|Originally posted by eph_kay:|
I want some progress!
We all have our busy times, but...Chris
Okay, I'm back (again)... Still trying to get settled and setup in Columbus. As for the Timepiece, it was time to wipe the slate clean. The Inhaler (my 23 Ford race rod) is coming along nicely, using up all those old parts, getting me used to scratch-build vehicles, and helping me wipe the slate clean for this project. I still have to go back through this thread to see what ideas will be used, but none of the old parts will be carried forward. I might
use the T-bucket body shell idea, since I happen to have one handy to create panels from.
|Originally posted by eph_kay:... if nothing else you have been thinking about things. Figuring out how many batteries your gonna need? gonna run Lead acid? Lithium ion? Lithium iron phosphate? Gonna incorporate an attachable diesel generator for longer distance driving? Going advanced DC? Or AC? you do want regenerative breaking don't you?...|
Better than that, I've started collecting parts.
A Toyota Celica IRS differential arrived yesterday, and a D&D electric motor gets delivered today. I also have a GE motor and haven't decided which one will go in my e-bike project, and which will go in the Timepiece, but there is one for each. Both motors are DC. The D&D is SepEx meaning is has regen, and electronic reversing (just click a switch). The GE is a series DC motor.
The part you guys may not like is there won't be a lot of performance. It's a show car, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. It'll start moving with four to six lead acid batteries, but the long-term goal is lithium. What specific composition hasn't been decided yet.
The motor will be attached directly to the differential, with a belt-drive transferring the power. This gives me a psuedo quick change, and the ability to relatively easily tailor the gearing for the situation. Single-seater, and the theme is vintage racer. There will be a half-round windshield to match the big steering wheel, and roll hoop. Even though it's not going to be a real racer, I expect it to be a lot of fun to tool around in, and it should feel "old". I'm toying with the idea of a semi-monocoque design. The lighter I can build it, the better it performs...
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