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Hi Im from Southern New Zealand and Im considering my 1st ev build. Habe played with Ice vehicles but evs interest me altho I have alot to learn on electronics.

Im thinking about coverting a cf bedford or mk1 transit (if i could find 1 lol) so i call haul my family. Altho there is an xc falcon in the garage...... decisions. Im just worried about the weight of the falcon.

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Hi Duncan
Im new to alot of this so im still learning and seeing whats possible.
I drive about 50km to work each day so id like a range ideally of 120 to 150k but I know I will be pushing to get that.
Performance is probably the hardest one to judge at this stage. My drive to work is almost completely at 100km/h so id like to be able to keep up in traffic.
Budget. Hoping to keep under 20k for all the electrical stuff not including the donor car.

I think at this stage I want to stick with Dc as it seems simpler and I was thinking of putting a dc motor behind a ford toploader gearbox with overdrive as there strong and im sure using the ratios would help.

I was looking at FB1-4001A as a possible dc motor which has a supplier in ozzie. I was looking at the CALB LiFePO4 180 Ah batteries from evwest. 45 of theses in series would give me 144v but I think the range would be touch and go. Id also like to investigate more backyard solutions with forklift motors etc as if I can source cheap 2nd hand stuff locally that will still work why wouldn't I?

I bet thats a longer response than you thought you would get haha.

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Brennan
 

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Hi. I'm from southern new Zealand too, Gore. I'm wondering how you're getting on with the EV project. I'm new to ev and very green. Keen to have a yarn and check out any projects nearby me, if you were up for that.
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Hi. I'm from southern new Zealand too, Gore. I'm wondering how you're getting on with the EV project. I'm new to ev and very green. Keen to have a yarn and check out any projects nearby me, if you were up for that.
-Dan
Gore!
I'm in East Gore
You can come around and have a look/drive of my machine and a yarn almost anytime
I will try and PM you with my phone no
 

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Hi Dan,

I'm in Milton, South Otago so on just over an hour away from you. I've spent the last year building a house for ourselves so I haven't really made a start on my ev journey yet altho I've been doing alot of thinking and planning.

It's good to hear of someone else in NZ looking to do a conversation. Im no expert (unlike Duncan), but I'm happy to help you when I can.

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Brennan
 
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