Houston Electric Auto Assn.

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08 Front bracket.jpg
Front battery support bracket158 viewsThere was just enough room in the front for four of the traction batteries. This bracket was bolted to the old gas tank mounting points and the lower part of the chassis.
07 Motor installed.jpg
Motor installed184 viewsBecause the VW transmission was designed to accommodate an engine cantilevered off the transmission without additional supports, the DC motor did not require additional support besides the four bolts mounting it to the transmission adapter plate.
02 rear.jpg
Nice doors!116 viewsThe gull wing doors add a sporty look to the EV, and the Mach 1 Mustang rear wing gives it a bit of a retro look.
03 Right side.jpg
Check out the mirrors and wheels!119 viewsThe 1974 Monte Carlo mirrors were a perfect bullet shape, and rectangular enough to tie in with the angular lines of the car. The aftermarket rims matched well, with their unique angular shape (they are a copy of a Lamborghini wheel).
13 DDCU.jpg
DC Converter158 viewsThe DC-DC Converter (120V to 12V) located in the rear recharges the 12V accessory battery (for headlights, turn signals, radio, etc.) from the 120V traction pack.
10 LCD.jpg
Rear view monitor110 viewsA 5.6" LCD monitor is mounted on the dash for the rear camera to take the place of a rearview mirror.

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Reduction drive Douglass E2M 001.jpg
Reduction Drive Douglass E2M 001124 viewsThis is the 1.67 to 1 belt driven reduction drive that connects the motor to the transmission. Clutch is incorporatedJan 12, 2011
Friendswood car show Oct2010 - 01.jpg
Set up for the car show187 viewsI got a prime spot on the corner as visitors entered the area with the cars. Sometimes it pays to not be first to arrive.Oct 15, 2010
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