I haven't posted much here since I started my EV conversion process because most of the work I've done so far with my 83 Ferrari Mondial has been in stripping out the unnecessary components (like the engine) and rebuilding the suspension.
I've documented my progress on this thread on fchat here: 83 Mondial QV - EV conversion project using Tesla LDU
I'm now to the point where I'm starting to order EV components and address some vehicle specific issues. While some people have done EV conversions on Ferrari 308s, I haven't seen a build yet for a Mondial conversion.
In going through the various interior systems while I wait for my EV parts, I noticed that I will need some kind of vacuum pump to actuate the various HVAC flaps. While don't plan to get HVAC working initially, I DO plan on having them work eventually so i want to allow for their operation.
Q1: Does the iBooster GEN1/GEN2 offer some kind of accessory vacuum generation OR is it strictly a 12V operated brake booster?
- It seems like the most elegant solution (fabricate a mount to attach in place of the stock brake booster) but if I cannot get vacuum for the HVAC flaps, I think I must pass.
Q2: For the standalone 12V vacuum pumps (which will also require a reservoir), what are the best options for 2021?
I found this retailer's old blog talking about the Mes-DEA 70/6E2 and the Hella UP28.
In a car converted to electric there is no motor vacuum available. Most straightforward solution is to use an electric vacuum pump. Unfortunately these are noisy. I have looked at a few and tested a Mes-Dea and Hella. Spoiler: I prefer electric power brakes.
I also found some rotary vane vacuum pumps from companies like master power/LEEDs but I haven't found any dB ratings for these kinds of pumps
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To solve my need for vacuum for my brake booster AND my HVAC flaps, are these still the best options to consider?
Thanks in advance,