|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"
|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
|Heater||Original MES-DEA system failed. Replacing with |
EV source one chamber model, under construction.
|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 heater. Stock fuel and
temp gages driven by BMS via current amplifier
circuit. Isolated battery and motor current
gages drive 2 stock charge gages, one
replacing the oil gage.
|Top Speed||70 MPH (112 KPH)|
|Acceleration||0-60 MPH in 23 seconds -- just enough.|
|Range||42 Miles (67 Kilometers)|
42 miles was the range when batteries were
new. First battery pack capacity dropped to
77% in just 2 years and was replaced under
warranty. The second pack has lasted 8 years;
one cell abruptly has dropped down to about
65% but has stayed there, so the range is
currently only about 27 miles. I plan to get
a used replacement module since Valence's
newer version isn't compatible.
|Watt Hours/Mile||375 Wh/Mile |
|Seating Capacity||4 adults. 708 lb payload. Trunk space not |
|Curb Weight||2,971 Pounds (1,350 Kilograms)|
|Tires||P19575R14 inflated to peak pressure rating of 35 |
PSI. 77.5" per revolution. Toed in only 1/16",
just enough for straight freeway driving.
|Conversion Time||Conversion took 213 hours of shop time to get on |
the road between March and July 2006, plus ~60
hours of brake and steering upgrades from 6 to 8
cylinder to carry more weight. Have spent over
400 hours since then making improvements.
|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 |
|4K miles driven per year offset by only 8 185 Watt home grid-tied |