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  1. Resurrection of a Ford Ranger EV (on YouTube)

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    Thought I'd share here for any interested parties. I'm documenting my progress of resurrecting this 2000 Ford Ranger EV, which I got in L.A. after it had been sitting for the past 5 years or so. Here's my first video, which is just a little tour of the truck, I will be trying to upload a video...
  2. Planning 2005 Ford Mustang Conversion

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    I just bought a 2005 Ford Mustang, and plan to convert it to an EV. After reading through dozens of walkthroughs I believe I could put together a working plan. However, since I can't find a 2005+ mustang conversion walkthrough, I would love for you all to point me in the right direction and tell...
  3. Planning a 1960 Ford Thames Freighter Van Conversion

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    My brother and I recently acquired a 1960 Ford Thames Freighter Van. It has been rescued from a garage in Los Angeles and may have been sitting for the past 30 years. The van is quite complete. Here’s a pic of when we first pulled it out of the garage and after a wash and new tires. Plan A –...
  4. Ford Escape plug in Conversion ??

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    Just wondering if there are any kits out there to upgrade a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid to a plug in Hybrid. I did see a few sites that offered kits for the Prius but all the sites for the Escape were no longer functional - at least the ones I came across. I understand that the Ford escape can go...
  5. Ford And Mazda: A Strong International Relationship

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    Ford And Mazda: A Strong International Relationship During the 1990s, Ford Motor Company went on an international buying spree snapping up small automakers around the globe. Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover, and Aston Martin all were brought within the Ford fold, and Mazda, by default has become...
  6. Ford Think Instrument Failure - Anyone know the fix?

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    Hi, I've been gone tru 3 instrument clusters for the FORD THInk Neighbor and I would like to know if there is a way to fix them. All 3 seems to burn out at the same place. There is a mosfet L540NS in the center of the board. Top of this mosfet I see the circuit burned out. On one...
  7. The Bantam EV (The Fighting Cock)

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    Hi All, I own 2006 Ford Bantam (I believe it is known as a Ford Courier half ton in Brazil and some other countries) half ton utility vehicle, commonly called a "Bakkie" in South Africa. I intend to convert this vehicle into an EV, it is currently a 1.3i, FWD. I intend to keep the current...
  8. 4x4 donor vehicle

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    Is a 1994 Ford Ranger 4x4 a good EV conversion candidate? I have not bought it yet. Does the 4x4 create an unexceptible drag on the system? Or is it a non problem
  9. Planning Ford Tempo GL Conversion

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    I own a 1992 Ford Tempo GL. It has a manual trans and more or less power nothing. I'm looking into converting it. I had someone give me this list "You'll need a 60 horse motor, 8 batteries, Gorilla controller, and miles of heavy wire" which makes sense except i know theres more to it than that...
  10. Ford Transit Connect Electric Van

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    The Transit will be in Birmingham at the show and we’ll have the exclusive chance to drive the new connect electric van in the streets of Birmingham. You will get a report on handling and driving experience. So stay tuned...
  11. Ford Transit Connect Electric Van

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    There will also be a new Transit Connect Electric van be launched this year. If you ask me, pretty good way: commercial vehicles going green! http://www.myvan.com/2011/03/09/ford-transit-connect-electric-van-at-the-geneva-motor-show/
  12. What gauge wire for batteries, motor, controller?

    Technical Discussion
    Hi! I'm converting a 1993 Ford Probe GT. Check out the conversion thread. I have 45 Thundersky batteries. They are 3.2V and 160Ah each. I'll have them all connected in series for 160Ah at 144V. The pack will be used with a WarP9 and a Soliton1. I probably won't draw more than 500 or 600Amps...
  13. Ford Probe GT Conversion for High School Project

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    Hello, I am converting a 1993 Ford Probe GT to electric for a high school Independent Study Project. The project includes a website. Please visit <whyte-engineering.com>. I will be updating the site throughout the conversion process. Please check it out! I'd like to get the car moving under...
  14. New Project

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    Hi I have been enjoying reading the forums over the past year and have today bought a vehicle to use in an EV project. I selected a 1996 Ford Mondeo, which I believe is called a Ford Contour in the US (I live in New Zealand). I'm thinking I'll be using a DC motor and lead acid or AGM batteries...
  15. Siemens PV5133 Motor Encoder

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    I'm working on drive for a Siemens Ford PV5133 motor. The motor includes a two hall effect encoder. Does anyone have a pinout schematic or color coding for the harness? I presume the leads are ground, Vss, hall#1, hall#2. The hall effect likely pull the corresponding lead to ground. Any...
  16. New and First EV Build, '76 Ford Courier

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    Well guys, I'm looking to build an EV with a 1976 Ford Courier. I picked this truch because this was the first truck I ever owned. I thought it would be nice to those memories alive. So I'm looking at the following.... Zilla LV controller 1000A Warp 9 motor @ Running 144V Optima Yellow Top...
  17. Future plans for a Gen 2 Ford Taurus SHO

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    Hi all, I have been toying with the idea of converting a '92-'95 (Gen 2) Ford Taurus SHO but have only now started looking at how much I would have to raise to get it done. I am not that mechanically inclined, but I do have a few friends that are, one of which was a Ford Tech and has several...
  18. Small car conversion pointers

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    Hi, I have been doing some research into converting a car over to electricity and was looking for a small car like a Metro. After several months of looking I finally found a donor car in good shape. A few days ago I picked up a '95 Ford Aspire two-door hatchback. I quickly looked through the...
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