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lassie 05-25-2011 11:00 AM

long time waiting
I am a HVAC serviceman with a background in electric troubleshooting. I originally wanted to build an electric car back in the 1970s when the first energy crunch came about. The first electronic controls were just coming on line. Before that, the only control for electric cars was in line resistors to bleed off the power!! 2 years ago I finally decided to do it. The car is a 1989 Dodge shadow that I previously owned.
The motor is from a fork lift, the batteries are lead acid and the original controller was from Curtis which I damaged by improper wiring.
I was a bit miffed by Curtis and their "industrial secrets".
I then decided to make a controller. It has been a long process with updating my electronics knowledge. I am still in that process with long hours surrounded by assorted parts & tools trying to make it work.
I am not on any schedule so whenever it gets done is fine.

Daox 05-25-2011 12:45 PM

Welcome to the site. Do you have any pictures of your conversion?

hondaguy72 05-25-2011 11:36 PM

We really want to see what you've got going! Just an FYI, the best place for technical help is here: DIY Electric Car Forums - Electric Vehicle Build and Conversion Community

Phantom 05-26-2011 11:09 AM

Check out the sub forum Fossil Fuel Free - Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum -

lassie 05-26-2011 01:16 PM

I do have pics however I have not posted pics before, so it may be a while to figure out how to do it.

lassie 05-27-2011 09:01 PM

I currently have only 3 posts so I cannot post images. That is 4.

blade 05-28-2011 06:30 PM

welcome to em lassie and heck yea get some posts so we can see the build

lassie 06-04-2011 09:28 PM

Moving along on the build
Most of my efforts are on understanding the design of Dc motor controllers. I am working on Paul and Sabrina's controller. Some of the parts have been hard to come by and I have some ideas on the power section that I want to follow up on. As I continue on, I will be communicating what happens.

lassie 06-04-2011 09:45 PM

pics of 1989 Shadow
Lets see if this works.

lassie 06-04-2011 10:46 PM

trying again
Maybe this time

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