Friday, October 6, 2006

Conversion Workshop #5 Sat 10/7 9:00am-??

Recent progress on the 96 Ford Probe Conversion:
- John Wayland had a transmission adaptor plate, spacer ring, and motor coupling from a 1990 Mazda rear wheel drive pickup which looks like it will work on the 95 Probe front wheel drive Mazda transmission. Score!!
- I was looking for a 9" Advanced DC motor for the Probe, and bought a 1984 Ford Bronco II conversion with the motor I need in it (along with quite a few other valuable components) Score!!

Here is a photo of the Bronco II engine compartment:

Here is a breakdown of the parts in the Bronco II (prices from 2006 KTA catalog, looks almost like kit #5 $6400 plus batteries/boxes):
- Motor Advanced DC FB1-4001-A $1560
- motor clamp $150
- transmission adaptor plates $775
- Speed controller DCP Raptor 600 (price from cloudev) $1600
- DCP 350W DC-DC converter (guessing at price) $400
- Albright SW-20B main contactor $130
- big circuit breaker $175
- voltmeter $48
- ammeter $48
- ammeter shunt $22.50
- Bycan 120-144VDC 120/240VAC 12.5/25A charger $1245
- complete vacuum system $385
- 18 good 6v deep cycle flooded batteries and 2 bad ones (estimated price new) $1000
- 7 various battery boxes built from 1/4" aluminum (estimated price) $800

Is someone is interested in buying the Bronco complete for $3500? Going once, going twice.... If not I will tear it apart. It is not a good EV and should not be on the road.

Rick Barnes
Aloha, OR


Paz said...

People should learn more about energy alternatives like electric cars. The new ones coming out are way better than gas cars. One of the main electric car companies, Zap, has delivered more than 100,000 electric vehicles (source: EV’s cost 1 to 3 cents per mile to run, compare that to regular cars!

honey said...

I agree though electric is fun to drive. But this car is way to expensive, but then again so are brand new Honda Civics which are also economy cars. vehicle testing services

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