Electric Mk1

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
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Pete
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Bitsilly wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:20 pm Pete,
is this your project or just one you found on the inter web?
It’s an ongoing project I saw on anti social media (sic)

https://www.facebook.com/electricclassiccars/

https://www.electricclassiccars.co.uk/

They’re keeping the details under the radar to a degree as a couple of other well known electric projects are at the moment.
Bitsilly
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Nice one, cheers.
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MiNiKiN
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Bitsilly wrote: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:25 am Nice one, cheers.
thumbs up from me 8-)
I keep my Heligan pineapple jam in Mk1 glass washer bottles :mrgreen:
GVABear
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I considered a conversion a few years back after looking & chatting to these guys. http://www.electricmini.nl/wp-content/u ... -03-31.pdf As well as a Swiss chap that done a similar conversion for about have the cost.

Opted to keep it fully mechanical in the end. Best of luck all the same.
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I have done some homework on the companies mentioned so far and others to boot.
The cheaper ones do away with the back seat to take the batteries, which I am not keen on.
There are good and bad out there, some claiming they can convert a classic in just a day, others taking a little longer and costing a little more.
Most conversions for the mini have the motor sideways under the bonnet and (especially with Tesla motor) has to be almost completely over to the passenger side.
Therefore one super short drive shaft and one longer one, and so torque steer galore depending on the power offered.
That is actually the case with the Swind version but it is not very powerful so torque steer is not really an issue, and it starts at £75K!
This mate and I are looking at a custom CAD designed reduction box with a small powerful motor, as close to centre as possible with an LSD and the batteries in the boot.
It is something to focus on during lock down!
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I "built" my first electric mini in 1969....
I removed all four spark plugs, stuck it in third gear, cranked the ignition switch,
made it about 100 yards...little did I know I was a pioneer in a new technical field. :roll:


Best holiday thoughts to you all..........

jw
Bitsilly
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Lol!
That was how I used to get the Landy to the petrol pump when it ran out!
Mini Mad Swede
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The day you can charge it at home from your own solar-panels, then I might be interested.

Otherwise agree fully with Andrew1967 the owner of HOY

Has anyone seen any sort of information how to recycle all those Tossla batteries?
Bet it wont be a healthy job.
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MiNiKiN
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Mini Mad Swede wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:24 am A) The day you can charge it at home from your own solar-panels, then I might be interested.
B) Has anyone seen any sort of information how to recycle all those Tossla batteries?
Bet it wont be a healthy job.
Where do you live? Sweden on the moon?
The batteries are not Tesla batteries but mostly made from the more or less same li-ion 18650s from Samsung and Panasonic, etc. Just like the ones in your laptop.
A) you can charge your car batteries from solar panels fo ages already. Some EVs even have their solar panels for charging already included in their body. Or you charge your 2nd life stationary batteries with your solar panels and plug your car into them at night.
B) You also don't seem to Google, do you. A 2 :!: second search revealed this https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... oblem.html amongst many other information that deals with recycling after a car battery's 2nd life as a stationary battery.

Sorry, this sort ignorant bashing really annoys me.
I keep my Heligan pineapple jam in Mk1 glass washer bottles :mrgreen:
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Classic Electric Mini Conversion Kit £8,850 plus taxes.
"A purpose designed vehicle electrification conversion kit for Classic Minis is now available to order. Suitable for vehicle conversion specialists as well as the home mechanic."
https://swind.life/products/cmk/
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