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: http://forums.aeva.asn.au/forums/
Monday, July 26, 2010
Motor Mounting Almost Finished
Motor mounted on frame. The chosen method of installing it all in the car is to drag it back under the car with a piece of rope going under the car up the back. For that reason I removed the terminal box again. I have about 310mm from the car's front cross-member to the floor (car is on 4 x 100mm chunks of wood under the tyres). The motor is about 285mm without the terminal box.
Once under the car, I reached down and lift the front of the motor frame onto the front cross-member and drag it forward a little bit. Resting on rags so as not to scrape any paint.
Now here's the hard bit. I was going to use a jack but I could not get it under the motor far enough back to do any good. Since I still have the covers off the transmission "hump", I used the same rope around the rear cross-member and, making sure I could lift it OK... stopped for dinner.