Hyster Motor for GhiaGhia, rear view earlynice stickerwish I had the adapterhow many batteries?original wiring
OwnerCasey Warner
LocationHolley, New York United States map
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Vehicle1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe
MotorGeneral Electric 339128 Series Wound DC
11.6HP 8.7kw 1hr rating 36/48v freshly rebuilt, from a Hyster E50XL lift
DrivetrainGE forklift Motor on Hurst Tranny
Controller not sure yet, possibly Kelly KDH14650B
Still deciding.... last major purchase for this project, and I don't want to screw up.
Batteries24, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM
I will update here... I got the batteries from work,55AH sealed. For now, they will fit the bill. I am still not sure the car can handle the 900 pounds of batteries.
System Voltage144 Volts
Charger Not sure yet
8.6kW solar panel array will provide a portion of the power for charging this vehicle.
HeaterAudi A6 heated leather seats and a hair dryer for defrost
DC/DC Converter unsure
possibly custom from Thermaltake power supply
Top Speed65 MPH (104 KPH)
I hope

Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
I hope
Watt Hours/MileTBD
EV Miles
Start:23,025 Miles (37,047 Kilometers)
Current:23,025 Miles (37,047 Kilometers)
Total:0 Miles (0 Kilometers)
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
too much... Lead sled
Tiresstill on the old bias tires
Conversion Timeso far, roughly 15 hours... all spent cleaning up and removing ICE and ancillary parts. Will require roughly 40 hours of body work before I send it out for paint.
Conversion Cost4000 for donor vehicle
50 for motor
$0.11 per pound for 8/2007 dated batteries
And more, much much more
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This is my first EV car conversion. I am a complete newbie in this arena. My only other conversion is a 1973 Ford LGT 165 garden tractor, currently in use.

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