|Now to see what is going on.
I have finally taken it out on the street with the speedometer connected. The first run only yielded about 15 MPH. I later found that I was in 2nd gear instead of 3rd and the shift allowed it to get up to almost 20 MPH. I had changed the motor sprocket to 20 teeth after an earlier test thinking I was drawing too much amperage on the motor. Today I changed it back to the 40 tooth and tried the run again. Now it is still drawing a lot of current at over 250 Amps at 24 Volts and drawing the battery down to about 20 volts. I did not get to go far enough to see how high the speed would climb as I was worried about the current draw. I did feel the motor and controller after the runs and they were both cold to the touch.
I am now thinking that I may go ahead and add either 12 or 24 more volts to the battery pack to lower the current draw and raise the voltage. I need to get the body repaired and installed to try that since the additional batteries will be in it.