Kaylor Motor Install.mov
Kaylor Motor Adaptor Electric Car Kit. This is installed in a 69 VW Ghia.
We are testing a modern controller to power the old Starter/Generator
motors for these Kits. These conversion kits were specifically built for
the old VW platform. They work great but work best on the old fiberglass
Black Current Electric VW Beetle Running on FlightPower Batteries
Brothers Sam and Oliver Young made it into electric drag racing history at
Santa Pod Raceway in the UK with his 1600 pound electric VW bug, "Black
Current." Sam piloted Black Current to a 9.82 @ 132.22 mph run followed by
a 9.51 time at 135.65 mph. This makes the speedy electric bug the "World's
First Street-Bodied Electric Car" to break into the 9's. A significant
historic event for EVs and electric drag racing history. The current
running through Black Current is provided by FlightPower Lithium Polymer®
EVO Ultra Nano batteries which have thicker innerconnects then regular RC
batteries to handle the extra current.!
Black Current III
Electric Powered Beetle Dragster
2nd outing at Santapod, March 2009.
BackyardBuild Summer 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
Here is a preview of how the car sits now, summer 2012. I have about 95% of
the bodywork done and have coated everything with 2 layers of black epoxy
primer. Lots more tune up has yielded a good running late model classic VW
beetle. As you can see I have a bunch of work left to do on the interior,
but all the gauges and lighting function. To beef everything up on the
3SGTE engine I had to utilize an aftermarket ECU, I chose the Vi-Pec. The
last part of the video shows what this setup can do. She's fast...