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by woody
Mon, 16 Sep 2019, 08:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: EVs with towing capacity?
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: EVs with towing capacity?

2012 Leaf can do 600 unbraked; 1000kg braked. Not so big on the ground clearance, I'm afraid.
by woody
Thu, 08 Aug 2019, 19:18
Forum: Scooters, mopeds and electric toys
Topic: Are hybrid bikes worth the money?
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Are hybrid bikes worth the money?

This is an electric vehicle forum so I’m going to assume you mean an electric bike but the advice is much the same. I see the bike landscape much like a triangle. In one corner, Road/Racer bikes are no-compromise speed/endurance machines for the road. Downhill mountain bikes are in another corner fo...
by woody
Wed, 22 May 2019, 13:11
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

I edited my post above to be more instructive, and have placed a copy here. Please try following this procedure, this works on Chrome and Internet Explorer Browsers. Select the address bar: http://forums.aeva.asn.au Delete http:// and insert https:// and press Enter. Log in securely, all the AEVA F...
by woody
Tue, 21 May 2019, 17:51
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: AEVA Non-Secure so Password Issue

It’s not trivial but it’s not heaps of work for someone who’s done it before, certificates are now free thanks to the “Lets Encrypt” initiative, possibly the hosting company offers a one-off cost to set it up and turn it on?
by woody
Mon, 07 Jan 2019, 19:42
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: HP in EV vs HP in ICE
Replies: 12
Views: 1268

Re: HP in EV vs HP in ICE

Possibly relevant - some (all?) the Dynos work on (angular) accelleration of a (spinning) mass, so it’s measuring power fairly accurately but if you’ve programmed in an accelleration curve or something in your EV it may think it’s wheel spinning or something. I imagine rocking up with a truck mounte...
by woody
Thu, 03 Jan 2019, 08:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: which power specification is correct?
Replies: 14
Views: 1496

Re: which power specification is correct?

Better late than never - this is my understanding... Cooling: ~6kW of heat comes out of the intake air ~2kW comes from electricity ~8kW of heat goes into the outside air ---- 0kW sum Heating: ~7kW of heat goes into the air coming out of the blower ~2kW of that comes from electricity ~5kW of that com...
by woody
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 12:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: Direct Drive Help

Back in the days of the Ford LTD and Landau (stretched body Fairlane and 2 door Fairmont) they suffered tail shaft vibration because of the long shaft and possibly because they weren't put together quite straight. The go was to put a hose clamp around the tail shaft, turn it to put the screw part i...
by woody
Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 07:52
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive Help
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: Direct Drive Help

@Johnny got a sliding spline made for his Vogue at Precision Balancing in Melbourne http://electricvogue.blogspot.com/searc ... -date=true
I think his motor was imbalanced and so was the tailshaft.
by woody
Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 08:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project
Replies: 13
Views: 1868

Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

TimH wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 17:55
woody wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:43
Nice! Whereabouts are you located?
Brisbane. I have edited the opening post with some more details. How far are you with your Cortina conversion?
Not very. Still running original + registered.
by woody
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project
Replies: 13
Views: 1868

Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Nice! Whereabouts are you located?
by woody
Mon, 30 Jul 2018, 05:37
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dumtree Holden Van
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Dumtree Holden Van

Could be same one here: http://www.evalbum.com/1134
by woody
Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 13:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: "Fuel" Cost for Novated Leasing
Replies: 5
Views: 1618

Re: "Fuel" Cost for Novated Leasing

jpleaner wrote:
Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 13:37
because the car is over the $58k threshold, it is not tax effective for the employer to engage in a novated lease arrangement
Hopefully Model 3 or new Leaf will be under that threshold?

Can you get a novated lease on a second hand Tesla?
by woody
Tue, 20 Feb 2018, 07:42
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Floride conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Re: Floride conversion

Welcome! Awesome car.
WA seems to be different - they want you to register your intent beforehand.
Other states encourage you to talk to an engineer early on but don't care want to know until your engineer has signed off on it.
(I'm from Sydney)
by woody
Fri, 02 Feb 2018, 18:57
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Stolen / abandoned Leaf - Perth
Replies: 7
Views: 1676

Re: Stolen / abandoned Leaf - Perth

Rego expires 30/12/2018 https://online.transport.wa.gov.au/webE ... icket/page?
Sounds governmenty?
by woody
Sun, 28 Jan 2018, 12:20
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Open source inverter
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: Open source inverter

I wonder who his friend in Australia he mentions at the end is?
by woody
Fri, 29 Dec 2017, 08:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion
Replies: 21
Views: 5608

Re: Family car to EV Mazda Tribute conversion

Hi Stephan, it's been a while! Hi guys, Now I am interested to learn if my initial calculations of the expected speed are going to be correct. An update: 1. Progressing well; as in my first update early Sep-16 I removed the engine and lots of other parts and I am starting building it back up. 2. Rep...
by woody
Mon, 13 Nov 2017, 17:47
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Classic EV Conversion - Daimler 250 (V8)
Replies: 3
Views: 1370

Re: Classic EV Conversion - Daimler 250 (V8)

Easier with a classic; If there was a Daimler 250 model without fancy things like brake booster, power steering, heater/demister then you can hopefully do without them to reduce complexity. Take a look at the converted cars at the Brissy meeting; similar (front engine + RWD) layouts would include We...
by woody
Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 06:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Toyota Yaris conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Toyota Yaris conversion

Not necessarily, the ADC / traction control may have a simple connection (e.g. cut the throttle) which would work for an EV too.
by woody
Mon, 16 Oct 2017, 09:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Toyota Yaris conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Re: Toyota Yaris conversion

One issue with some (many?) late model cars is traction control/ADC and how integrated it is with the engine management computer: 1. you need to keep the traction control/ADC working 2. sometimes the computer which manages the ADC also manages the engine or talks to it in a non-trivial way 3. when y...
by woody
Fri, 01 Sep 2017, 17:42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Starting my journey.
Replies: 12
Views: 2104

Re: Starting my journey.

Welcome! I like your donor selection viewpoint. If you have a donor without fancy things like front wheel drive, heater/demisters and power brakes then you can have a very simple conversion.
Work out what project success is: for me part of success is converted car I enjoy driving.
by woody
Sat, 19 Aug 2017, 11:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: advice?
Replies: 8
Views: 1469

Re: advice?

It's easiest to keep the gearbox and drivetrain; especially if the engine is transverse - you end up doing a lot less engineering. I assume it's a manual RAV 4; not many convert automatics. Toyota US Adid an all-electric RAV4 around 95/96 - not sure what parts they used it would be interesting to lo...
by woody
Wed, 16 Aug 2017, 11:11
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated
Replies: 13
Views: 2634

Re: AEVA Membership Status about to be Automated

Hi Johny,

I noticed this pretty early => viewtopic.php?p=65319#p65319

I had to re-subscribe. It works a bit differently - the emails don't include the posts and you only get one notification per topic until you go back to the forum and read it.

I'm not used to it yet...
by woody
Wed, 02 Aug 2017, 12:35
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started
Replies: 22
Views: 5316

Re: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started

The mod I linked seemed pretty mature at first glance (been around 10 years but update in the last couple) buttotally agree with your thinking. Not fussy about colours but I'd say green = newbie (greenhorn etc) blue = member is fine (maybe black = normal) yellow? white? = moderator purple = admin is...
by woody
Tue, 01 Aug 2017, 12:53
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started
Replies: 22
Views: 5316

Re: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started

Thanks, I think I have that bit under control now, but the emails don't include the posted message. Would it be possible to install/enabl Prime Notify or a similar MOD to do this? The new forum emails are content-free: Hello woody, You are receiving this notification because "rhills" quoted you in t...
by woody
Tue, 01 Aug 2017, 07:02
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started
Replies: 22
Views: 5316

Re: NEW FORUM: The Countdown has started

Just noticed that all my subscriptions (New post => email) disappeared - I have re-added (click the link at the bottom of each forum page). Not sure how many were subscribed by email, it's not normal but it works for me :-)