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Mission for 2007 Accomplished: Convert an ICE to an EV.

Hi my name is Manny. In March 2007 I picked up a nice '69 VW pan with upgraded disc brakes,shocks and an electric motor already mated to the tranny. I also acquired a '71 pan/'74 SuperBettle ICE based/'79-'80 styled Bradley GT2 (non-electric version with an '88 title.) from eBay. Took pretty much the whole month to get legal (not me, I was born here) with the DMV and CHP. Now the fun begins. Update: EV completed in December 2007

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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Electric Vehicle ( EV ) Conversion 3-25-2007

Been reading books, joining online groups, and waiting for the CHP to get back to me.
To see the largest conversion list in one place go here:

I've also been in contact with the following company regarding their EV electronics:

My new job is a 25 mile one way freeway trip away. A round trip may be pushing the capabilities of my EV as currently designed if I can not find a way to charge at work.

Been thinking of solutions to this dilemma...

My second Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego meeting is coming up on Tuesday, March 27th. I attended my 1st meeting last month right before I got the roller and the donor.
The members there are involved in creating EV conversion classes.

Kinda sucks that I won't have more progress to report. Hopefully I can enlist some help while I'm there.

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Why I'm doing this.

Yeah, I care about the environment as much as the next guy. And yeah, I'm a nerdy geek. But, when it comes down to it, what really made me spend my free time and money on this endeavor, is knowing that: every time I put in any gas in my car, some money (a penny is too much) is going to people that want to KILL our kids.
"You don’t have to be a military strategist on the order of Sun Tzu or Carl von Clausewitz to understand: It is a bad idea to fund your enemy’s war effort. But every time we fill the tanks of our cars with gasoline we put money in the pockets of terrorists intent on killing Americans."
Clifford D. May

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