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  1. Corvette Conversion

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    I've been wanting to convert my 1982 corvette to electric for a while but all of the information that I have found thus far has either been on manual transmissions or doesn't go into detail when it comes to converting automatics. I was just wondering how different the process would be when...
  2. DeLorean Tranmission Adaption

    Technical Discussion
    Good day all, I've been reading updates and projects for about a year here, I haven't really had much to contribute so I've stayed quiet. Now I could use some opinions, as I may have come across my pipe-dream project car, in my budget. I've been contemplating this build for years, going back...
  3. Introducing myself - Russ Binder

    New Member Introductions
    just joined, so a short introduction. 35 yrs. in engineering, marketing, sales and quality in the automotive aftermarket/hot rod and EV industry. Was with AC Propulsion for several years, including working on the BMW Mini-E project. Continuing to work on my own in the EV industry - marketing...
  4. Converting a BMW 318ti, E36, Wellington NZ

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    Starting this build thread as it seems the best way to go on DIYElectricCar to get help during the build. I have done a blog post on where I was up to most recently: http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/blog.php?b=1409 Next steps planned are: * Empty and remove the fuel tank - planning to...
  5. Alignmen

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    In terms of alignment of central axis of motor and transmission through to driveshaft and diff. How accurate do I need to be? I've done a measureent that is probably +/- half a centremetre. This is a rear wheel drive vehicle and ice engine still in so looking to make sure I have appropriate...
  6. HELP! EV Speed Reducer Transmission Help

    Technical Discussion
    Hi everyone, my team are currently on to a project to build our own full scale EV from bolts and nuts up to a full scale size. Currently im in charge of the transmission system. I really need help from u professionals here in this forum. I have a Warp 9 motor and im trygin to step down the...
  7. Right GEARING for racing EV

    EV Performance
    Hi to All! Lets discuss the right gearing for racing EV. For example a Drag racing EV with peak RPM 5500 and dual 9" Netgain motors. Car weight at about 2200 lbs. What kind of budget but strong gearbox you sugest? For rear end Ford 9" but what size of tire and gear?
  8. Blown Motor?

    Technical Discussion
    Hi all, So I've been working on converting a 914 porsche for almost a year now and I at last got my controller configured properly. I pressed down on the throttle and heard a clunking sound, which was a real step in the right direction because before I had just gotten an error message. To my...
  9. Keep F500 CVT?

    EV Performance
    Hi all – I am considering converting a Formula 500 car from ICE to electric, for use in autocross. It would run in A-Mod class, minimum weight is 900 lbs. ICE-based weight is about 575 lbs and I am around 200 lbs. I am still figuring out the components, but simplicity is a virtue for me...
  10. Looking for Agent or Distributor

    Parts Vendors
    Hi everyone, we are manufacturer of EVs and EV parts in China,named UCAS, and now, we are looking for Agent or Distributor for our productions. if someone is interested to our productions, plz mail me with the adress below. and i'd like to show some pics of our production. this time i'd love...
  11. Limiting RPM on DC/AC motor

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    Its been awhile since my last post, but i have been doing alot of research. One question which is hard to find an exact answer is How do i limit the RPM of a Series wound dc motor? If this is done through the controller, what controller can i use, or can all of them do this? Can only certain...
  12. Soliton: automatic or manual transmission?

    Controllers
    This question is addressed to Evnetics, but every experience are welcome. I ponder on my next conversion and got a fundamental question: Would you recommend an automatic or a manual transmission for your Soliton Junior and Soliton 1?
  13. Automatic Chevy S10

    Technical Discussion
    I've got a Chevy S10 with a 5 speed, and with almost 15000 miles in Wisconsin, its getting a little bit rusty. Its falling apart! Probably doesn't help that I go really fast. And I drive on the salty roads cause my Prius gets only 45-50 mpg. Anyone want a Prius? I'm going to get a newer S10...
  14. Kostov vs Netgain in direct drive applications

    Electric Motors
    i want to do a direct drive conversion for my Ev using either an 11" or a dual 9", depending on what i can fit in the car. i looked around and decided it it either had to be a transwarp from netgain, or a kostov motor that i would have to modify for direct drive use. i like the netgain, firstly...
  15. Mission: Transmission

    Technical Discussion
    It's been awhile but I'm back for more help. If you're not familiar with my conversion, I'm using a 1986 Mazda RX7, an ADC FB1-4001 motor (I think that's the right model number...it's been awhile) and Electro Auto's transmission adapter kit. I'm FINALLY getting to put the motor in, after an...
  16. automatic transmission question

    Technical Discussion
    I have an 1989 ford ranger that was converted in 1996, by professionals. When I got it the control card was bad. I had it repaired but it still doesn't run. The truck has a dash display that should show error codes, but I have no errors. I think it is important that i learn how the auto tranny...
  17. AC motors and automatic transmissions

    Electric Motors
    I have read about automatic FWD cars being connected to DC motors and changing gear at a fixed RPM. Is it practical to connect an AC motor to an automatic transmission and utilise a similiar approach, are there any benefits in doing so, and would there any problems? To narrow the scope of...
  18. New Project

    New Member Introductions
    Hi I have been enjoying reading the forums over the past year and have today bought a vehicle to use in an EV project. I selected a 1996 Ford Mondeo, which I believe is called a Ford Contour in the US (I live in New Zealand). I'm thinking I'll be using a DC motor and lead acid or AGM batteries...
  19. transmision needed or not

    New Member Introductions
    Nubie, I've been looking, and wishing. But now I've across a possible donor car. It's a dodge caravan. I would like 50-100 mile range @ 55 MPH. My main problem and likely deal breaker is the tranny is shot does an ev need the tranny, can I go direct drive ? transmissiuoin
  20. Auto trans and cluelessness

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    Okay, I fear this is going to be a book and my typing skills are very poor so I will try to sum this up quickly. I need an electric car on a truly nuts budget. I have a 1984 dodge Omni right now it has a 2.2 ICE motor with an auto and it’s just too costly to run and my summer car is worse. Most...
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