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by Lester
Mon, 02 Sep 2013, 02:13
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 16735

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

You may laugh at this and fair enough.... After testing I threw the ECU away! (Actually I traded it at the wreckers for some parts but the idea is the same). Without the ecu the power steer works as does the abs (pulsing on gravel). This is a safety thing. If the ecu fails the last thing merc wants ...
by Lester
Fri, 30 Aug 2013, 21:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control
Replies: 89
Views: 16735

Mercedes A and B class donors; stability control

Well guys it is Lester here with the B class. Woody sent me a text and I have been slow to respond...sorry. BTW Woody how is the Cortina conversion going? the B class has been the daily driver now for nearly 4 years. 30000km notched up and in that time changed front brake pads and fluid and one T/S ...
by Lester
Mon, 04 Oct 2010, 23:11
Forum: AEVA NSW Branch
Topic: Sydney Field Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1819

Sydney Field Day

Hi Mark....I will not be there all day but I will try and bring the electric b-class....
Lester
by Lester
Tue, 16 Mar 2010, 01:37
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Woody's 1963 Ford Cortina
Replies: 51
Views: 7981

Woody's 1963 Ford Cortina

Drove behind you today in my ev and your car is in lovely retro shape....will be even better without the ICE! I knew it was you due to the nicely done rust repair.....
by Lester
Sun, 17 Jan 2010, 15:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

T/S? Sorry to be cryptic. Thundersky cells and others like it are only rated to 3C (in other words a 100A cell may discharge only 300A before damage) unlike say A123 which is able to sustain 10C. And a 10C pack would be VERY expensive. Watch for open days, meetings and post questions anytime
by Lester
Sun, 17 Jan 2010, 01:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

Not a rude question..... Think of a number and double it.... No it is a costly project, particularly with lithium and AC but EV parts approx $25000-28000. Car was cheap with a great body (no dents, leather etc) but totally stuffed turbo motor)...Apparently a new motor was going to cost previous owne...
by Lester
Fri, 15 Jan 2010, 01:56
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/847/PICT0155.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/847/PICT0157.JPG Finished the auto clutch today....It was a bigger job than I thought but works very well. A touch senor on the top of trhe gear stick and a electric servo (from motorised bed!) ..........Now enable...
by Lester
Thu, 07 Jan 2010, 16:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Sam's Karmann Ghia
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

Sam's Karmann Ghia

Am interested in above debate re motive power.....I actually think your original idea 320v 40ah AC24LS etc was excellent...given the vehicle. (Regen with those standard brakes will be good but watch the rear wheel braking bias)..... Out of interest I broke up my pack into 4 (6 contactors in all) wit...
by Lester
Thu, 07 Jan 2010, 15:17
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

1) No I was not offended but I am aware of the critics 2) Light weight is a definite advantage but high voltage and wye is critical. So chose batteries accordingly. I fitted 96 x 100ah T/S as I wanted easily >100km. However even 40 or 60 would be fine... There is some talk of even higher voltages be...
by Lester
Thu, 07 Jan 2010, 13:20
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

Hi Sawnoff. 1) Yes there is 220mm within the floor space which makes for great weight distribution.It is a b-class (sort of lwb a-class) If I was doing this again I would go for older shape (lighter) but this one came up with a blown motor 2) AC24LS 3) "goes well you say" ....do I detect a note of s...
by Lester
Mon, 04 Jan 2010, 22:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

Merc has been very helpful..... Sold me a new correct shaft at cost.... (nearly 70% off) which was not far off wrecker prices so all good. Yes box was a tight fit (as I suspected but really neatly fitted exactly where old block was so should not affect crumple.....
by Lester
Mon, 04 Jan 2010, 01:54
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

yes the rack is interesting.....but it is original (euro car lhd I guess) and it did clear old ICE. now clears battery box. I needed this last box to get all 96 batteries in and still keep weight distribution as original with none in the boot..I think it is actually a good safety thing as well as th...
by Lester
Mon, 04 Jan 2010, 00:25
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

And thanks to Geoff.....GTTooling for welding the complex mount and constructing adaptor plateImage
by Lester
Sun, 03 Jan 2010, 20:13
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

and one more..... Image
by Lester
Sun, 03 Jan 2010, 20:08
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: AC Lithium Merc
Replies: 18
Views: 3164

AC Lithium Merc

I have been slack with posting but better late than never. These are images of car near complete and ready for inspection (fingers crossed)....... The car goes very well!! http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/847/PICT0051.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/uploads/847/PICT0053.JPG http://forums.aeva.asn.au/...