Under the hood!Car in motion.....
OwnerDouglas Stansfield
Owner's Other EVs2000 Murray Ride-On Mower
2013 Nissan Leaf
2013 Ford C-Max Energi
LocationWantage, New Jersey United States map
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Vehicle2003 Hyundai Tiburon
Got the donor without the motor
running. Just started the conversion
8-5-08. Check out the progress on my
YouTube Account.
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MotorAdvanced DC FB1-4001A 9.1 Series Wound DC
Drivetrain5 Speed Manual Trans. Front Wheel Drive
ControllerEvnetics 1k
Batteries39, 287.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
8-25-2012 Have Lithium and Lead Acid in
the car for a total of 287v.

9-1-10 Got some used Trojan T1275s from
my Trojan dealer (good deal) and
installed them. So far, nice

9-4-09 Got these Deka Dominators from
a friend but they are used. Huge
increase in power with the increase in
voltage!!! Love that!!! Range did not
improve really. Still less than 20
mile range. Need Lithiums badly.

Original Batteries where C&D Long
Durations Series Batteries which were
excellent but I blew one up as internal
resistance heated up the terminal and
melted the plastic casing and out
popped the terminal.

Friend of mine gave me the original
batteries as they came from a telephone
system that was replaced. $487 a piece
if purchased new. Load tested them
with 500 amps and the needle doesn't
move!!! YEAH!!
System Voltage287 Volts
Charger Capacitive Bad Boy
Because of the different battery types,
I went back to the Bad Boy set up. I
have to add in MiniBMS which will
balance the cells and provide a HVC
(High Voltage Cutoff) Circuit and LVC
(Low Voltage Cutoff)
HeaterI decided to use the existing heater
core without pulling apart the dash
board to get at it. I bought an
electric heater and pump from
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8-1 a Kats Alumininum Circulating
Heater that I attached to the input and
output hose connections of the heater
core. It is a 110 volt unit and I will
wire it to an inverter and to a switch
on the dash that will turn on the
heating element to preheat the fluid in
the heater core.
DC/DC Converter none
Top Speed78 MPH (125 KPH)
This is an estimate from the EV
Calculator at

Don't live close enough to a big
highway to test this but I have had it
up to 65 on a 50 mph rated road and
felt great and it still had a little
torque left.
AccelerationReally good in second gear up to about
40 mph. Shift to 3rd and still some
acceleration up to 60. Hills take some
run up rather than from a dead stop.
From a dead stop on a good hill, I max
out a 40 mph (which is the speed limit
so I am not bothered).
Range20 Miles (32 Kilometers)
Lots of hills near me.

Ave 50 to 60 miles an hour on local 2
lane road to and from major stores.
Add in the hills and range is at 25
max. After that the batteries are in
need of a recharge. Got stuck 1 miles
from my house over estimating the
range. Plan to upgrade the batteries
within one year.
Watt Hours/MileDon't know this yet. Just got the Pak
Trakr set up and still need to find the
current sensor I have for it. Once I
that in I should be able to access this
EV Miles
Start:139,050 Miles (223,731 Kilometers)
Current:142,989 Miles (230,069 Kilometers)
Total:3,939 Miles (6,337 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults comfortably, 2 kids in the back
Curb Weight3,400 Pounds (1,545 Kilograms)
Free Batteries where Heavier than the
batteries I originally wanted to use
thus I have limited the batteries to 8
12 volts or 96 volts system currently.
4 more batteries will be under the back
seat once I change the rear springs and
can afford 4 more batteries.
TiresYokohama Avid V4s
Conversion Time8 Months for work, planning and
Conversion CostEstimated a little under $7,000 total
but always doing something to the
car... Fixing and upgrading as often as
possible.... (Next job...Wiring up a
lighted Charger receptical under the
old gas cap!!!
Batteries are KEY! Huge difference with new cells.

I built this car in 2008 and love it. You will love
driving under electric power! If you are building one
yourself, word to the wise, don't cheap out with Lead Acid
batteries. You will HATE the EV experience unless you
live next to town and only go 15 miles max. LiFePo4's
will make your life much better. If you don't want to
build your own, there are great lease deals out there on

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