OwnerRon Berry
Owner's Other EVs1986 Holden Scurry
1977 Porsche 924 Martini
LocationNimbin, New South Wales Australia map
WebWebPage Vehicles.htm
Vehicle1991 Mazda RX7 Savannah
series 5 rolling shell somewhat dilapidated, been restored. Motor in, have now got everything I need and am building the battery pack/boxes and chasing gremlins
MotorAdvanced DC 9001 Series Wound DC
extra shaft at other end unused but may come in handy for planned hydraulic regen project later
100Hp peak
DrivetrainAdvanced magnetics 9001 Dc Series 9" motor directly coupled to a 2L Ford escort box via into custom escort/mazda tailshaft (under construction)
Controller EPC corporation Jr model
IGBT based
BatteriesWinston 160Ah, 3.65 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
x 45
unused secondhand $10500
System Voltage144 Volts
ChargerElcon 144
Heater12V hairdyer
DC/DC Converter Chennic 144V- 14.5V DC to DC converter
400W switchmode with LiFePO4 12V pack from electric bicycle with 12V BMS,
+ solar converter/regulator 10W
lightweight solar panels being built into bonnet
InstrumentationVoltmeter and ampmeter is part of the BMS from ZEVA, accessory voltage meter, cycle analyst. ZEVA EVMS module for interlocks etc.
Top Speed80 MPH (128 KPH)
unknown at this stage
Accelerationpresuming less than stock (ridiculous fast car as a twin turbo 13B rotary no doubt)
Rangeunknown at this stage
Watt Hours/MileUnknown
Seating Capacity2 + 2
Curb Weight0
predicting around 1350 kg,
original weight distribution
Tireslow rolling resistance ones next for comparison
Conversion Timelots, mostly researching, finding parts, restoration so far, estimate 150hrs
Conversion Costso far about $16600 aus
Additional FeaturesRacing seat by Bride came with it. Comfy!
Great bargains along the way to do it within this budget so far. Still have a lot of work to do.
Klaxxon Horn.
Avanti Rims
crippled power steering
rear seats

Has been a fun project and serendipitously progressing so far.

code by jerry