So I strapped her in and the million of boxes of parts, and brought her home:
It's a UQM-160 motor... but what are you using for a transmission (or reduction gearbox)?In the process of creating the subframe that will bolt from the factory motor and trans mounting points, to the electric motor/trans points.
I have acquired the ev-torquebox from torque trends that is commonly used with the UQM motorIt's a UQM-160 motor... but what are you using for a transmission (or reduction gearbox)?
Nice setup. It's a good match for the truck, since the truck is designed to use Ford components and the ev-Torquebox was originally designed for Ford trucks.I have acquired the ev-torquebox from torque trends that is commonly used with the UQM motor
The kit was purchased from factory five racing directly, I think this particular kit starts at 20k.How much did you get the kit for? I have toyed with buying one.. but didn’t want to get it new
I was assuming that you had purchased the kit from someone who had started it, perhaps misunderstanding this comment:The kit was purchased from factory five racing directly...
Factory Five offers some of their models in varying levels of completeness, but the Truck seems to come as only a "complete kit", and the chassis appears to come already built, unlike the pile-of-parts approach of traditional kits.Picked up a very partially built 1935 Ford truck kit car...
If I had a lot more money, I mean a lot, I would probably do the tesla rear motor and do a bunch of tesla batteries. Unfortunetly, I am not that rich, so I had to figure out what to spend money on and what could wait. My opinion is that the tesla setups are the best, but also very expensive. A 33 HR with a tesla setup would be awesome, do a bunch in the engine bay, and stuff the rest in the center area, some where the gas tank would go, but I wouldn't do under the car if I didn't have to. It would be awesome.Hey Megatro451, I've seen your posts on the FFR forum and like the look and what you're doing.
Have you decided where the battery modules are going? I've been thinking of doing something similar with the 33 HR, but possibly using the whole rear cradle assembly from a Tesla (S or3) and perhaps putting the battery modules in the engine bay and/or under the floor, if there is enough room.
Do you know deep that area is? Since there won't be any mufflers to go under there, I was wondering if that might be a good place to put some of them.
Keep it up!
My calc was something like 20K for just tesla S batteries, so that was out...Yeah, I get that, for sure. I've seen full rear cradles for $6500 (cost of a decent V8) but then you add on $8k for batteries, couple grand for controller, etc. and it adds up very fast.
I've been binging Snowdog's Electric Supercar build all weekend, and like the idea of the Tesla rear motor.
The Model 3 is a little narrower, but either one should work on the 33 with the appropriate frame mods.