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:

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Motor Mounting

I took the week following the Easter weekend off and cleaned and painted out the engine bay. I was busy on the car the whole week but for some reason there is not much to show for it. I'll take some pics of the clean engine bay for the next post.
Meanwhile the motor mounting has turned out to be a bit of a stumbling block for me.
Once I had the engine and gearbox out a few months ago, I did some measurements and made up this drawing. Apologies to those folk who use real drawing packages - I used Word.

The idea is to make up the mounting from mild steel angle and I had a friend from work (thanks Jens) lined up for the weekend to "tack" the motor frame up, but...
A sequence of events put me in touch with a professional welder who lives around the corner from me. He (Anthony) called around and is enthusiastic about getting it all going. He had some comments about the way I had the motor frame so it won't be exactly as shown here. Stuff is happening...

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