OwnerLawrence Rhodes
Owner's Other EVs1997 Ford Aspire
EMB Lectra
Vego 600 SX
Schwinn Stingray
2001 Lepton
1987 Honda VT700 Shadow
2007 I-zip Electric Chopper
Chinese Electric Tricycle Pickup
2016 Nissan Leaf
2013 Nissan Leaf
LocationSan Francisco, California United States map
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Vehicle1980 Ford Courier
(Jet Industries ElectraVan 750)
MotorGeneral Electric Series Wound DC
DrivetrainStock 4 speed with clutch
ControllerGeneral Electric EV-1
SCR based "growler"
Batteries20 US Battery US-125, 6.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
System Voltage120 Volts
ChargerLester Lestronic 1
Heatergasoline fueled heater
InstrumentationPercent Charge, Ammeter, Voltmeter, Speedometer, Gas Gauge (for heater)
Top Speed75 MPH (120 KPH)
Range60 Miles (96 Kilometers)
according to specs, I'd settle for 30 miles.
Seating Capacity3 adults
Curb Weight3,750 Pounds (1,704 Kilograms)
TiresOriginal Bias ply light truck 45 psi
Conversion TimeJust needed some small repairs.
Conversion CostNada. Got it free.
Additional FeaturesHalogen headlights.
I basically fixed everything that was bad. It had a disconnected rear light ground. Rust. The accelerator connections were rusted. Battery boxes needed painting. Redid the battery connectors. Fixed the window washer which was not hooked up from the factory but the switch was there and some of the wiring. So I completed the circuit. Replaced the sealed beams with halogen at 45 watts. Now both beams draw a little over 1 Amp. If I reduced it to 35 watts it would be 1 Amp.

Vehicle sold to buyer from Utah.

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