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by gholm
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 03:30
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

OK on battery box design, here's a few more mock ups. 1) Bit of a mess but minimises use of steel while packing boxes tightly http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1656/box1.resized.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/1656/box1B.resized.jpg 2) Box design I showed earler.. allows for airflow between "p...
by gholm
Thu, 11 Nov 2010, 02:38
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Indeed. The battery interconnects are coming with the cells, so I could need to raise the height of the box once they arrive in case they don't fit as current design.. And yes, cable run is important. Big cable needs lots of room. I'll likely end up using all that space inbetween the batteries and m...
by gholm
Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 15:24
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

@antiscab : OK yes I get that explanation. Will be interesting to see if min speed is 1kph or 10kph.. What affects that? Gearing I'd guess. @ev2Go : The reason for the spacing between those packs is to address a few issues. Firstly the seat's weight bearing verticals need to line up with seat's desi...
by gholm
Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 03:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

@antiscab... too late, I already own the Curtis. Why you against them? (merely out of curiosity since my budget can't stretch for a different controller yet!) Also.,.forgot to mention. I ran the van's fuel down to almost empty and took it to a weighbridge. Empty, it's 1280kg total, 800kg on front ax...
by gholm
Wed, 10 Nov 2010, 03:14
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Been a while so I'd thought I'd update with the latest for anyone reading. oh...Thanks AMPrentice for your encouragement, I do like the idea of rattan mats and rolled futon... need a couple of those Wobble-headed Hula dolls and a bead curtain to top it off!! Classic. Big news... I've decided to go w...
by gholm
Tue, 19 Oct 2010, 02:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Toyota and Tesla strike a deal
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Toyota and Tesla strike a deal

http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/105 ... components

LINK

$60m from Toyota to Tesla Motors to supply EV related parts for the RAV4.

Nice work, people at Tesla Motors.

[edit] add linking properly
by gholm
Wed, 13 Oct 2010, 03:08
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Precer Bioracer
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Precer Bioracer

Interesting approach to alternative energy vehicles. http://biomassauthority.com/precer-bioracer-biomass-car/ This is an offroader that uses wood pellets to power a stirling engine that charges a battery to power the electric engine. Apparently it gets 10miles to the kilo! Would love to get hold of ...
by gholm
Sat, 09 Oct 2010, 03:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

The floor is flush with the main chassis rails anyway so I can bolt through the floor onto some u-brackets around those rails. I'm deign to cut away the floor plate and I don't really think I can get enough depth to house the cells anyway because of the main drive shaft right down the centre. As it ...
by gholm
Tue, 05 Oct 2010, 03:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Ok thought it time for some photos. Below are two shots of the cockpit, very raw, no winders for windows, no heater(the ICE heats up the cabin fine), no fan, no sound insulation. Engine is inbetween driver and front passenger and very loud when on the road. The seats come off easily allowing side ac...
by gholm
Mon, 04 Oct 2010, 02:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Contactors - GIGAVAC
Replies: 12
Views: 2386

Contactors - GIGAVAC

Hey eRace.
Likely I'm pushing the envelope here being many months after the fact but tell me more about these Gigavac contactors.
How's your testing on them? Have you managed to break any yet? and how?
What sizes of amperage are you using them with?

Love to know more.
by gholm
Fri, 01 Oct 2010, 03:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Ah yes, of course. The engineering certificate is definitely still on the ToDo. Is it just a matter of calling around until I find someone a) with experience with EVs, b) sympathetic to DIY costs, and c) reasonably available and priced. or d) all of the above? haha Has anyone here had any particular...
by gholm
Wed, 29 Sep 2010, 03:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hey all OK, finalised a few things and thought it time for an update. Firstly, I got it registered. It had been on club plates for the last 10 years or so, and there was a bit to do to it in order to meet the needs of blue-slip inspector. Thankfully nothing related to the ICE, but of note the work i...
by gholm
Wed, 08 Sep 2010, 03:43
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

hey guys Great link for the Cd and Crr guesstimation.... guess what I'm doing this weekend! All I have to do is get around the very wide margin of error of my speedo, currently quite loosely calibrated in mph and jumpy as a cat on cracker night. I think my regular car might need to come along as a s...
by gholm
Tue, 07 Sep 2010, 03:51
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Wouldn't this van be a collectors item ? Looks in mint condition. If its worth $$$ sell it to finance a more recent van for conversion - something prior to 1995 (to avoid pesky ADR requirements). Well, that's part of my initial struggle with guilt. Granted the pros are that it is in a fantastic con...
by gholm
Sun, 05 Sep 2010, 21:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48477

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hi all Thought I'd start by saying hi to all, and introducing my new EV project. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1) Photos of Interior pre-conversion 2) 3d renders of preliminary battery box design 3) More 3d renders of various battery box designs 4) Final box design with cell connection flow diagrams 5) Photos o...