|Owner's Other EVs||1978 Ford Pinto Sedan|
West Coast Minichopper Frame
|Location||Anchorage, Alaska US map|
|Vehicle||1988 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4WD|
|Motor||Netgain WarP 9 Series Wound DC|
|Drivetrain||5-speed Manual, KM145 w/4WD|
|Controller||Cafe Electric Zilla 1K|
-HV with Hall Effect Pedal Input.
This thing has all the required set points
and is easy to program with the Palm.
Liquid cooling package.
|Batteries||16 Deka Intimidator, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
Batteries are kept balanced to within 10mv
on charge and discharge using PowerCheq
|System Voltage||192 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC-20|
This thing has begun its lifelong daily
task of pumping 4 to 6 KWH a night into my
|Heater||Used existing heater core as a "frame" |
for the ceramic electic heater element.
Switched each half separately. 1/2 the
element seems to be fine for down to
32*F and heats the cab in 3-5 minutes.
I'm now using the full element as temps
dip into the teens. At 18*F the full
element heats the cab in 2-3 minutes.
|DC/DC Converter||Vicor V300A15T500BL|
500 Watt DC-DC Maxi Module. Output
trimmed to 14.2 VDC.
|Instrumentation||So far only a speedo and inoperative |
gasoline and oil pressure guages. The
Palm Pilot spewing Zilla DAQ data is
quite useful. I'm getting good at
reading hex and coverting to real
values in my head. Been driving on
Empty for almost 2 months now.
Breugemann Meter in the works.
|Top Speed||85 MPH (136 KPH)|
0-45 in 2nd gear @ 4200 RPM
0-70 in 3rd gear @ ~4500 RPM
I've hit 85mph easy in 4th gear with more
room under the accelerator pedal. Still
haven't shifted to 5th yet.
|Acceleration||0-60mph in 12.2 seconds starting in 2nd |
gear and shifting to 3rd.
0-60mph in 14.5 seconds starting right
from 3rd gear.
|Range||40 Miles (64 Kilometers)|
25 Miles to 50% D.O.D. on secondary roads
35-50 mph, Stop-N-Go. I calculate
approximately 40 miles to 80% D.O.D. but
I'll only try it when I have to. I have
run two 32 mile trips down to 60% D.O.D.
|Watt Hours/Mile||366 Wh/Mile |
366 Wh/mi average over my 15 mi RT
commute on secondary roads 35-50 mph,
Stop-N-Go. Running 1/2 of the ceramic
heater element moves the average to 385
Wh/mi. Running the full heater element
moves the average to 400 Wh/mi.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults.|
Cargo space is the rear 1/3 of bed plus
the space between the bed wall and battery
boxes (width of wheel well) on both sides.
|Curb Weight||4,060 Pounds (1,845 Kilograms)|
1720# Front / 2340# Rear.
Thats a 42%/58% split, front/Rear.
Original weight was 3080# with
1840# Front / 1240# Rear or
|Tires||Four + Spare|
|Conversion Time||320 hours to a drivable conversion.|
Cosmetics and guages still yet to go.
I averaged 16 hours a week for 5 months to
get it to driving condition.
|Conversion Cost||about $12K|
|Additional Features||Swapped all the signal lamps to LED's from |
|Installed new clutch in ~3 hrs. 100% ceramic disc grabs |
REAL nice now. I can actually start in 3rd gear at full
throttle and not slip the clutch. :-)
See FasTrack Data plots at WebPage