Electric

  • IMG 0275  I was told this was a Fiat axle, it has rear disk brakes.  The ring must have been replaced with a gear then a timing chain runs up to the gear reduction box.  From literature with the chassis the motor could be a: Beijing motor 10 hp, ZDQ-10, 3500 RPM, 72 volts
  • IMG 0276  The item in the back center allows for FWD, OFF, REV from the selector mounted to the old VW shifter location.  A rod goes back the tunnel to move this switch to swap the polarity.
  • IMG 0287  Kind of a top view of the axle.  The aluminum box to the side is a special made reduction gear to the motor.  Ahead of it is the forward, reverse, relay.
  • IMG 0286  Rear view of the axle.  You can see the flat steel that encases the timing chain.
  • IMG 0285  Left side view of the restructured axle.  This would still have the effect of a ring and pinion,  what does it look like inside........
  • IMG 0283  Right side view of axle.  The front was redone and closed to facilitate a chain drive.  You can see the half springs in place of the standard VW torsion bars.   The standard ebrake cables are used.
  • Motor
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  • Speed  50 motor revolutions generated 10.4 axle revolutions.  Looks like top speed for a 3500 rpm, 10 hp motor is 54 MPH.  They sized the axle and timing chaing pretty good.
  • 124Diff  I found this pic of a standard Fiat 124 Diff but don't know exactly what car model/year it came out of.   You can see the rear calipers.
  • IMG 0282  Special adapter made to get from the Fiat radius out to the VW wide 5.  They were going to put 2 shocks on, why?  You can see the end of the motor wher the blower would be attached for cooling (one of those in the box too.
  • IMG 0289  Fiat calipers.
  • IMG 0284  View from engine bay.  The stabilizer for torque looks like from a Fiat.  I horizontal box tubing was run the whole way across the rear of the VW pan to mount the new axle system.  Coil springs were not needed.
  • IMG 0280  The has a rust free 1957 Beetle Chassis.  A cut off switch is mounted to the E-Brake and the selector switch give you FWD/OFF/REV.  The rear section of the Beetle pan was cut off to allow for the Fiat axle.  I have a new matster cylinder for this reard disc setup.  A more modern ball joint front end was put on the front.
  • IMG 0260  This goes into the SES controller.  It is a variable 5K resistro, it works, with about 1 inch of stroke to control the position of the throttle I guess.
  • IMG 0263  SES controller opened up.  Siskiyou Energy Systems, 16892 Mitchell Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030.  Terminals for 6 pin connector +12, U, T, C, B, A.  CBA come from the variable 5 K resistor box, shown plugged in here.  There was also a connector for the other two pins.
  • IMG 0281[1]  The manual for the controller is excellent.  After reading throuh it I was ready to try out that chassis.  The pictures above are the wiring schematic for the power and control circuits.
  • IMG 0261  Back of SES unit.  I have the manual for  this unit.  It is from 1982 Willey Model 9 EV Controller
  • IMG 0262  Front of SES unit.
  • IMG 0267  This was an option for the SES kit.  It was used to suppy the state of charge meter to give a look at the battery reserve like a fuel gauge.  It is described as a volt meter that averages over time and not instantanious.
  • IMG 0264  DC volts 0-150V, 2C5-10 Westeach, input 0-150 volts State of charge 0-100 pct, 2C5-113 Westach, input 25.8-120 volts 186 light kit included, 2 inch round gauges
  • IMG 0265  Simpson 0-50 volts, new Simpson 0-500 amps, new Westing house 0-300 amps
  • IMG 0266  Shuts 600A, 500A, 400A, 300A, all 50 mv output
  • IMG 0273  Inductors, looks like F&R Enterprises 5554.3 Not sure what the big coil is
  • IMG 0277  Misc swithes, transformers, solenoids, circuit breaker, rheostat.....
  • IMG 0269  Gould ITE Circuit Breaker, 240 volts, 2 pole, 400 amp Has adjustable trips
  • IMG 0278  Lester Electrical charger, Model 9870, Volts DC 12/96 Type 12/96 LCR 25-8ET 19 amps, 1 phase, 60 hertz, 25 amps, 208/240 volts, 48 cells series connected
  • IMG 0279  Lester Electrical charger, older unit but looks to be in like new condition, might never have been used.
  • IMG 0268  Wild, I think this was the pot connected to the accelerator pedal from an earlier version
  • IMG 0270  Misc items 2 silicon power rectifiers IN3742 IR, 275 amps, 1000 volts New two battery selector swithc, some rubber isolating buffers, old rheostat
  • IMG 0271  4 power relays Cutler Hammer, SPST, 400 amp AN 3380-2, 6041H172A, volts 24-28 DC Likely from the first build at a kit car from the 70s
  • IMG 0272  4 power relays - smaller Cutler Hammer, SPST, 200 amp AN 3370-2, 6041H170A, volts 24-28 DC Likely from the first build at a kit car from the 70s
  • IMG 0274  Misc solenoids and switches