true, winter - not best time for best results
especially if you have sponsors and bound by contract what info and statements you can make
just would be great to hear from John - project alive, everything ok
Hello to All,
Sorry to have been AWOL - have had a rough past year.
The Silver Streak project is back on track. It's not easy stuffing 258 large format cells (985 lbs.) in the tear drop shaped Insight - while achieving the goals of safety, weight balance, thermal management, and lowest CG.
There are three separate cell enclosures that in total make up the 318V, 225 ah, 71.5 kWh pack. We've been reworking the front under-hood cell enclosure to make it fit, and are ready to test-fit the under-body gas tank area enclosure. The third one will be installed in the hatch area IMA/battery space below the hatch floor. There are no cells aft of the rear twist beam, so no heavy weight back there and the original flush-mount sunken twin 12 sub enclosure gets to stay
The hatch area will actually have a been more storage capacity than when the car was a hybrid with the sound system's beefy amp rack bump just behind the seats - now displaced by a lower profile bump for the hatch floor cells. In addition to the BMS, charger, and J1772 connectivity, the competition grade sound system is quite a feat to finish, as it's being redesigned to be as rad as it was before the tear-down, but with the amps flush-fitted at hatch floor level.
As with all my conversions, the electric motor has to stay in clear view, but since it's a rare EV1 motor sporting the 'GM' data tag, it 'really' has to be in clear view
The air cond. system adds to the complexity of getting it all right under the hood.
I am hoping to have the car done in time for this June's big 'Greenwood Classic' car show in Seattle, and plan to drive Silver Streak round trip from Portland - 350+ miles, without charging.
When I feel I have something more interesting for others to read, I'll post it at 'Wayland's Words' at the Plasma Boy Racing web site.
See Ya...John Wayland