1965 Mustang EV Conversion

April 28th, 2010 by Joe Strubhar Leave a reply »

I am also almost finished working on a 1965 Mustang electric vehicle conversion for Mark Juliar in New York state.

Just working out the final bugs in the system now – it is the first AC conversion that I have been involved with! 312VDC of lithium iron phosphate batteries, an Azure Dynamics motor and controller/inverter, a Manzanita Micro PFC-20 charger, with an EVision battery monitor by MetricMind Corp. The Battery Management System is made by EVPower in Australia.

It’s been a BIG challenge for me, and has taken much longer than I anticipated to do – Thanks, Mark, for your patience on that! I plan to post some pictures on this site soon.

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3 comments

  1. Joseph H. Strubhar says:

    Well, the Mustang has departed to the East Coast (New York state) to it’s owner as of May of this year. There were still a few tweaks that it needed, but Mark and I felt that they would be best handled back there. He found a couple guys that were familiar with the Azure system close to his place, and they agreed to help iron out the “bugs”. Now I need to finish the brake system revamp on the Datsun Kingcab – it may require reinstalling the power booster for the brakes, which was removed due to the absence of a vacuum source. So reinstalling it requires adding a small vacuum pump and resevior (I know that’s not the right spelling, but it’s late, and I’m too tired to look it up!), and finding a new linkage, as we threw the old linkage out!

  2. Terrific, that’s exactly what I was shooting for! You just spared me alot of searching around

  3. Joe Strubhar says:

    I will post periodic updates, but they may be infrequent. I posted some pictures of the Mustang yesterday, and have some more to post, possibly.

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