under hooddashboardno loss of cargo spaceaft bay overall viewelectrocraft DC-DCaft bay with cover removed
OwnerDave Brandt
Owner's Other EVsKartco 675ST Go-Kart
1986 Pontiac Fiero
1970 GE E15 Elec-Trak
LocationSavannah, Georgia United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1986 Ford Escort
4 door hatchback
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock 5 speed transmission with clutch
ControllerCurtis 1221B
Batteries19 US Battery US-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
in series
System Voltage114 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
with booster transformer scavenged from an old 24 Volt UPS
Heaterceramic elements
DC/DC ConverterElectrocraft
30 Amp
InstrumentationWestach Gages: 0-500A ammeter, 50-150V voltmeter
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity4 adults
TiresBridgestone Potenza RE910 P205/65R15 on 15" Escort GT rims
Additional FeaturesEscort GT wheels eliminate the dangerous 'tail-wagging' when coming around a corner that the stock 13" rims and tires had. Note that the stock 13" tires are not rated for the weight of the converted car. The GT tires and rims are. 120VAC battery heating system with fully proportional controllers. Precharge circuit based on Lee Hart's design.
This car was rebuilt from a solar car corp. 108V design. See my webpage for notes on the rebuild (click the link to the EV page, then scroll down to the ev technical papers link, then select the rebuild page). Many thanks to Ken Koch at KTA Services, Lee Hart, and the whole gang at EVparts.com.

This car has been sold, and moved back to California where it started it's EV life.

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