Author Topic: Original 1979 Electric Commuter Car  (Read 1604 times)


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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 ???


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

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"   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.

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