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OwnerDeb Hollenback
LocationCorvallis, Oregon United States map
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Vehicle1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
A clean desert car, purchased from previous owner in Reno, NV
MotorAdvanced DC 8-inch 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
From the good folks at KTA. I ordered it with the speed sensor attached. KTA also provided the adaptor plate and hub. Thanks to the one and only Otmar for help in balancing and installing.
DrivetrainOriginal 4 speed manual, start in 2nd
ControllerCafe Electric Zilla Z1K LV
A controller Otmar had 'out back'
Batteries44 CALB/Skyenergy CA100FI 'gray cells', 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage141 Volts
ChargerElcon PFC 2500
HeaterCanEV 1500W VW heater package
DC/DC ConverterIota 55
InstrumentationWestach ammeter, tach, SLI voltmeter, motor temperature gauges. Plus an emeter.
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
Still have the controller turned down. I have only driven up to 60MPH, with no attempt to find the upper limit. Theoretically it will go 80MPH.
Range55 Miles (88 Kilometers)
I have not driven farther than 30 miles, but in theory, it will go about 55.
Watt Hours/Mile280 Wh/Mile
In the break in period, expect better
EV Miles
Current:700 Miles (1,126 Kilometers)
    As of 7/16/2013
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,250 Pounds (1,022 Kilograms)
TiresFront 14", rear 14.5" original steel rims. 155/60 R15 ContiProContact tires.
Conversion TimeThis was a winter project over 4 winters - one reading and dreaming, one reviewing parts and restoring (okay, still restoring), one buying stuff, and, finally converting.
Conversion CostAround $10K in EV parts, $6K for the pack.
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Thanks to Tom who continues to patiently teach me about electronics.

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