Houston Electric Auto Assn.

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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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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.
Measuring a single cell98 views
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.
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Rear battery support bracket167 viewsThis bracket was fabricated to mount to the existing chassis without modification to the chassis. The batteries were located as far forward as possible to keep the center of gravity between the two axles.
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Early EV component layout177 viewsThe charger and motor controller are located lower, below the batteries. There wasn't enough room for the other EV components in the center, so they had to be rearranged.
05 motor adapter.jpg
Motor adapter157 viewsA 1/4" steel plate was machined to the shape and bolt pattern of the transmission bell and spacer pieces welded to the plate to locate the motor the correct distance from the transmission.
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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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