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  • Franz
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    Disassembled and on the frame table to fit mounts for the Tesla drive unit.

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    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.

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    John Jones
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    woop woop!!!  Frame table!!!   what an awesome tool right there!!!!

    Love the new porta power set..

    ColeB
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    Pretty cool. Gotta have the tools!

    John Jones
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    looks cool on the frame table!!!  What a useful tool!!

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    Franz
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    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.

     

    Willy
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    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.

    ColeB
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    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.

    Glennmoss
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    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.

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    Yes, things get a little warm. A2 tooling, bolt for high voltage connection, 400+ Volts. Oops

     

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    John Jones
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    High Voltage!!! 😎 and slow ass progress…. 😎

    John Jones
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    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…?????

    Pat K
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    Sletten Engineering has been working on a class 5/1600 EV Baja. Check it out.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRpU1hLpN_8

    We will build it if it comes.

    Glennmoss
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    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%

    Willy
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    I think EV West has a dual motor AWD baja too. I’d love to see them really beat on it on course somewhere.

    RobK
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    Porsche vs. Tesla beetle …….  with a lot of pommie accent ….

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