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:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Motor is in!

A little bit of work last night and the motor mount is in place. As per yesterday's post, I lifted the rear of the motor from inside the car with rope and young Will shoved some blocks of wood under the rear of the motor frame to allow a jack under it. Then we jacked it up to the correct position and bolted it in.

View from the side.

From in front of the car looking through where the radiator used to live.

Looking from the windscreen towards the front of the car. The existing engine mounts are at either side. It clears the front cross-member by about 15mm. Three battery packs will sit on this part of the frame.

Engine bay view.

From inside the car.

This view shows how much space I have for the main terminal box. About 30mm at the worst point.
I will have to remove the motor mount again to finalise the terminal box but I knew that would have to happen. It's pretty quick to get in and out.You can see the strange shape of the top of the transmission hump - it's not at all symmetrical and slopes down to the right as well.

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