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  • Originally posted by AlexanderB View Post
    I haven't been able to find any data on EV conversions in the UK, and its probably not going to work, because the new rules here state "These technical requirements also apply to import cars." On the other hand, as soon as its legal in the UK, the motor and controller are now "from a roadlegal EV"
    Check here: http://evalbum.com/geo/England

    Find a conversion similar to what you want to do, contact them and ask about the legalities of it in the UK. I'm sure there'd be someone on there willing to help you through that loophole.
    My Facebook page - My YouTube channel - mauswerkz on Twitter
    The mauswerkz 300zx EV build thread.
    My 1992 BMW 318is Coupe, soon to be battery powered. Technical progress in this thread.
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    • I have almost zero technical knowledge about EVs (accounting/business student), but I just wanted to give my support. This project is ****in awesome. Keep up the good work man, it truly is inspirational. I'd love to hear an update if you've made any progress as of late?

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      • I have indeed made progress! It's been a while since I've updated this thread. I've been posting more frequent updates on the build thread for the car. Link in my sig below.
        My Facebook page - My YouTube channel - mauswerkz on Twitter
        The mauswerkz 300zx EV build thread.
        My 1992 BMW 318is Coupe, soon to be battery powered. Technical progress in this thread.
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        • Mauswerkz, I don't know if you're familiar with this guy.

          GARGOYLE.

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          • Originally posted by braco View Post
            Mauswerkz, I don't know if you're familiar with this guy.
            Yeah, I've seen quite a bit about his car. It's nuts! Mine will be fast, but I don't expect to compete with that.
            My Facebook page - My YouTube channel - mauswerkz on Twitter
            The mauswerkz 300zx EV build thread.
            My 1992 BMW 318is Coupe, soon to be battery powered. Technical progress in this thread.
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            • Guess what are these and where are these from?
              Need some repair. May have to make whole new circuit.
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              • one looks like a modded fuel gauge probably to indicate charge level and the other part of the flexiboard behind it from the gauge cluster
                the build it started as show and quickly turned into GO!

                Mitsubishi service and electrical manuals hosted by me for you mitsi nuts

                Originally posted by MOOG
                right next to my Silvia was an old Mitsubishi colt that had somehow managed to dodge the flames and was fine! absolutely perfect. every ugly panel of it. i could almost feel the Mitsubishi badge laughing at me and I've hated them ever since.

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                • Originally posted by leadfoot View Post
                  one looks like a modded fuel gauge probably to indicate charge level and the other part of the flexiboard behind it from the gauge cluster
                  Yeah, close enough, it's thermometer. That board is where cauge clusters lightbulbs hook into. Both from '58 Cadillac Fleetwood I suppose.

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                  • That PCB looks slightly crispy.. I'd say re-make that, custom PCB's aren't that expensive nowadays.. But I'm a bit of a fan of doing things the neat way and not having jumper wires and other quick&dirty fixes..
                    Modifying is a lifestyle!
                    Originally posted by milkchicken
                    Oh man I hate it when the bolts on my car decide to strip, its so awkward.. I'm like dude I've got a partner I can't be seen doing this...

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                    • lol my brothers guage cluster (my old one) has jumper wires to supply the tachometer with power simply because his car didn't come with one from factory.

                      ran a wire from the pulse signal in the bay to the signal input on the cluster supply +ve power and viola it works and looks just like it was from the factory no monster 5" tacho in our lancers.
                      the build it started as show and quickly turned into GO!

                      Mitsubishi service and electrical manuals hosted by me for you mitsi nuts

                      Originally posted by MOOG
                      right next to my Silvia was an old Mitsubishi colt that had somehow managed to dodge the flames and was fine! absolutely perfect. every ugly panel of it. i could almost feel the Mitsubishi badge laughing at me and I've hated them ever since.

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                      • Originally posted by AlexanderB View Post
                        That PCB looks slightly crispy.. I'd say re-make that, custom PCB's aren't that expensive nowadays.. But I'm a bit of a fan of doing things the neat way and not having jumper wires and other quick&dirty fixes..
                        I'm doing that as a schoolwork and we have a PCB engraver at school. It's just so tricky to get it into right size. :/

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                        • Originally posted by mauswerkz View Post
                          Quick snap from this evening. It's coming together nicely.



                          The board in the picture is the 'breadboard' and will be used to test aspects of the controller that may need to be modified before a proper PCB is made up. Once I get the hardware (and some of the software) ironed out on this, I'll finalise the version 1.0 design of the actual board and have a few of them made so that I can build the first full-scale prototype.

                          In the background you can see the fans which are mounted on the small radiator that I'll use to cool the controller as well as the capacitor from the previous update.
                          That looks to be a corsair H100, bit overkill or does that controller get super hot?
                          White 2009 Mazda 2 Genki
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                          Di-oxy-hedral-burrito-Dorito watcha-call em doors are the best. You know, the ones on that Koenigsegg thingy.
                          Don't like my taste? Get over it or put up with it.
                          Originally posted by Sgt.PinkiePie
                          Manual anything>Auto everything

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                          • Got a new toy which will help me build more things ;-)

                            It came a these two boxes:


                            Hmm, a slab of alumnium:


                            And more pieces, with a super-fancy chinese box:


                            It all goes together to look like this!


                            And it can do this!


                            So I've got myself a CNC milling/engraving table. It works beautifully. The image above is my logo engraved 0.5mm deep in a rectangular tube of aluminium, just for practice. This machine can also mill parts as well, and I'll be using it to make quite a few components for my projects. The capacity is about 370x550mm (give or take a few mm either side), so I should be able to mill out the transmission adapter plates for my EV projects, but it'll be really stretching it to pull that off. 370mm is -just- big enough to do the transmission adapter for the 300zx. I'm hoping that one is on the larger side, since it's a v6 and all.

                            I've got lots of plans for making custom bits and pieces for these cars and I'm particularly looking forward to etching some perspex and playing with edge-lighting. I should be able to do some really cool things with that and should end up with some show-quality components. Once I get some more practice with it, I'll consider taking on some jobs from you lot. I imagine you guys can think of all kinds of fun things to make with something like this!
                            My Facebook page - My YouTube channel - mauswerkz on Twitter
                            The mauswerkz 300zx EV build thread.
                            My 1992 BMW 318is Coupe, soon to be battery powered. Technical progress in this thread.
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                            • I need to make 4 egg shaped gussets with a 58mm dia center hole from 2.5mm mild steel plate.
                              I have them in CAD, what sort of file do you want me to export it into? .DXF?
                              I'll pick them up on monday.

                              Will be used to reinforce bushing receivers at the ends of this adjustable arm.


                              Got 9 other jobs, I'll get them in CAD and email them tomorrow.


                              And Go! =P

                              What i mean to say is im mad Jelly and i want one! May i ask what the machine cost by the time it got to your door?
                              Last edited by Crazy2287; 06-07-2013, 11:28 PM.
                              My "show" (wan|<) car:
                              http://forums.mightycarmods.com/show...ing-(Car)Build.

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                              • Haha, sorry, can't do steel, and it's only a 3-axis mill, so it can do 2.5D.
                                My Facebook page - My YouTube channel - mauswerkz on Twitter
                                The mauswerkz 300zx EV build thread.
                                My 1992 BMW 318is Coupe, soon to be battery powered. Technical progress in this thread.
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