Mannyman Goes Electric

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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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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

EV ( Electric Vehicle ) Conversion 6-19-2007

No, I haven't given up.
Those of you checking out the EV-Cam have probably seen me sweating over Electric Glitter Poop, welding, grinding, measuring, cutting, drilling, well you get the picture. I'm just about ready for the rough draft version of my EV conversion (ugly but functional). Battery boxes are pretty much complete. Need to hook up the 12v system (ignition, lights, etc.) over the weekend.

Bryan at Belktronix is going to send me most of the "electronicals" to get me moving. I also went ahead and ordered a PakTrakr system. This week I hope to pick up the batteries for a weekend install. If I'm extremely lucky I may be done in time to test drive at the next EVAofSD meeting.

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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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