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OwnerJosh M
LocationDenver, Colorado US map
Web/EmailWebPage email image
Vehicle1965 Ford Cortina
Mk1 Cortina, now painted ghetto blue (by me)
MotorNetgain Warp9 Series Wound DC
single ended Warp9
DrivetrainT5 Transmission (5 speed manual), driveshaft and 9"
rear end from early 80's Mustang 5.0
ControllerEvnetics SolitonJr
external fust is 500amp, controller set to 450amp
max.
Batteries44 Winston LiFeYPo4, 3.20 Volt, Lithium Iron Phosphate
60ah Winston LiFeYPO4 (yttrium added)
System Voltage141 Volts
ChargerManzanita Micro PFC20
basic manual voltage shutoff
I also have an Elcon TC 3kw with CANBUS to Orion
BMS which is all not connected up, but did work
nicely as well.
HeaterI'm trying to put a 30" baseboard heater inside the
dash with a few 12v fans to circulate the air up on
the windshield, but we shall see if that works out.
DC/DC Converter
not yet installed. I use an LiFepo4 12v pack and
it does really good at running all week before
needing a charge.
Instrumentationspeedo still works.
Top Speed70 MPH (112 KPH)
I don't really like driving it on the freeway but
it can be done when needed.
Accelerationlike 4cyl ICE
Range65 Miles (104 Kilometers)
65 max, 55 comfortable.
Watt Hours/Milenot sure yet
Seating Capacity4 original seating arrangement not affected by
conversion
Curb Weight2,350 Pounds (1,068 Kilograms)
Since the Cortina is virtually unknown to the
modern USA I had to get it weighed just to register
it in CO even as a gas vehicle.
Tires13"
Conversion Time4 months. I previously converted a VW Rabbit and
this switch over went faster. Mainly the big jobs
were the fabrication of boxes etc.
Conversion Cost11k
Additional FeaturesThe seats are electric.

I upgraded the rear leaf springs with an extra leaf by Denver Spring,
they rock.

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