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

Rear Axle Breather Blocked

I changed both seals on the back axle of the Vogue a few years ago but I noticed when re-doing the brakes about a year ago (to get it back on the road), that they were still leaking a bit. Well on the hillman yahoo list, the subject of pressure building up in the back axle came up. It seems that after 45 years or so the rear axle breather hole is generally blocked and the slight pressure causes oil to be expelled either via the axle bearing seals or the differential pinion seal. It took some scraping and about 15 minutes to find it even though I had measurements of where to look. I had to wash the are in petrol to find it. Yep - blocked!
This is looking down on top of the axle casing. The black vertical pipe is a rear shock absorber.
Hope that fixes it...

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