ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by W-W » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:22 pm

Looks like it's all working, 5 wires plus power Image
https://youtu.be/2-aEDcVX4BE

Look forward to your updates.

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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:19 pm

W-W wrote:
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Looks like it's all working, 5 wires plus power
Yes, exciting times! We expect to repeat the tests on the 'small' rear drive unit early next week 8)

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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:18 pm

Our next project is underway 8)

ICE Breaker 2 - converting a 1978 beetle to electric drive (thesamba.com)

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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:45 pm

We've been playing with ideas for the drive shafts and here's a prototype that allows me to use 'standard' half shafts with the Tesla drive unit 8)
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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:33 pm

These are the Tesla parts that we're using in the bus (excluding the drive unit and batteries) 8)
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Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:01 am

Some progress 'hacking' the Tesla Battery Management System 8)
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Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:31 pm

For the last few weeks the bus has been on loan to a company who are working on a bolt on IRS with integrated Tesla motor mount. The company hope to release a production prototype early next year which will be available for anyone to buy :cool:

Now that their work is complete the bus will be returning to our workshop for the next stage of fabrication. We have a lot of work fitting the Red 9 front suspension, upgrading brakes, installing Tesla components, battery boxes, etc., etc. :)

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Post by Kevin Sharpe » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:12 pm

On our way back to the workshop...
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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:55 pm

The open source Tesla motor controller is working in a BMW 8 series conversion 8)

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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Dunc » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:12 pm

Will this have cruise control ?


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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:45 pm

Dunc wrote:
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Will this have cruise control ?
Yes, a switch selects 'cruise' mode and this remains active until deselected, or the accelerator or brake pedal is touched 8)


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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Dunc » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:15 pm

What about AC ?


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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:35 pm

Dunc wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:15 pm
What about AC ?
I won't use AC in my bus but the Tesla compressor is on the list for hacking and will be installed in the BMW 8 Series 8)
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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:06 pm

Busy couple of days installing the Red 9 front suspension upgrade 8)
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Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Post by Kevin Sharpe » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:04 pm

Experimenting with the connector that supports both rapid AC and DC charging 8)
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