- Feb 16, 2018
zag2me said:So what type of motor are you considering for this project?
DC, 20-30kW range. Still kinda on the fence.
The additional Opus'es showed up, first thing to do is to add 120mm fans to them
And here they are put into 24/7 operation. Now I can dig into the backlog of cells with triple the speed!
Back to chassiprep. I modified the front support beam, by chopping off the radiator mounts to save weight. After that I covered it all up with Rostex. All that is rusty in this picture is the horns, I am unsure if I'm gonna install some newer ones or refurb the old ones.
Let's tackle the ABS system. When I did the tierod ends, I noticed that the sensors crumbled into dust when you touched them. I highly doubt that this system was operational to begin with. Here's the pump, with the two outlets disconnected from the distribution block. This is a clever system, the brake cylinder has two outputs, each going to a front/rear combo, to maximize safety if one fails.
Here I removed the pump, rerouted the pump inlets into the distribution block, bypassing everything. Now the pipes just need to be bent into a cleaner looking shape. The pump weighed 3kg! so it was def worthwile to remove it.
And here's the area after prepping and painting.
To be able to remove everything else related to ABS, we first need to remove the dash. Here we have full access to all remaining electrical connections. The ABS ECU sits in the lower right corner.
ABS ECU. This was a heavy one too! Feels very satisfying to remove weight, it's really addictive
Remember the rusty fenders? I treated one of them, ground everything down to bare metal, zinced, rostex, ready for installation.