FranzParticipantMarch 2, 2022 at 10:10 amPost count: 5403
Disassembled and on the frame table to fit mounts for the Tesla drive unit.
With everything squared-up, I found that the pan head was twisted a little bit…Easy fix at this stage. Used the port-a-power to twist the beam back to level.John JonesModeratorMarch 3, 2022 at 8:14 amPost count: 13376
woop woop!!! Frame table!!! what an awesome tool right there!!!!
Love the new porta power set..
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻John JonesModeratorMarch 6, 2022 at 7:55 amPost count: 13376
looks cool on the frame table!!! What a useful tool!!
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻FranzParticipantMarch 31, 2022 at 9:36 amPost count: 5403
Our friend Glen Moss has some used LG Chem batteries that we can probably use for mock-up.
…but the plan is to wait until there is a better battery available. We want the new technology.
I have been hopeful that someone would start making batteries special for vintage swaps like we are doing….Water cooled 2170 cells? We can get the cells on ebay, but would have to solder a bunch of them together and figure out how to hold/contain in a safe manner.WillyModeratorMarch 31, 2022 at 3:09 pmPost count: 1821
Its even tough for OEMs to get battery supplies right now, but building your own pack sounds tedious too. Too bad you can’t just buy a wrecked Tesla and cut the battery in half or something without blowing yourself up.ColeBModeratorMarch 31, 2022 at 11:48 pmPost count: 2632
I spoke to a guy here in Belgium this week that works at the Audi Brussels factory where they’re making the Etron or whatever they’re calling it. They have already had 21 cars just burst into flame sitting on the lot waiting to go to the dealer. Never driven…. I’m sure that’s probably what happened on that cargo ship that went down a couple weeks ago.GlennmossModeratorApril 7, 2022 at 11:40 amPost count: 327
Yeah… high voltage batteries are no joke. It is possible, but I would avoid the custom pack. It’d be super cool, but mess up once and you get a 450V arc flash in your face with no easy way to put it out.
Batteries are definitely the limiting factor for these conversions at the moment. That’s why you will see lots of places selling ‘crate motors’, but not including a battery solution.
The LG Chem batteries that I have are pretty awesome in that they push a lot of voltage so you can run a Tesla motor without using a whole lot of room.Vwsarent4hippiesParticipantApril 7, 2022 at 8:11 pmPost count: 128
Yes, things get a little warm. A2 tooling, bolt for high voltage connection, 400+ Volts. OopsJohn JonesModeratorApril 8, 2022 at 6:21 amPost count: 13376
High Voltage!!! 😎 and slow ass progress…. 😎
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻John JonesModeratorApril 8, 2022 at 7:35 amPost count: 13376
I am DC GUY,,, Always have been!! From RC racing I reckon… anyway..
QUESTION for all…. Why does AC voltage only exists on poles and in walls? Is there no way to store AC??
I bet solar is dc too.. and then gets converted to ac…?????
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻Pat KParticipantApril 8, 2022 at 7:52 amPost count: 2933GlennmossModeratorApril 8, 2022 at 10:05 amPost count: 327
Because the direction of the current changes in AC electricity, you cannot directly store the power. Placing a capacitor in an AC circuit has no effect on the alternating flow of the electricity. Luckily the process of converting AC-DC and vice versa is very efficient ~98%WillyModeratorApril 8, 2022 at 12:19 pmPost count: 1821
I think EV West has a dual motor AWD baja too. I’d love to see them really beat on it on course somewhere.
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