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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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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Electric Vehicle ( EV ) Conversion 3-28-2007

CHP riveted a couple of dog tags to the car today and I can now go back to the DMV for the next step in the registration process.

They'll probably ask for a smog test which it won't pass. I'll ask for another temporary waiver(s) for the duration of the conversion. The car is still a 1988 but it is noted that it has a 71 pan and a 74 engine.

I got honked and waved at today by a couple of high school girls on the way to the CHP.

I forgot to mention a couple of girls took pictures of the car the 1st time I filled up at the gas station.(Hmmm maybe I shouldn't go EV...) :)


Great EVAoSD Meeting.

Joseph S. Gottlieb of was there as a guest speaker. Turns out he's a Bradley GT2 Fan. He even liked the Metallic Rootbeer Brown paint job.

Michael Kadie of SSI-Racing was at the EVAoSD meeting. He has 1 hella-sweet ride.

I was able to get myself on the stand-by list for Abran Quevedo's EV Conversion Class.

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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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