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      I have been looking for a project car (roller) to convert to an EV for a few months. I came across this car that had already been converted and was priced reasonably. I was told that the previous owner had let it sit and batteries were dead. It was powered by 40 CALB batteries and has a Warp11 motor. The photos below should give an idea of the rest of the system.

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      I am looking at purchasing these for power:


      My question is if this looks reasonable. I should end up taking less space with the newer batteries as well I think so will need to rebuild the cages for the batteries.

      Also, I would like to "clean up" the cabling mess where the controller and charger are as well as put in a charger that would allow for fast charging. What would your recommendations be for this?

      Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

      Arthur
       
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      I have been looking for a project car (roller) to convert to an EV for a few months. I came across this car that had already been converted and was priced reasonably. I was told that the previous owner had let it sit and batteries were dead. It was powered by 40 CALB batteries and has a Warp11 motor. The photos below should give an idea of the rest of the system.

      ,
      IMG_20200710_110524877_HDR.jpg,
      IMG_20200709_110702364_HDR.jpg,
      IMG_20200710_110534383.jpg,
      IMG_20200710_110529474.jpg,
      IMG_20200710_110518491_HDR.jpg,
      IMG_20200710_110618543_HDR.jpg,
      IMG_20200710_110448619_HDR.jpg,

      I am looking at purchasing these for power:


      My question is if this looks reasonable. I should end up taking less space with the newer batteries as well I think so will need to rebuild the cages for the batteries.

      Also, I would like to "clean up" the cabling mess where the controller and charger are as well as put in a charger that would allow for fast charging. What would your recommendations be for this?

      Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

      Arthur
      Hi Arthur
      My answer will differ from others. I have been using CALBS for nine years. I have built six cars of my own. I will only use LIFE batteries. Very stable not one problem in all that time with the batteries. Actually I lost a cell once. I tried a BMS, and it fried the battery and left my wife stranded. Yes they are less dense. But far more safe. I can tell you a couple of stories with them, that if I had used OEM batteries I would have burned my house down. You have a great old controller and a good motor. Have fun. If I chose a new project I will still use LIFE chemistry.
       

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