Under to HoodIn the BootLittle Go Green at the 2009 Boise RoadstWhat I Started WithWhat I Started With - The HoodMotor and Tranny Mounting
OwnerMark Hayes
Owner's Other EV1967 Austin Mini Countryman
LocationBoise, Idaho United States map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1962 Austin Sprite MkII with Sprite MkI Hood
MotorAdvanced DC 203-06-4001 Series Wound DC
DrivetrainRebuilt 4-speed with clutch and the original rear axle
ControllerCurtis 1231C
Batteries9 Trojan T-1275, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage108 Volts
ChargerK and W BC-20
HeaterHeated seats (hi/lo) and two ceramic defrosters
DC/DC ConverterZivan
InstrumentationAnalog Tach (0-7000rpm), Voltmeter (50-150), Ampmeter (0-500amp or 0-50amp)
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
I don't drive it on the freeway very often.
AccelerationMuch better than the original engine.
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
I live up a hill so I have to save a enough to get up the hill.
EV Miles
Current:5,500 Miles (8,849 Kilometers)
    As of 2/2/2010
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight2,200 Pounds (999 Kilograms)
The original car was about 1540 lbs.
Conversion TimeJust under two years, but many hours! Most of the time was making the rusty pile of parts back into a car again.
Conversion CostConversion cost only - about $8000 with batteries. Rebuilding the car was much more than doing the conversion!
More info coming soon!

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