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OwnerDennis J Pestka
Owner's Other EVsWheel Horse A60
Wheel Horse C185
General Electric E12M
1965 Datsun Pickup
LocationElsberry, Missouri United States map
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Vehicle1972 Chevrolet Vega 2300
Fairly nice 72 Vega set up for racing.
Has Ford 9" rear end with 3:72 Richardson gears, roll cage, tubbed
MotorSiemens 11 Series Wound DC
Planning on a direct drive setup, with Blow Me external motor cooling.
DrivetrainPurchased car with no motor, transmission, radiator.
ControllerCafe Electric 2K Zilla
Batteries50 CALB/Skyenergy Ca180AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Plan on (50) Calb 180Ah batteries for a potential of 2000A.
I may also consider one of J Metrics small RCH packs. This would have the same power, less ~ 500# of weight.
System Voltage160 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro 30A
DC/DC ConverterZivan NG1
Not really sure what I will use yet.
Have a Zivan NG1 in my Datsun, and it seems to be working well.
InstrumentationPack Voltage, Pack amp gauge, motor temp, accessory battery voltage. E-Meter, tach, and speedo
Top Speed105 MPH (168 KPH)
AccelerationWe shall see
Range50 Miles (80 Kilometers)
If I go the Calb 180ah route, it should have decent range. Can run the street, but also take to the drag strip.
Watt Hours/MileShould be fairly high in the 1/4 mile
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight3,000 Pounds (1,363 Kilograms)
Shooting for weight ~ 3000# fully converted.
TiresFront - BFG P155/80R-15
Rear - Mickey Thompson ET Street P325/50R-15
Conversion Time2 -3 years
Conversion Cost? ? ?
This is a long term project that may take 2 to 3 years to complete. I want to take the time to do it right.
At present I am working on drawings, AutoCAD 2010.
I'm also making a wood mock-up of the motor to play with.

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