Houston Electric Auto Assn.

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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.
05 Rear batteries.jpg
Rear Battery Pack130 views11 of the 15 8V lead-acid Trojan T-875 batteries in the traction pack are arranged as far forward of the rear axle as possible. The NEMA boxes contain the 12V fuses and ammeter (on left), and 120V components (on right). The motor controller is on the driver's side below the batteries, and the charger is located on the passenger side below the batteries.
Motor and Tranny.jpg
Motor and Tranny139 viewsThis shot taken just before the motor and transmission went into my truck!
08 Interior.jpg
Interior - front119 viewsThe interior was completely restored, with new vinyl dash and door panels, carpet, speakers, and radio (in the overhead console). The original steering wheel was kept, with the FiberFab horn button in the center.
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.
02 before painting.jpg
Body work done139 viewsAfter the four layers of paint was removed and body repairs and modifications were complete, the car was ready for primer. Note how well the Chevy Yukon headlights and Jeep CJ turn signals fit the front bumper.

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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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Old Town Spring.jpg
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