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by gholm
Wed, 09 Oct 2013, 16:01
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Ha, no, the guy who pink-slips it, is the same guy who did my blue slip when I originally rego-ed it, so he knows the vehicle well. oh...In NSW, the blue slip is the (blue :) bit of paper that the Roads and Traffic Authority need from a certified mechanic in order to bring an unregistered or modifie...
by gholm
Wed, 09 Oct 2013, 15:57
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Thanks guys, but it was a really simple build. Crimp well/crimp once, plenty of Noalox & some good quality components (Zeva, Kostov, CALBs+Ev-Power BMS) = really not much to go wrong. Ha, now I've blown it. Just waiting for the gods of gloating to sprinkle down some of their trickier glitches now I'...
by gholm
Wed, 09 Oct 2013, 02:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Flamin' sh1tballs, I just realised I haven't done a thing to the j2ev except drive it, for over 12 months. Haven't lifted a wrench, screwdriver, nothing, haven't even opened the polycarbonate box that stops dumb people from shocking themselves when digging around in the "engine bay". Damn, it's nice...
by gholm
Wed, 25 Sep 2013, 03:36
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Maker Faire - Nov 24 @ Powerhouse
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Sydney Maker Faire - Nov 24 @ Powerhouse

Hey Malcolm
Thanks for the heads up on the Makers Faire... keep us posted, as I'd be keen to take along the J2 to show it off to all the geeks :)
Either way, I've read almost every edition, so will def be attending the Sydney one.
by gholm
Thu, 12 Sep 2013, 03:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: seligtype3 1969 Volkswagen Type 3
Replies: 194
Views: 41993

seligtype3 1969 Volkswagen Type 3

Been a while since we've heard any news on this conversion... how's it going? Definitely keep us posted when you can..
by gholm
Sat, 07 Sep 2013, 02:21
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Old VW conversion & restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Old VW conversion & restoration

I came across this thread on TheSamba forum about a guy who is restoring an old VW van and converting it to AC electric A seriously informative read with so many photos/videos and info for those who love to watch the process of restoration and conversion. The timelapse vids of his metal work are jus...
by gholm
Sat, 24 Aug 2013, 20:05
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Weber and Coulomb's MX-5
Replies: 1698
Views: 349019

Weber and Coulomb's MX-5

A hearty congrats to you two. What an epic journey and to finally have it all installed and rolling is truly a major milestone.
Well done.

I wish you well along the ever-shortening trip to the Engineer's elusive big green tick.
by gholm
Sat, 17 Aug 2013, 22:50
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Quick Change Li Batt Packs SRI EV1 - EV West / SRD
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Quick Change Li Batt Packs SRI EV1 - EV West / SRD

The old quickswap battery seems to always be in the domain of heavy lift cranes etc and will never work commercially without Tesla size commitment. (Better place anyone?) What if someone made cells the same size and shape as cans of soda, then belt-fed them along nylon channels. A clamp could then e...
by gholm
Mon, 12 Aug 2013, 00:30
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney AGM 13-8-13
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Sydney AGM 13-8-13

Any chance of getting a charge point while I'm there? Not sure if the J2 can handle the return journey without..
by gholm
Wed, 10 Jul 2013, 01:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: ELMOFO Electric Radical SR8
Replies: 44
Views: 6748

ELMOFO Electric Radical SR8

Fantastic project Sutho, the photos and videos are serious techpr0n.

Wondering what's the estimated range at full race speed?
by gholm
Tue, 11 Jun 2013, 06:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hey man, thanks for that offer. I'll keep it as is for the time being. It's all safe and tidied away so no real issues.
by gholm
Sun, 02 Jun 2013, 21:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

I ended up running a HV probe wire all the way back to the pack's positive, bypassing the main contactor. This way, the eXpertPro stays powered up when the van is off, and I have another bright orange wire in my wire route. Originally I didn't want any unswitched HV up in the control box, but I coul...
by gholm
Sun, 24 Feb 2013, 03:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Actually it's going great guns... the only thing has been the recent Sydney heat wave has caused me to rethink the controller cooling and I'm very slowly investigating a waterblock solution instead of aircool..so I can still maintain fullpower in the hotter months... All that said though, it hasn't ...
by gholm
Tue, 28 Aug 2012, 03:06
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Found an interesting gotcha that might affect other EVers.s Driving around this last few months, I was noticing a lack of power at the top end. I could'nt pull off at the lights with as much vigour as I used to, and the hill starts were getting a little slower each time. So I opened up the engine ba...
by gholm
Wed, 27 Jun 2012, 03:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 48934

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

I reached a little milestone this week.

5000 miles as an EV!.

Not bad since Oct 2011, and still rolling strong.

Worked out costs at 9c per KM (14c per mile), whereas full costs were 24c per km on petrol

As soon as I recoup my battery costs, it's almost free driving!! Sweet!

by gholm
Wed, 23 May 2012, 03:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The insides of a Volt
Replies: 1
Views: 489

The insides of a Volt

Interesting article detailing some of the tech inside the Chevy Volt.

Chevy Volt Teardown

Nice to get a glimpse into how the big boys do it.
by gholm
Sun, 20 May 2012, 03:26
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Engineer requests
Replies: 28
Views: 4963

Engineer requests

FYI. Before going for an Engineers Inspection here in NSW you must contact the RTA, or what ever they call themselves now, for an engine number. They will generate a number which will need to be stamped on the motor before inspection. For EVs, the engine number requirement is a weird one indeed. In...
by gholm
Sat, 19 May 2012, 17:11
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action

... Proffesional motorcycle design engineers and stylists will take the concept and turn it into a true market ready product. The aim of the video was to demonstrate the concept, and 'show off'. I fully agree, it aint pretty... Once the vehicle has undergone the necessary design improvements, it sh...
by gholm
Mon, 14 May 2012, 21:05
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

A MUST WATCH VIDEO - Tilting Trike Action

Nicely shot video, amazing tech and no doubt, a good performing vehicle, but great gales of smokin sh!t, it's ugly. Seriously and no personal offence intended, with the squared-off industrial pressed -metal battery box, bar-stool-high riding position, and an arse-end that looks like it was lopped of...
by gholm
Sat, 05 May 2012, 06:24
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Charge port standard.
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Charge port standard.

http://www.motorward.com/2012/05/global-car-makers-announce-15-minute-ev-charging-standard/ The big ones finally decide to decide to meet to decide on a standard charging port..... 1 & 3 Phase AC, slow and fast DC charging all in one socket. From flat to full in 15 mins. Holy crapolo, the power tra...
by gholm
Wed, 02 May 2012, 17:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Excellent little gokart
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Excellent little gokart

From an uber-l33t MIT postgrad student with waay too much time on his hands, I present the Chibikart!
http://www.etotheipiplusone.net/?cat=90

A teeny tiny 4wd homebuilt (actually, university built and very nicely done) electric go kart.

Would love to have a go at one of these.
by gholm
Tue, 24 Apr 2012, 19:11
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: RMS certification costs.
Replies: 3
Views: 749

RMS certification costs.

My engineer charged $1200, but it was a rush job owing to the pending changes to the RTA certifying process. I wanted mine certified before the certifying authority was disbanded so I needed it quickly. He kindly offered to work over a weekend to meet that deadline and so I was happy to pay a bit ex...
by gholm
Thu, 12 Apr 2012, 03:27
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Ian Hooper's RX7 Conversion
Replies: 102
Views: 24020

Ian Hooper's RX7 Conversion

Damn, Ian, this one will be sweeeeet! Always liked the car, my business partner buys himself one the other day which got me thinking of the what-ifs in EV terms, and now you've well and truly pulled the trigger! Twin 9inch too! Soo much torque. Top speed might be limited, but I don't suspect that's ...
by gholm
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 23:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 12v battery made from LiFePo cells
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

12v battery made from LiFePo cells

On that, my 12v lead acid has dropped to as low as 7v, yet all the accessories have work fine, including the main contactor, FWD/REV contactor and vac pump. Admittedly at that voltage, headlights and blinkers are a bit on the dull side :) but yet still reasonably functional. I do own an Iota DC to D...
by gholm
Wed, 28 Mar 2012, 02:14
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: 12v battery made from LiFePo cells
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

12v battery made from LiFePo cells

My lead acid 12v is nearing the end of its life, and I'm thinking of building a LiFePo replacement. I don't (yet) run a DC-DC convertor, and by the certification process requirements, should have something that'll run all my van's accessories for 40 mins. My headlights run at 120w. Wipers at 40w, co...