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My uncle's Jetta that he'd be happy to see go to good use is a 97 four-door.
That's about all the info I have on it at the moment.

I see on EValbum that there are several others done - good to know! I'm
guessing that a power to manual steering swap isn't too difficult on them?
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Jeff,
What edge of the planet would that be on?

Sincerely,
Mark Grasser


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Subject: [EVDL] I have a donor car for conversion!

My uncle's Jetta that he'd be happy to see go to good use is a 97 four-door.
That's about all the info I have on it at the moment.

I see on EValbum that there are several others done - good to know! I'm
guessing that a power to manual steering swap isn't too difficult on them?
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I'm not sure what you mean. If you mean where am I located, I'm in Berwick,
PA (18603). Currently, the car is in the snow next to his garage/woodshop in
Bloomsburg, PA (17815).

Mark Grasser <[email protected]> wrote:

> Jeff,
> What edge of the planet would that be on?
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> Sincerely,
> Mark Grasser
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> My uncle's Jetta that he'd be happy to see go to good use is a 97
> four-door.
> That's about all the info I have on it at the moment.
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> guessing that a power to manual steering swap isn't too difficult on them?
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[Most of the info was on a different thread:]

Ref
http://electric-vehicle-discussion-list.413529.n4.nabble.com/Introduction-New-EV-List-Member-td3251845.html

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Introduction - New EV List Member
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After talking to my uncles, one of them volunteered a VW Jetta that he
has sitting for the conversion. I don't know more details because I
was ecstatic to be donated a car for free that I just said thanks! I
plan to get details on year/etc from him this week.

Working in a rehab facility gives me pretty good access to ALL KINDS
of batteries - the UPS ones I have now, as well as all sorts of
wheelchair/scooter batteries. When the time comes for a *real* pack,
I'll probably go back to that department and see what I can scrounge
up.

I basically want the car to be a "local driver." Not looking for more
than 45 MPH max, 30-60 mile range. It'll be used to run around town
here for 3-10 mile jaunts, and to show off to friends and family. Not
looking for ultra max range or racing configuration; just looking (for
the moment) to be able to say "it works!" with the stuff I have on
hand.
...
They were set up in series of 8 to deliver 96V at 7.2Ah. I have 8 of
these 96V/7.2Ah 'cartridges' (for lack of a better term). With 64
cells, I can afford to lose some.

To clear up confusion:
The 'small' batteries aren't going to go into the 'full size' EV for
road use. They're going to be for use as a bench test pack as well as
for a pack on the go-kart.

Chain of Events/Plan of Attack:
-Get go-kart set up for EV drive. Mount 2HP motor, make battery rack,
find proper gear ratio to drive axle with, sprocket, etc.
-Use 50A controller and UPS batteries to drive around with.
-Build 500A (or more) Open Revolt 'Cougar' controller that can use
12-144V nominal voltage battery pack
-Test new 'controller on go-kart (programming, soldering, etc)
-Get donor car from uncle, begin stripping for EV conversion
-While stripping car, hunt for BIG motor and different batteries.

I believe that should clear up any confusion. I hope? :)

I have a lead on an EZ-GO golf cart motor for $50. I don't know the
specs on it, but for $50, I figured I'd email the seller and ask.
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