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by brendon_m
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 10:39
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: iMiev stopped with RR showing 7km's and 2 bars
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: iMiev stopped with RR showing 7km's and 2 bars

A lot of those cheap gensets use a modified sine wave not pure sine like you might think. I don't know if that matters to the charger but something to think about
by brendon_m
Sun, 12 Aug 2018, 08:40
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Which Motor?
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Which Motor?

I've noticed that a lot of Chinese motors use that style of graph and I assume it's done in order to make it harder to compare them to non Chinese "quality" units. I mean who cares about torque vs kW. Just give me the data vs rpm so I can read what's going on
by brendon_m
Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 17:43
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repair 10A-15A Converter?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Repair 10A-15A Converter?

Also as long as you get one rated to 10a overcurrent then you should be good. Realistically the circuit breakers in you meter box is a 16A one and all the wiring in the house should be rated to carry that current. The "converter" is only there to hold back the individual outlet so the rest of the ho...
by brendon_m
Sat, 11 Aug 2018, 17:33
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Repair 10A-15A Converter?
Replies: 8
Views: 124

Re: Repair 10A-15A Converter?

I've found mm electrical to be cheaper than l&h for a lot of things so you should definitely see what they do them for if there is one near you
by brendon_m
Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 18:15
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: MX-5 Hybrid conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: MX-5 Hybrid conversion

In neutral none of the gears are actually turning when the output shaft turns but the input shaft is held stationary because all the drive gears are not engaged/locked to the output shaft. All the needle roller bearing are spinning inside the drive gears and around the output shaft bearing area wit...
by brendon_m
Fri, 10 Aug 2018, 11:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: MX-5 Hybrid conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: MX-5 Hybrid conversion

In a manual box it shouldn't be an issue. You can flat tow a manual with out any traumas. There should still be enough oil splashing around to keep things lubed and with a small battery pack it's not like it'll be 100's of kilometres as ev only.
by brendon_m
Tue, 07 Aug 2018, 17:20
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

Got another email from jspec. Leaf's are officially on their site. About $20,000 landed and complied which is about the going rate for a leaf here. While a Japanese leaf has drawbacks at least this gives more variations/choices to the market as opposed to at the moment where in Australia there is on...
by brendon_m
Sun, 05 Aug 2018, 09:30
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

The head and block in my moke was 80kg, maybe another 50 - 100kg of other bits and pieces. 220kg is probably on the upper limit of what you could pull out. On the plus side the mini is light so you aren't going to need a 100kg of electric motor to shift it allowing you to devote more weight to batte...
by brendon_m
Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 15:11
Forum: Mitsubishi
Topic: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery
Replies: 68
Views: 2523

Re: i-MiEV not charging, high voltage warning light and battery

Most Bluetooth dongles will have the capability of sending a clear codes request. Maybe not all apps but it's fairly standard for them to be able to read and clear codes, although they mostly only do engine systems (abs srs etc normally aren't supported and you need a proper scan tool.) Some cars wi...
by brendon_m
Sat, 04 Aug 2018, 09:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

Mounting and coupling issues aside, old prius' have quite low power electric motors. They don't really go anywhere (or fast) as electric only, they work more as an electric turbo/supercharger than a replacement for the ice. And in terms of a whole engine transplant I don't see a whole prius drive tr...
by brendon_m
Fri, 03 Aug 2018, 12:14
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 28
Views: 537

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

I'm currently in the works of a moke conversion. I plan on using the stock gearbox and just putting a plate over where the engine was. I'll let you know when I'm finished if it was a mistake... I couldn't find a good ratio diff to fit straight in so you'll need some sort of reduction on the input to...
by brendon_m
Wed, 01 Aug 2018, 14:59
Forum: Nissan Leaf
Topic: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan
Replies: 7
Views: 611

Re: Importing 2013-2017 Nissan leaf from japan

I emailed jspec about getting a leaf imported and this was the reply- "The Leaf is technically not importable at this moment in time so that's why it's not currently on the J-Spec site, however things are looking pretty good with these. There is a test vehicle in the country and all of the regulator...
by brendon_m
Mon, 23 Jul 2018, 17:29
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: List of cars with electric power steering pumps
Replies: 22
Views: 139259

Re: List of cars with electric power steering pumps

I've never probed it to see what's on it, I just know that on the diagram it's a straight shot to the ecu but I had the same presumption you did and that it just notifies the ecu about the load. It may even just switch hard to ground under load like the load switch on most mechanical steering racks.
by brendon_m
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 18:50
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Where do I start researching motors for a DIY Quad conversion?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Where do I start researching motors for a DIY Quad conversion?

There is a lot of people here with more experience than me but here is my 2 cents. It really depends on budget but on the cheaper side of things I'd suggest looking for an old golf cart dc motor assembly. Get the controller and everything if you can (maybe hit up a golf club and see if they have any...
by brendon_m
Sun, 22 Jul 2018, 14:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

It does, but I was planning on putting a plate a cross with a bearing on the oily side. Im actually a little more worried about the axial force from the gears pushing it all apart long ways rather than the gears spreading away from each other. Im not sure how much thrust the motor will take through ...
by brendon_m
Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 19:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Engine out and transfer case refit. Here is the drive off the crank. The crank shaft passed through the middle to the clutch which then drives the spline round the outside. https://6sr2la.bn.files.1drv.com/y4mXZCGPokv3HOxJEAUcuAoCfBRQ3Z5w8RQMb7RV08NoAsERIo83UugZYFjXFMuL4xvKps99iQ-7wL6ys4SM1j3LoLB5l7...
by brendon_m
Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 12:48
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

But look at the baby clutch. https://i.imgur.com/nQH0JZY.jpg Onto getting the engine out. With a little help from someone with more muscles than me https://i.imgur.com/r6HiSnW.jpg The motor splits off the gearbox https://i.imgur.com/cC8AbkW.jpg And out https://i.imgur.com/8KbJ9xM.jpg Its small but t...
by brendon_m
Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 12:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

For anyone trying to get to the clutch on a mini or moke I feel sorry for you. Pulling the ring gear off was an absolute bear of a job. Its on there tight, like really tight. Like I had a puller on it and was using a good rattle gun to wind in the puller bolt, left it under tension soaking in wd40 o...
by brendon_m
Fri, 20 Jul 2018, 10:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

That makes so much sense now. So 6 to 1 is what I want but in the real world you can't get much over 4 to 1. I wonder if a 2 speed diff would work?, or if I can even find one that is small/light enough. Or a standalone transfer case like what's in a lada niva. I'm thinking that while a direct drive ...
by brendon_m
Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 17:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Where did you get 319rpm from? My understanding is if I spin a 1676mm circumference wheel 319 times in a minute it would have moved (1.676m x 319rpm=)534.64m 534.64m per minute for an hour is 32078m (32km) So a 319rpm axle is 32km/h Is that right or am I missing something? Alternatively 597revs per ...
by brendon_m
Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 13:11
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Doing a quick bit of rouugh maths 100km/h =1666m per min Wheels are roughly 1.6m in circumference. So basically I need to axle to spin at 1000rpm to do 100km/h Diff ratio of a rav4 diff is 2.9ish to 1. So 2900rpm at the motor at 100km/h. The Me1507s top rpm is 8000. That's redline so I reckon a diff...
by brendon_m
Thu, 19 Jul 2018, 12:50
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I never thought of mounting the motor in the rear and running a shaft forward. So many ideas. I've looked into doing a swift engine conversion in the past and while it is "a thing" every instance I found of the conversion they had to do some pretty major modifications to make it fit. No kits or off ...
by brendon_m
Wed, 18 Jul 2018, 21:53
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

I like the rav 4 diff. I looked at a couple of diffs but never found one really suitable. But that looks good, Ill have to work out final drive ratios and rpms but it may be too high a ratio for taking off? The pmac may not have the torque at low rpm? I'm not sure... Some else with more experience m...
by brendon_m
Wed, 18 Jul 2018, 13:27
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Brendon_m Moke
Replies: 36
Views: 913

Re: Brendon_m Moke

Pretty sure the rated power was at 5000rpm. Hopefully the gearbox will be OK, otherwise I can fill it with sawdust. That's how you make a gearbox quiet on a car your going to sell :lol: