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1973 Leyland Mini S to EV Conversion
#31
Ohhh god, I've started looking at wrecked mini's!! Pete, what are you doing to me!!!
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(02-03-2020, 12:22 PM)Korishan Wrote:
(02-03-2020, 08:10 AM)hbpowerwall Wrote: Spend so far is about $7000 .... I'm bang on target to sleep on the couch soon lol

Hahah, just put the couch next to the mini  Tongue

(02-03-2020, 08:10 AM)hbpowerwall Wrote: Also had a chance to sort through all the parts we got with the car. Was hoping for some hidden gems but it's all just standard mini stuff. We have decided to store most of the spare parts with just a handful of parts being useful for the ev conversion. Parts will all be cleaned up quickly, oiled, then put into storage.

Considering the age, you could put them on GumTree or other sites to sell to local collectors/hobbyists/restorers. Get some $$ back to help keep you out of the dog house  Wink
Really leaning towards keeping them, rebuild the motor for old times sake - but that's money I don't have, so storage it is for now at least. Don't think they'll do down in value (well i hope anyway) 

(02-03-2020, 05:11 PM)The Kilowatt Challenge Wrote: Ohhh god, I've started looking at wrecked mini's!! Pete, what are you doing to me!!!
lol I got 5 calls yesterday from EV places with advice it was awesome, hope i can work with one to create a MINI DIY EV Kit to sell as a plug and play choice!
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#33
Today I didn't manage much hands on time. Deliveries are starting to come in, today it was a Mini Car Cover makes it look like i'm hiding something good lol 


I did spend a good few hours on the phone with different EV companies around the world. Notably Geoff from GT Tooling in New South Wales, Australia. A few years back they did an EV conversion on a Moke - using a rear motor - front wheel drive moke. 
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I love this idea as it uses space very effectivly.


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I have a 2WD truck that I'd like to make into hybrid. The same truck comes in 4WD variant with very little differences. So I thought about putting the 4WD from axle in, and then where the transfer case would be, mount an electric motor. This would drive the front wheels, whereas the gas would drive rear wheels.

But I'm not sure if I'd go this route. There's also the option of going with hub motors, which would allow, eventually, to be put on all 4 wheels.

if the electric were to drop my fuel consumption in half, especially pulling a trailer, I'd be happy with that.
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Episode 2: Sorting all the gear I got with the car, thinking I could sell some extras or not needed stuff off - turns out it's probably better if we keep all the spare gear for now. I'm keen to rebuild the motor as a mid-life crisis type thing. Done dozens of rebuilds of these motors and would love to hear one run again. Don't know if it's part of this series tho. 

I've taken the tank out to clean the rats nest underneath it, and washed out the boot space & the floor pan. A phone call changed the path of this video taking me down the coast to pick up some seats, bumper, center dash and other small things. 



Picked up some spares from Ron - this is his ride.
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(02-09-2020, 07:26 AM)hbpowerwall Wrote: I'm keen to rebuild the motor as a mid-life crisis type thing. Done dozens of rebuilds of these motors and would love to hear one run again. Don't know if it's part of this series tho. 

What I'm hearing is a future project for a Go-Cart!!!! YEAH!!!! Big Grin
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(02-09-2020, 01:33 PM)Korishan Wrote:
(02-09-2020, 07:26 AM)hbpowerwall Wrote: I'm keen to rebuild the motor as a mid-life crisis type thing. Done dozens of rebuilds of these motors and would love to hear one run again. Don't know if it's part of this series tho. 

What I'm hearing is a future project for a Go-Cart!!!!  YEAH!!!!  Big Grin
Nar no karts lol
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I need to know who's idea this was, and where to fill out the complaints form - NEVER AGAIN!~

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Sorry if this has been covered... What are you doing about paint?
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(02-15-2020, 03:14 AM)Wayne\s World Wrote: Sorry if this has been covered... What are you doing about paint?

Scotchbrite & Flatclear coat Smile
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