I spent today cleaning, polishing, and tying up loose ends. Tomorrow Sparky gets towed to Middletown to participate in a mini car show. I created a placard for it:
1987 Suzuki Samurai
Owner Storm Connors Barkhamsted, CT
Motor Advanced DC Series Wound 9"
Drivetrain Stock 5 speed, dual range, 4 wheel drive
Controller DC Power Systems Raptor 600 upgraded to 1200
Batteries 18 US Battery GC8V, 8 Volt, Lead-Acid, Flooded
11 batteries below floor, 6 (+house 12v) under hood
System Voltage 144 Volts
Charger 2 military surplus 150v chargers in series.
On board charger is a bridge rectifier "bad boy" with GFI
Heater Ceramic element replacing heater core
DC/DC Converter Sony Laptop brick power supply 18v output, 120/220v input brick connected to traction pack. Output goes into a simple controller made for solar panels.
Instrumentation Ammeter, Voltmeter,
Trimetric which displays amps, volts, amp hrs used since last charge, % charge remaining, and cumulative amp hours (www.bogartengineering.com)
Top Speed 80 MPH (128 KPH)
Acceleration Not earth shaking, but adequate
Range 30 Miles (48 Kilometers)
Gas mileage 550 Watt hr/Mile
Seating Capacity 2 adults
Curb Weight 3,320 Pounds (1,509 Kilograms)
Tires Titan Radial load range C ST205-75 R15
Extras After market hard top
Vacuum booster pump provides the brake assist.
Computer slot fans to ventilate the battery boxes.
This is a pretty spartan vehicle. Not much in the way of creature comforts.