FOR SALE - 1975 914 EV Conversion

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Anthony C. Stein, Ph.D.

Dec 19, 2015, 5:56:39 PM12/19/15
Rust free and straight ‘75 914 ElectroAutomotive AC conversion. This is a custom AC kit that is 98.6% complete. The conversion was started about 10 years ago, and I had asked if they could do some custom work. I wanted to use DEKA Group 24 Gell Cell batteries instead of flooded lead acid. They agreed, but I had no way of knowing that the reason they agreed so easily is that this would be the first AC motor kit they would sell.

Parts arrived in fits and starts, sometimes 3 months between shipments. The first dproblem was the motor mount didn’t fit. We re-engineered it and sent them a picture with measurements. A month later a new motor mount arrived.The eventually sent the battery charger - it was the  wrong one, 2 tries later I called El-Con and traded the 3 wrong chargers for the correct one (a 1 year process)

We are starting a remodel and there isn’t room at rental for all the cars, so the 914 must go.

The car:
1975 914 - Red (paint is rough, but the car is rust free and straight)
Rebuilt transmission (0 miles) and new clutch
The car originally had AC and the evaporator and condensor are still in the car, and the batteries mount so that with a compressor from a plug-in hybrid it can be made operational.

ElectroAutomotive AC motor conversion set up for 13 Deka Group 24 Gell Cells (156v). All batteries are located either in the “engine compartment” or the front trunk. There are no “saddle bag” batteries in the rear trunk. All SAE bolts contained in the kit were replaced with metric equivalents. All crimp connectors were crimped with an aircraft crimping tool. The conversion is 98.6% complete.

What needs to be done: Install shift linkage, connect regen brake wire, install the engine deck lid hold down pins, make all battery connections including either making or buying the battery interconnects, wire the battery charger to the input plug mounted on the front bumper.

The are no batteries so you will need to buy them. If you wish to go LiPO it is certainly possible, all that will need to be done is a simple jumper change on the controller and the voltage can go much higher than the current 156v set up.

I have over $30K invested in the project, so I would like to get $7,500 for it. The car has to go by mid January so all reasonable offers will be considered. Car is in the Los Angeles area.

I will take some pictures as soon as it stops raining and will update the listing with a link.

Questions either on the list or to:  ko6dr (at) arrl (dot) net


Anthony C. Stein, Ph.D.
President & Technical Director

Safety Research Associates, Inc.

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David Hale

Dec 20, 2015, 10:53:24 AM12/20/15
Sounds like a great deal. What kind of motor / controller? And, you're so close -- sounds like an afternoon of work -- why are you selling it now?


Mark Brems

Dec 21, 2015, 3:09:56 PM12/21/15
ElectroAutomotive wore him out.

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