Houston Electric Auto Assn.

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01 Left side.jpg
157 viewsThe car sports low profile tires with oversize wide rims, gull wing doors and a Lamborghini windshield. The low profile and small cross-sectional area of the car helped reduce aerodynamic drag, to improve the EV's range.
17 radio.jpg
Radio194 viewsThe radio is located in the overhead console.
04 clutch disk.jpg
Motor coupling adapter172 viewsThe VW clutch disk was bolted to the motor shaft adapter, so the clutch disk could be slid over the spline shaft at the end of the transmission and provide a flexible coupling between the motor and transmission. The flywheel and friction disk were discarded.
19 Opened up.jpg
Is it a Transformer?208 viewsThe car body opens up so I can access all EV components (including batteries) for easier maintenance and troubleshooting.
10 Rear bracket 2.jpg
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.
12 Side.jpg
Full side view152 viewsThis view illustrates well the low profile of the car. The roof is only 46" high.
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.

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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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