G-29 Aircraft GeneratorBody is not bad fot the age.Coupler for Flywheel
OwnerAdam Bohlmann
Owner's Other EVs1975 Sebring-Vanguard Citicar
1980 Comuta-Car
LocationDuluth, Minnesota United States map
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Vehicle1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle
MotorJack and Heintz G-29 Aircraft Generator Shunt Wound DC
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Controller Contactor controller
It has 2 36 volt packs together that change over to 72 volts in series when pedal is depressed.
Batteries12, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
Brand new Sams club batteries
System Voltage72 Volts
It is an old 36 volt golf cart battery charger.
HeaterLooking for good suggestions. I live only 135 Miles from the canadian boarder. I will need a heat source.
InstrumentationStock VW Speedo
0 -500 amp gauge
0-150 VDC voltmeter
Top Speed50 MPH (80 KPH)
I am looking to get at least 50 mph out of it.
Range25 Miles (40 Kilometers)
I need at least 25 miles out of a charge.
EV Miles
Start:137,859 Miles (221,815 Kilometers)
Current:138,425 Miles (222,725 Kilometers)
Total:566 Miles (910 Kilometers)
    As of 8/14/2008
Seating Capacity4 persons
TiresBrand new Kumho 165 x 15
Conversion Cost$2320 so far including a new set of tires and the purchase price of the car, shunt motor, adapter plate, amp gauge, shunt, main contacter. Trying to keep it as low as possible, because the wife would flip out if she found out I spent $5000 or $10,000 on one of my "crazy ideas".
I appreciate any advice or useful tips from others with previous VW beetle EV experience or shunt wound aircraft generators. Feel free to email me duluthcharterfishing@msn.com

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