That's a nice view of the offset axles and resulting wide fuel tank that I mentioned as a possible battery pack location... although the taper in the width between the frame rails would make module packaging more difficult.
That would be a challenge, because Nissan did not design the modules for heat transfer.I am thinking about trying to run a water cooling loop through the cells, not only for cooling the pack but to use the coolant for cabin heat.
Well crap! I guess I'll just pack it up and give upThat would be a challenge, because Nissan did not design the modules for heat transfer.
Fantastic idea about using waste heat to augment cabin heat. I see what you mean with the 'flexibility' of moving the modules into different configurations with the wiring harnesses already in place. I can't believe how much space there is once you de-ice. I'm really interested to see the leaf motor's performance in your setup, especially since you get so much space back from removing the stock transmission from the vehicle.@x78163 yes I have opened the leaf battery. There's no real way to install it as-is, but luckily the stock wiring has a lot of slack and I can probably maintain most of it. Also the low current wires can be extended with no penalty. I am thinking about trying to run a water cooling loop through the cells, not only for cooling the pack but to use the coolant for cabin heat.
@brian_ it has no rating for input rpm. I asked the manufacturer and gave them my idea and they strongly recommended against it and gave no guarantees. So what. I didn't expect them to either. Nothing ventured nothing gained. Like I have said many times the top speed is theoretical only and I plan to drive most of the time 40mph or less. If it fails I know what needs upgraded. If it fails that means I drove a homebuilt EV of my own creation. Progress either way. I will monitor gearbox temperature and hey it may even be another good source of cabin heat. It may not be a long-term solution but it will give me a starting point and LC parts are easy to re-sell.
I got the engine bay all cleaned up time to start de-ICEing the rest.
Huge amount of space for all the hardware:
Love seeing this process take place on an FJ80 - doing a great job!
Ran wiring through the factory engine harness grommet.
Left the stock diagnosis box for resetting airbags etc.
Throttle harness, OLED, harness, and OBD harness and grounds all ready to hook up.
Used a small fuse/relay box to power my EV circuits (https://amzn.to/3nRI39B)
It powers the Inverter relay/BMS, Resolve-EV 12v, and my accessory pumps; vacuum pump, power steering, and transfer-case cooler. I have two free relays for big lights or something like that.
Tested the chassis 12v system again and all is working. 12v system is now DONE! All low voltage wiring under the hood is DONE!