Figured I should start this build thread. The 'roller' is a 1936 International C-15. It is quite perfect for EV conversion since it is the classic 'stripped and then abandoned' restoration project. This means pretty much all the ICE doo-dads are gone. Ok, pretty much EVERYTHING is gone.
(don't worry, I have the steering around here somewhere..)
Just to give some project scope: This will be a traditional hot rod. If you don't know what that is, here is an example:
The 'Hot' rod part is the high-power EV drive system. I will be starting with the Scott Drive 200 and the R-EV BLDC motor (shown here at EVCCON 2012).
The specs are 600A at 400V for about 240kva peak input, and the motor should do over 500Nm peak torque (that's a LOT).
Obviously, battery sag is the big enemy and this might turn into a bit of a battery thread as I haven't quite found the perfect solution yet. (suggestions welcome).
The initial build will be 'direct-drive' to the rear differential. It is likely that at some point I will add an overdrive or two for serious top speed, but that will come after the roll cage and other safety additions (like doors and seats).
Here is the rolling chassis as it came home:
You can see I have a bit of work ahead:
But don't worry, I've dealt with this kind of beast before.
In this pic you can see the beautifully flat and open 'firewall' where the Scott Drive 200 will mount:
This rig should be driving by early spring so it can head to the dyno shop and I plan to take it to EVCCON 2013. So I guess I better get crankin..
Stay tuned... Cheers