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by gholm
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 11:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

Re: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

The time has come, the time is now...The van is for sale. I moved house and now I have nowhere to work on it nor any realistic possibility of getting a powerpoint at my car spot. So the gods have spoken and I have to let it go to a good home. https://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=6101#p740...
by gholm
Mon, 15 Jul 2019, 11:27
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: The Morris J2EV is for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 493

The Morris J2EV is for sale

Anyone who wants an excellent 1966 Morris J2 van, converted to EV in 2009 and registered for everyday driving till Sept 2019, look no further.... https://www.justcars.com.au/cars-for-sale/1966-morris-commercial-j2-van-/JCW5062295 This was my daily driver for over 9 years.. Batteries are pretty dead,...
by gholm
Thu, 13 Dec 2018, 18:12
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

Re: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hey T1Terry I have no idea though since my gauge monitors the battery side (not motor side) I can see that I rarely pull more than 340A, roughly 1.9C out of my 180AHA . That'd be be max they ever see. I know since the BMS starts beeping as the voltage drops too far at that rate. I can get around tow...
by gholm
Tue, 11 Dec 2018, 16:22
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

Re: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hey there again Jonescg and Johny Actually, spiders haven't been an issue so this one caught me by surprise. That you mentioned oil/gas fumes made me realise it could be that the underside of the van is still pretty greasy. I left it alone for sake of rust prevention, and so apparently it prevents s...
by gholm
Sun, 09 Dec 2018, 10:36
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

Re: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hello again everyone! Happy Christmas and New Year for all your wonderful EV peeps. Thought I'd better check in with updates seeing as it's been a while (over 3 years!) as I'm *sure* you've all been just hanging out for updates.. :lol: Yes, the J2ev is happily still on the road as my daily driver, a...
by gholm
Tue, 29 Sep 2015, 18:40
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Yes, exactly. I've had a few times where I've mentioned it's electric and they've looked at me as if I'd just given birth to a camel. Then I've spent the next hour or so explaining why/how/who/what/where etc to the nth degree. Nowadays I just look for the expression on their face as I "start 'er up"...
by gholm
Tue, 29 Sep 2015, 17:59
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hi all Been a solid year for me but interestingly uneventful in regards to the van with zero crucial maintenance and only minor tweaks. Things I've done/learned/have happened. 1) The van's 12v (non-traction) electric system will start and run on 6v ... actually 5.9v to be exact. I know this because ...
by gholm
Thu, 02 Oct 2014, 17:31
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Nah, no discount for EVs in NSW for rego, greenslip or insurance.... (none I'm aware of anyway)

No biggie.. us EVers get the discount from lack of fuel excise.
by gholm
Fri, 19 Sep 2014, 04:13
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 12v lithium pack
Replies: 0
Views: 239

12v lithium pack

Is there anyone in or near Sydney selling those 12v lithium Frankenstein packs made up of several prismatic strapped together? My lead acid in the van is dying slowly and i want to be ahead of its funeral.
I need a 40 ah size.
by gholm
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 23:09
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Inside the Tesla battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Inside the Tesla battery

Jehu Garcia is doing in the Electric Samba project I love that project. I remember watching a fascinating timelapse of his restoration of it.. ... man can they work the metal. So fascinating for someone like me stuck behind a keyboard. Full cred for building a multicell tesla-style pack too.. huge ...
by gholm
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 21:24
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Inside the Tesla battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Inside the Tesla battery

Richo wrote:
Here is a clickable link:


Ah yes, thanks Rich.

The Coolant loops are a bit hard to decipher too... nonetheless it shows the level of sophistication needed for a 'bulletproof' 85kwhr battery.

So many cells. Imagine spot-welding them all by hand!!!!!
by gholm
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 21:18
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

The service cost of running an EV definitely need to be included in the arguable running costs don't they. Definitely. People just don't realise that a bit of pain ($) up front can save soo much more hassle and $$ pain later on. The hassle of leaving a car for a few days for service, The hassle of ...
by gholm
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 19:26
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Without anywhere else to gloat, I thought I'd come here and preach to the converted instead. I just had my annual pink slip inspection and "service". $37 for the piece of pink paper. $30 for a flush of brake fluid, and a grease gun into every nipple. Thats it. Total $67 And yet some people still won...
by gholm
Fri, 12 Sep 2014, 19:20
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: Inside the Tesla battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1083

Inside the Tesla battery

I'll leave this right here.

Photos of what is no doubt a very expensive piece of kit being torn apart!

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthre ... ttery-pack
by gholm
Sun, 27 Jul 2014, 03:28
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What have I done????
Replies: 36
Views: 4793

What have I done????

Someone say Kombi? :) Dunno if a 48v motor will do much, but holy hell, Geerant's AC motor coupled with the Tritium...now we're talking..... Don't forget... these batteries weigh a good bit more than lugging a few fat passengers, so having that extra grunt onboard will be needed to keep up with dail...
by gholm
Tue, 15 Jul 2014, 00:07
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: organic flow battery
Replies: 2
Views: 542

organic flow battery

Right..nice link.. I hadn't heard of ZBB. In reading more, this paper/research was sponsored by ARPA-Energy.. the US Govt Advanced Research... so really deep pockets delving into storage solutions for wind and solar, so I'm guessing system weight and single-cell power output aren't supposed to be a ...
by gholm
Sun, 13 Jul 2014, 20:39
Forum: Batteries, charging, management and monitoring
Topic: organic flow battery
Replies: 2
Views: 542

organic flow battery

This is interesting tech..organic flow battery http://pda.sciencealert.com.au/news/20140807-25836.html The research paper is available for anyone to decipher and it reads well. I'm no chemist but this stuff is riveting. Would love to see this progress to the point where the tech savvy can build it. ...
by gholm
Sun, 11 May 2014, 17:47
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Twin 9 inch vs twin 11 inch
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Twin 9 inch vs twin 11 inch

Interesting. I imagined the 11" motors would have a higher I2R rating owing to their larger thermal mass, but if what you're saying is true, then using the 9inch versions makes total sense.
Thanks all.
by gholm
Sat, 10 May 2014, 04:04
Forum: EV Racing
Topic: Twin 9 inch vs twin 11 inch
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Twin 9 inch vs twin 11 inch

Apologies for the noob question but I can't help but wonder why the ev drag racing fraternity seem to prefer the twin 9 inch motors in their DC racing setups to the clearly more powerful 11 inch versions. Is there some unseen advantage that I've missed? I would have thought the dual 11" kostov or ne...
by gholm
Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 02:04
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: self sealing silicon tape
Replies: 4
Views: 795

self sealing silicon tape

Thanks.
Found some on eBay finally.
5m roll rust orange.
Would like the fluro but will buy when I find it.

Sorted.
by gholm
Mon, 27 Jan 2014, 16:43
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: self sealing silicon tape
Replies: 4
Views: 795

self sealing silicon tape

Hadn't heard of Aliexpress. Thanks
by gholm
Sun, 26 Jan 2014, 03:54
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: self sealing silicon tape
Replies: 4
Views: 795

self sealing silicon tape

Hi there all.
Am wondering if anyone can direct me to a reliable supplier of that wonderful silicon self sealing rubber tape in bright (fluro) orange.
I have a few rolls of black, blue, and red but need a fluorescent colour.. Ideally orange. .

eBay and Google have me lost.
by gholm
Fri, 24 Jan 2014, 15:41
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Hey Seligtype3 My dim memory of that install had me searching for the very same answers at the time. The docs are wrong. Here's where it was discussed ">http://forums.aeva.asn.au/viewtopic.php?title=gholms-morris-j2-van-1966&p=34026&t=2224#p34026 so, no, don't connect your HV lines to your 12v at al...
by gholm
Mon, 14 Oct 2013, 01:34
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Actually, no, I had no idea it was hydroscopic. Interesting. The brake lines are in excellent condition, but it can't hurt to be extra wary on the pH levels. external appearance has no bearing on the internal pitting etc. Good to now be in the know. And this, people, is why I love this forum... soo ...
by gholm
Thu, 10 Oct 2013, 14:44
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966
Replies: 187
Views: 47504

gholm's Morris J2 Van- 1966

Good call and I will definitely keep an eye on them. When I converted, I had the brakes cleaned out, all pads and hoses replaced, and the engineer remarked how sturdy they were. Both him and the blue-slip guy said they were overengineered for the vehicle (the van was originally built to carry 15cwt ...