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by T1 Terry
Sun, 14 Oct 2018, 10:55
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

There is another type that consists of a spring loaded centring point and a very small hole saw. Centre punch each spot weld so the hole saw centring guide locates properly, then just cut away the upper layer from the lower layer in a circle around the spot weld. this way any parts that have to matc...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

It looks as though the one still in the petrol body fits the electric floor pan, is that correct? At least that should give some sort of reference points to get it all back together. I've been shuddering at the thought of removing the spare wheel floor pan from the rear of the Prius so I can fit a b...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 15:23
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug

You mean an EVSE? Yes, Adelaide has installed level 2 charging points in a number of parking stations. I know there is an adapter lead that goes from a type 2 to a type 1 socket, but is there anything that would go from a type 1 or type 2 charging outlet to a 3 pin 15 amp plug to fit my car's 3 pin...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 13:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Does the cross member section out of the electric body need to be transferred over to the petrol body? The first photo with the electric boot floor in the petrol body shows the multiple spot weld holes but the petrol body doesn't appear to have the second cross member for them to weld onto ...... Wh...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 12:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 60
Views: 2587

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I'm trying to picture where there is enough room in the engine bay for the motor to fit where the flywheel and clutch originally was, can't wait to see a photo of it in position.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 11 Oct 2018, 12:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Plug/socket adapter from Type 1 or 2 for 15 amp plug

My Prius battery upgrade has a 15 amp plug in, but I can't seem to find any charging points that actually have a 10 amp or 15 amp outlet. Is there an adaptor cable that I can buy to fit the range of charging stations sockets out and about?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Mon, 08 Oct 2018, 14:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Charging 2x12V batteries connected in series
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Charging 2x12V batteries connected in series

Hi, I am looking to repurpose a couple of 100AH 12V AGM batteries as a UPS for our office. I already have a good 24V inverter and a dead 240->24V charger so I need to replace the charger. 240->24V chargers seem to be way more expensive than their 12V counterparts which I am guessing is at least par...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 03 Oct 2018, 14:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

At least all the bits that move from one vehicle to the other will have the spot welds in the same place to make refitting easier :lol: I take my hat off to you Damon, looking forward to future instalments of the 500e conversion.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Tue, 02 Oct 2018, 11:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Is there a point where you start to wonder when enough is enough Damon? Did you envisage there being this much work involved in creating a RHD Fiat 500e? I think I might have been tempted to transfer the body number and what ever was needed to make the black one RHD ... but you have made too much pu...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 01 Oct 2018, 15:43
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Elon stands down
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Elon stands down

Me thinks Elon Musk is no fool and this is all a ploy to generate funds first to then crash the share price. He can then in fact buy up the shares and privatise as he had said he would do. Once he owns the shares he doesn't really care about what anyone thinks, that won't change the value of his sha...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 14:55
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Pulse charging Lithiums
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: Pulse charging Lithiums

Just be make sure I have this right, you are talking about pluses of 3.95v per cell, 10milli sec on/10milli sec off, is that correct. If I've got that part right, the 3.95v won't do any harm, as long as you monitor the cell temp and keep it below 50*C while charging. What they don't appreciate is AC...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 30 Sep 2018, 13:04
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 60
Views: 2587

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Took a few scrolls up and down before I twigged the last photo is the machined adapter welded in the clutch spline with the outer section of the clutch hub cut away at the rivet holes. Very neat stuff, looking forward to the next instalments.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 14:52
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 362
Views: 26306

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

Often puzzled by any balancing or monitoring wires connected to each cell but has no fuse at the source end. One wire rubbing into a wire from a different voltage cell will start the melted process that ends in a fire. We build 12v and 24v house battery systems and wouldn't consider running any cabl...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 14:38
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale
Replies: 362
Views: 26306

Re: Arvio 3.5kWh drop-in-battery-replacement supercapacitor on sale

Oh and the 2 wires on the left half way up the pic - it HAS heatshrink but doesn't actually cover the joint - classic. That's an over heat indicator. If it's been too hot the heat shrink will be tight on the wire as an indicator it has been hot at some time, charred black means it has been on fire ...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Sep 2018, 12:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!

If you are reusing the 5 sp manual gearbox you will need to replace the front cluster gear bearing with the BMW 13 ball version, available from your local bearing shop.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 12:57
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: University of Newcastle survey on EV technologies
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: University of Newcastle survey on EV technologies

I started to fill out the survey after a few emails with Amir, but the question wording had me confused as to what the appropriate response would be. I ran out of time and haven't had a chance to get back to it yet, very busy catching up with lost time after the Prius pick up expedition. It appears ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 12:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Celica 1977 RA28 restoration + performance EV conversion!

The Mustang look a like model, probably one of the best old skool models they produced I reckon. I upgraded a few of these with the twin cam 2 ltr motor by building them into the original 18R block, no engine number changes and there is a photo of one in the vehicle handbook. Stuffed the Police and ...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Sep 2018, 12:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

Then the task of finding which spot welds weren't quite drilled far enough. did a similar job on a Fiat that wanted a 5 sp box fitted to replace the 4 sp. 2 spot-weld cutters later and it still didn't want to come out of the donor car and I still had to get the old one out of the vehicle I had to up...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 23 Sep 2018, 17:13
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Battery Suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 1429

Re: Battery Suppliers

EVRIC Eric gave a bit of a presentation on some new chemistry NCM cells from Westart https://www.ev-power.com.au/product/westart-ncm-3-7v-cells/ gives a bit of info on them. 2.5kg for a 100Ah 3.7v cell compared to 3.2kg for a Winston 100Ah 3.3v cell and about half the size, as in 2 Westart cells fit...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 22 Sep 2018, 12:02
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

brunohill wrote:
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 19:45
At least with the 32A 3 phase option you do not need to have mobile phone coverage to charge your car.
I'd expect just about every road house will have repeater stations or booster or what ever they are by the time EV charging rolls out.

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 21 Sep 2018, 13:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Damon’s Fiat 500e project
Replies: 38
Views: 1476

Re: Damon’s Fiat 500e project

What a mammoth project, as Chris said. I had visions of it being an unbolt and bolt back in type conversion, but changing floor pans as well :shock: So, basically at some stage both vehicles will in pieces including the body shell, then only one gets rebuilt?

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 12:53
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1133

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

Well good. Just use the links others have provided and fit one :) My "freeway" suggestion is only so you can be immersed in conventional vehicle noise and be more at home with the safety of it all. Or, you could try a really truly EV and have NO SOUND at all. Ah, pure bliss. I have wondered what th...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 12:45
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: PETROL STATION CHARGING?
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: PETROL STATION CHARGING?

At the Adelaide meeting last night we had a presentation from the 2 people involved in the recharging station roll out throughout the Adelaide shopping precinct. The system is based on either a smart phone app or a credit/debit card tap on and off, the costs for the user were something like $1 per h...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 20 Sep 2018, 08:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1133

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

I think a sound generator is overkill and not going to make an actual difference. A way to alert someone that is not as harsh as the horn is a good idea not just for EVs but all vehicles. A bell is probably the best way as it's not a sound people hear as much nowadays so it'll attract attention bet...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 19 Sep 2018, 11:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?
Replies: 32
Views: 1133

Re: RETROFIT SOUND GENERATOR FOR EV?

You do drive an electric vehicle don't you Michael? Today I had someone in quite little Mannum step straight in front of me. I was travelling at 40km/h in a 50km/h zone, they simply didn't hear me and chose to Jaywalk the last bit from the crossing rather than using the islands designed for pedestri...