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  1. Batteries and Charging
    Hi to all, I'm in the process of completing my 95 Metro with a Curtis 1221C and Warp 9 Impulse. My batteries consist of 8-12 VDC Group 31 Lifeline AGM deep cycles. My battery charger is an on-board Quick Charger. My question is.....is there a proper or prefered method for breaking in my...
  2. Blog
    This is just a ramble about what I am intending to do in the (hopefully) near future. I have a 95 Ford Escort hatchback that is currently running and on the road. I bought it for the distinct purpose of conversion to electric. As a neophyte, my first hurdle is trying to locate a decent motor...
  3. Electric Motors
    I've tweaked a little xml filter to produce the text for given tables http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php/solution-annoying-tables-29830.html I already added 2 more DC motors (Agni 95, WarP 9). I would gladly add more, but a) I cannot know all motors used in EVs (especially AC...
  4. All EV Conversions and Builds
    I'm 17 years old, but I'm very good with mechanics. I'm in the process of fixing a rod knock in an old S15 sonoma. After I finish with the truck I'm hoping to sell it and get some money to start an EV conversion. I'm thinking of getting an old geo, or something small like that... or maybe an...
  5. Electric Motors
    I have a 1/2 horsepower Sears garage door opener with stripped gears. It has a starting capacitor and there are 3 wires coming from the motor (forward, reverse, negative?). Could this be used on a bike or am i just wasting my time?
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I have been fascinated with the idea of converting an older car or truck or small(light) compact car to electric. I already have a '69 F100 SWB truck but was looking at something like an early nineties ford escort or geo metro or even a mid eighties camaro. I would not be extremly...
  7. NZEVA
    Guys, I got this link to Matt Shumakers project (See link below) from vorb.org.nz I find this project truely inspiring. He has taken a remoted control (RC) helicopter motor and batteries and used them to power an electric cycle. The power he generates from such a small pack is amazing. Might...
  8. All EV Conversions and Builds
    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...
  9. Technical Discussion
    Hi to all. I am Alberto from Italy and I am new to the forum. I have a big question... Which is the best configuration for a small EV power plant in order to maximize the system overall efficiency? AC or DC configurations. The vehicle will integrated by photovoltaic system. Details: System...
  10. Parts Vendors
    http://www.electricmotorsport.com/store/ems_ev_parts_motors_ac-induction.php System's performance is very similar to Advanced DC Motors' FB1-4001 @~120V http://www.electroauto.com/catalog/dcmotors.shtml which is said to be rated for ev's <5000lb's. I contacted the company and they said they will...
  11. All EV Conversions and Builds
    I'm trying to decide which motor to put in my 1991 Nissan NX1600. The stock curb weight is 2350 Lbs. I'm planning to remove the clutch and connect the motor output shaft directly to the transmission. Option 1; ADC #203-06-4001 8" 72-144VDC 17.5HP Single Shaft - $1450.00 Option 2; ADC...
  12. Technical Discussion
    Hey I want to start off that I am a willing, capable, and determined 17 year old kid with a dream. I am going to start building my own electric vehicle very soon. I am in the planning stage and I need a little help from people who have some expierence. I am looking for a lightweight manual...
  13. Technical Discussion
    Hi. I'm new to this whole ev thing but am really interested and have started looking for a car. I have done some research and have read some books and have decided that converting a Geo Metro would be perfect for my needs. The question I have right now is what motor and controller to go with. I...
  14. Technical Discussion
    Hello, I was wondering if I could just add an alternator to an ev and get a range extender. The alternator seems like a good idea, even an industrial one, now... I have no knowledge in this area whatsoever, so would anyone enlighten me? {Note From The Administrators: This has now become the...
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