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by Lowndsy
Mon, 19 Aug 2013, 20:08
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: conversion advice please!
Replies: 2
Views: 766

conversion advice please!

thanks for the reply Ian, funnily enough I've been getting a lot of inspiration from your RX7 and its component selection. Definitely interested, give me a heads up when you're moving parts on!
by Lowndsy
Mon, 19 Aug 2013, 19:09
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: conversion advice please!
Replies: 2
Views: 766

conversion advice please!

Im looking to start conversion of an old datsun ute, gethering some advice at the moment. Estimating this may take over 6 months, can i lapse the rego or will that create headaches when I get it elecrtic rego'd? Also I may be hunting some second hand parts for the budget, is there anywhere you recom...
by Lowndsy
Fri, 14 Nov 2008, 22:53
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Datsun 1200 ute conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 3250

Datsun 1200 ute conversion

the 1200s didnt come with boosters but im not sure if they were an option, i've never seen one factory fitted. i've herd of people putting struts from s13 silvias (2pot 280mm) but i would definately assume they put the booster on aswell. datsun1200.com that site has some pretty decent stuff on the 1...
by Lowndsy
Wed, 12 Nov 2008, 00:10
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: Datsun 1200 ute conversion
Replies: 12
Views: 3250

Datsun 1200 ute conversion

please keep posts and pics if you can, this is an exact combo that has been circling in my mind for some time.

best of luck, look forward to seeing it come together!
by Lowndsy
Thu, 06 Nov 2008, 23:29
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMIT e-racing 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 9301

RMIT e-racing 2008

taffy, thanks for the reply, unfortunately i wont be able to head that way though i would love to :( i actually asked a few months back about a transfer to RMIT but couldnt get enough unit exemptions to make it worth while. i dont think UWA would be very happy about sharing info with an ECU student ...
by Lowndsy
Wed, 05 Nov 2008, 19:49
Forum: Members Machines
Topic: RMIT e-racing 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 9301

RMIT e-racing 2008

whats a ball park figure of the cost of this beast? reason i ask is that i go to Edith Cowan Uni in perth. we have a "motorsport" degree which runs under the bachelor of technology. These guys run the SAE team here and we are about to enter our first season next year. at the moment there are no engi...
by Lowndsy
Wed, 05 Nov 2008, 19:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: tesla s 4 door
Replies: 31
Views: 2825

tesla s 4 door

the biggest prob with teslas is that they can only sell them where they have certified service centres. they cannot offer warranties if they are sold further than (i think)200km from a centre. last i herd they were trying to get a few more places set up and external garages trained and certified, bu...
by Lowndsy
Tue, 04 Nov 2008, 06:50
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: AC motors, multipoles, torque
Replies: 549
Views: 68813

AC motors, multipoles, torque

hey guys please excuse the simplicity of my question but im studying 3PIMs as part of my degree right now and trying to follow this thread as a practical edge on my study. few things confusing me, i have learnt about WYE and delta winding, im assuming WYE is the same as star? and just confirm you ar...
by Lowndsy
Fri, 03 Oct 2008, 02:58
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer

id be doing the 3/4 for sure, take things as extreme as you can for two reasons; 1 - helps proove your point and increases chances at faster times. a better engineered base reflects better on the project as a whole 2 - odds are youl only want to further develop it once the project is complete. the o...
by Lowndsy
Thu, 02 Oct 2008, 22:22
Forum: AEVA WA Branch
Topic: engineering in perth
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

engineering in perth

hi guys, i've been inspired by the "what you do for a living" thread to start this topic, anyway down to it, im a 19 year old mechatronics student at ECU and am starting to look into work opertunities. i dont care too much for the money involved but want a fullfilling job. currently the most suited ...
by Lowndsy
Thu, 02 Oct 2008, 21:48
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer

sorry point taken on the quickchange, must have missed that in your original post, just saw the note under 4sumfun.

end of the day all you can do is give it a go a see what happens.

how do they measure chassis flex?
by Lowndsy
Tue, 30 Sep 2008, 06:44
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer

door slammers and street cars are very different machines. streeters do the best they can within strict regulations, where as slammers are all out power machines designed to shift in a line and nothing else. zombie is a quick car, but ultimately it is a street car, and there are still streeters out ...
by Lowndsy
Fri, 26 Sep 2008, 05:46
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

Ozgrown Electric 1/4 mile Doorslammer

very specific with the nissan choices of gear.. i assume you're familiar with it? remember white zombie is smashing 9' ford diffs open so you may need to look past nissan there, especially if youre looking at 1000Nm+. As for brakes, go ac and get some motor braking happening! then your nissan items ...
by Lowndsy
Mon, 22 Sep 2008, 04:31
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: mainstream market to kill private conversions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

mainstream market to kill private conversions?

and in japan people are happy to live in shoeboxes... and their population kills ours... and their contry is physicallt WAY smaller... not even comparable there. i work for an LPG fitting company and i can say first hand that diesels do benifit from it, im not exposed to the emissions side of things...
by Lowndsy
Mon, 15 Sep 2008, 19:23
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: mainstream market to kill private conversions?
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

mainstream market to kill private conversions?

been reading up on new manufacturer news (lots of zeva, thanks Ian) and it seems that 2009/2010 there will be mass produced EVs hitting the market. These things are coming out with lithium ion cells, multiple motors, and in a new car with manufacturer warranties for claims in the $30k mark. with the...
by Lowndsy
Mon, 15 Sep 2008, 19:04
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: Twin Impulse 9 motors
Replies: 27
Views: 6350

Twin Impulse 9 motors

out of interest Ian, what made you choose the single 11" over twin 9s or even 8s? it interests me as white zombie improved itsd ET swapping from an 11 to twin 8s, admittedly the 11 was an old industrial russian unit. I have pondered a similar conversion to this and was wondering whether twin impulse...
by Lowndsy
Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 00:00
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: weighing vehicles
Replies: 19
Views: 4010

weighing vehicles

no offence but that method of aerodynamic testing will tell you nothing. the mechanical resistance of your hubs is huge and even the slightest backwind will add up when ur at speed to make quite a difference. saying that, the wind can be overcome by repeating the process in the other direction on th...
by Lowndsy
Tue, 12 Aug 2008, 16:14
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Springs on EV ute
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Springs on EV ute

thats also a bit of a cult car so if you want info on suspension mods check online forums. im not sure of any off the top of my head but i know there are a few out there soley for the 1200. also youl find pics of stock and lowered to compare the look.
by Lowndsy
Sun, 27 Jul 2008, 21:32
Forum: Technical and conversion discussion
Topic: springs
Replies: 4
Views: 974

springs

yeh but you will need to get engineering certification on the mods. if you're looking for a cheap a-b car that will ultimately save you money on running costs, do like richo says and re-register it as a two seater. you will also save a bit of weight that way by stripping out the rear. theres no NEED...
by Lowndsy
Tue, 15 Jul 2008, 02:18
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Car of the future. on SBS Sunday July 6 at 8.30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 998

Car of the future. on SBS Sunday July 6 at 8.30pm

did anyone else watch this? pretty crap i thought, how naieve can some people be... a university deidicating hundreds of thousands into improving the every day performance of petrol cars. "if we improve aerodynamics and add more emmissions control with better valve seating, we can increase by a litr...
by Lowndsy
Mon, 14 Jul 2008, 06:27
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The EV pledge
Replies: 27
Views: 2834

The EV pledge

isnt it funny how every forum topic turns into a free discussion of the economic direction of australia in relation to other nations as a result of shifts in the global economy...

seems this thread has digressed a little from the initial pledge...
by Lowndsy
Sat, 12 Jul 2008, 19:14
Forum: Electric motors and controllers
Topic: WarP8 vs ADC?
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

WarP8 vs ADC?

mainly a question for zeva, im looking at starting a conversion in summer, would it be reccomendable to order the motor about 3 months prior? and how is supply on other parts atm such as controllers and contactors?
by Lowndsy
Sat, 12 Jul 2008, 19:10
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: gimik ev mods
Replies: 6
Views: 857

gimik ev mods

caught myself thinking about what would be the new thing for teenagers to modify on electric cars and what stupid gimiks people will try to sell to them, and i came up with the NOS capacitor. im not sure if its been done/tried, but the idea is that a capacitor (similar size and design to a NOS bottl...
by Lowndsy
Sat, 12 Jul 2008, 18:56
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: The EV pledge
Replies: 27
Views: 2834

The EV pledge

i agree within reason here. some of the points made on both sides are very valid, however i dont think there needs to be a pledge. not driving an ICE powered car is a decision that has led us all to these forums. commiting to a pledge feels a bit cult and forced to me. i havnt made that pledge but t...
by Lowndsy
Sat, 28 Jun 2008, 04:41
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: Motor mounting
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Motor mounting

just a few points to consider that iv picked up from a skim over this thread, firstly i dont think it would be wise to base your predictions off the rubber engine mounts used by others. most builders use the stock ICE mounts which are in no way tuned, and secondly you are building a chain driven rac...