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:

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Bonnet Closes!

Putting the bonnet back on the car this past weekend was a big deal for me. As much as I have measured and estimated, I really didn't think that the bonnet was going to close with the controller on its mounting tray.
The curves of the Vogue bonnet made it very difficult to be sure.
Note the controller poking over the top. (No the wood isn't permanent).

View from left hand side of car near passenger door. The fuse/contactor box (clear lid) has to be elevated 40mm to clear the cable glands from the DC-DC converters. The single charger behind the controller will be a stack 4 high with another stack 3 high nearer to the fuse/contactor box. A few compromises but it'll all fit.


The stuff is really in there! The controller cleared the bonnet by about 35mm at the front. I put my hand up through the grill opening to check. The controller tray is supported on the wood - now I can bolt it in.

The revised layout in Google Sketchup.

Added labels to one photo 25 Nov 2010.

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