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 Posted: Dec 29, 2020 04:07AM
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Oh, and before anyone asks about a clutch, this is how we are doing it and benefitting from the mechanical advantage. I find still being able to interact with a classic car paired with a interesting sounding AC motor and being able to hit 140+ mph could be fun. 
What is your timeframe for accepting cars for conversion after your demo is done? Maryland is a lot closer for me than Austin, and it sounds like your components are very similar to my build list.
Can you send me an email at . Send me your contact info. Cheers.

 Posted: Dec 29, 2020 04:06AM
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Very interesting, please keep me posted.
Is it possible to get a Solidworks or STP file of the motor? 
I'm thinking of using a standard mini lump, just remove the motor & blank off the gearbox, connect the electric motor to the (lightened) flywheel.
Thanks, Martin.
Been done a few times with the mini gearbox, and obviously has it's own challenges. Not sure if possible to get motor in solidworks, believe I've seen some people render it. I have the Netgain motors pdf blueprints I've been working off of. 

 Posted: Dec 28, 2020 02:38PM
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Very interesting, please keep me posted.
Is it possible to get a Solidworks or STP file of the motor? 
I'm thinking of using a standard mini lump, just remove the motor & blank off the gearbox, connect the electric motor to the (lightened) flywheel.
Thanks, Martin.

"Nature Bats Last"
 Posted: Dec 28, 2020 09:49AM
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Congrats John for tackling a new project. Keep going.

 Posted: Dec 28, 2020 07:23AM
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Oh, and before anyone asks about a clutch, this is how we are doing it and benefitting from the mechanical advantage. I find still being able to interact with a classic car paired with a interesting sounding AC motor and being able to hit 140+ mph could be fun. 
What is your timeframe for accepting cars for conversion after your demo is done? Maryland is a lot closer for me than Austin, and it sounds like your components are very similar to my build list.

 Posted: Dec 27, 2020 05:46PM
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Oh, and before anyone asks about a clutch, this is how we are doing it and benefitting from the mechanical advantage. I find still being able to interact with a classic car paired with a interesting sounding AC motor and being able to hit 140+ mph could be fun. 

 Posted: Dec 27, 2020 05:41PM
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Yes, I started a few months back designing, designing some more, then pulling the trigger to move forward once it met my criteria. 125+ mile range, 120hp/187 torque, very small weight penalty. We are building a full demo car now, just picked up the shell on Xmas Eve. It uses our subframe with D series transmission (3.25 final drive), lsd optional, standard suspension components, Netgain Hyper 9 Motor, adapter, lightened flywheel and clutch. Chose the 100v motor, paired with 5 Tesla S batteries ~24KW. Orion BMS, 6.6 KW Charger (charge time should be around 3 to 4 hours for full charge from 20ish %). Pretty excited about it, but none of its cheap, but neither is our performance D-series package either. Batteries will get cheaper/better as the years go on, but right now hard to beat the price/weight/density of the Tesla batteries. I post most of my updates on Facebook, just easier for me to add pictures as we go, and video, etc. Hoping to have it done by March, but that's a tight timeline, do-able, but tight.

 Posted: Dec 27, 2020 11:07AM
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John McGhee is building an electric set up with a D series Honda transmission in one of his sub frames.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Dec 25, 2020 10:26AM
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E-mail sent.
Thanks, M.

"Nature Bats Last"
 Posted: Dec 17, 2020 06:28AM
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Abctyres is a spammer. The link MAY be legit, but does not apply to the thread or the discussion board.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Dec 16, 2020 09:59AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0g3ypjBL9Q


Also, the guys at ZERO motorcycles in NorCal were engineering a means to convert their motorcycle drivetrain to work with a saloon for "an initial ballpark figure pulled out of the air" of $30K out the door.

 Posted: Dec 16, 2020 09:35AM
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I was watching this guy on YouTube playing with wrecked Tesla cars. The problem with Tesla is they will not let you fast charge, which is a problem, especially if you are on a road trip. And this guy just picked up a mini. 

 Posted: Dec 15, 2020 06:42PM
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Hi,
Swindon Powertrain put out a large Media blast for it's products / services back in early November.  They're in England.
I've recently seen a discovery network "MotorTrend Channel" program where a group in ?Ireland/?Scotland?/Wales does many different cars with E mods. They've done a Classic Mini.
I wish you the best of luck.  We've seen a local SAMOA member do a very fine job of a woody wagon.  Let me know if you'd like his contact info, and I'll roote around for it.  Finally, I agree with LWB as a candidate so that you'll be able to keep the battery / ies low in the car by using the under "bed" storage areas.  Perhaps even use the blank space in the rear subbie area.
Please feel free to contact me directly. EM in profile, just N of SEA.  I'd like to know how you will "gear" your powertrain, or which gearbox you would use.  This might be one of the most difficult parts to engineer, especially when you try to take Instant Torque into account.
Best regards,
MSH

All Together Now.... Everybody......
 Posted: Dec 15, 2020 04:42PM
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Planning on getting mine done over next winter (21-22) by www.momentmotors.com in Austin, TX. 

 Posted: Dec 15, 2020 03:32PM
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John Mcgee is in the process of gathering parts. Not sure what his plan is so far. Best way to find him is on Facebook.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Dec 15, 2020 03:09PM
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Has anyone converted a classic mini to electric? I have a panel van that I'm thinking of converting.

"Nature Bats Last"

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