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1973 Leyland Mini S to EV Conversion
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Pipped at the post by incorrect quarter panel pieces of the roof liner kit Sad Still a spectacular result for my first time doing a roof liner install! 
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(02-15-2020, 09:12 AM)hbpowerwall Wrote:
(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
Oh come on, no giant sparks/lightning decal all over it? haha jk  Big Grin
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(02-20-2020, 03:55 PM)lsantos Wrote:
(02-15-2020, 09:12 AM)hbpowerwall Wrote:
(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
Oh come on, no giant sparks/lightning decal all over it? haha jk  Big Grin

If you check out the first post there might be a power symbol in the roof somehow... *unless wifee vetos it
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#44
This week I reply to the single biggest questions asked by the community about 

  1. Why don't you paint it?
  2. What motor are you going to use?
  3. What batteries are you planning on using?


Tesla battery modules tested fitted under the seats of a Leyland Mini
 

Moment Motors  

Hyper9 120v Motor

The new 9 inch HyPer9 AC motor is based on a new high efficiency design. The motor is a permanent magnet assisted synchronous reluctance design and holds the highest efficiency rating of IE4+ at 94% motor efficiency. The motor is IP56 sealed. The matching controller, an AC-X1 by SME Group will accept a supply side DC voltage of up to 132 Volts, and will output up to 760 Amps output, with a peak 88kW of power. The permanent magnets are a new design that are manufactured without the use of rare earth elements, but still gain a big efficiency advantage with a powerful 173 lb/ft of torque.

My Electric Mini 

Swiden Powertrain A new compact 80kW 'crate' powertrain that makes it easier for specialist OEMs to electrify their low volume sports cars, light commercial and recreational vehicles has been announced. Swindon Powertrain's High Power Density (HPD) EV system will ease the transition for manufacturers currently frustrated by the lack of compact, high power EV systems available to buy in low volumes.

Linked from subscriber - The retail version apparently running this motor only 100 made at 80,000 pounds! 
https://swind.life/products/e-classic


GT Tooling's Mini Moke rear motor front wheel drive 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/GT-Tooling-1...e_internal
More 'internal' talks (me talking with my self) make me WANT to go down this path with the build. For all the extra time, money & effort this would take to make legal I really love the concept! 
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I came across your YT videos a few days ago and I'm loving it. I'm in the process of looking for a classic mini and am planning on converting it, just like yours. I've been doing a lot of research regarding using an AC50 or hyper9 motor in the mean time. Maybe you know some of these things already, but some things I've learned are:

- On your video, you mentioned moment motor's mini looks like a fully modified front end. At moment motor's instagram, they showed that they used a mini-tec subframe from superfastminis. I'm not sure if you looked into these, but these are replacement subframes with mounts for a honda engine and transmission. Moment also showed that they used a 5-speed honda b-series transmission on their instagram. From what I could tell, using these honda engine subframes require cutting the inner fender to gain some width in the engine bay. But other than that, it looks to be all bolt on.

- Another company I've seen who makes these subframes is allspeed engineering. They keep the rubber cone suspension vs mini-tec swaps it for coil overs.


- evmini.ca is a blog of someone who converted their mini using an ac50 motor back in 2010-2013. Similar to moment motor's set up, but had a local welder modify the existing mini subframe instead of purchasing one. He also used a d-series honda engine instead of b-series. He provided a lot of good information on his swap.



Hope you find this helpful! Keep up the great work & awesome videos!
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#46
Great looking body! The floor panels don't look rusted through, and no rust around the fenders. What an awesome car to convert! I envy you, with all the salt on the roads here during winters there's no way a car like that would be able to survive around here. A little sanding and primer coat!
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(02-25-2020, 01:06 PM)not2bme Wrote: Great looking body!

Careful, you'll make him blush Tongue
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(02-23-2020, 06:48 PM)erbu Wrote: I came across your YT videos a few days ago and I'm loving it. I'm in the process of looking for a classic mini and am planning on converting it, just like yours. I've been doing a lot of research regarding using an AC50 or hyper9 motor in the mean time. Maybe you know some of these things already, but some things I've learned are:

- On your video, you mentioned moment motor's mini looks like a fully modified front end. At moment motor's instagram, they showed that they used a mini-tec subframe from superfastminis. I'm not sure if you looked into these, but these are replacement subframes with mounts for a honda engine and transmission. Moment also showed that they used a 5-speed honda b-series transmission on their instagram. From what I could tell, using these honda engine subframes require cutting the inner fender to gain some width in the engine bay. But other than that, it looks to be all bolt on.

- Another company I've seen who makes these subframes is allspeed engineering. They keep the rubber cone suspension vs mini-tec swaps it for coil overs.


- evmini.ca is a blog of someone who converted their mini using an ac50 motor back in 2010-2013. Similar to moment motor's set up, but had a local welder modify the existing mini subframe instead of purchasing one. He also used a d-series honda engine instead of b-series. He provided a lot of good information on his swap.



Hope you find this helpful! Keep up the great work & awesome videos!
Dam buddy - that's going to change the direction for sure! I go down the rabbit whole but mainly look at photos as being time poor I can't spend hours reading posts. BUT I think the plan is evolving quite quickly! Where this car will be the learner - do it as cheap as possible then do the car I really want to make an ev second (a mini van) That subframe information will mean i can just use a honda gearbox and drive shafts bolt the gear box to it with custom adaptors and i'm done! I am very happy you took the time to give me/the world this info! you've helped no END! 

(02-25-2020, 01:06 PM)not2bme Wrote: Great looking body! The floor panels don't look rusted through, and no rust around the fenders. What an awesome car to convert! I envy you, with all the salt on the roads here during winters there's no way a car like that would be able to survive around here. A little sanding and primer coat!
 Naw... SOOOO blushing right now ....... (Kori was spot on!) She is in good condition that's for sure, I keep having to edit out me saying LOOK NO rust lolz 
(02-25-2020, 01:47 PM)Korishan Wrote:
(02-25-2020, 01:06 PM)not2bme Wrote: Great looking body!

Careful, you'll make him blush  Tongue
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I found more examples of people using the mini gearbox, the idea is starting to grow on me just because there won't be any changes needed to fit the gearbox. Just have to mount the motor on top - Already found the AUTO cad files for the HyPer9 & AC20 still looking for Mini motor cad drawings to hopefully 3D print some models before sending to a machine shop. 

https://www.postanote.co.nz/classified-a...Mini_24795


NZ Mini EV
https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/customs...-1966-mini


Phill Roberts' Electric mini


Patrik Svedberg's build https://www.flickr.com/photos/59276210@N...578699815/


DonRacine idea from back in 2008 this is exactly what I had in my head! Well, kinda there is so much other crap in there also! 
http://www.minifinity.com/forum/viewtopi...86&t=84018


And after an hour down the googles rabbit hole i end up at this pintrest pin - https://www.pinterest.com.au/geoffmurray...c-powered/ my search is over lol


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(02-23-2020, 06:48 PM)erbu Wrote: I came across your YT videos a few days ago and I'm loving it. I'm in the process of looking for a classic mini and am planning on converting it, just like yours. I've been doing a lot of research regarding using an AC50 or hyper9 motor in the mean time. Maybe you know some of these things already, but some things I've learned are:

- On your video, you mentioned moment motor's mini looks like a fully modified front end. At moment motor's instagram, they showed that they used a mini-tec subframe from superfastminis. I'm not sure if you looked into these, but these are replacement subframes with mounts for a honda engine and transmission. Moment also showed that they used a 5-speed honda b-series transmission on their instagram. From what I could tell, using these honda engine subframes require cutting the inner fender to gain some width in the engine bay. But other than that, it looks to be all bolt on.

- Another company I've seen who makes these subframes is allspeed engineering. They keep the rubber cone suspension vs mini-tec swaps it for coil overs.


- evmini.ca is a blog of someone who converted their mini using an ac50 motor back in 2010-2013. Similar to moment motor's set up, but had a local welder modify the existing mini subframe instead of purchasing one. He also used a d-series honda engine instead of b-series. He provided a lot of good information on his swap.



Hope you find this helpful! Keep up the great work & awesome videos!
Been looking at this option

Given the Honda D Series engine bolts in to this frame it would be super easy to use the Honda Gearbox for extra strength and bolt in swap (well kinda) 
Thanks ERBU
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