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by Canberra32
Fri, 15 Jun 2012, 00:06
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

Update Company happy to play ball :) Will send cars in any state I ask for :) that good because for a moment there I thought they diddnt want to sell products lol. They have no products in this market yet so part of it is better than none lol. Also now the company is happy to send in a disassembled ...
by Canberra32
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 23:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: gearboxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

gearboxes

2600 landed here.
Check the speedboat parts mags though because they are used a lot in race boats
by Canberra32
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 22:59
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

No because I'm only using the body shell. The frame or chassis that it sits on I have to make a new. It's a simple tube space frame chassis. That's what will need the ICV. That's what will get the vin. It's no different to a Hotrod body. The only thing I like about the car is the shell and it's inte...
by Canberra32
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 01:37
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: gearboxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

gearboxes

Yes and no. I would rather the motor grenade than drive me into a tree. The manufacturer flat out said if it lock full rpm the weight of the stator and copper spinning will have enough push to make trouble. In their words even my 450mm brakes not going to pull it up. This made me air on the side of ...
by Canberra32
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 01:29
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

Correct but if the engineer says don't bother I'm not going to buy the other three to crash.
I don't mind spending money but I do hate wasting it.
by Canberra32
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 01:02
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: gearboxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

gearboxes

Yes its DC. And even the manufacturer said I'm nuts if I don't have a clutch. But the engineer did tell me that there must be a mechanical disconnect. I'm fine with the Lenco, for neutral I just pull the lever out :) I get the two speeds I want and it shifts clutchless smooth as silk. They been used...
by Canberra32
Thu, 14 Jun 2012, 00:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

Not so. I am indeed bringing the car in as parts. I have no intensional of using the original running gear of the car as is as it is useless. I'm only after the shell. By spending god knows how much to develop a kit so they comply to au standards and going down the right track to engineer them legal...
by Canberra32
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 16:39
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

Spent ages on the phone over this. The issue is they it's new. To claim its parts it must be missing drivetrain. The company will not pull them apart. I would indeed retrofit the shell at a later date so yes I will ICV it at some point. There in is the problem. Company will pull them apart if I buy ...
by Canberra32
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 16:18
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

Nope they regard it as roadworthy so needs a VIA number. Feeling the need to publicly kick up a massive stink about aus gov not letting us clean up the airways. They did the same thing with my big EV part till I asked in a troublemaking voice "are customs preventing the clean green Australia? What a...
by Canberra32
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 15:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

No it's a brand new in the box EV
It comes in a shipping container so no wood.
It was more the are customs trying to stop these cars on our roads. Hence if I cut it in half will they call it only parts?
by Canberra32
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 14:59
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Hub motor swing arm
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Hub motor swing arm

Having done a lot of work for a performance engineer I can tell you that's a normal quote. Remember if it brakes and you get injured the maker is liable legally. Insurance dose not come cheap. If there is machining it's usually $100ph plus What you need to ask yourself is do you really want to be ri...
by Canberra32
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 14:45
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: gearboxes
Replies: 23
Views: 2750

gearboxes

Well you still need a gearbox or at least a clutch for rego perposes. Must be able to mechanically disconnect the drivetrain from the wheels according to the engineer. Also use the right box. A 2speed Lenco gearbox holds 1200hp uses planetary gears requires no clutch to shift into neutral and is ver...
by Canberra32
Wed, 13 Jun 2012, 14:33
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Importing Chinese EV
Replies: 28
Views: 3339

Importing Chinese EV

Hello there. This is my first post and it's sure to be a crappy one. I'm looking at importing a cheap Chinese electric car to gut for parts. Has anyone brought one into the country yet? If so what were the problems faced doing so. Customs are being quite useless on the information front so thought I...