My wife traveled to the court house and purchased tags for the EV Saturn. So I plan on driving tonight after work and a few odd “chores”.
One chore was to measure the ride height now that the rear springs were replaced. See the details at Changing The Rear Springs and Struts Page
Looking the Saturn over I noticed the right driveshaft center bearing is too far towards the rear of vehicle maybe .5″? Maybe I’ll later redo the mount that positions the driveshaft, I’ll keep an eye on it.
I bolted up the heater pump.
Next I Installed the electrical box tops and added wire wrap loom under the hood.
Installed the other seats, glove box and some interior panels.
The 11 Mile Test Drive
Mileage starting was 174280 and finish 174291.
- rides good,
- more noise from back (maybe because rear seat etc. not in yet)
- power is good to 20 mph but weaker than stock at higher speed, 20 to 60 mph
- got up to 60 mph (probably will go 80 to 90)
- voltmeter rest voltage was 160 volt before the drive and 150 volts after the drive
- voltmeter drops to 120 on acceleration with heater elements on
- when the heater elements are on the voltmeter drops 5 to 10 volts
- wish I had the tachometer and low voltmeter working
- when shifting 2nd to 3rd and I release the clutch, the vehicle accelerates even before the power is added, because of the momentum of the spinning flywheel
- If I die now…….
well it’s far enough along…. and all.