DC to AC switch
I have been driving a 1984, X19 that I converted about twelve years ago. It has a basic set up with the advance DC FB 4001 motor, and Cutis controller @ 144 volts with fla batts. The car curbs at 2,760 lbs. It has been a good setup giving satisfactory performance. There a lot of hills here in the Ozarkís and regen would be great asset for breaking with the addition of putting a little juice back in the pack. I have been looking at the ac50 kit and what little I have read so far looks pretty good. My concern is the torque and a little hp I will lose in the switch. The ADC puts out about 85 hp peak and 180 lbs torque. The ac50 depending on witch sellerís hype you read delivers 65-67 hp and 110-115 lbs torque and I have read as low as an actual 90 lbs torque. The stock Fiat X19 1500cc engine produces 67 horses @ 5,250 rpm and an amazing 75.9 lbs torque @ 3,000 rís. (It is what is called acceleration with out exhilaration.) In my limited research I read that an ac motor is better in hills than a dc. It is about 12 miles from my house to Wal-Mart. Getting there is fun because it is mostly down hill. Coming back one of those hills I went down is now up and is pretty close to a mile long lazy S curve and at least ĺ of it is 5% grade. I can make that hill at 60 mph (limit is 55) in third gear all the way if I donít run up on some tourist from Kansas driving up hill with their foot on the break. I then have to slow down to 40 sometimes 30 mph. Forty on a grade in third is not good and a clutchless down shift loses a lot of momentum. Either way I have chewed up some extra amps. I can ramble on but what I want is any kind of input on what any of you think of this switch or what experience you have with the ac50. Has anyone gone from a setup similar to mine to an ac50 or something close?