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by T1 Terry
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 11:10
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 36
Views: 773

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

Not a lot of panel beating or spray painting experience in that comment. Sure, you can spray the panel and then fit it, but then you have to spray that panel and the panels adjacent to colour match/flow the different spray techniques and baking techniques that produce different colours from the same...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 10:24
Forum: Hyundai
Topic: Hyundai Sales Tactics
Replies: 36
Views: 773

Re: Hyundai Sales Tactics

Vehicles that used hybrid fuel supplies like LPG or CNG as well as petrol or diesel must have the LPG/CNG tank removed before they go into the baking oven. These days just about every repair must go into the baking oven because that is also the spray booth where the stray paint and vapours are eithe...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 01 Jul 2019, 10:11
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 337
Views: 22216

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Maybe see what components you can fit into that space and make the cradle that supports them part of the structure that also supports the motor weight. That mount is really only to reduce the see-saw effect on the two side mounts by carrying the weight rather than acting as any sort of torsional mem...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 30 Jun 2019, 10:03
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 337
Views: 22216

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

If you use Loctite you don't need to use anti seize type products because the Loctite fills in the spaces where the problems can occur and acts as a lubricant on the thread while assembling. Just be care what grade you use because you can't really heat the bolt or thread area to release the Loctite....
by T1 Terry
Thu, 27 Jun 2019, 13:08
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 337
Views: 22216

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Longer blots maybe? The spacing still needs to be the same thickness so using a thinner plate isn't going to improve the bolt stick through at all.
If you helicoil the thread holes in the ally it will be a lot stronger thread wise.

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by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 15:01
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for unicorn droppings, budget 6k.
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k

I'll keep an eye out for anything that is on the horizon. I have 28 x 100Ah Sinopoly cells, but you need 45 cells so that is no good to you. I probably have the other 17 cells needed as 90Ah Thundersky cells (same physical size), but I doubt they would be suitable for an EV battery because they have...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 12:46
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for unicorn droppings, budget 6k.
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k

Richo wrote:
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 12:33
Dan007a wrote:
Mon, 24 Jun 2019, 11:59
my ev...is looking for a 2nd hand 144v lithium batteries
Nope seems clear - lithium batteries, 2nd hand, 144V for his ev.
Ahh..... helps if you read with your eyes linked to the brain eh :oops: These were 160Ah Winston cells, not sure they would fit in the battery area available.

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by T1 Terry
Wed, 26 Jun 2019, 11:58
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for unicorn droppings, budget 6k.
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k

Hi Dan, are you looking for a house battery or an EV battery, cell size as well as expected load need to be considered as well.

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 25 Jun 2019, 09:50
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for unicorn droppings, budget 6k.
Replies: 14
Views: 493

Re: Looking for unicorn droppings budget 6k

Pity this thread started a few days too late. I could have supplied a 144v 23kWh reconditioned lithium battery pack for that price, complete with a 12mth back up warranty if it was for a house set up, would add the warranty if it was for an EV set up though, too hard a life is possible in an EV. I h...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 14:04
Forum: Tesla EVs
Topic: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Model 3 lowest cost in Aus?

This was on Car Sales https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/detail ... 239/?Cr=65 around $130 more than the one Brendan found, but unknown what city that price is based on.

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by T1 Terry
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 12:11
Forum: Renewable Energy and Storage (Non-EV)
Topic: Small wind turbines
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Small wind turbines

There is all sorts of info here https://www.thebackshed.com/windmill/home.asp if you want to build your own or improve the performance of the Chinese things with the noisy blades.

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by T1 Terry
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 11:56
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 337
Views: 22216

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

Mmmm....... Personally, I'd get it welded by someone who was really good at the job to make sure it was square to the base plate. Just too many bolted together pieces to ensure good alignment every time and it remain aligned. Just from experience as an industrial fitter for many yrs

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by T1 Terry
Sat, 22 Jun 2019, 10:58
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: Michael's Lotus Elise
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Michael's Lotus Elise

I believe this was for sale on evilbay many moons back but I wasn't allowed to buy it then ..... bugga, it would have been great to bring it back to SA where it was built when we moved over here. The one who controls the finances said it was just a toy with not enough range and no practical use .......
by T1 Terry
Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 11:04
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 337
Views: 22216

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

If the plan to weld this piece of plate to the piece attached to the motor, then the holes for the driveshaft mounting drilled and helicoiled for thread strength? Will there be enough support positions for bolts available on the back of the motor? I'm guessing you would need to add dowel pins to ens...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 12:31
Forum: Renault
Topic: My experiences with the Zoe
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: My experiences with the Zoe

I can see long drives and rapid recharging, then repeat, being a problem for all but the most sophisticated battery/motor/inverter/charger cooling systems. Even Tesla reportedly limit the rapid charging after a number of back to back fast recharges. Rather than just turning off, the Tesla apparently...
by T1 Terry
Sat, 15 Jun 2019, 11:07
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Direct Drive options
Replies: 22
Views: 536

Re: Direct Drive options

I had on of these little pocket cars with the 2 speed auto many yrs ago, couldn't keep motors up to it. I thing a direct drive into the 2 sp transmission, rather than the torque converter, would make a great little run around car using a much smaller motor than a direct drive approach would require....
by T1 Terry
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 13:22
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 45
Views: 4739

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

brendon_m wrote:
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 17:36
Hmm, true. I guess taking to a lithium battery pack with a plasma cutter will have to fulfill my destructive tendencies
Now that would make a You Tube video that would go viral :shock: :lol:

T1 Terry
by T1 Terry
Fri, 14 Jun 2019, 11:31
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Converted Ford Focus - WA (needs windscreen and battery)

Any estimation on price? And what is a "hairball drive controller" hopefully not a comparison to something the cat threw up :lol:

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by T1 Terry
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 15:54
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini
Replies: 45
Views: 4739

Re: Total NOOB to convert Classic Mini

They use 15inch+ petrol power grinders to cut cars in half for half cuts, what a sight to see when the guy doing an EV goes through the battery in the floor :lol: When I worked for the rail maintenance mob, they had a number of these petrol powered jobs with the big cutting blade that they used for...
by T1 Terry
Sun, 09 Jun 2019, 09:40
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale

In the picture of the complete unit I can see a computer on the back of the gearbox, separate from the motor controller. I presume this is the gearbox controller. There is a large bunch of wires leaving it that has been cut off.... Looking through the other photos, there are a lot of spots where a ...
by T1 Terry
Thu, 06 Jun 2019, 13:42
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale
Replies: 17
Views: 646

Re: Electric bus inverter-motor units + gearbox for sale

It would be, but it doesn't :( I'd probably be busy arranging transport now if that price included all 3 bit. No idea if the gear shift is completely computer controlled or if there is a gear selector that goes with it. I wonder if reverse is part of the gearbox or simply running the motor backwards...
by T1 Terry
Wed, 05 Jun 2019, 12:05
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Converting a truck
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Converting a truck

They figure the truck already has a chassis designed to carry more than its rated load and brakes good enough to stop that load, so it isn't likely you would repower it with something that would exceed those stress requirements. As the vehicle is already limited to 100km/h max permissible speed on A...
by T1 Terry
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 09:43
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Prelude conversion project - some questions
Replies: 337
Views: 22216

Re: Prelude conversion project - some questions

The weight of the motor for the bus project was the same as the weight for the trick 4 speed gearbox, a real eye opener to the amount copper etc inside these motors.

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by T1 Terry
Tue, 04 Jun 2019, 09:39
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes

System efficiency you would have to measure for My old mazda2 would draw fewer battery amps at low rpm, I suspect due to lower losses in the gearbox Ah, a factor I hadn't thought about. More an issue in manual gearboxes than auto because there are multiple shafts turning and all the gears thrashing...
by T1 Terry
Mon, 03 Jun 2019, 16:38
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Non-Syncromesh Gearboxes

An Alison auto direct drive (no torque converter) would be the easiest method. A 4sp would be enough because the electric motor has heaps of torque all the way through its rpm range, so no need to match a ratio to the torque sweet spot. Gear selection would be more a case of matching the required sp...