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:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Battery Tray Bottom and Controller Tray Mounting

I cut the slots in the 3mm Aluminium tray and siliconed it in. I used two of the packs to hold it down. These 3 packs will have either Gaffer tape or metal tape (middle one) sealing them from road grime. I have taped over the screw holes as well. The reason I can't use gaffer tape on all 3 is that the middle pack barely fits between the engine mounting plates - gaffer tape would peel off as I slid the pack into position.

I took the plunge and drilled the holes in the chassis rail extensions that Humber so generously put there for me. The controller tray is the stainless steel tray above the red circles.
This is a view in through the front of the car where the radiator block-out panel normally lives.

Close up. We just use a stainless steel 'L' bracket. I have yet to drill the holes in the the controller tray.

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