The Model 3 modules are extremely long - where would you put them? That, along with simply being too new to be plentiful in salvage, is presumably why they are rarely if ever used in conversions. They would have the advantage of likely being available for a decade or so to come.If you can do liquid cooling, I would go with Tesla model 3 batteries.
You’re not engaging anyone with their questions or concerns is why. Kinda rude after people are trying to understand what a total noob is trying to do.Hello, anybody out there???
Nobody on this site can recommend a Lithium source for me?
Motor under the hood, driving the rear through 240z 4 speed tranny, paired to the rear diff.Hi BGTEV,
One of the cars we have to convert is Volvo's version of the BGT, the Volvo 1800 es. Were you able to get your motor and batteries up front or did you put the batteries in back under the hatch. Thanks for suggesting the Green Energy outlets yesterday. Have tried to contact their Charlotte location as it is near me but have not gotten a response from them yet. Would love to find a east coast lithium battery recyler but most appear to be in Az. or Ca.
I was responding to your post, not BGTEV's. Since he corrected it, I never saw it in his post, only yours... thus my question to you about what you were talking about.Brian, BGTEV's original post said something about "lied Coming" which turned out to be a auto-correct type error for liquid cooling. Once he corrected it, I saw no need to pursue such a tiny error any further.
I'm well aware of BCI sizes. I didn't ask you what standard sizes are; I asked you what you thought "standard size" meant. There are dozens - maybe hundreds - of those BCI sizes, so there's not one standard size. Modern EVs (after the lead-acid era) don't use any of those sizes, and the 12 V and 36 V nominal voltages which you mentioned are nonsensical for most lithium chemistries - they are traditional lead-acid cell multiples; BCI sizes and approximation to 12 V multiples are used for lithium batteries where they are marketed as replacements for lead-acid starting batteries. Anyone with enough know-how to do an EV conversion would know that, but it's okay that a new person doesn't... thus the question to establish the starting point of your understanding.Your second question to me was to ask what standard size batteries are. Decades ago car manufactures adopted standard sizes for batteries (for example type 24CF). Makers of lithium batteries for cars and boat trolling motors also use these sizes, I know cause my race car has one. I figured anyone with enough know how to do an EV conversion already had bought many car batteries and knew about standard sizes and I would not want to embarrass them, guess I figured wrong, forgive me.
Thought my original post was fairly clear on not wanting to use odd size re-cycled battery that might not be available in the future. Hopefully now that is clear. Y'all let me know when I have properly paid my nooby dues so I might expect some experienced adults here to offer useful suggestions.