OwnerJeremy Williams
LocationMississippi United States map
Vehicle1996 Mazda 626
The engine has a blown piston (strike that, it turns out that the piston is in good shape. The spark plug was broken and wasn't firing, that's all it was). it has an automatic transmission but i am trying to find a manual tranny. Hopefully a five speed
MotorAdvanced DC K91-4003 48-96 VDC 8 HP Single Shaft 6.7 inch Series Wound DC
20 Horsepower continuous(limited by the controller). 40 Horsepower peak for 1 minute(limited by the controller).
DrivetrainPlan on going with a 2.93 to 1 gear reduction
ControllerKelly 48-144 volt 200 amp
this controller should be plenty powerful for my needs. it should allow me to achieve 55 mph top speed(based on the calculator at EVconvert.com)
Batteries12 Marine Deep Cycle 27DC-6, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
my expected range will be about 20 or 25 miles per charge for a 60% DOD.
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerSchumacher SC1500-A marine deep cycle battery charger x13
it should take about 8 hours per recharge (based on 100% DOD) according to my calculations.
HeaterWill use 2 120 volt AC heater cores salvaged from two old house heaters and will have 2 120 cfm computer case fans on each side of cores. fans will be forced to max. speed when the heater cores are active
DC/DC Converter
haven't decided yet

Will use a 13th battery of the same kind as traction batteries as the accessories battery.
Instrumentation0-200 volt digital voltmeter

0-250 ammeter by Westberg

original speedometer(still works!!!)

hopefully i can reuse the original tachometer
Top Speed55 MPH (88 KPH)
AccelerationI need at least a 0-30 time of 10 seconds!
Range15 Miles (24 Kilometers)
this is the minimum expected range.
Watt Hours/Mile500 Wh/Mile
this is based on the calculator on evconvert.com
Seating Capacityat least 2. 4 if i keep the backseat(I plan on taking it out if the car gets above 2500 pounds.
Curb Weight2,600 Pounds (1,181 Kilograms)
I hope to stay under this weight post conversion.
Tires225/50R17 tires on 17 inch five spoke lightweight racing wheels. will be inflated to maximum PSI.
Conversion Timeabout 25-30 weeks due to budget constraints.
Conversion Costabout 1700 dollars for the electrical components. 500 dollars for the new tranny. 1080 dollars for 12 batteries.
Additional Featuresbatteries will be wrapped in heat insulation so that when each battery is through charging the heat generated will be kept inside during the winter

aluminum will be used to smooth the underside for more range

will use herculiner bed roll in truck bed liner to line battery boxes

the underside of the hood will be covered with a sound deadening material that resists heat. same goes for the panels that will line the underside of the car. inside this material will be used everywhere they can be hidden to help keep heat transfer down

a complete suspension upgrade will be added
this is my first EV. i am under budget constraints right now because i am saving up to buy energy efficient appliances and lighting (LED lighting) and eventually switch entirely over to solar. once i get the LEDs installed i will move that part of my budget over to the EV to decrease time spent on the project (LED lighting installed! Now I have more EV money available!).

code by jerry