Saturday, January 12, 2008


This what Christmas looked like in July. I placed my order in May. I was on vacation when it came. A friend of mine tucked it in my garage untill I came home.
When this came I still had to paint the main body then the trunks to put in the battery boxes but I could wire the engine compartment and the motor/controller will be here in a couple of weeks.
The instructions for the AC kit are sent email. If you don't have Microsoft word you will need to convert the file to PDF. The diagrams showing the connections will not show in word pad. Tim K. was able to help me figure out the problem when I was unable to get help from Electro. Thanks Tim.

The pipe and the big hammer method on the firewall in the instructions for the middle battery box became the sawsall and mig welder on my car. I like my way better but I missed the photo op like Tim and mirror the picture in the instructions.The middle battery box had one of the battery hold down "buttons" in the wrong spot (the one on the left).The "button" is cut off with my trusty sawsall........and reglued with JB weld.The fan mounting threaded inserts weren't installed. I found some for thicker material and after drilling the holes bigger installed them.After grinding them flush I'm glad the fan covers up the mess. In late August the adapter for the motor came. The motor and controller came the month before so we can put the motor and transmision together.The motor mount holes don't line up and need to be elongated to work.New clutch kit and resurfaced flywheel. At this point all the bolts are bought because the hardware kit and several other "hardware store" items are not here that are included in the kit. The customer service part of Electro Automotive is shit. The AC kit is new and the issues with that I can deal with like the instructions being sent in a format that won't open on 50% of the computers and pieces called for not in the kit ( the controller/motor and high current wire hanger or regen switch) but they don't reply to emails about questions about them and much of the basic stuff was not received at this point. They use the phone to screen calls and don't reply to emails, you don't talk to them unless they want to.