My son and his friend loaded the old seized engine from the del Sol into the back of our wagon along with some parts that I couldn't sell on craigslist like the alternator, starter and power steering pump. We got $12.06 for the parts as scrap iron.
This DEA RM4, with built in circulating pump and thermostat, was on ebay. Since it won't be needed until this fall I'll wait until then to install it. It should fit right on the firewall. I've also included a couple of current pictures of under the hood and in the trunk.
This is a conversion project of a 1993 Honda del Sol to a 144V electric vehicle. This EV is expected to have a maximum speed of 85 MPH and a sustainable speed of 55-65 MPH. Its range should be 60 miles. The onboard chargers can be plugged in to any 110 outlet and charge up the batteries overnight. Currently the total budget including the donor vehicle is $13,500.
'88 Honda Civic Wagon
My first conversion was an '88 Honda civic wagon converted to a 72v system, with a max speed of 45 mph, a range of 18 miles for about $4000