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  • Did a very similar job to mine - except the fuel cap part is removed and replaced with a charging port dust cap :) Bit of paint really does make all the difference in the world...

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  • Those little scopes are brilliant for diagnosing low-speed signal issues. No use at all for anything else - but they are good enough for slow (less than 100s of kHz) digital signals. They're not very good for diagnosing faults in analog electronics, as they miss too much higher frequency noise and harmonics - so while you might see the general shape of a signal - it might not be telling you the complete picture. If the signals look correct and whatever you're measuring isn't working, there might be a short transient spike or noise ruining the signal that you'd need a faster scope to see.

    Hope it works well for you :)
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  • I decided to spruce up (rebuild totally) my personal website a bit - so I'm going to do the writeups of project updates and so on there in future. Will still post on here when i hit milestones on the project though :)

    https://niwarren.co.uk/mg-tf-ev-conversion/

    In the meantime, here's a few pictures of the car in its current state. I've started removing components now - Fuel tank's out and I'm starting to size up the rear battery pack, and the front battery box is getting closer to completion too (requires some modifications but it'll fit eventually :)
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  • Immo1282 replied to the topic EV in a Box in EV Conversions
    Swindon's crate motors do look quite interesting. Pretty expensive compared to some DIY options - £6400 ex VAT is around what my conversion will cost in total, let alone just the powertrain parts, but it'll be lighter and you'd get some OEM support which is probably a value-add for many folks...

    One advantage of that by the looks is compactness. We're lucky that our cars have loads of room where the engine was - if you were converting something old and tiny then it'll probably be pretty great.

    Performance is not particularly special - 80kW is quite a lot less than something like a repurposed drivetrain from a Nissan Leaf.
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  • Logged into Facebook, all I get is an error showing as "content isn't avaliable" for me too.
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  • Got my front battery box back from the welder this morning. The guy even drilled & tapped holes for me which is lovely, because two holes ate 6 drillbits and snapped a tap last time I tried cutting this material (304 stainless steel)

    Fits my front battery pack wonderfully...


    Unfortunately, it fits the car (unmodified) slightly less well...


    This is the idea - though I need to cut into the spare wheel well to get it to drop low enough to close the bonnet lid on it...


    Will definitely have to fabricate some support bars to take some weight off the wheel-well and put it straight onto the subframe, so there's some modifications needed anyway - but I'll have to get the angle grinder out a little earlier than I'd hoped...

    Also played around with my charging port - Turns out the cheap-looking plastic dust-cap that came with my charging port fits pretty well into the metal surround for the fuel-filler. One quick 3D printed part to hold it together and it looks great. The rest of the filler cap has been reinstalled on the car - it seals fine without the metal ring :) Will repaint the ring as it got badly scuffed when I was taking it apart, but other than that it's in good shape (apart from the metal I removed to fit the charge port cover.
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  • I do now (not in my MG, in my other car - I don't really care at this point as its cooling system is all getting ripped out next year anyway with the engine) but didn't when I lived in a very soft-water area.
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  • Looks great TC - I'll probably follow your lead on this while my car's laid up. I'd have it on the road, but money's tight and it needs sill welding, four new tyres and exhaust repair before it'll pass an MOT again, so it's laid up for now. (also there's nowhere to drive it, coronavirus etc.)

    Out of interest - why did you electrify the vacuum on your car? With plans to keep the engine intact, you've got a source of vacuum available w/o the pump.
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