Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 37 of 37

Thread: Anyone here done a DIY EV ??

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Posts
    16,554
    I want someone to convert a Tesla to an ICE....
    gone

    1993 Defender 110 ute "Doris"
    1994 Range Rover Vogue LSE "The Luxo-Barge"
    1994 Defender 130 HCPU "Rolly"
    1996 Discovery 1

    current

    1995 Defender 130 HCPU <-- clicky the linky !!!!

    Suzuki GSX1400

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    RIVERLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    6,776
    Do a bog standard rover not a lightweight...
    (REMLR 235/MVCA 9) 80" -'49.(RUST), -'50 & '52. (53-parts) 88" -57 s1, -'63 -s2a -GS x 2-"Horrie"-112-769, "Vet"-112-429(-Vietnam-PRE 1ATF '65) ('66, s2a-as UN CIVPOL), Hans '73- s3 109" '56 s1 x2 77- s3 van (gone)& '12- 110

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Yarrawonga, Vic
    Posts
    3,691
    Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
    Do a bog standard rover not a lightweight...
    yeah, I know. Im upset when people chop up good original Lightweights in the UK to put V8's and Tdi's in them, and I have no emotional investment in them, esp on the other side of the world.

    So Im a hypocrite , but there is method in my madness . Im not going to be cutting a single piece of metal or drilling a single hole. and I'll be keeping all my ICE parts and it can easily be put back as it should be.

    from the outside there will be no giveaway at all. I'll even have an original looking exhaust tail pipe to meet VSB14 pertaining to vented battery boxes , the vents must be at rear or sides of vehicle.

    Its still going to have gearbox and TC oil leaks , though it will only need to stay in top gear ,

    I simply love driving this Lightweight , more so than any other Series Ive had, and I do on a regular basis, but never over 35 km away and usually only short trips to the shops, The Landy does not even warm up and its not good for it, where on the other hand those are ideal conditions for Electric. tho in reality its a total waste of money and I doubt I'll convince anyone.

    If it was just about having an electric car I'd buy a Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf , but its not about that , its about the journey.

  4. #34
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bundaberg Qld
    Posts
    5,145
    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    yeah, I know. Im upset when people chop up good original Lightweights in the UK to put V8's and Tdi's in them, and I have no emotional investment in them, esp on the other side of the world.

    So Im a hypocrite , but there is method in my madness . Im not going to be cutting a single piece of metal or drilling a single hole. and I'll be keeping all my ICE parts and it can easily be put back as it should be.

    from the outside there will be no giveaway at all. I'll even have an original looking exhaust tail pipe to meet VSB14 pertaining to vented battery boxes , the vents must be at rear or sides of vehicle.

    Its still going to have gearbox and TC oil leaks , though it will only need to stay in top gear ,

    I simply love driving this Lightweight , more so than any other Series Ive had, and I do on a regular basis, but never over 35 km away and usually only short trips to the shops, The Landy does not even warm up and its not good for it, where on the other hand those are ideal conditions for Electric. tho in reality its a total waste of money and I doubt I'll convince anyone.

    If it was just about having an electric car I'd buy a Renault Zoe or Nissan Leaf , but its not about that , its about the journey.
    That is just it, you don't have to convince anyone else but you ( and maybe the Minister for War and Finance ). It's yours, go for it.
    PaulT

    REMLR 256 / SLOw 4 (P)

    (some) W/Shops/trailers & GS's

    97 D1 TDi A (Pop's DD)
    07 Territory (Nan's DD)
    91/96/97 D1's spares
    86 RRC 3.5 A (spare DD)

    lots of Series various

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Yarrawonga, Vic
    Posts
    3,691
    Quote Originally Posted by VladTepes View Post
    I want someone to convert a Tesla to an ICE....
    Great Idea so long as they give me their motor & Battery pack

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Yarrawonga, Vic
    Posts
    3,691
    Just done some Maths for the engineer,

    Im going to use an AC51 3phase motor with VFD . Weight 60kg (88 horsepower and 108 ft-lbs. of torque but unlike ICE it has maximum torque right from zero RPM ... 2-1/4 petrol has 72HP / 120ft-lbs )

    Im using 45 x 180Ah LiFePo4 CALB 3.2v cells for a 144 volt system , Each cell weighs 5.5Kg

    I'll make 2 battery boxes to replace the underseat fuel tanks , Each holds 10 Cells 55Kg each , slightly more than a Full petrol tank .

    Leaving 25 cells at 140Kg to mount under the bonnet, LR motor weight 204kg . Basically exactly the same weight & same weight distribution = Engineer happy .

    Wiring , Controller . BMS ect will weigh a little bit but offset by removing Radiator & exhaust system

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    RIVERLAND, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
    Posts
    6,776
    Quote Originally Posted by pop058 View Post
    That is just it, you don't have to convince anyone else but you ( and maybe the Minister for War and Finance ). It's yours, go for it.
    That's true...

    But word of warning, any of you bastards try and bodgy up a gun buggy and I'll be all nasty like..

    (REMLR 235/MVCA 9) 80" -'49.(RUST), -'50 & '52. (53-parts) 88" -57 s1, -'63 -s2a -GS x 2-"Horrie"-112-769, "Vet"-112-429(-Vietnam-PRE 1ATF '65) ('66, s2a-as UN CIVPOL), Hans '73- s3 109" '56 s1 x2 77- s3 van (gone)& '12- 110

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!