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OwnerKick Gas EV Co-Op San Diego
Owner's Other EVs1984 Volkswagen Rabbit
1991 Volkswagen Cabriolet
2003 Volkswagen Beetle
1984 Datsun Pickup
1986 Volkswagen Cabriolet
Ford Mustang
LocationSan Diego, California United States map
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Vehicle1964 Ford Falcon Futura
Motor Unknown manufacturer or specs, please help Series Wound DC
65 commutator bars and a very professional looking adapter to the
transmission. It is bigger than a 9" but not that long. There is no fan
inside this motor as Advanced DC or Warp motors have. I have now
installed a 150cfm jabsco squirel cage fan. Ventilation has helped.
DrivetrainOriginal rearend. T5 trans from mustang (evalbum.com/3483).Each
gear can go approximately 20mph more than the last with the last ten
mph having little torque remaining.
ControllerCurtis 1231c
upgraded by mosher customer electronics for 225v/800amp limits.
voltage sag down to 160 nearing 800 amps.
Batteries58, 200.00 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
Bottom balancing completed December 9th 2013. Thank you to Doug
E., Richard R and the guys at EV West for the BB loaner tool.
Awesome. Lost a cell in summer of 2018 likely due top running the
battery too low. 58 cells as of Summer 2019.
ChargerRussco SC50
240 volt input. With 60 lithium cells i was getting almost 15 amps dc
with 240 line volts. It has the PBa charge curve while RUSSCO
suggests a lithium curve to stop charge sooner when max voltage is hit
( 210 on charge settles to 204).
DC/DC ConverterZivan Ng1
lucky it has been agreeable with the 200+ volt pack.
InstrumentationEither link10 or JLD404 ah counters. Currently my 120-240 volt Dc
westach voltmeter is reading 10 volts low (ie 190 when battery is still
over 200vdc). A useless device when fully charged is 205 and fully
discharged is 190 approximate. Will be sending back belately or
returning in full
Top Speed95 MPH (152 KPH)
Fresh front end alignment and new full set of tires (175-70-13) as of
December 23 2013. No problem holding 80mph. 90 assumed smooth.
AccelerationNo problem in traffic during the commute. Pretty comfortable using third
gear at all times until 60 mph.
Range45 Miles (72 Kilometers)
Easy 40 miles and sometimes 60. Cruising 65mph on flat ground takes
under 100 amps; around an hour of cruise time.
Watt Hours/MileAt most 500whr/mi. Installed jld404. Ah's not working. Amps seem
accurate until 250+ then the split increases between what the analog
shows (topping around 700amps) and the jld (350 amps). I'll end up
disconnecting the analog gage and running soley the JLD as a test
hypothesizing that the two sets of wires are creating (milli) volt drop.
EV Miles
Start:60,772 Miles (97,782 Kilometers)
Current:67,000 Miles (107,803 Kilometers)
Total:6,228 Miles (10,020 Kilometers)
    As of 10/14/2019
Seating Capacity5 adults
Curb Weight3,200 Pounds (1,454 Kilograms)
Estimated but never weighed.
Conversion Timesix months and chin scratching.
Conversion CostUpgraded curtis controller, new battery pack, new motor and
transmission already mated from mustang, custom driveshaft modified
twice, sheet metal for battery box, new gages (volts, amps), 1000amp
shunt, jld404 meter, clutch and brake member to convert car to manual
transmission, sold transmission, sold some of old pba pack, sold old
The OEM's will never make classics again so lets build more fun EV's. thanks to kickgasclub.com and
everyone on EValbum for the inspiration and richard r. (evalbum.com/3517), Spider s., doug e., frank
d, mr q, jack h., john f., herman p., vickie r (evalbum.com/3254), gerry s, sammy b., michael
m. Mike p., Sara (extra special).

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