This blog documents the restoration, and conversion, of a 1965 Humber (Singer) Vogue to a fully electric vehicle. The Vogue will be powered by an 11kW(modified), 3 phase industrial AC motor, controlled by an industry standard Variable Speed Drive (VSD) or Inverter. To be able to produce the 400 volts phase to phase the VSD will need about 600 VDC of batteries. A big thanks to the contributors on the AEVA forum:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Now I have an Engine Hoist

The time has come to disconnect all things petrol and pull the engine and transmission out.
I had been offered the loan of an Engine Hoist by a kind AEVA member but I have no easy way of transporting it.

Since I will no doubt need it for a while to "adjust" the way the electric motor fits - I figured I would buy one and sell it again when I was sure I had finished with it (hmmm).

Thanks eBay. I also purchased and Engine leveller which allows you to easily tilt the thing you are lifting.
I should have it by the weekend.

I have some house renovation work preparing the family room ceiling (prior to painting) then and I might get time to do some significant work on the Vogue.

Oh, I also dropped my old dashpad up to the restoration place in Brisbane during the holidays. He needed the old one to make sure that he knew how it would fit back into the car.

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