Author Topic: NEVCO Gizmo #35 for sale  (Read 2373 times)

Reid

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NEVCO Gizmo #35 for sale
« on: August 07, 2015, 08:23:39 AM »
Awesome NEVCO Gizmo for sale.

#35 off the line. And, considering they made 38,  it seems like they probably got a lot right on this one.

Upgraded motor.
Newer controller.
Belt Drive.
Absorbed Glass Mat batteries.

The batteries are all testing out really well, which is surprising considering they are 6 years old.
Needs the brakes bled and new pads. I will probably get to that next weekend.

$2500 or best cash offer and a lifetime of pod-bubble fun is yours.

Local sale only in Portland, OR. You would have to come and get it.
No holds.

Call Reid in Portland at 503.484.7343 if you are interested.

It is currently insured, registered and tagged through November of 2016.
It's legal and driveable right now.

If no one picks it up,  I will be refreshing or changing out the batteries, fixing the brake pads and setting up an evmotorwerks J1772 port and charger. The price will jump quite a bit after that.

Now is your chance to snatch it from me.
The price keeps climbing because I keep going through the various systems making sure they're all functioning.
When they get to the point where it needs no work, it's going to be more expensive.

The J1772 port and 240v charging are definitely on the list, though.
Use any EV charge station? Yes, please.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2015, 12:17:18 PM by Reid »

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo for sale
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2015, 11:29:05 AM »
What serial number?  Belt drive or chain drive? These babies don't pop up on the market very often.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo for sale
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2015, 10:08:08 AM »
It's #35.
It has the much quieter and more efficient belt drive.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo for sale
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2015, 10:32:25 AM »
I think I have number 32, so you have all the right stuff on your Gizmo. There's a local fellow who is fascinated with my Gizmo and desperately wants one. Shipping from the west coast isn't particularly difficult nor expensive, so that would not be a problem for this local. Unfortunately, I see him so darn rarely that I'm not likely to "run into him" in a timely manner. If I do, I will pass along this information, of course.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo for sale
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2015, 11:09:49 AM »
Hi Reid,

I've found the order they made them didn't necessarily mean the motor controller setups were the same. Fred and I (I have #31) have the same motor and controller setup (and I think DC-DC converter) but many other things were different. Ours have the SepEx controller and motor where as others, even later builds, had the series motor and controller. Which motor/controller setup do you have? The attached picture is of the SepEx controller.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo for sale
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2015, 08:36:23 AM »
I will check on the controller next weekend and post some pictures.
It's been fun already. It's up and running around.
It does need some brake adjustment. I ran over my foot trying to Flintstone stop last night.
I'm fine. It was pretty funny. Too heavy to Flintstone stop, it turns out.
 ;D

Mostly, I'm having a blast fiddling with it.

Honestly, though, doesn't it make you want to wear a helmet driving in it?
If you ever did take a hit, your head would pinball around the roll cage, no?

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo #35 for sale
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2015, 10:38:40 AM »
I wear the seatbelt that is part of the vehicle. Who am I kidding? The nose is quarter inch fiberglass and isn't going to provide any protection, so what good is a seat belt?

It's a security blanket, makes me feel better, that's all.

I would not want the extra weight and heat of a helmet in the Florida summer and it would really increase the "peculiar" aspect of the vehicle. Of course, as peculiar as a Gizmo is, what's a little bit more?

My brakes are hydraulic disks and require no adjustment. If yours are the same, you could have air in the lines or need to flush them out and put clean stuff in. That's an interesting project, because the calipers are dual piston design and have to be removed in order to twist them around to get all the air out and have a solid braking system again.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo #35 for sale
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2015, 12:24:16 PM »
David: My charger is the Zivan NG1 48-15.
http://www.zivanusa.com/NG1BatteryCharger.htm

I don't know if it's "standard"  or not, but I know it's not the first one that was in there. I think Rob Schiavonne, two owners ago, had updated it.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo #35 for sale
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2015, 12:35:13 PM »
The Zivan NG1 is what I've seen in them but that is for charging the batteries. I'm wondering about the speed controller. Is yours like the one pictured in my post? If so it is installed under the tail on the left side. It will have relatively large wires attached to it rather than the small ones like on the Zivan charger.

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Re: NEVCO Gizmo #35 for sale
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2015, 01:04:25 PM »
I'm keeping an eye out for the guy on the bicycle, especially as my primary transport lately has been the Gizmo. He's so enthusiastic about the Gizmo that if I told him there was one for sale, he'd wag like a dog, even though he has no tail! I'd love to have a second Gizmo in this area. It would be a revolution!