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Post by tassie_tiger » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 02:24

Perhaps a new forum area for "discovered" websites that have EV projects , especially those that are Australian.

This would help visitors to this website awareness of EV projects as it would show there are many projects occuring, even outside of members posted projects.



eg: found this website earlier where the project is close to final testing:


http://www.mightyboyev.com/


edit - don't know why the url link doesn't work as the BB code looks fine.

edit2 - f course, immediately after I added the first edit, the link started working.
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Post by acmotor » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 04:02

Yes, Ive been watching that site.

What a work of art !
I am quite biased of course and would say - all that work and it is still DC and lead acid.
No really, it is a great job ! It puts us all to shame !
Good quality photos.

I just have to find some gripes 'cause it is so neat !!!!

I am not a fan of soldering crimp terminals. Maybe this practice is a left over from wetties when sulphuric acid corrosion was a problem ?
If crimp termials are correctly sized and crimped then they are fine. They are also less prone to fatigue from flexing or insulation pull back / crazing than crimped and soldered.

Solder is a lot less thermally and electrically conductive than copper.
On a boat in salt water I would solder. Once again, this is about corrosion.

The sealed DC-DC is good. Take note the the inspectors who pass 'open air' DC-DCs in vehicles. It is your signature on the paperwork.

The IEC connector in the fuel flap is questionable. It dosen't meet any spec. for potential wet area that I know of. Mind you the RCD should take care of that. It wouldn't pass AS3000 (if the inspector was on the ball)

I hope the SSRs are DC rated, I can't read the labels.

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Post by woody » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 04:38

Wow Wow Wow!
What a huge number of great informative photos.
I didn't really follow why CometBoy left this forum, but he certainly hasn't been sitting around twiddling his thumbs...
Serious quality with the restoration - I hope I can come close to that with the Cortina.
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Post by Striker » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 05:05

Hey Tassie Tiger,

The kind of area you're talking about is being discussed, but it hasn't appeared on the forums because we're not sure if it will be part of the forums, or part of the main website.

It'll come, we're just not sure of when and where as yet.

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Post by tassie_tiger » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 16:14

Thanks Striker, I think it would be a great addition and makes for more 'stickyness' for this forum too!

acmotor and woody - have you ever seen such a clean engine bay, actually the whole car is so damn clean and the layout is just so neat.

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Post by woody » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 16:37

It certainly makes sense to spray everything when it's empty.

The engine bay is pretty full now though...

I'm wondering how to keep mine looking "factory" - where do I hide all the bits?

I guess with an old car I don't have to worry about those newfangled extras like brake vacuum boost and heater/demister. There should be more room since the cortina is also about twice the volume of a mighty boy (but only 1/3rd heavier...).

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Post by Thalass » Mon, 26 Jan 2009, 19:27

What a great site, and a great conversion! I always thought the mightyboy was a nifty car. :P
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by Cunning Plans » Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 06:01

Hi Guys,
I found this thread while trying to find a list of EV conversions across the country. I'm curious as to how many have been done in Australia and figure it makes a good advertisement and lobbying tool.

Is there anything like this already?

Striker, does the plan under discussion include such a list (not just the webbed projects)?

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Post by Simon » Wed, 28 Jan 2009, 08:49

Hi Greg
There is the EVAlbum
But there is probably just as many EVs that are not listed.

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Post by Cunning Plans » Thu, 29 Jan 2009, 04:59

Thanks for the great link Simon, I hadn't seen that one yet.

I was also thinking about contacting the RTA to see what stats they have. Has anyone already done that?

cheers,
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Post by Striker » Thu, 29 Jan 2009, 06:25

Hiya Greg,

We are looking at launching a completyely new developed website this year with a garage area for cars, so we will have something quite like evalbum, yeah.

Obviously, seeing that it's us doing it, I'm going to have to claim that it will be better, easier to use, contain less calories, reduce your energy bills, and bring your favourite dead pet back to life :P

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Post by Thalass » Thu, 29 Jan 2009, 07:44

Sounds good, Striker. Something like what ecomodder.com have, I guess? Though the fuel log section would need some tweaking! Assuming you could enter both fuel and electrical information it would be a good comparison tool for before and after conversion.
I'll drive an electric vehicle one day.

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Post by Cunning Plans » Fri, 30 Jan 2009, 04:03

Striker,
I look forward to it.

It would be interesting to see how many solo/non-AEVA linked projects have and are happening.

cheers,
Greg

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