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by Nutz
Tue, 03 Aug 2010, 00:46
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: CZal's Mazda Roadster (MX-5)
Replies: 107
Views: 15982

CZal's Mazda Roadster (MX-5)

ecu is commonly kept in the kick panel next to the passenger's feet.
Where in Melbourne are you? I would love to get involved if I can.(I am in Lilydale)
Troy
I still hope to convert my own car one day, it would be good to see just what i would be getting into.
by Nutz
Sat, 31 Jul 2010, 04:10
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: CZal's Mazda Roadster (MX-5)
Replies: 107
Views: 15982

CZal's Mazda Roadster (MX-5)

Hi there zcal, what have you done with the ICE and it's computer, loom etc. Are they for sale?
( don't shoot me......it will help fund an EV :) )
by Nutz
Sat, 18 Jul 2009, 03:05
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS Donor Mitsubishi Nimbus
Replies: 1
Views: 334

FS Donor Mitsubishi Nimbus

Ive put a new transmission in now and the wife is back on the road, but we still want to sellImage
by Nutz
Sun, 31 May 2009, 18:06
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Toyota Corolla Conversion
Replies: 128
Views: 20524

Toyota Corolla Conversion

Gee HeadsUp, full of encouragement aren't you!!
You forgot to mention that we are all going to die.......eventually.
I'm sure most of this has been taken into considderation as a calculated risk. Keep up the good work Lauchlan.
by Nutz
Mon, 25 May 2009, 04:55
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FS Donor Mitsubishi Nimbus
Replies: 1
Views: 334

FS Donor Mitsubishi Nimbus

My wife's small seven seater wagon blew a transmission the other day, and with the I.C.E. not 100% healthy it has become a candidate for an EV conversion. I don't have the time/ money/ knowledge for this corrective surgery, so it's sell and replace time. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley13.gi...
by Nutz
Mon, 25 May 2009, 04:33
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Hemonster's ACIM conversion
Replies: 189
Views: 28783

Hemonster's ACIM conversion

It's a shame you are on the wrong side of the ditch over there in N.Z. All of a sudden I could have offered you a cheap Mitsubishi Nimbus (Chariot) with a blown transmission. I'll Put a post in the classifieds section. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley19.gif Edit. Unless anyone can offer a ch...
by Nutz
Wed, 13 May 2009, 02:21
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Hemonster's ACIM conversion
Replies: 189
Views: 28783

Hemonster's ACIM conversion

Hi Hemonster,
Did you get a price on those 48v batteries?
by Nutz
Mon, 27 Apr 2009, 23:48
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC v 2pole v 3 phase x voltage x amps
Replies: 4
Views: 822

DC v 2pole v 3 phase x voltage x amps

Looks like a flying start Woody, Having everything overlaped does show that the controller seems to make the biggest difference.(if I read the key right) Splitting the graphs, as you say, would make things a bit clearer, especialy if the Key was not as abbreviated. You could also label each graph so...
by Nutz
Mon, 27 Apr 2009, 02:12
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Dash displays
Replies: 59
Views: 4700

Dash displays

Those metric mind EVisions would do just nicely , I reackon they would shine through a thin bit of translucent perspex quite well considering the glare they put off in the photo.
by Nutz
Mon, 27 Apr 2009, 01:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: VOLVO 960
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

VOLVO 960

I don't know how these sites work all that well, now the topic has moved onto reverse cycle A/C, does somone move it to anothe r discussion to make it easier for somone to find later?
by Nutz
Mon, 27 Apr 2009, 00:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: VOLVO 960
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

VOLVO 960

Would it be worth using the pump from the A/C unit too? assuing you have high enough voltage. Image
Edit: I don't know the mathematics, but would't using a dc/dc converter, motor, pulley and pump be less efficiant than an all in one 110v or 240v unit.
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 23:45
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: VOLVO 960
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

VOLVO 960

So in theory then we should be able to salvage some solenoid valves out of an old reverse cycle unit (or order some new if you can find 12V) and wire/plumb them up to do the same job in an automotive system, right?

Edit Typo
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 19:12
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: DC v 2pole v 3 phase x voltage x amps
Replies: 4
Views: 822

DC v 2pole v 3 phase x voltage x amps

Being a person that learns from visuals and application rather than comprehending Numbers and theory, (I know i am not alone here) I'll ask if anyone knows of where I can find, or if someone is able to draft a table or graph (or three) that would show the effect of different voltages and ampages on ...
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 18:01
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC motor big words
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

AC motor big words

Voltage will probably be ~400V AC in australia which will need 600V DC batteries. --Gulp, that's 50 x 12 volt lead acid or 200 x 3v Thundrerskys...at least you would not have to use the 90amp hour ones. 3 phase 240V AC is US/Japan spec, but more weight per kW. --Would this be greater than the weight...
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 17:21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Flux capacitor
Replies: 5
Views: 1239

Flux capacitor

I want one, and I want it yesrterday!!!...at last years prices of corse Image
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 06:52
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Dash displays
Replies: 59
Views: 4700

Dash displays

Back to displays, I tend to think the two bright digital displays that I see on many conversions are a bit too....to put it politley, obvious. However i saw something the other day that has given me an idea. I was a white perspex box, clean and simple like an ipod, and when power was added the time ...
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 06:17
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC motor big words
Replies: 16
Views: 2430

AC motor big words

Can somone translate the info in this for me and let me know if it is big enough for an EV? It has agreat retro look for my old Mazda.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... 2759.l1259
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 05:48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Divorce your Car! Interesting reading
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Divorce your Car! Interesting reading

The "on" switch is much easier to find and operate on the car. Image
....and they don't easily offend either. Image
by Nutz
Sun, 26 Apr 2009, 05:35
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: VOLVO 960
Replies: 10
Views: 1919

VOLVO 960

I plan to run the air conditioner as a heater by installing a reverse cycle switch.

Is there a thread on how this can be done?
by Nutz
Fri, 24 Apr 2009, 23:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Hemonster's ACIM conversion
Replies: 189
Views: 28783

Hemonster's ACIM conversion

I'll be watching your build with interest, it may be more reasonable to convert the nimbus than my toy (a '68 mazda 1500 that is yet to be restored) http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/712/my1500_7.jpg I may even be less fussy with specifications http://forums.aeva.asn.au/smileys/smiley2.gif It would ...
by Nutz
Fri, 24 Apr 2009, 23:07
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Hemonster's ACIM conversion
Replies: 189
Views: 28783

Hemonster's ACIM conversion

Just made a trip to the garage for you, Here is some info on the wife's Nimbus(Chariot) cargo area. http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/712/DSC_00080.jpg http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/712/DSC_00079.jpg The finished floor sits approx 15 cm above the actual flat(ish) steel floor under the seats, and...
by Nutz
Thu, 23 Apr 2009, 03:42
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Hemonster's ACIM conversion
Replies: 189
Views: 28783

Hemonster's ACIM conversion

Hi there I found a couple of similar vehicles on EV Album
http://www.evalbum.com/1949
http://www.evalbum.com/1864
http://www.evalbum.com/1166
The eagle summit is a strange creature, not quite RVR not Quite Chariot(Nimbus in AUS. Spacewagon some countries)
by Nutz
Sat, 28 Mar 2009, 17:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Toyota Corolla Conversion
Replies: 128
Views: 20524

Toyota Corolla Conversion

Sounds like you are enjoying this challenge as much as the initial build, Keep it up, that E.V. grin will be all the bigger in the end. I hope it is Just a leaf or something simple like that in your motor....an easy fix. Thanks for keeping us in the loop, my own confidence is building as I read of p...
by Nutz
Fri, 13 Mar 2009, 05:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Toyota Corolla Conversion
Replies: 128
Views: 20524

Toyota Corolla Conversion

You have probably done this already, but I'll suggest it anyhow. Have you changed the oil in the Gearbox? Did you change to a lighter or heavier oil??
P.S. I was not well today so I didn't make it up your way, sorry for not calling.
by Nutz
Wed, 18 Feb 2009, 01:22
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC or DC?
Replies: 99
Views: 13161

AC or DC?

Not being an academic, I'm liking the "strip the ICE system out, prepare the body, and find a Guru to help design and install the new powerplant" option. Any willing Gurus out there in Melbourne?

Edit; I don't expect charity here either.