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I have bought my donor car. It's a 2002 Saturn SL1 with 220,000 miles and a rough engine, however it still runs. The price was $900 which was OK I think? I have been looking for ages on Craigslist for the right car and toyed with all sort of cars. In the end I went with what was available and what I could afford.
I have also bought on Ebay a used Advanced FB1-4001A DC motor which was removed from a EV ranger for $511, the seller also had the controller, a CURTIS PMC model 1231C-8601, voltage 96-144, current 500 A, so I am getting both for $1050. I am driving to Pittsburgh today to pick them up.
I am thinking of doing a conversion like
Daniel Lynn's car:-

I am presently stuck on batteries?
:confused: However I think getting the engine out of the old car and fixing the motor is going to be challenge enough to start with.
Like the Chinese say "a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step" well I have made my first step!


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