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Sparrow 222Pictures of Corbin Sparrow #222
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Corbin SparrowPhotos of my Corbin Sparrow Electric Car
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Ford F250 EV ConversionPictures taken while Converting a 95 Ford F-250 Supercab Longbed 4wd to Electric Drive
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Genset mounting2337 viewsThis is a view from above the back over the genset rack. The chain is to keep anyone from stealing the genset while I'm parked.
I do need to come up with a cover for the power outlet end of the genset. While it's meant for outdoor use, it's probably not expecting 60 mph rain to be hitting it...
Finished Coupler3406 viewsThe finished coupler. (Well, I did have to have 2 keyways cut into it, and drill some holes for set screws after this.)
Setting up to couple the motors4085 viewsThis is how we setup to couple the motors. Since both ends of the coupler are heated press-fit, once it's on. It's on. Forever.
Flywheel adapter - oops, hole too big2137 viewsWe didn't read the caliper quite correctly, and accidentally bored the mounting hole for the pilot bearing a bit too big. (20 thousandths or so)
So we brazed in some metal and had to re-do that hole.
Breaker Boxes4192 viewsThe black box on the left has 3 Airpax 250A DC breakers. These will have a bar bolted to their handles so they all switch together.
The other box has the 2 breakers for the charging system.

Last additions - Electric Vehicle
Decals on back4716 viewsI finally got the Decals on the truck.
Hopefully I'll get some good pictures of the ones on the sides as well.
Apr 18, 2010
Version 2 Genest Rack3677 viewsThe one worked pretty well, though I couldn't use the Sparrow rear body panel. I just mounted the license plate on the genset rack instead.Oct 09, 2009
Version 2 Genset Rack3491 viewsOct 09, 2009
Version 1 Genset Rack3562 viewsOct 09, 2009
Version 1 Genset Rack3687 viewsThis one was nice in that the Sparrow "rear panel" would just slide into the tubes. Just had to extend the wiring to reach.
The problem was that with all the weight of me and Genset, it would bottom out when going over big bumps.
Oct 09, 2009
DC cabling6068 viewsThis shows the DC power cableing done - except for the battery boxes themselves.May 29, 2009
Gauges6024 viewsI've mounted 4 gauges on the dash.
Charge Current, Pack Voltage, Battery Current, Motor Current.
May 29, 2009
Truck wiring AC conduit4284 viewsThe conduit for the AC wiring under the truck.May 29, 2009