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:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Windscreen is Installed!

It's finally in! We installed it again Sunday morning with exactly the same result as the first second time (I forgot the this was the 3rd attempt) - it still wouldn't go in at the top. On Sunday afternoon, having tried a bit on and off to get the top in, I called Mathew from the Rootes Group Car Club. Matt had fitted a Super Minx windscreen a year or so ago so I figured that now was the time to get some advice. Matt kindly offered to drop in on Monday morning to have a look, so I left the windscreen alone for the rest of Sunday.
Monday morning came (this morning), Matt turned up, and one of the first things he asked after having a look was "do your hands hurt?". Essentially, he figured if we had been doing the right thing our hands should hurt. He showed me what to do, and after about 10 minutes of thumping downwards on the outside of the screen (standing on my painting trestle), it slowly edged in. A bit more thumping and the top rubber lip went over by itself.

I took this picture Sunday before it was all the way in.

 (Later addition to this post) This is the "trick" in getting these windscreens all the way in.

Once the bottom and sides are in, if the top still has a gap do as indicated in the picture. As Matt said, hands start to "smart" after a minute or two.

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