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OwnerDoug Guthrie
LocationGaffney, South Carolina United States map
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Vehicle1974 Sebring-Vanguard citicar
Diamond plate aluminum with with few fiberglass panels thrown in. Al tube frame. Check out the gull wings, lexan windshield and bushed Al dash. Thanks Randy and daughter Brandy Smith at Smith's Scrap Metal, Blacksburg, SC. We used anything recycled whenever possible.
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
It's a Club Car golf cart motor.
DrivetrainWe now have an EV I forklift controller which comes as a unit with all contactors and pots. It works great, but with 48 volts the top speed is only about 35. The system is fully programmable so I can take it up to 72v if I want.
ControllerGeneral Electric for PRC 48v forklift
EV I forklift. They're everywhere. Thank you Jimmy Hardin at H&M Forklift Services, Blacksburg, SC.
Batteries8 Energizer GC 2, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
I'm going to wait to get better batteries later. These energizer batts are for cheap at SAM's Club.
System Voltage48 Volts
Nice new one compliments of Mike Moore at Ampmobile Thanks Mike
DC/DC Converter
We got a great little DC to DC on this thing. Unfortunately, if I boost the voltage up to 72, I'll have to change it out.
Top Speed35 MPH (56 KPH)
It seems like 95 when you're driving it. Imagine going that fast on a lawn mower.
RangeWe'll see.
Seating Capacity2 adults
Tiresoriginal 12's
Conversion TimeLost count
Conversion CostUp to about $3000.00 so far.
My class of automotive students and I are doing this thing. They LOVE it. I can't convince some of them that putting in a built 350 would be missing the point.

We have a title, license and Progressive Ins. Need to insure yours, call Progressive.

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