Electric conversion: Project ForkenSwiift - Page 32 - Fuelly Forums

Android Users - Coming Soon! - Migrating from aCar 4.8 to 5.0

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-06-2007, 09:43 AM   #311
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
Coins... So funny.

I was startled when I saw the $$$ too. No danger of that happening with the Forkenswift: my coins are already aching, and I haven't spent 1% of that amount. (0.5% actually, since I'm only paying half.)
__________________

MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2007, 02:16 PM   #312
Registered Member
 
The Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 612
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to The Toecutter
Quote:
Well, I hope you don't drop $88,500 on your conversion. That might make all your coins ache. (sorry 'bout that)
If I had $88,500 to spend on a conversion, I'd use an AC150 drivetrain, a three-speed paddleshift transmission with 3rd gear geared for 200 mph, a custom carbon fibre body designed for aerodynamic efficiency(< .18 Cd, < 1.4 square meter area), and about 500 kg of 18650 Li Ions. This would yield a roughly 900 kg race car with 0-100 kph < 4 seconds, 400 m drag race ~12 seconds, ~320 km/h top speed(in theory), ~700 km range at 120 km/h, and ~140 km range at 320 km/h... This cost would not factor my own labor, obviously.



That $88,500 conversion by Roland though was spend on the vehicle in total over its overship period. He's experimented with expensive fuel cells and prototype batteries in this car, and each incarnation of the car has had its upgrades factored into the cost.
__________________

The Toecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2007, 02:51 PM   #313
Tuggin at the surly bonds
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 839
Country: United States
Well that's a horse of another color now isn't it?
__________________
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Silveredwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 07:24 PM   #314
Registered Member
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 4,223
Country: United States
weekend update ...

1) Fixed (epoxied) the speedo cable boss I fubared back in post 340. Installed the replacement cable from the red car (getting the cluster out was a bit of a pain). Then tested it: made the wheels go 25 km/h

2) Put oil back in the tranny ("previously enjoyed" 5-20 synth from the Blackfly ) ... then noticed it was seeping around one of the axle seals. Crud. Last thing I want is an EV that leaves oily spots on the driveway. That's just too ironic for my tastes.

3) Dug up Jerry's nice clear circuit schematics over at http://evconvert.com. They're so easy to read for an electrical newb like myself. Got together with Ivan and we drew up the Forkenswift's schematic, v 1.0. I'll post it sometime.

4) Tranny & adapter plate are now properly fastened with good size nuts & bolts (no more wing nuts).

5) A friend donated about 20 feet of used 3/0 welding cable - it'll be great for making battery connections.

6) This week: want to pick up a battery load tester, and start looking for 6 or 8 surplus/used batteries. Starting with the forklift co that sold us the Baker.
MetroMPG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 07:45 PM   #315
Tuggin at the surly bonds
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 839
Country: United States
Excellent: 2 steps forward, 1 step back.

So it is with the Healey too. I put some gas in it with no leaks so far. The fuel pump doesn't suck (in this case that's bad). So it's either $275 from Moss or I tinker with it. The wife says "spend." I think a new one should play nicely with almost a grand in new SU carbs.
__________________
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Silveredwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #316
Registered Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 84
Country: United States
Watched the DVD, "who killed the electric car" tonight.

I think my Sidekick would be a good canidate for a EV project as well.

Now all I have to do is go back and read all 400 plus posts to this thread!!!!!!
__________________
brelandt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #317
Tuggin at the surly bonds
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 839
Country: United States
Quote:
Originally Posted by brelandt
I think my Sidekick would be a good canidate for a EV project as well.
I think I saw an older Sidekick/Tracker conversion for sale a while ago. I wonder if it's still around.
__________________
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Silveredwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 01:49 AM   #318
Registered Member
 
The Toecutter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 612
Country: United States
Send a message via AIM to The Toecutter
Quote:
I think my Sidekick would be a good canidate for a EV project as well.
If range at speeds over 30 mph isn't a serious concern, go for it.
The Toecutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 05:11 AM   #319
Moderator
 
GasSavers_DaX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,209
Country: United States
I'm just curious - for wiring up an EV, would it be wise/economical/ludicrous to use Romex for the wiring? I know lack of flexibility would be a downside, but would there be any others?
GasSavers_DaX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-08-2007, 05:55 AM   #320
Tuggin at the surly bonds
 
Silveredwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 839
Country: United States
Can you get romex in 2/0 or 3/0 AWG? If not, it will heat up and maybe catch on fire. If you have to bunde it, how will you connect it to batteries and things?
__________________

__________________
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein
Silveredwings is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuelly Android App - eehokie Fuelly Web Support and Community News 2 07-14-2010 09:59 PM
Combined totals of all my vehicles? nizationpcs Fuelly Web Support and Community News 0 03-30-2009 07:41 AM
Vehicle Notes pb Fuelly Web Support and Community News 4 10-08-2008 12:38 PM
Converting numeric to current tire sizes. omgwtfbyobbq General Maintenance and Repair 5 06-01-2007 05:51 AM
Prius. First Impressions zpiloto General Fuel Topics 17 09-03-2006 11:49 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.