DIY Electric Car Forums banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
Omg, a 100e owner. Love it, I think you should rethink that transmission, not only is it very low geared which is not ideal, but pretty weak. Good theft prevention because most people will throw it in reverse. It wouldn’t be hard to throw a 5 speed in there because you won’t need to move the tunnel back like you would in a x-flow conversion. I don’t know what you would do for wipers, maybe the hillman/roots electric conversion. Love to see build progress.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
As much as I hate to admit it, that’s probably the best way to go. You can use a 105E rear axle and just relocate the spring saddle. It’s slightly narrower allowing for a better wheel/tire combination. Mk1 Classic cortina front struts will help with the extra weight. The draglink Is a little harder to dispose of.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
111 Posts
I left before IVA, I understand your desire to skip that nasty piece of red tape. You could simply leave the transmission in 3rd and just skip a clutch. But you do give up some room. Battery placement will become an issue but thankfully there are plenty of ways to increase your suspension to accommodate. Still the best way to go is a warp 9 and a simple plate. As long as you are not positive earth a simple dc/dc converter will work depending on final pack voltage. Something that will work on the lower voltage and allow you to use modules from a salvaged EV pack. For pure power density I would be looking at a bolt or partial bolt pack or something similar. Room is not exactly a premium for you and with the trans remaining you can’t sink the pack into the floor otherwise a partial bolt with the rest of the room taken up with the charger/dc converter could have worked. There are many open source inverters to control a motor depending on the skill level. Trouble is it’s not just a simple motor swap, it’s going to be a lot and to be compliant you need to keep as much as stock as possible. You are going to be adding a fair amount of weight So you will need to address the brakes and suspension. The new testing is not going to be your friend.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top