Engine Bay, Contactor Box & Battery Boxes

It’s been a while since I last posted an update on my electric car conversion project. I’ve been busy making progress (delaying), but I wanted to wait until I had something significant to share. The good news is that I’ve finally managed to make some forward progress. I finished the contactor box, and everything inContinue reading “Engine Bay, Contactor Box & Battery Boxes”

Batteries and More!

It’s been hard to set aside time to write about this project, let alone work on it over the past months/weeks. Yet, in that same time some huge steps have been made. Last I posted I had dropped the motor in to the engine bay. I’ve now gotten various different parts and pieces ordered, asContinue reading “Batteries and More!”

AC-35 Installed!

It’s been a rough couple weeks, but in that time I’ve completed a major milestone: landing the AC-35 electric motor! I spent some time mocking up the internals of the engine bay as well, just to verify that everything I was going to order would fit. Looks good! Definitely going to be crowded, but it’llContinue reading “AC-35 Installed!”

eSprite: Transmission-Motor Adapter & Coupling

After completing the design of the motor-to-transmission mounting plate, I sent it along to OSHCUT to have it manufactured. It came out great! This was the first time that I’ve contracted out to have a part like this made. Usually I’d whip out the angle grinder and the milling machine to make a simple part,Continue reading “eSprite: Transmission-Motor Adapter & Coupling”

Thinking in Fractals: Balance after Smashing the Dichotomy

An essay in response to Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Pirsig’s metaphysical motorcycle is whizzing across the universe at just about the same speed as one’s ‘train of thought’ –roughly one second per second. While his story spares no detail in the assembly and maintenance of the subcomponents of his ownContinue reading “Thinking in Fractals: Balance after Smashing the Dichotomy”

Waves and a Boat: Observing Life’s Problems

“A singular disadvantage of the sea lies in the fact that after surmounting one wave you discover that there is another behind it just as important and just as nervously anxious to do something effective in the way of swamping boats” (Crane 585). The sea is a cliche symbol representing the vast chaos of life;Continue reading “Waves and a Boat: Observing Life’s Problems”