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by gregted
Wed, 15 Aug 2012, 00:47
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00

Thanks for all the advice. I have seen all Kearons videos. That is where I got the idea of an ev Capri conversion. All handy stuff. The holden astra electric power steering pump is a great idea. I'll check the wreckers soon. I guess it wil be trial and error on how much power it uses but if it is 12...
by gregted
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 15:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Power steering on an ev
Replies: 2
Views: 873

Power steering on an ev

Picked up a 90 capri for a roller and it has power steering. I read somewhere that it is better to change the steering box over to manual steering than try and keep the power steering pump if there is a manual steering box for my car. I assume if I keep the power steering, I will have to either run ...
by gregted
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 04:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00

My bad...

It's dark out now so will post pics tomorrow.

I don't have any pics of a conversion yet as I only picked up the vehicle today but still looking for any constructive comments and advice before I begin.
by gregted
Tue, 14 Aug 2012, 03:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Picked up '90 capri roller for $0.00

Just heard this morning about a 1990 Ford Capri with a dinged front end and went to pick it up for $100.00. When I got there, the bloke was working on a Diahatsu scat. I just happened to have a Scat sitting in the back yard so we did a swap. So now I have a red 1990 Ford Capri convertible roller for...
by gregted
Sat, 04 Aug 2012, 14:54
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Is this motor suitable for an ev?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Is this motor suitable for an ev?

It looks more and more like my old 81 courier ute might be the donor roller so are you saying that this on the back could be a range extender? Sort of like a poor mans plug in hybrid!
by gregted
Fri, 03 Aug 2012, 02:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Is this motor suitable for an ev?
Replies: 4
Views: 1151

Is this motor suitable for an ev?

Just realised I had a big electric motor sitting in the garage that may be suitable for my 1981 Ford Courier ev project. A while ago I was given a 7.5 kva dunlite genset and it has sat in the corner of my shed since. The motor is huge. 320mm long, 270 diameter and bloody heavy. http://forums.aeva.as...
by gregted
Wed, 01 Aug 2012, 16:24
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Usable controller from forklift?
Replies: 0
Views: 774

Usable controller from forklift?

Have the controller, maybe, from the forklift and was wondering if anything on it is usable.

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by gregted
Wed, 01 Aug 2012, 15:44
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the most basic setup possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

What is the most basic setup possible?

I can get the main drive motor but have to wait until the whs bloke has a day off. The bloke who has the fork is happy for me to work on it but his mate is a bit more anal. Doesn't like me working under a 4 tonne fork. No sense of adventure. The owner wants to chain it to the bed of the truck at the...
by gregted
Wed, 01 Aug 2012, 04:02
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the most basic setup possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

What is the most basic setup possible?

Hey Woody, Love the look of the old Cortina. Maybe converting the older cars like this will be a way of saving some of our history and at the same time saving the future. Hey that wasn't bad. Have to write that down..... I've got a 1929 Chrysler tourer I am restoring that might wind up a sparky yet....
by gregted
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 21:31
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the most basic setup possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

What is the most basic setup possible?

Whew!!! That's a much nicer response than I expected Ian.. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley9.gif Yeah. I knew this idea was going to be very limited but just threw it out there to see what you all thought. I just re-read the 3 amigos thread on ecomodder.. http://ecomodder.com/blog/cheap-diy-...
by gregted
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 19:32
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: What is the most basic setup possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

What is the most basic setup possible?

I was wondering if someone has the ultimate basic setup for an ev conversion as in new equipment needed. Watched all the videos like Forkenswift and the like. This is probably going to make a lot of you cringe, but here we go... Old working 48 volt fork lift motor. ( Free ) Coupler between the elect...
by gregted
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 18:58
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Does 10kw @48v equal 20kw @ 96v?
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Does 10kw @48v equal 20kw @ 96v?

doubling the voltage means the same torque at twice the rpm for twice the power in reality you can push it a bit harder at higher rpm for more than double the power as the shaft mounted fan is moving more cooling air Matt So for example, with a supply voltage of 48 volts, a 10 kw motor at maximum 3...
by gregted
Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 15:31
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Does 10kw @48v equal 20kw @ 96v?
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Does 10kw @48v equal 20kw @ 96v?

Quick question. I have a 10kw 48 volt ex fork lift motor that I want to use in my future ev. I am looking at using a Mightyboy or Capri for the donor roller. The stock motor in the mighty boy has the following power according to wiki. the single-carb F5A motor delivered 28 PS (21 kW) JIS at 6,000 rp...
by gregted
Fri, 27 Jul 2012, 00:41
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Mighty boy roller wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Mighty boy roller wanted

Looking for a Suzuki mighty boy suitable for a roller.

Obviously blown motor or no motor acceptable.
by gregted
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 11:32
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6693

New EV in Gowrie Junction

Looked at a mighty boy yesterday in great condition but it is an auto.
Can these be used as an ev or should I look for a manual
They are getting hard to find, rust free.
by gregted
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 02:40
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 1990 Ford Capri turbo question
Replies: 6
Views: 1525

1990 Ford Capri turbo question

A bit off topic for this forum but someone here may be more familiar with these cars than me. Just bought a 1990 ford capri convertible to convert to electric but it is in such good condition, I would like to keep it as my sons first car. The problem is that he will be getting his licence soon and a...
by gregted
Mon, 23 Jul 2012, 02:34
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: How to test/rejuvinate second hand batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 3212

How to test/rejuvinate second hand batteries

Interesting. So the fencing wire around the tile is to give it a load. Doesn't that allow it to short out through the water. If I test this device on a good battery do I then place a multimeter in the circuit this will give me a yardstick for the other suspect batteries. I am trying the epson salts ...
by gregted
Sun, 22 Jul 2012, 08:35
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: How to test/rejuvinate second hand batteries
Replies: 5
Views: 3212

How to test/rejuvinate second hand batteries

Just found an unlimited source of second hand 12 volt deep cycle batteries from a golf cart maintenance mechanic. What they do is if the electric golf cart gets slow over 18 holes, they change all 4 batteries for new ones. I hope to get 1 or ideally all 4 that still have some life in them. My questi...
by gregted
Thu, 19 Jul 2012, 02:50
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: How to remove a forklift motor from Toyota 48 volt
Replies: 0
Views: 501

How to remove a forklift motor from Toyota 48 volt

I will be removing the large drive motor from a Toyota fork lift soon and would like some pointers on how to do this.

If there is no current knowledge, i will post my experience for others.
by gregted
Thu, 19 Jul 2012, 00:15
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5176

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

Good work John. Just what I needed. I didn't get the motor out this afternoon as the whs officer wouldn't leave to let me jack up the forklift so have to wait till his day off. In the meantime, does anyone have a link to instructions on how to remove the main drive motor from a Toyota fork lift. The...
by gregted
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 20:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6693

New EV in Gowrie Junction

The forklift I might have soon has a 3 phase 48 volt charger. Can this charger work on 240 volt single phase?
by gregted
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 20:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: New EV in Gowrie Junction
Replies: 18
Views: 6693

New EV in Gowrie Junction

I would like to go to the meeting tonight but will be busy pulling out the large drive motor from a forklift this afternoon.
by gregted
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 20:07
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5176

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

This motor is connected to the hydraulic pump and there is a MUCH bigger motor just behind the forks that I assume is the main drive motor. It looks to be 12 inches across and 14 - 16 inches long and damn heavy. The curtic 1205-202 is in another forklift I may buy also but I don't know the type of c...
by gregted
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 18:04
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5176

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

Motor has 2 terminals so dc but they are stamped A and F. Not + and -
I assume that means armature and field but what terminal is positive or is this a reversible motor?
by gregted
Wed, 18 Jul 2012, 06:58
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: 48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?
Replies: 18
Views: 5176

48 volt 10 kw motor too small to drive ev?

Above plate stated direct current motor. I hope it will be ok. Haven't tested it yet. Can I just put jumper leads from a 12 volt battery to give it a quick spin. I have read somewhere that the motors shouldn't be run without a load. Is this correct just for a quick spin?