Electric Niki Acceleration Test
Testing the acceleration to an indicated 60kph which is about 55kph.
The final result was 4th gear gave the quickest time despite being slower
off the line. Trying to change gears made for slower times in both
instances because the clutch has been removed.
3rd :6.9 seconds
3rd & 4th :7.4s
2nd & 3rd :9.3s
Might try 2nd direct to 4th next and see what time that does.
Electric Starion EV - Electric Car Conversion - Part 3
Welcome to the third installment. It's taken a bit of preparation time,
which is essential rather than diving in to find something we've done is
not quite right - both Nathan and I have been guilty in the past of making
stuff only to discover a better way of doing it. But parts availability has
been the biggest issue; delivery time has been long delayed for many
reasons too complicated to discuss here. In this video we re-assess engine
bay mounting; most of the battery racks are welded up now and the battery
management has arrived (except the master unit, d'oh!). We discuss battery
management, the most efficient use of space in the engine bay, as well as
the AC motor we received that will drive the air-con/power steering. (btw,
the AC motor and BMS come from www.bev.com.au where they are custom-made).
Also an older previously unused segment stripped in about removing weight,
as this is crucial in gaining mileage. Oh, and a mention of power cabling
which we will try to get through some of the sub-frame rather than running
under the vehicle or lumping under the carpet (as the power cable sits
inside a plastic flex conduit roughly an inch diameter), so long as it's
legal which we'll check with someone who knows (guessing it's something
like 600mm distance between u-clamp affixing). The Zivan will sit in
trunk/hatch area to the left near the charging 'fuel' port; not sure about
tire placement yet, but it looks like we'll keep our back seat which is
good thing (and did you know that there is an under-seat sub-frame area
roughly two inches high? Hmmm... possibilities....). As for the battery
tank at rear, we're looking at ducting hot air from it using PC fans and
'Exhaust' steel piping. It'd be nice
to get them through the side vent follies on the pillars, but this would
mean a lot of work (they'd probably be part-exposed in the interior, angled
down rather like roll-cage bars). Overall I would have loved to have
progressed a bit more than we have but there have been circumstances beyond
our control and parts supplies have been an issue all the way along - which
in a sense is a good thing so we don't rush too-obvious solutions that
would otherwise cost in time/energy to undo (in a circumlocutory sort-of
way ;-) ). I'd like to thank Christina for her camera work during the
making of these videos, shot on a two-year old Nokia N93 still going
strong, as well as Linda for filming the air-con motor, without them I'd be
stuffed for making videos about this car.
Electric Starion - Electric Car Conversion - Part 2
It's been a long wait, but the Thundersky lithium 144v 160Ah batteries
finally arrived! Now we have to set about determining the best
configuration for the batteries in the engine bay and rear tank using info
from convertyourgasguzzler.com. A bit annoying the BMS modules haven't
arrived yet as a confirmation measurement of the height of these would help
in determining the battery rack height dimension. We could arrange the
engine bay battery racks as a typical square-finish configuration, or
perhaps angled around the motor for a cool effect, and then as Nathan
suggests place plastic clear Perspex sheets over the top for a neat finish,
and tinted perspex surrounding the Curtis terminals too perhaps - we want a
neat engine bay! Nathan mentioned someone who had Thunderskies mounted on
their edges (sides) but the efficiency was greatly deteriorated and
batteries leaked! I don't know if those were the LiCoO2 (we're using
LiFePO4), either way we'll install close to vertical anyway and a crude
animation is included to show possible mounting. Another 'fun' part in this
video was removing the dash so we could access the ventilation system box
and put in the heater core (I know, could have gone with a water micro
boiler unit but budget is getting tight; maybe later); biggish job but not
too hard for two people working on it (Stephanie did it once, alone, and it
was a pig of a job she said). I'll help Nathan get it back together later
as he moves on to the charging setup and we'll the need the BMS master unit
as well (which also hasn't arrived yet). The Curtis will have a water
cooling block underneath where all the FETs are positioned inside (and
block secured tight with thermal compound between surfaces) and maybe a fan
box on top, if there is room, but the water cooler alone should help keep
the thing under 75 degrees C (a Zilla would be better; can't get our hands
on one for now and they're expensive). The very crude animation of possible
engine bay layout will probably change as we decide the best location for
stuff (pwr steer/air con drive components and compressor, pump motor, hoses
etc) and final battery count front and back. The reservoir for water block
coolant may stay in its original place if the hose length is not too long
to be impractical. Slowly but surely we are getting somewhere now. Sorry
about the shaky camera, some of us have been sick with flu. Sorry about the
boobies too, but hot fiddling with cars ;-)
Electric Cabriolet First Drive
A first drive around the neighborhood in my nearly completed electric car.
This is a 96V ElectroAuto VoltsRabbit kit with 16 6V batteries. Everyone
agreed it was awesome.. Insert "EV Grin" here..
Chevy S-10 Electric Vehicle
Robert Green of DIY Electric Car interviews Craig Dusing about his Chevy
S-10 EV Conversion.
144v Trojan Battery Pack
9" ADC Motor
Filmed on 9/19/2008.
For more info, visit: http://www.diyelectriccar.com
McLean's 2012 Fiat 500 (Converted to All Electric)
For more information about Kerry McLean visit:
Kerry McLean's latest project--- a 100% Electric Car. Kerry bought a brand
new 2012 Fiat 500---stripped it clean and rebuilt it making it completely
electric. The Fiat 500 Electric has a range of 50-60 miles on a single
charge. It sounds like an RC/Slot car when it drives!
The project took approximately two months from start to finish. Chrysler
CEO Sergio Marchionne was recently quoted stating that they will be coming
out with an Electric Fiat 500 sometime this year. Very COOL car and fun
PURE SOUND! FIAT 126 with Yamaha R1 engine: start up + track
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http://www.davide458italia.blogspot.it Full HD video 1080 p. Description:
I filmed this FIAT 126 with Yamaha R1 26 engine at the Modena Racetrack. In
the video you can see the sart up of the engine, some details of the car
and driving scenes on the race track. Listen to the brutal sound during the
Ho filmato questa Fiat 126 con motore Yamaha R1 26 all'Autodromo di Modena.
Nel video potete vedere l'accensione del motore, alcuni dettagli dell'auto
e le scene in pista.
Fiat 126 BIS interior, exterior, start up & driving!
Here is a video i made of my latest toy to keep my Abarth 500 company! She
is a 1989 Fiat 126 BIS (water cooled) 704cc twin cylinder engine, rear
engined, rear wheel drive pushing out 26 HP with 36 ft/lbs of torque! What
do you think?
Fiat 126p 650 Aircooled - Reece-Fish carburetor test Part 1
This the "slightly better tuned" Reece-Fish carburetor running on my Fiat
The strange noises you can hear in the background....
My son on his potty :D
An hydraulic log splitter....
Also some cooling fan vibration at a specific RPM.
I still need to set the wide open throttle mixture on this ....
It was a cold start, hence the puff of smoke.
PS: My son calls the Fiat the "Baby Car"
Some more "aggressive" revs in the video below: