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Old 08-16-2012, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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David's 2001 Civic EV (80-100 mile range; 65+ MPH; 8 second 0-60)

Last week I started the build on my new EV, a 2001 Civic EX. My old 1996 Civic EV did me well for 4 years of fun and learning, but the body was starting the need work and the lead acid batteries had worn out. I decided it was time for a rebuild with more fun and range in it.

So here are my goals for this EV:
- 80 to 100 Miles Range
- 65+ MPH
- 8 second 0-60
- Use the J1772 charging stations

I am using my FB1-4001a with the coupling and plates from the older Civic, my Zilla Z1K-LV, 45 cells of CALB 180 AH, Elcon 2KW charger and a much nicer Civic with a perfect body.

Right now I have the engine and muffler stripped out, the electric motor mounted to the manual transmission with a stage 4 clutch and all the parts sitting in my bedroom waiting to be installed.



My blog has most of the fun stuff: 2001 Civic EX EV Coupe Conversion

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Old 08-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Awesome. I read through your entire previous build blog a while back to get inspiration for my own. Manual trans this time, hey? Post pictures!
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Awesome. I read through your entire previous build blog a while back to get inspiration for my own. Manual trans this time, hey? Post pictures!
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Yeah, this time I want to use the power of my FB1 and the Zilla, so an Automatic trans was out of the question. I'm nearly ready to drop in my electric motor and transmission into the car, I just have to wait for my DeWalt drill to finish charging so I can make one last mounting hole.

I'll try posting pictures later tonight before I run off for a week long vacation.
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Are you aiming to have it done by the end of this month? (Did I see that mentioned on the blog?)
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Are you aiming to have it done by the end of this month? (Did I see that mentioned on the blog?)
That is currently my goal, tho it will probably take one or two more weeks in September as some things have been slower than I hoped.

Today I had planned on getting the motor installed this morning, but I had to run off to do some shopping for vacation and pickup a new front motor mount. I also had misplaced a bolt and once I got everything nearly installed we found the axle had a much higher diameter than the 1996 Civic did! So out everything went and then I had to remove the entire coupling system to cut wider holes at the axle area.

Well it was a good 8 hours this afternoon and we finally got the motor installed! Well mostly, I have two mounts to bolt down, but the rain came and I had to return the hoist to my neighbor so I'll finish the bolting next Sunday when I return.

I'm just having too much fun building this EV, I really like having all the main components with me, I always have something to work on and I feel like I'm accomplishing things everyday.
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:23 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Going over to the blog to check this out more.
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