Author Topic: Original 1979 Electric Commuter Car  (Read 1393 times)

inacoma

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Original 1979 Electric Commuter Car
« on: February 07, 2007, 07:09:41 PM »
Unusual Electric car

In the U.S.A.

Item number: 180082018103 on Ebay

Nice 1970's colour scheme ???

inacoma

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Re: Original 1979 Electric Commuter Car
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2007, 04:29:21 PM »
Hi

Just found lots of links for parts etc. for this car brand, so thought I would post them here as well, just on the off chance anyone is looking for the info. :-

My Minicar
Posted by: "Randy" nsu@quik.com   nsuteam
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:52 pm (PST)
After three months of terrible weather in the Pacific Northwest it is now warm and spring like. I just ordered a bunch of parts for my minicar and am looking forward to rebuilding the brake system. The car has operating brakes but for safetly reasons I will replace the brake shoes, flex hoses, and rebuild the wheel cylinders. I also ordered new wheel cylinder bleeder fittings that make it one a man operation to bleed the brake system. They have a valve in them that only lets fliud out. No air or fluid can go back in.
The most costly part I ordered is a new turn signal switch. The switch is multi-function with horn and headlight flasher. The one in the car will turn on the headlight high beams without warning as the lever flops easily front to back. Is a Lucas part and not known for build quality. The wiper motor is Lucas also but cross my fingers - it is working fine and parks the single wiper when shut off.
I will have to search for tires. The 12 inchers on the car are bias ply and have checked sidewalls. I would like to replace them with radials if I can find 125 SR 12's.
Here are two links to photo's of the car that were taken late last fall. Still some cosmetic work to do.

http://www.portland.quik.com/crosley/ComutaCar1022.jpg

http://www.portland.quik.com/crosley/ComutaCar1022a.jpg

These are affordable minicars that do not take a lot of work to make them roadable and safe. They are quite simple and I will put this one into daily transportation use. They are reasonably desireable cars and if a person chooses a decent one at a right price you will not loose money on your investment if you decide to sell.

Randy Mandarin Orange 1980 Comuta Car

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/CiticarComutaCar/

CITICAR AND COMUTA CAR PARTS available at http://www.evperformance.com/