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by woody
Today, 08:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project
Replies: 9
Views: 86

Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

TimH wrote:
Yesterday, 17:55
woody wrote:
Yesterday, 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
Yesterday, 15:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project
Replies: 9
Views: 86

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: 287

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: 429

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: 601

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: 686

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: 920

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: 3734

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: 526

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: 711

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: 711

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: 8
Views: 777

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: 896

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: 7
Views: 948

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: 3575

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: 3575

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: 3575

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 :-)
by woody
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 21:41
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 3387

AEVA Forum ready to move?

"Scraping the barrel" Gripe: Just noticed that his links in my Sig did not come accross. I can live with that!
by woody
Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 21:39
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 3387

AEVA Forum ready to move?

Hi All, ...Minor Gripes: * Private message sent folder empty ... OK, the Private Messages stuff is now all fixed as far as I can tell from my own mailbox. Please look through your own and see if it all matches what you have in the Live forum. Cheers, Yes, all looks great :-) Have replied to your PMs
by woody
Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 21:15
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 3387

AEVA Forum ready to move?

Looks good, all images there: e.g. http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=1670&hilit=cortina&start=25 Internal links work: (e.g. Weber + Coulomb's Contents Post) http://test-forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=980&hilit=MX5 Editing old posts works + linking to specific posts: http:/...
by woody
Fri, 12 May 2017, 16:35
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen
Replies: 25
Views: 1727

Hydrogen

It would make sense when we have too much energy to use - e.g. off-peak when we have enough solar for 100% of peak load. There are long journeys where this could make sense (shipping, interstate rail). On a smaller scale - when you are off-grid with too much solar to use, it would be nice to turn it...
by woody
Tue, 04 Apr 2017, 13:22
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Are commercial VFDs tweakable?
Replies: 2
Views: 713

Are commercial VFDs tweakable?

The VFDs I've looked at (Mostly ABB) have low voltage alarms which would be the lower end of your DC bus voltage - but they seem to vary quite a bit in range - e.g. I recall some having alarms at 400 and 900 volts. Lenze's: Johnny on this forum has one in his car and will be more familiar with them....
by woody
Mon, 20 Mar 2017, 15:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee
Replies: 19
Views: 1489

Is it a Scooter? Is it a Car? Introducing ZBee

Hi Wolfgang - looks great.

What class of vehicle will this be in Australia? - where on the spectrum will it fall between car and motorcycle?

* Licence required None/Car/Motorcycle
* Helmet required Y/N
* Registration Required Y/N

cheers,
Woody
by woody
Mon, 05 Dec 2016, 21:17
Forum: Charging Infrastructure
Topic: J1772 ChargeStar / NextCharge Soft Launch - S. Aus
Replies: 15
Views: 2013

J1772 ChargeStar / NextCharge Soft Launch - S. Aus

mikedufty wrote: Get a smartphone? I bought a new one for $24 recently, and it came with $30 credit, so they were effectively paying me $6 to take it.
OFF-TOPIC:

The 30 "dollars" credit is not actually $AUD. They call it dollars, but that's deceptive.

by woody
Mon, 10 Oct 2016, 20:35
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: AC-50 based 64 Beetle build
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

AC-50 based 64 Beetle build

So where do the heater ducts go now (for the heater)? VW's being air-cooled have a system to blow air through heat-exchangers with the exhaust (carbon monoxide anyone?) into the cabin at the front instead of the usual water cooled solution of blowing air through a secondary radiator. In an EV these...