|Location||Cle Elum, Washington US map|
|Vehicle||1967 Bradley GT II |
Not sure what year the body is but the chassis is 1967, original paint color is disco glitter brown - ugly! I like the red it is now.
|Motor||Netgain Impulse 9 |
Was going to use an old ADC 8 inch but switched to new Impulse 9, just added a cooling fan system for summer time - works great!
|Drivetrain||1967 VW chassis with a Freeway Flyer transaxle.|
|Controller||Evnetics Soliton Jr|
I blew up the Kilovac I was using, then tried an Open Revolt, now I have a Soliton Jr! Just added the water cooling kit - awesome results.
|Batteries||44 Thunder Sky 100 AH, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate|
- Total weight is approx 340 lbs
- Using MiniBMS - works like a charm
|System Voltage||144 Volts|
|Charger||Manzanita Micro PFC 20|
Using a relay that trips the power to the charger when any battery hits 3.8V from the MiniBMS, this acts as a secondary precaution to the throttling back the charging does.
|Heater||I'm working it, plan on using two heater elements with two fans - 220 CFM capacity, this needs to also blow plenty of fresh air from the outside|
|DC/DC Converter|| |
Right now I'm not using one, I'm using a 12V lithium 60 AH battery for all my 12V needs. Expensive but effective.
|Instrumentation||Blue Window, it gives volts, amps, rpms, and SOC|
I also have the MiniBMS gauge too. They both compliment each other.
|Top Speed||60 MPH (96 KPH)|
Did 60 mph once but the suspension needs help, so I'm goona wait until that gets resolved.
|Acceleration||Probably 0-60 in 8 seconds|
Doesn't matter-I drive like a grandma to get the best efficiency
|Range||45 Miles (72 Kilometers)|
Even with all the hills I have in my daily commute, I have enough power to get me to work easily without discharging the pack too low. 60% DOD.
|Watt Hours/Mile||260 Wh/Mile |
This is based on the amount of KWh that go into the pack during recharge. I have a lot of hills around me.
|Seating Capacity||2 adults, it will be a commuter|
Probably 1800 lbs, there really isn't a place to get it weighed around here.
I replaced the cracked, extra wide tires that came with the car with some good used ones.
|Conversion Time||More than I would like to admit, lots of time waiting for specialty VW chassis parts to arrive.|
|Conversion Cost||Worse than I imagined. The old EV parts I was going to use didn't work out. The chassis needed extensive upgrades - ouch. Still cheaper than a Leaf and fun to drive!!|
|Additional Features||Started in Dec 2010, this was my B-Day, Christmas, Valentine's Day gift. Since then I've added new disc brakes, new fiberglass pans, new tranny mounts, rebuilt tranny, coil over shocks, completely rewired car, 3 inch lift, etc......|
|I remember always talking about Bradleys when I was growing up. Always wanted one, just didn't realize how much work this one was going to be. There's a great club on the internet BradleyGT.com for lots of hints and tips.|
16 Jul 11, I took it around the block at 10 mph. It's finally working but there's a lot of interior refurbishing that needs to be done on the car.
26 Aug 11, applied for title and registration.
5 Apr 12, back on the road again after adapter plate problem was solved
25 May 12, completed first week of commuting, 250 miles then blew my controller - ARGH!! Replaced w/ Open Revolt
13 July 12, replaced the Open Revolt with a Soliton Jr - back on the road and sucking lots of amps!! : )
11 Aug 12, installed water cooling for controller and fan cooling for the motor, great results in summertime heat where other controllers fail.