Monthly Archives: July 2009

>Exhaust and Fuel Systems – Drive Shafts

>Work continues on the Clubman. Actually the work is going quite well. The Video work I’m getting a little behind on. I did just post the video for removal of the Exhaust system and the fuel system. This talks a … Continue reading

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>Transmissions

>Somebody wake me up. This cannot be. It just cannot be. One of the reported problems with the BMW Mini-E is that apparently MOST of the vehicles have a problem with the transmission just magically kicking into NEUTRAL while going … Continue reading

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>Regenerative Braking

>The AC induction motor and controller give us the option of employing “regenerative braking”. This concept derives from the fact that there really isn’t much difference between a motor and a generator. If you apply voltage to the motor, the … Continue reading

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>More Mini

>Oh, the link to the videos for the Mini is http://evtv.me/mini.html. We currently have an Intro video showing the features of the car and why we selected it for conversion. We also have our first conversion video which covers the … Continue reading

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>2009 Mini Cooper Clubman

>We have started our 2009 Mini Cooper Clubman conversion, actually some weeks back. I’m remiss in posting, and indeed the process will be MUCH slower than the Porsche Speedster. We are trying to document each step of the conversion process. … Continue reading

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>Thundersky Batteries

>We’ve received a lot of questions about the Thundersky LiFePo4 batteries we used in the 1957 Speedster conversion. I’ve done an hour and a half video on the topic of battery chemistry where I stumble through an attempted explanation of … Continue reading

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