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:

Friday, January 20, 2012

Door Locks and Trim

The Vogue ignition switch was so worn that the ignition key fell out in any position. My 'spare' under the house was in good condition and, after a bit of work, has good low-resistance in all switch closed positions. The key also locks in firmly where it should - trouble is I only have one, slightly bent key for it!

This week I have been chasing a couple of new ignition keys and getting the door locks keyed alike. A minor problem that the key codes for the Vogue are just a little early for any locksmith I have found - incdluding a locksmith who advertises that they can cut old English car keys from the key codes. They are getting key blanks in for me and the guy reckons that the original key is in good condition for doing a copy.
I have also been installing exterior trim.

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