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Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV

Wow, I'm glad to see someone picked that up. I'd seen the add on
craigslist. I have a Datsun 411 ('66 1300 wagon) EV conversion
project in progress myself. I have a dead simple web page, just links
to some photos of it, online at <http://datsun.EVfun.com>

Hope to hear more about your project. Long live the Datsun 411!

Paul Gooch

gottdi wrote:

> I have my Datsun 411 at home now. It has been an EV for some time
> and I am
> now going to get it back on the road again. I want to convert a
> Datsun 510.
> I may get that chance. My Baldor motor is set for the Datsun and I
> have the
> proper adaptor plate. It is an older steel adaptor. Have a look at
> my photo
> album that I have put together so far.
> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion

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Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV

So where do you put the batteries? And how many can fit?

Aliza
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> Wow, I'm glad to see someone picked that up. I'd seen the add on
> craigslist. I have a Datsun 411 ('66 1300 wagon) EV conversion
> project in progress myself. I have a dead simple web page, just links
> to some photos of it, online at <http://datsun.EVfun.com>
>
> Hope to hear more about your project. Long live the Datsun 411!
>
> Paul Gooch
>
>
gottdi wrote:
>
>> I have my Datsun 411 at home now. It has been an EV for some time
>> and I am
>> now going to get it back on the road again. I want to convert a
>> Datsun 510.
>> I may get that chance. My Baldor motor is set for the Datsun and I
>> have the
>> proper adaptor plate. It is an older steel adaptor. Have a look at
>> my photo
>> album that I have put together so far.
>> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
>> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
>
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Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV

Alizav,

This has quite a bit of trunk space and I suspect I can put upto 10
batteries total including a couple in the front. I do hope to get at least
10 into this vehicle. 12v Batteries and not 6v.

Pete


Alizav wrote:
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> So where do you put the batteries? And how many can fit?
>
> Aliza
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> From: "Paul" <[email protected]>
> To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 4:42 PM
> Subject: Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV
>
>
>> Wow, I'm glad to see someone picked that up. I'd seen the add on
>> craigslist. I have a Datsun 411 ('66 1300 wagon) EV conversion
>> project in progress myself. I have a dead simple web page, just links
>> to some photos of it, online at <http://datsun.EVfun.com>
>>
>> Hope to hear more about your project. Long live the Datsun 411!
>>
>> Paul Gooch
>>
>>
gottdi wrote:
>>
>>> I have my Datsun 411 at home now. It has been an EV for some time
>>> and I am
>>> now going to get it back on the road again. I want to convert a
>>> Datsun 510.
>>> I may get that chance. My Baldor motor is set for the Datsun and I
>>> have the
>>> proper adaptor plate. It is an older steel adaptor. Have a look at
>>> my photo
>>> album that I have put together so far.
>>> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
>>> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
>>
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Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV

Paul,

I saw it on craigslist long ago and went to see the car. I did not check out
the car but I was interested in that motor. He gave me the motor. Said it
did not work but it actually does and it's clean in the brush area. I
decided to go ahead and get that car. However after getting down here and
checking it out more (after I paid for it) (it was cheap) I found that the
rear fender area on both sides had been removed. Yuck. Why, I have no clue.
I did not notice because I thought it was how it looked behind or below the
bumpers. After looking closely it is very obvious. Arrrrrrrg. I think I may
just trade my VW, maybe not for a 510 and convert that. The Datsun 411 or
510 would be much lighter than that VW I have.

I did find out that the adaptor plate I have is the original engine plate.
The motor bolts directly up to that. Nice. Looks like that forward mount may
be original to the gas engine from this car as well. I can get another 411
for parts. Maybe the body is better than this one and I can use this one for
parts and covert the other one. I kinda like the design of the 411 and it
has plenty of room for my size.

Pete



Paul-253 wrote:
>
> Wow, I'm glad to see someone picked that up. I'd seen the add on
> craigslist. I have a Datsun 411 ('66 1300 wagon) EV conversion
> project in progress myself. I have a dead simple web page, just links
> to some photos of it, online at <http://datsun.EVfun.com>
>
> Hope to hear more about your project. Long live the Datsun 411!
>
> Paul Gooch
>
>
gottdi wrote:
>
>> I have my Datsun 411 at home now. It has been an EV for some time
>> and I am
>> now going to get it back on the road again. I want to convert a
>> Datsun 510.
>> I may get that chance. My Baldor motor is set for the Datsun and I
>> have the
>> proper adaptor plate. It is an older steel adaptor. Have a look at
>> my photo
>> album that I have put together so far.
>> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
>> http://inertext.homeunix.com/conversion
>
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Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV

I agree. I've got some sketches on how I'm going to put 5 group 34
(like Optima) batteries up front and another 8 in the back without
even loosing the spare tire. In fact, I have a Manzanita Micro PFC20
charger and Iota DLS55 in the back with the spare tire right now,
both just sitting (brackets to follow.) I plan to stuff the back 8
batteries under the spare tire in the old fuel tank area (and a bit
lower and a bit more forward.)

Paul Gooch

gottdi wrote:

> This has quite a bit of trunk space and I suspect I can put upto 10
> batteries total including a couple in the front. I do hope to get
> at least
> 10 into this vehicle. 12v Batteries and not 6v.

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Re: [EVDL] Datsun EV

gottdi wrote:

> I did find out that the adaptor plate I have is the original engine
> plate.
> The motor bolts directly up to that. Nice. Looks like that forward
> mount may
> be original to the gas engine from this car as well. I can get
> another 411
> for parts. Maybe the body is better than this one and I can use
> this one for
> parts and covert the other one. I kinda like the design of the 411
> and it
> has plenty of room for my size.

Mine is being built using the original Datsun plate. Its kinda funny
that Datsun used an adapter plate to mount their motor to their
transmission. A motor ring for an ADC 8 inch motor is being built
right now, but I have seen the reworked plate. I plan to make the
shaft coupler out of the end of the original crankshaft.

I'd like to see pictures of the front motor mounts. The stock mounts
have 2 bolts into a front motor plate and 1 bolt into the engine
block. I have found them hard to study (a somewhat twisted mass of
rubber and steel) but have considered trying to rig up some type of
load test to see if they work properly with just the 2 front bolts.

Paul Gooch

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