I hope to be able to sell it on Craig's List. I have done some minor maintenance repairs, plan to continue getting things fixed up little by little.

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