Drag Racing 1/4 Mile times 0-60 Dyno Fast Cars Muscle Cars

Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 6

After successfully testing the drivability, it's back to the workshop to get stuff removed to paint the battery racks and sort the best place for the charger and finally add the tacho sender to the gearbox adaptor plate. The fuel port assembly is done now also; I cleaned up the inner rubber mount and gasket-sealed the hole with a rubber bung where the original fuel inlet was, and Nathan cut out the new hole for the power through to a new fascia plate where the 20A connector will be mounted. A shut-off switch is added which is essential when 'filling up'; some folks use micro switches like the ones in arcade machines in their EV fuel ports but we're using a brake switch which will be more durable and it's long thread allows us to fine-adjust the profile of the switch so that it triggers properly when the fuel door is opened/closed. An annoying short had to be traced under the dash (oops, I forgot to ground a 5W resistor), and you'll meet our little helpers at the end of the video. Cuuuute...


 


More Videos...


Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 2
It's been a long wait, but the Thundersky lithium 144v 160Ah batteries finally arrived! Now we have to set about determining the best configuration for the batteries in the engine bay and rear tank using info from convertyourgasguzzler.com. A bit annoying the BMS modules haven't arrived yet as a confirmation measurement of the height of these would help in determining the battery rack height dimension. We could arrange the engine bay battery racks as a typical square-finish configuration, or perhaps angled around the motor for a cool effect, and then as Nathan suggests place plastic clear Perspex sheets over the top for a neat finish, and tinted perspex surrounding the Curtis terminals too perhaps - we want a neat engine bay! Nathan mentioned someone who had Thunderskies mounted on their edges (sides) but the efficiency was greatly deteriorated and batteries leaked! I don't know if those were the LiCoO2 (we're using LiFePO4), either way we'll install close to vertical anyway and a crude animation is included to show possible mounting. Another 'fun' part in this video was removing the dash so we could access the ventilation system box and put in the heater core (I know, could have gone with a water micro boiler unit but budget is getting tight; maybe later); biggish job but not too hard for two people working on it (Stephanie did it once, alone, and it was a pig of a job she said). I'll help Nathan get it back together later as he moves on to the charging setup and we'll the need the BMS master unit as well (which also hasn't arrived yet). The Curtis will have a water cooling block underneath where all the FETs are positioned inside (and block secured tight with thermal compound between surfaces) and maybe a fan box on top, if there is room, but the water cooler alone should help keep the thing under 75 degrees C (a Zilla would be better; can't get our hands on one for now and they're expensive). The very crude animation of possible engine bay layout will probably change as we decide the best location for stuff (pwr steer/air con drive components and compressor, pump motor, hoses etc) and final battery count front and back. The reservoir for water block coolant may stay in its original place if the hose length is not too long to be impractical. Slowly but surely we are getting somewhere now. Sorry about the shaky camera, some of us have been sick with flu. Sorry about the boobies too, but hot fiddling with cars ;-)





EV Capri ep4 - Kearon's electric car conversion
Yessir - the car now has a real, bona-fide, 100% genuine electric motor in it! We also talk about the intricacies of some of the less-sexy parts of an Electric Vehicle - the brake vacuum pump, the ceramic heater, the battery pack cutoff switch and the motor adaptor plate.





Electric Starion EV - Electric Car Conversion - Part 7
Getting seasonal obligations out of the way, this video should be near the last we're doing as the car approaches completion. There's a brakes and air-con/pwr steering test, Nathan talks about water boilers used to cool engine bays in cold climate countries that could be used for cabin heating in an EV, I talk a bit about IGBTs and Nathan does a tacho send test using an IGBT. Sooner or later there may be motor speed controllers custom designed for EVs that use IGBTs. These things have freewheeling diodes, and from my limited understanding that means they're there to stop reverse current voltage spikes across the inductive load. When the current flow to an inductor is suddenly interrupted, the inductor attempts to maintain the current by reversing polarity and ramping up the voltage to maintain the flyback. Without the diode the voltage can go high enough to damage the IGBT. The diode allows the reverse current to flow through it and dissipate. IGBTs could be cool things to use for 'electric Boost' -just like a turbo Boost. From the video you can also see the BMS installed - these will be sprayed with conformal coating for protection. Most of the scenes in all the videos have been shot on a Nokia N93 which has been very handy. Thanks to Nathan, Linda and Christina for the filming. And sorry about the seasonal sillyness.





Electric Starion EV - Part 5 - at the Electric Car Show
The Electric Starion is now at a drivable state and we take her for a spin at the annual electric car show in Sydney. Some say that by international standards, the AEVA show is probably not a huge event, but conversely, for a small population, there is a high proportion of interest in EVs in Australia plus R&D attracting international attention, despite little interest from the government to date (although the recent Climate Ready initiative may change this). Many types of makes and models of new and old cars converted to electric drive were on display; regular daily commute vehicles, sports cars, classic cars, electric bikes, roadsters, hotrods and even a Formula 'E' race car. The 'H' word was well and truly overshadowed by 'full EV' and many people were interested in how to get their own fully-electric cars. There was one vehicle, a Prius with a K2 battery pack for extended range; these are small lithium phosphate cells up to 3200 milliamp hour, banded together into modules to make up the required voltages and they have a high energy density and handle a high charging current, ideal for regen braking. There's a test review which explains this better, at http://zeva.com.au/tech/K2/ and from there a link to the K2 Energy site where you'll find a video comparison of the cobalt and phosphate impact penetration test. As for my Starion, with an adjustment on the Curtis trimpots, it drove well, gear changing was minimal (we tried 2nd and 3rd starts (and not game for a 1st start test yet) and essentially we're convinced that I'll only ever need to drive in second or third gear as there is so much torque in the Kostov. Reverse gear exhibits a typically higher torque (not as high as first), and as seen in many EVs reversing will have to be handled carefully but further refinement will be looked into, and all in all, the Starion drove like a regular car - a regular Starion in fact with all the handling (including drift test) expected in a sports car. There was no noticeable increase in weight and the batteries delivered the power quickly as expected. We're still a little ways off completing the project as there is calibration to do, incline tests, road compliance and a couple of areas that need respray, some minor body fixes and so on. Overall though, very exciting. Apologies again for the shaky camera, there were so many people bumping around (and a Nokia N93 is not that noticeable compared to the larger cameras the media had), and I really should write a new piece of music (hope this old one's okay). Keep watching http://electriccarsforeveryone.com for updates and Nathan's http://www.converturcar.com website for news and info on upcoming vehicles to convert.





Electric Car Conversion Rover Part 9
Starting work on a pattern for the Adaptor Plate.





EV Capri ep7 - Kearon's electric car conversion
The Thundersky batteries for the EV Capri have arrived! After a bit of a scare at the depo, we get 'em back to the garage and take you through why I chose them. You'll get a real 'hands on' look at one of the best electric car powering technologies out there today.





Electric Starion EV - Electric Car Conversion - Part 4
Most of the hard part of cabling through the sub-frame has now been done. The car's been pretty well stripped to the bone but all this work should be worth it. While a lot of EV builders get their cabling to run under the car, protecting it in the sub-frame is my preferred option and this has been checked by the road-legal engineer and so far so good. Metal saddles are used to clamp the conduit flex where exposed, so nothing is loose. The main issue has been space in the engine bay, making sure the batteries sit comfortably under the hood and trying to fit the ancillary stuff. With the laser-cut mounting plate for the AC air-con and pwr steer driver motor etc, orientation had to be decided upon, and the battery placement largely dictated this, so its placement may appear odd at first, but will be very secure when completed. Battery balancing was also performed prior to installation and now we're on the road to re-assembling everything, dash, final wiring etc. I bought some Electrolube DCA200H conformal silicon spray for the BMS PCBs but we'll install and test everything first. Some BMS modules such as the TS-90 have all components protected in a resin block and maybe BEV who build the modules in Australia will integrate moisture protection in a future version. Nathan has done an excellent job welding up the supports for the ancillary drive components and the pulley part I supplied (which I happened upon by chance in my big box of junk in the shed) should do the job well for control. Also, the trunk/hatch area is painted and ready for battery installation. The next video will show the batteries installed with their BMS and the car will be (fingers crossed) basically drivable (with cooling system installed later if time runs out (but we've both got jobs to bring in da regular bux so time has been tight)). Despite some other issues with the car, it should be mostly ready for our annual EV show in Sydney (while down the road the bigger money Motor Show shows off the rip-off complicated hybrids and guzzlers - and we wonder if anything will really change and if governments will really listen (it starts by replacing greed with need but convincing them is a difficult thing)). Check out www.electriccarsforeveryone.com for updates, and I'd like to thank you all for your great support and comments (even the naughty ones are appreciated ;-P ). Oh, sorry re miscount on episode version (working on cars and video's and doing jobs means we're both need a hell of a lot of sleep!)





008 Electric car construction 101 video 8 part 1
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Tom describes the battery arrangement, mounting, and use of individual chargers. Part 1 of 2





Electric Car Conversion 101 part 005
http://300mpg.org/projects/neon/ Dodge Neon Electric car conversion: building the adapter plate, laying out motor bolt holes





Electric car conversion
'84 Citroen 2CV "Duck" electric car conversion





Electric Car Power Brakes Experiment
Experiment in creating vacuum for power brakes in home-built electric car conversion For more on homebuilt electric cars, please visit http://300mpg.org/ Please note that this was only and EXPERIMENT done several years ago, to learn about vacuum brakes. The final project used a dedicated, 12V electric vacuum pump, combined with a dedicated aluminum vacuum chamber, reed valve, and vacuum gauge.





Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 1
Three years ago I knew nothing about cars nor cared for them much, until Stephanie Walsh got me interested in Starions. Her ex said back then, 'You gotta know about cars or some mechanics will rip you off'. Sadly, Stephanie passed away in 2007. I have decided to do an electric car project in her honour, as she was a wiz at electronics and taught me much in that area also. Together with Nathan Bolton we are now converting my rare Starion to full electric drive. This is the first video of a series I intend to do following the conversion of my car. We now have a Kostov 10.7 inch electric motor that used to be in an electric bus for the Sydney Olympics. I've got lithiums on the ship from China, a Curtis controller and other bits and pieces coming for the air-con, power steering etc. The car has been a headache in some ways, getting it up to spec, re-spraying in places etc but overall it should look good when done and will comply with local laws for on-road every day use. This video covers engine mounting estimations, rear-battery compartment construction, and Nathan's teaching me to weld (and as someone commented, "You had better hide your boobs or sparks will fly' ;-P ). The adaptor plate for the gear box has already come back from the machinist and in this video we drop the motor in and temporarily position it to get a rough estimation of available space - there should be plenty for the controller and batteries, along with a home-designed cooling block for the controller.





Chevy S-10 Electric Vehicle
Robert Green of DIY Electric Car interviews Craig Dusing about his Chevy S-10 EV Conversion. Specs: 144v Trojan Battery Pack 9" ADC Motor Curtis Controller Filmed on 9/19/2008. For more info, visit: http://www.diyelectriccar.com





93 Eclipse Electric Car Conversion #1
The first video of the 1993 Mitsubishi Eclipse Electric Car Conversion project. http://www.yorktownev.com for info on how to convert your car. Don't pay big money for gas.





Tesla Motors - The Future of Electric Cars [Full Documentary]
An interesting documentary on Tesla Motors - The Future of Electric Cars http://www.teslasecrets.org tags: tesla model s, tesla model x, tesla vs corvette, tesla motors, tesla motors documentary, tesla motors model s, tesla motors factory, tesla motors documentary national geographic, electric car, electric car conversion, electric cars 2014, electric car drag race, electric car vs ferrari, electric car motor, electric car documentary, car documentary, car documentary national geographic, car documentary 2014, documentary on cars, documentary cars, tesla motors part 2, tesla, car





Which car is faster? Which Car is Faster?




Similar 1/4 mile timeslips to browse:

2005 Mazda 6 Drag Car: 7.930 @ 187.000
Ed Bergenholtz, Engine: 2.3L Mazda i4 by Golden Eagle Mfg., Supercharger: None Turbos: Garret GT45 Tires: M & H


1986 Mitsubishi Starion ESi: 9.610 @ 132.000
Ariel, Engine: G54B, Turbos: T70


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed: 11.381 @ 123.940
Anthony Pannone, Turbos: ATP GTX35R Tires: Conti DWS 215/45/18


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 6: 11.612 @ 119.220
Anthony Pannone, Engine: 2.3l MZR DISI, Turbos: GT3076R Tires: hankook evo V12


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 6: 12.011 @ 113.930
Andrew , Engine: 2.3 MZR, Turbos: GT3071R Tires: Federal SS


1987 Mitsubishi Starion r: 12.180 @ 118.967
george torres, Engine: 2.6 turbo, Turbos: upgrade 16 Tires: 205/50/16


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 6: 12.240 @ 114.270
Anthony Pannone, Engine: 2.3L MZR turbo, Turbos: GT3076 Tires: hankook evo V12


2007 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed: 12.263 @ 111.750
Rich Brockman, Engine: Stock, Supercharger: n/a Turbos: Stock Tires: 225 55 17 Conti DWS Extreme


2007 Mazda 6 mazdaspeed6: 12.301 @ 113.200
Jeff Hawkes, Engine: MZR 2.3T, Turbos: stock k04


2006 Mazda 6 sport: 12.370 @ 111.000
charles, Engine: 2.3, Turbos: 7 blade gt3076 ported .55 a/r hotside Tires: nitto neo gens 245/35/19


2007 Mazda 6 MPS: 12.501 @ 112.000
MazdaGaragePat, Engine: MZR 2261 cc, Turbos: Garrett GT3076 T3 divided 1.06 Tires: 235/40 R18 Federal 595 RS-R


2006 Mazda 6 mazdaspeed6: 12.550 @ 109.000
charles, Engine: 2.3l, Turbos: gt3076 Tires: Bf goodridge kdw 235/35/18


2007 Mazda 6 Speed6: 12.620 @ 110.090
p057, Engine: stock, Turbos: gt3071 Tires: hankook ventus v12s 225/40/18


2006 Mazda 6 speed6: 12.624 @ 107.800
charles, Engine: 2.3 turbo, Turbos: gt3076 Tires: NITTO NEO GENS


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 6: 12.655 @ 111.360
Anthony Pannone, Engine: stock, Turbos: GT3076R


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed6: 12.655 @ 111.750
Andrew Helm, Engine: stock block, Turbos: GT3071r Tires: Nitto NT555


2006 Mazda 6 mazdaspeed6: 12.850 @ 105.850
Michael, Engine: 2.3 disi turbo, Turbos: stock Tires: stock


2007 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed6 GT: 12.896 @ 104.740
2nr, Turbos: stock


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed 6: 12.907 @ 106.750
superskaterxes, Engine: 2.3l MZR DISI, Turbos: k04


2006 Mazda 6 Mazdaspeed: 12.918 @ 103.460
Shawn C, Engine: 2.3 DISI, Turbos: Stock


 


©2014 DragTimes - Disclaimer - Contact Us