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, August 11, 2012

Tailshaft (driveshaft) Instal

About the last thing to be done before the second test drive on Sunday was to instal the tailshaft. I messed around with the front M10 bolts for at least an hour, taking them out, putting them in, without success. I finally came to realise that, while they fitted the Uni yolk and turned OK, when they were started in the coupler thread, they would not go in - the peaks on the bolt heads did not clear the Uni yolk protusions.
I ended up using two M8 bolts to hold it in until I got some machine screws (Bunnings only had course thread).
During this process I had to come up with something the right height to hold the other end of the tailshaft roughly in position.

This did nicely -(product placement alert).

Yes, we drove on Sunday - more to come...

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