|Location||Santa Rosa, California US map|
|Vehicle||1966 Ford Mustang Convertible|
|Motor||Advanced DC FB1-4001 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||Electro Automotive motor adapter kit. Clutch retained. 4 speed Ford Toploader transmission -- 2.78, 1.93, 1.36 and 1.00 ratios. 4.62 8" differential.|
|Batteries||12 Valence U24-12XP, 12.80 Volt, Lithium-Ion|
LiFePO4. BMS included.
|System Voltage||154 Volts|
Charge time 5 hours @ 240V/16A AC, 20 hours at 120V/8A.
|Heater||Deferred for the moment. Plan to install under-hood fluid heater and pump and retaining stock heater core and hoses.|
|DC/DC Converter||Elcon |
Brusa DCDC died after 1.5 years; Inside doesn't look roadworthy mechanically. Replaced with Elcon which lasted 1.5 years; bias shunt resistors overheated, probably because they were potted. Bought another Elcon that looks different on the outside.
|Instrumentation||Indicator lights added under dash for charge and drive status and heat. Stock fuel and temp gages driven by BMS via current amplifier circuit. Isolated battery and motor current gages in process.|
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
|Acceleration||0-60 MPH in 23 seconds -- just enough.|
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
Battery capacity dropped to 77% in just 2 years instead of >5 years as expected. Valence replaced the pack under warranty with cells from a new vendor they believe will last longer.
|Watt Hours/Mile||375 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||4 adults. 708 lb payload. Trunk space not impacted.|
|Curb Weight||2,971 Pounds (1,350 Kilograms)|
|Tires||P19575R14 Yokohama AVIDs, good in rain, LRR TBD. Inflated to peak pressure rating of 35 PSI. 77.5" per revolution. Toed in 1/16", just enough for straight freeway driving.|
|Conversion Time||Started 1/13/06. Got running 8/2/06 after 273 hours of shop time, including ~60 hours of wheel, brake and steering upgrades from 6 to 8 cylinder. Over 690 hours logged before I stopped counting. Still having fun.|
|Conversion Cost||$29,449 EV parts only, after $755 federal rebate, plus ~$3K in wheel, brake and steering upgrades.|
|Additional Features||Zero body and suspension modifications. Estimated only 35 lbs added per axle.|
|Charging offset by only 6 185 Watt home grid-tied photovoltaic panels.|