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, August 18, 2010

Engine Bay Layout

With both the front upper Battery pack tray and Controller and Systems tray already made I thought I'd post a quick 2D image of the Google SketchUp 3D for the engine bay.

I'm just waiting on reinforced mild steel mounts for the upper tray as the stainless steel just didn't look strong enough. They should only be a day or two away.

I have another layout with the controller rotated 90 degrees so it's symetrical on the tray but I am concerned that it will not get enough air-flow if I do that. That layout also makes it difficult to get motor cables out of the controller. This layout is my current favourite.

The bank of four chargers on the left service the upper battery packs. There are three chargers over on the right for the lower three battery packs.
The top tray is secured to the Vogue firewall with brackets attached to the Clutch Master cylinder bolt holes on both sides of the car. The front of the top tray is supported by brackets to the top of the inner guards.

The lower (controller) tray attaches to where the radiator used to mount at the front of the car. It's exactly the same width as the radiator was.
Compare this with the motor mount diagram a few posts ago - it's based on the same diagram.
Click on the image for a clearer version.

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