Saturday, May 23, 2009

Details, details...

Seems like the last 20% of the job is taking 80% of the time.

Fabricating and putting together the cooling kit for the main controller. This consists of a fan on a poly board, that blows on an aluminum sheet to which the controller is mounted.

Mounting the controller over the firewall.

side view showing the spacing of the plates.

Accelerator linkage. The pot is contained in a electrical juncton box for extra protection.

Making a new speedometer faceplate. The old one is yellowed, in MPH, and would not be calibrated because of the new transmission.

The dash mostly installed. Although they're irrelevant, the old gages are still there.
The gages for the EV functions are mounted where a radio used to be.

Putting on a door

lining the rear battery with styrofoam.
Installing PVC conduit for the the high voltage cables going to the back battery box.

Pushing the cable through the conduit at the back battery box. Baby powder makes it slide in much more easily.

Running new wiring for the low voltage side.
Laying out the control components on a board.


cookie said...

Wow, this project is looking really good. Can't wait to see it on the road.

Eric said...

I'd actually be interested to know how you calibrated the new spedometer faceplate.

Grannie Annie said...

Very interesting information. We are in the process of restoring a 1954 Somerset, and found helpful information in your blog. If you don't mind me asking, did your body need reinforcing from rust, before you reattached it to the frame? Perhaps you mentioned that, but I didn't see it here. If so, what did you do and how did it work? Thanks