Zombie History

---------------------------------------- 2004 LATE VERSION ----------------------------------------
  • Motor:

    Dual Warfield 8 inch series-wound motors. (225 lbs.) Motors configuarable in either series or parallel wiring.

  • Drive type:

    Direct drive. Motor shafts connected with splined coupler between front and rear motors. Electric reverse.

  • Driveshaft:

    Two piece driveline with center carrier bearing. Front and rear driveline loops.

  • Rear axle:

    Dutchman heavy duty Street-strip Ford nine inch rear axle setup with 31 spline racing axles, 4:57 gears and Detroit locker. Air shocks & traction bars.

  • Wheels & tires:

    Front - Eagle 5 spoke 13 x 5.5 alloys with 4 bolt Nissan rear drive offset and 175/50/13 Nitto Exit GS radials.

    Rear - Eagle 5 spoke 14 x 6 alloys with 5 bolt Ford front drive offset and BF Goodrich 'TA Drag Radials' (24" dia.)

  • Batteries:

    Added 4 more batteries to fill the third tray for a total of 24, 12 volt Exide 'Orbital' 50 ahr @ 288V nominal, 920 lbs:

  • Controller:

    Godzilla 1400 amp. Steering wheel thumb button for contactor controlled series-parallel shifting. Quick-pull emergency disconnect.

  • 12 volt system:

    Todd 20 amp DC-DC tapped at 1/2 pack voltage with Twin Exide 12V, 12 ahr small AGM batteries.

  • Other Mods:

    (1) Removed SCR controller bypass & returned to a contactor controller bypass.

    (2) Replaced mechanicaly operated line lock with new electric line lock.

    (3) Emergency disconnect modified with new stainless steel mount that better positions device and covers high current conductors (shown with top pull handle piece removed):

  • Car weight:

    2650 lbs. (est), heaviest version ever.

  • Races and EVents


  • Carnage:


  • Plasmaboy Quotes:

    (1) "Repositioned and re-secured, the hub still has a wobble that 'may' be the source of all the past and present vibration problems. This weekend, a dial indicator will be used to further check this out."

    (2) "Considering the battery pack was tired and needed to be cycled several times to bring the batteries back up to high power levels, it's amazing that the car was able to run a 13.6 at Woodburn!"

    (3) "The car is now fully loaded up with the 2005 race season's 288V pack of Orbitals. Tim and I ran the Orbitals through the table saw and made up all new 4/0 wiring for the extra 4 back batteries. Although there's 160 extra lbs. of weight in the car, it gained another 80 hp of battery power bringing the total pack power up to 494 hp of electrical energy"

    (4) "With 24 Orbitals at 288V, no more brake drag, a new lighter aluminum drive line, and all the vibration gone, the car should have a respectable street range per charge."