|Location||La Crosse, Wisconsin US map|
|Vehicle||1983 Pontiac Firebird|
|Motor||Advanced DC FB1-4001A Series Wound DC|
Purchased new from a private seller on Craigslist for $600. It has a very small amount of surface rust on the shafts that needs to be removed.
|Drivetrain||5-speed manual with a clutch|
|Controller||Open ReVolt |
Planning to build version 2C.
|Batteries||12, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, AGM|
Not sure what brand yet, but they will probably be from Universal Battery or something similar from a local supplier.
7 traction batteries will be in the engine compartment, 2 behind the front seats, and 3 in the trunk. The auxiliary battery will also be in the engine compartment.
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
Possibly a Zivan NG3, haven't decided yet.
|DC/DC Converter|| |
|Range||Will probably be around 20-30 miles based on the EV Calculator.|
|Seating Capacity||2 Adults.|
Originally about 3,400 lbs.
|Tires||Will be from a 1990 Toronado after we change the bolt pattern.|
|Conversion Time||About 2 years so far.|
|Conversion Cost||~$1500 up to this point|
$500 for the car
$100 to have it towed
$600 for the motor
$150 for the transmission
$186 for the bellhousing
$300 to build the controller
$1200 for traction batteries
A few other large items, also lots of small misc. Probably around the $4000 mark not including restoration work.
|Additional Features||Also considering the following:|
Solar panels to charge the accessory battery
|We recently replaced the '84 Trans Am with an '83 Firebird due to rust issues. Be sure to check our website for more information.|