OwnerSteve Campbell
LocationHouston, Texas United States map
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Vehicle1981 Mercury Lynx
(Jet Industries Electrica)
MotorPrestolite Series Wound DC
Drivetrain4 speed + reverse trans- clutched
ControllerKelly 126001
Batteries16, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage96 Volts
Charger Jet Industries classical
Hums like a banshee but gets the job done
HeaterTexas Sun (occasional hair dryer moments for frost)
DC/DC Converter
12 V auxiliary battery
InstrumentationThere's a hacked-on volt meter you can depend on. The ammeter works, sometimes.)
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
(Paul didn't have the guts to do it)
AccelerationWe call it "meandering"
Range40 Miles (64 Kilometers)
Tested to near walking speed, that's about it.
Seating Capacity4 Texans - No, really
Curb Weight3,300 Pounds (1,499 Kilograms)
mostly batteries
TiresI put some cool wheels and wider, taller tire on. It looks a lot better
Conversion TimeIt's a hobby!
Conversion CostHey, it's a hobby!
Additional FeaturesI'm 6' 3". This car war designed for dwarfs. I moved the driver's bucket seat south about 5 inches. Now it's comfortable.

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