undercarriage
OwnerJustin Cook
LocationVentura, California US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1965 Ford Falcon Clubwagon
Window version to the 1962-68 Ford
Econoline
series of vans.
MotorHPEVS AC-35x2 144V Motor 3-Phase AC
Drivetrain3 on the Tree with 9" rear
ControllerCurtis 1239-8501
Two controllers.
Batteries48 GBS 200Ah, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerElcon ELC-PFC4000BK
Heaternone... this is SoCal
DC/DC ConverterElcon 128/168V-12V DC-DC Converter 400W
InstrumentationTorque thru CANBUS.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
No fun pushing a 50 year old
tin can down the freeway at
this speed... but it will if
you want to.
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Somewhat conservative
guesstimate. Very
comfortable 20 miles out and
back with no loss in power.
Seating Capacity8 adults
Curb Weight3,600 Pounds (1,636 Kilograms)
Gold Coast Recycling
TiresP205/60R15 on American Racing 7x15"
Conversion Time4years including drum to disk brake
conversion.
Conversion Cost+$30K in parts(doesn't include brake
conversion). My time is free.
Additional FeaturesI've kept a clutch in the setup but I replaced the massive
45lbs OEM flywheel with a 4.5" racing clutch/button flywheel for
reducing the inertia to spin it up. Clutch turned out to
slip just after releasing it so I removed the hydraulic fluid
and the motor freewheels just fine for up shifting. Can't
downshift easily but isn't really needed when there brake regen
is set high.

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