Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

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Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by TimH » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:19

Hi all

I picked up a written off Mitsubishi i-Miev and plan on transplanting all the running gear, batteries, air-con etc into my 1965 Mk1 Cortina 440.

I'll post some pics of the progress here. I welcome any advice as i'm new to all this. Fortunately have had some great help so far from members here in Brisbane.

Here's some details on my plans. The i-miev motor seems to be a good match for the Cortina:
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At this stage planning to remove the reduction gear and mount the i-miev motor to the 4 speed gearbox of the Cortina. Have contemplated trying to find a combo that could enable direct drive, but not convinced about that yet, obviously keeping the gearbox is the simplest. The Cortina diff is 4.1. The reduction gear on the i-miev is 7.1.

Here's some pics of the Cortina:
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Cheers,
Tim
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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by TimH » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:25

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Just got the battery pack out of the i-miev.

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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by TimH » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:30

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Pack looks good, will have to rearrange slightly to fit in boot over rear axle.

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Post by woody » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:43

Nice! Whereabouts are you located?
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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by TimH » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 17:55

woody wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:43
Nice! Whereabouts are you located?
Brisbane. I have edited the opening post with some more details. How far are you with your Cortina conversion?

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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by brendon_m » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 20:28

What's the plan for the electronics? Bms, charger, controller etc.
Aftermarket stuff or are you planning on transplanting everything from the imiev

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Post by jonescg » Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 20:49

Tim - if you don't mind, I'd be most grateful if you can throw a tape measure across the cells in the iMiEV pack. I need to know how much room there is for re-packing the module with more energy dense cells. The cell blocks in the foreground look to be about 600 mm wide and 360 long, and probably 170 tall?
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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by TimH » Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 05:58

brendon_m wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 20:28
What's the plan for the electronics? Bms, charger, controller etc.
Aftermarket stuff or are you planning on transplanting everything from the imiev
Planning on transplanting everything if I can...

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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by TimH » Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 06:06

jonescg wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 20:49
Tim - if you don't mind, I'd be most grateful if you can throw a tape measure across the cells in the iMiEV pack. I need to know how much room there is for re-packing the module with more energy dense cells. The cell blocks in the foreground look to be about 600 mm wide and 360 long, and probably 170 tall?
The group of 5 modules (with 8 cells in each) measures 660 x 450 x about 200 deep overall. The individual cells are apparently 43.8 x 113.5 x 171

To fit those 2 lots of 5 modules over the rear axle in the Cortina (which has a clear space of 790W between wheel wells and min 370H between parcel shelf and boot floor over axle) - one box of 5 would fit as is, but the other wouldn't fit on top as its a bit tight at 370, so would need to be split up. They would fit with turning them on the side though. Then just the other small 2 x 4 modules to fit elsewhere in the boot which shouldn't be a problem.

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Post by woody » Tue, 21 Aug 2018, 08:33

TimH wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 17:55
woody wrote:
Mon, 20 Aug 2018, 15:43
Nice! Whereabouts are you located?
Brisbane. I have edited the opening post with some more details. How far are you with your Cortina conversion?
Not very. Still running original + registered.
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Re: Timh's 1965 Mk1 Cortina project

Post by Bozaicars » Tue, 11 Sep 2018, 07:05

Hi Tim
I’m interested in the reduction/transmission/differential for a project I have. 1965 Mini.
This looks like what I’ve been trying to find to solve my final drive problem.
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