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by smokinjoe
Sun, 13 Dec 2020, 20:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

I can confirm the reduction unit is splash lubricated, I found an old photo of when I first split the motor, gearbox and charger, not the best photo but you get an idea of orientation. Best of luck with the super beetle Ctwidle.
by smokinjoe
Mon, 23 Nov 2020, 20:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Looks awesome mate! Hope to see it at a meeting, or at the very least Electrikhana 2021! Thanks Chris, I'd love to get it up there for electikhana. Hopefully it's all finished by then. Nice, liquid cooled beetle :mrgreen: I assume there was no neat way of using the original beetle fill port for the...
by smokinjoe
Sun, 22 Nov 2020, 19:52
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Spent a bit more time on the beetle this weekend, wired in the 240v charge inlet and interlock to prevent driveway, and plumbed in a small radiator to keep the whole lot cool. Just have to secure some of the wiring and i'm all finished in there.
by smokinjoe
Sat, 14 Nov 2020, 10:42
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Sorry Francisco, yes I'm in WA
by smokinjoe
Fri, 13 Nov 2020, 20:02
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

It has been far too long since I've updated this thread, I got the beetle moving with battery power for first time last weekend :D . There's still so much to do, tidy up and secure heaps of wiring , fit an interior and many other bits and pieces. Its running a simpbms which communicates to volt gen1...
by smokinjoe
Sun, 01 Nov 2020, 10:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

So what are you using to couple the Leaf motor to the VW transaxle? I have a Sterling ( in Australia, it's the Eureka) that i'm going to convert over to electric. Hi Klemmy, I've just seen your post haven't been online for a while. I wish I had photos of it, I basically had the input of the Nissan ...
by smokinjoe
Mon, 08 Jun 2020, 08:09
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 643
Views: 71610

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Sorry to hear about this Chris ☹️
by smokinjoe
Tue, 14 Apr 2020, 10:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

by smokinjoe
Mon, 13 Apr 2020, 15:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

IMG_13042020_145911_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg IMG_13042020_150055_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg IMG_13042020_145654_(1080_x_1080_pixel).jpg Progress has been a little slow on the beetle, but I had a chance to get a bit done this weekend. Fitted the headliner and windows, which was a job I wouldn't wish upo...
by smokinjoe
Fri, 06 Mar 2020, 20:31
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 64
Views: 8405

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Sorry Russell, I've had someone else commit to buying them.
by smokinjoe
Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 13:28
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS: 16 X AVASS 460ah cells SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 743

FS: 16 X AVASS 460ah cells SOLD

For Sale 16x 460ah AVASS cells and storage cabinet. These cells haven't been used since I bought them, so I'd like to sell them to someone who'll put them to good use. I'm after $2000 to recover the cost of the cabinet as well. All cells read between 3.23 and 3.25v. I'm located in Eaton WA but can a...
by smokinjoe
Tue, 25 Feb 2020, 20:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

I'll have a look at what's left of the leaf gear reduction when I get a chance. It shouldn't be any different to leaving the Kombi in 4th, there is no neutral so it's in gear all the time.
by smokinjoe
Mon, 24 Feb 2020, 20:03
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Did you ever consider doing away with the VW gearbox and transaxle as well? I'm planning on converting my '74 Kombi after the body is restored to its former glory or maybe better than when it left the factory. I'm tossing up doing the conventional 3 phase motor adapted to the existing gearbox, or r...
by smokinjoe
Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 15:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Re: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Whoops :oops: Should have previewed the post before submitting. :lol: The aluminium definitely did the trick thanks Chris.
by smokinjoe
Sun, 23 Feb 2020, 09:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion
Replies: 38
Views: 1886

Smokinjoe's Beetle conversion

Hi guys, Here's my 1970 Beetle I've been restoring for the last couple of years. In the last few months I've finished the panel and paint and now I'm starting on the fun stuff :) Mounted on the original transaxle is a Nissan leaf motor and inverter which will likely be controlled by an openinverter ...
by smokinjoe
Sat, 22 Feb 2020, 21:59
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS cells 2nd lot
Replies: 64
Views: 8405

Re: AVASS cells 2nd lot

Hi Russell,

I might be moving on my 460ah 48v battery. Let me know if you are interested.
by smokinjoe
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 18:50
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: AVASS Battery order details
Replies: 66
Views: 10745

Re: AVASS Battery order details

Thank you for organising all this Chris, I am more than happy to contribute to the shipping. Are we able to deposit money in to the original account used?
by smokinjoe
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 22:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: For sale section.
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

For sale section.

Thank you!
by smokinjoe
Tue, 24 Jan 2017, 22:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: For sale section.
Replies: 4
Views: 1204

For sale section.

Hi guys, was wondering how I can get access to the for sale section of the forum? I became a member last week.
Regards
Joe