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Kaylor Motor Adaptor Electric Car Kit. This is installed in a 69 VW Ghia. We are testing a modern controller to power the old Starter/Generator motors for these Kits. These conversion kits were specifically built for the old VW platform. They work great but work best on the old fiberglass beach buggies.
Kaylor Kit Electric Motor Demo
This is a video of our demo flick for our Kaylor Electric Conversion Kit for the older VW platform. This is an older style Starter/Generator Military Shunt DC motor with a custom made adaptor plate and flywheel from Kaylor Energy Systems. These are no longer being made but can still be found. We are testing a modern PWM electronic controller specifically designed to run these special motor. They are able to do regen too. This motor can push a stock steel bodied VW Ghia to 62 mph with 12 6 volt batteries. It is a 72 volt system. It works perfect. Perfect for a nice fun all electric buggy. Or Bug or Ghia.
Suzuki Samurai (1988) Walk Around (Almost Done With Build)
Just a quick walk around showing off my hard work. Its taken a summer to get it to this point and almost everything is done. I still have double tough front axles to install and the front locker but that will wait till spring '09
6/26/2012: This vehicle has been sold. Congrats to the new owner. You got a great truck! I have some family responsibilities and we are in the process of buying a home with 5 acres so I needed a tractor for mowing and chores. The money from the samurai was invested in a John Deere 790 4x4 compact tractor with a loader and other implements. Its a sweet setup too and I am glad that I had the opportunity to build the samurai and enjoy it for a while. :^)
Electric Cabriolet First Drive
A first drive around the neighborhood in my nearly completed electric car. This is a 96V ElectroAuto VoltsRabbit kit with 16 6V batteries. Everyone agreed it was awesome.. Insert "EV Grin" here..
Fiero electric motor transaxle first test
This is a major milestone in my 1986 Pontiac Fiero electric car conversion project. After numerous delays getting the correct adapting hardware for the new motor to the old transaxle, we finally mounted the clutch and motor assembly onto the transaxle and frame of the car. With everything in place, I applied a regular 12 car battery to the motor and amazingly, it ran without a hitch! See my website (www.roboticmayhem.com) for more information on this project.