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by Scotty T
Mon, 17 Jul 2017, 19:59
Forum: Admin Notices
Topic: AEVA Forum ready to move?
Replies: 17
Views: 2751

AEVA Forum ready to move?

Looks great, I did the password thing, and reset mine from my profile, had a quick look at my posts and it all worked well. Excellent job.
by Scotty T
Fri, 12 May 2017, 20:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Hydrogen

Is there enough ammonia to make a dent?
by Scotty T
Fri, 12 May 2017, 18:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen
Replies: 19
Views: 991

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. And at that point you might as well pump water uphill for hydro later on Yeah less trouble and more efficiency. All this talk of exporting our renewable energy while we still bur...
by Scotty T
Thu, 11 May 2017, 16:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Hydrogen

Rusdy wrote:
The most sensible book about renewable future, opened my eyes a bit how wonderful hydrocarbons are: http://ourrenewablefuture.org/


Thanks for the link, I have started reading it and will share with some friends who are interested in renewable energy.
by Scotty T
Wed, 03 May 2017, 17:32
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Hydrogen
Replies: 19
Views: 991

Hydrogen

Hydrogen will no doubt be a part of the future of energy and electric vehicles, especially with renewable energy powering production. This research is interesting: CSIRO research I'm not however a fan of fuel cells in cars, it makes as little sense to me as a hybrid. I think the application in indus...
by Scotty T
Wed, 12 Apr 2017, 18:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Tesla's Place in history
Replies: 26
Views: 1438

Tesla's Place in history

I'll address the car issues in this thread. VW sucks. I have one of the affected dieselgate vehicles, but it has another problem which can be seen in the video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpVBr2D1Y0U I bought it just out of warranty with 75k km. I bought it because VW raved that it got th...
by Scotty T
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 21:46
Forum: Other
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 39
Views: 2040

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

They would potentially be cannibalising a large chunk of revenue with regards to service, parts and repairs given the decreased need with EV's. Yes somewhat, but that is also a bit of a myth in the real world with brand new cars, Leaf scheduled servicing is more expensive than Hyundai i30 over 3 ye...
by Scotty T
Tue, 28 Feb 2017, 20:35
Forum: Other
Topic: The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under
Replies: 39
Views: 2040

The full Hyundai Ioniq range headed down under

Prices in USD: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/auto/2017-hyundai-ioniq/preview/ "And the Electric model comes online in April 2017, but only in California for the foreseeable future. It will be offered in two trim levels: A base Electric trim for $29,500 and a better equipped Limited model for $32,500...
by Scotty T
Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 19:28
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1998

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

Thanks for the info, we're yet to visit the dealer but I will be trying to talk them down as far as possible, and definitely making sure the warranty terms are confirmed. The Canberra dealer site lists 8 available, all seem to be black, there only appears to be one red one left in the country as 'ne...
by Scotty T
Thu, 09 Feb 2017, 01:37
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 1998

Concern: 'New 2012' in 2016

We're looking at taking the plunge on one of the handful of new (150-190 km on clock, complied last year it seems) Leafs that have popped up on Carsales. After reading this thread I'll get hold of Leafspy and the ODB2 scan tool. There are a few good second handers but we're looking at a 3 year lease...
by Scotty T
Wed, 10 Feb 2016, 20:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: fordccapri project?
Replies: 43
Views: 3028

fordccapri project?

Great thread on what is achievable. I thought I'd be looking at $20k budget for a DC build (plan was: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?title=my-e318is-build&t=4497), turns out that figure is a minimum for parts and battery, especially now that the dollar has gone south. All this range anxiety...
by Scotty T
Wed, 08 Apr 2015, 20:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: My E318is build
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

My E318is build

Yes, and not my friends suggestion of using it like a flintstones car :) I've finally arrived at a configuration, following the typical E30 builds that EVWorks have done before including http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?title=lead-wings-bmw-e30&t=2437 as I have very similar requirements. I'm ...
by Scotty T
Sun, 05 Apr 2015, 18:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

weighing vehicles

phpBB seems to be the standard. I hear the TapaTalk mobile app is great for that too.

Let me know if I can help, I am a .Net, IIS and MSSQL guy with a little php and mySQL experience. I actually recall using the WebWiz forums a very long time ago.
by Scotty T
Sun, 05 Apr 2015, 00:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: My E318is build
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

My E318is build

Oh we also lifted engine and gearbox in one piece, pic also shows the home made chain rig we used:

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by Scotty T
Sun, 05 Apr 2015, 00:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: My E318is build
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

My E318is build

I weighed each corner of the car, and will do it again when I finish getting the other bits out to calculate the difference. It wasn't that heavy, alloy head and sump, we lifted it with fairly small d-shackles and chain and they were fine. I had the luxury of a neighbour who is a plumber on large th...
by Scotty T
Sat, 04 Apr 2015, 01:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

weighing vehicles

G'day admins, can we make the basic search do all posts ever? This is what I expected, and it is what most people expect. I am a web programmer guy who has done a bunch of stuff with search. People don't like having to choose options like that.
by Scotty T
Sat, 04 Apr 2015, 00:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: My E318is build
Replies: 6
Views: 1025

My E318is build

Starting a thread, as a milestone has been reached. The evil ICE is removed!!! http://www.alienspeaking.com/scotty/e318is/e-318is.jpg Last time on petrol video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STxBBBO1l7E&feature=youtu.be http://www.alienspeaking.com/scotty/e318is/318is.jpg http://www.alienspeaking....
by Scotty T
Mon, 30 Mar 2015, 01:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

weighing vehicles

Got the scales and did the job. It was within 5kg of the specified weight.

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by Scotty T
Fri, 27 Mar 2015, 18:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

weighing vehicles

... I really don't want to make a jig and four bathroom scales. The jig can be pretty crude... I like that, looks a bit easier to construct than the other one I'd seen. Woolies bathroom scales are $6.50 each at the moment too. http://www2.woolworthsonline.com.au/?gclid=CIaUoaq_x8QCFYaUvQodrI0AcA#ur...
by Scotty T
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 19:15
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

weighing vehicles

Ah yes I now see that default is only in the last year, thanks for the tip.

I can still weigh mine as I still have the small amount of parts removed so far and could easily place them back where they go to weigh it. Depending where you look the balance runs from 51/49 f/r to 53/47.
by Scotty T
Thu, 26 Mar 2015, 17:58
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 1847

weighing vehicles

The search on this forum just doesn't work, luckily Google is good or I'd have never found this thread, I'll be using that from now on: https://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=GGMTVYqDKqLu8weq_oCACQ#q=weighing+car+site:forums.aeva.asn.au Has anyone got one of these? http://www.sunbuster.net.au/servi...
by Scotty T
Sat, 21 Mar 2015, 04:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

I read that whole thread Richo and the other one who did the Baur Cabriolet on DC. Great info. I also looked at Renard's BMW. Some common-ish stuff to E30 so that was also useful. I contacted EVWorks, and they confirmed that DD is OK with my proposed setup and I would get same or better than I have ...
by Scotty T
Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 16:57
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

Hehe yes 2 EV's or a further evolution of the BMW :D I can't find any 100Kw AC inverters listed for less than $4k USD. Anything under that is producing less power and torque than the ICE and way less than what can be had from a 1K/Warp9 combo. $9-10k just for the powerplant is well out of my budget....
by Scotty T
Fri, 20 Mar 2015, 01:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Spec my powerplant: BMW E30 318is

The wife levelled my head:

"Stick to your plan, it's your first one, we don't need regenerative braking for long distance and your next project can be making it the fast car" and "I want to tell people we don't even need a gearbox"

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