Re: New to EV conversions want to convert a fox body mustang
OK, you will want to go with a DC motor and controller as they are lower in cost. Like an advance9 or a warp 9. I prefer to keep the clutch on a manual transmission. They shift easier. Adapters are available for this conversion.
A Curtis controller is cheaper, but I would try a Soliton Jr. controller. Keep the AC condenser for a heat exchanger if you are going to use a water cooled controller.
Your challenge would be placing all of those batteries somewhere. A fox chassis is not too large.
Remove the trunk floor completely and install the bulk of them there.
If you dont need a back seat, install 4 batteries there.
Place the rest up front with the 12volt aux. battery.
Get a 12VDC vacuum pump for the brakes. Keep the power brakes.
Get a manual steering rack or loop the hoses.
Get heavy rated tires and run up to 80 PSI in them.
Have lots of friends....LOL
Study pictures on this site. Try for a neat conversion, you will be happier than a sloppy/thrown togather one.
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Last edited by mizlplix; 06-11-2012 at 12:03 AM.