About to go to a new ownerclose up of charger controls
OwnerPat Sparks
LocationAdelaide, South Australia Australia map
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Vehicle1967 Lightburn Runabout
2 stage switching with coiled wire resistor.
It looks like a length of fencing wire wound into a spring about a foot long
Batteries3, 12.00 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
deep cycle (Clapped out)
System Voltage36 Volts
original Lightburn
DC/DC Converter
12 Volt taken across 1 traction battery
Instrumentationammeter on the charger
Top Speed5 MPH ( 8 KPH)
fast jog
Accelerationnot really
Rangeno range on clapped out batteries
Seating Capacity2 adults
Curb Weight0
about twice the weight of the batteries at a guess
Tires8" road tires on steel wheels
Conversion Timeoriginal needs to be restored
Conversion Cost$150AU
Sold for $250AU
Additional FeaturesHandbrake on the back wheels and drive to a single front wheel. As aprentices we did great burnouts on these things.

Leaf spring rear suspension.
I am seeking information on this machine. My intention is to restore it. Lightburn had a factory in Camden Park Adelaide but are gone now. They were more known for their washing machines and the Aussie failure, Zeta Runabout.

I have found out the model I have is a Deluxe version, the standard version has no bodywork on the rear, only a steel tube frame.

Update: - I had a sudden rush of interest in my little Lightburn Runabout and the first person to contact me in 18 months in relation to the runabout has purchased it from me. Since the sale was agreed upon 2 other people have contacted me about it, unbelievable. Those last 2 people also own lightburn runabouts in various states of repair.

Anyway I will pass on any email addresses to the new owner if anyone wants to know about it.

Reason for selling. I have had it for 18 months and haven't done anything with it. I have no real use for it, I haven't really got the space to play on it as it works best on smooth sealed surfaces. My block of land is big enough it's just not all sealed. I couldn't justify to myself or my family spending the money on 3 large deep cycle batteries.

The new owner I believe will have a use for it.

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