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:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

More Chromework

The 3/16" UNF studs that hold the headlight surrounds were rusted to the point that it was silly to try to restore them. Curiously, an M5 bolt has the same thread pitch and so close to the same outer and inner diameters that it is impossible to tell them apart in normal use. So I bought some M5 bolts and turned them into studs.

 Here is the lower, small piece for the front side area with its new stud.

...and here is where it goes.

I don't know why I took this picture - I think it just amused me. Front chromework before installing in the car - laid out on the lounge room floor for the family to admire (they made the right noises).


Anonymous said...

I would have been seriously worried if they'd made the wrong ones...


Johny said...