Ivan's Garage, Electric Vehicles, AC Electric Motors

Welcome and Forum News => Welcome to the Forum => Topic started by: mizlplix on December 11, 2012, 02:53:02 PM

Title: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on December 11, 2012, 02:53:02 PM
Please excuse the slow pace at getting this board up and functioning. It has been up only a few days and I am still shuffling things around.

Our study group has been looking and learning from places all over the world, where brave individuals have been hand rebuilding AC industrial motors into AC Electric Vehicle motors. The results vary from quite good to quite miserable. 

It is the intent of this board to gather all of this information, both good and not so good, and construct a data base of how it is done.

We have information from selecting the right core for your vehicle, to selecting wire and insulation for the rewind. 

We will get into winding patterns, turns and  in-hand amounts to handle the increased current in an EV.

We even have a volunteer to make a hand winding video to share. It is really basic and easy.  Once you see it done......

Like most of you, We have "real" jobs too, so bear with us, contribute, and help us to build this into  a really great site.

Mizlplix      :mA<:
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum! Part 2......
Post by: mizlplix on December 25, 2012, 07:05:47 AM
It is against our beliefs to denigrate, trash talk or otherwise give out negative information about others.  (Normal internet forum activities)

If you feel the same way, then you have found the right place. 

Join our community and be a part.  Share information or questions without fear of attracting an "Internet Troll".

This type of behavior is not conducive to learning.


Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on January 07, 2013, 07:19:48 AM
At This point, the forum has been up a couple of weeks and
we are pleased at the decent progress of the forum membership.

We really like to hear about your efforts and experiences while
working on your project. 

We will certainly keep all of you up to date on our latest motor built as well as a couple we are planning.

Please help us to help all of you by posting.  Progress is better if it is shared.  (Questions, suggestions and ideas are good too)


Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: few2many on January 13, 2013, 08:28:42 PM
Hello Miz and Ivan! Forum is looking good. Still in planning and saving Stages for my conversion. Luckily, a used Curtis and DIY wound AC motor is beginning to fit in my budget. Just waiting for batteries, too!
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on January 14, 2013, 04:57:58 AM
Yah, with a little shopping, you could come up with a motor and controller for $1,500 or so.

That would be about a 52KW set up. Nice for a 3,500 Lb car OR kinda sporty for a 2,000 Lb car.

The batteries will take the most funding.  You could buy a small pack at first then double it at a later date, or even possibly tripple it still later.  And do it without too much pain.

Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: few2many on January 14, 2013, 07:37:47 PM
I'm thinking, if there is a good deal at the time, and depending on how the custom motors work out, it would be worth it to have two motors/controllers!
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: few2many on January 23, 2013, 07:31:56 AM
Hey Admins, just fyi, the email notifications are weird. I either don't get one, or I get a completely blank email without any link or message.
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on January 23, 2013, 01:57:26 PM
Few:  After checking all of the forum settings and permissions, everything is ok on that end.

I asked other members and they are getting things as intended.

What software are you using for a mail client?

We feel it may be on your end.  But we will keep looking.

Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: few2many on January 23, 2013, 02:44:35 PM
Plain old Hotmail. Using the mobile app on my phone.  My filter is set to strict, only allowed email domains are allowed to email me.  I have this domain listed as ok. I'll try to get a screenshot together when I'm off work, so you can see what I'm talking about. 
I was initially getting emails, then I wasn't getting any at all, now they're coming in blank.
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: abelenkiy on February 12, 2013, 08:47:19 AM
New user here. "Hello world".

This forum is Awesome!!! Almost done reading through everything. FEED MORE INFO :)

I have emailed Ivan, earlier, and figured i would introduce myself in the forum.

My name is Alex Belenkiy, Staten Island, NY. I am converting a 1999 Audi A6 Quattro with an automatic transmission, this is my first conversion.
You guys have inspired me to rewire the Baldor EM2515T i bought for $125. I test ran it from regular ac using a start/run capacitor instead of 3 phases, seems OK. After getting a response from Ivan, and reading the forum, i am thinking of concentrating on the controller before anything else is done. Possibly will convert an industrial VFD or build from scratch/kit Paul and Sabrina's OpenRevolt controller.
I am exploring the option of getting rid of the tranny altogether, mostly due to this being an old car, and getting a possibly bad tranny to work may be a waste of time.

I am happy this is more on the slower pace of posting things as miz mentioned in one of the posts. With a full time job, this gets squeezed in here and there. I have some pictures and work done so far posted on my blog www nyitsupport com. Have not updated that in some time.

Thanks again
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: eVectra on February 19, 2013, 01:23:03 PM
What a cool place to learn things and show what we're doing.
My name is Kepler. I am Brazilian and I am converting a Chevrolet Vectra 94.
In Europe this car is known as Vauxhall Vectra.
Thank you for accepting me in the forum.

Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on February 20, 2013, 06:03:19 AM
      Welcome to the forum to all of you.

Our purpose here is to explore the way to build your own
 AC drive motor for an Electric Vehicle.  We have been at
 it for a year and a half so far.  We have about 12 rewinds
 tested.  Those were on only two motors.  The object was
to test our options in wire size, length and winding patterns
 to get the best performing motor we can.

While our latest motor is really really good and will probably
 stay in my car a while, We are already working on another

As always, we will print what we are attempting and what the
 result is, good or bad, so all of you will have a better chance
 when you do a motor for yourselves.

Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: BIGslim on October 11, 2013, 03:33:07 PM
Hey guys!

I live in Tucson, and will be bugging you a lot.  HaHa.  Well at least once I find a good donor car in the next few months.  There is no shortage on CL.
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on October 11, 2013, 03:57:07 PM
Buy one you REALLY like. 

1-you will be spending a lot of money on it.
2-You will own it a long time.
3-there is virtually no resale value in an owner built electric car.
4-Get one with good paint and interior........do not go cheap.

Keep in touch during your build, there are three of us here in central AZ. That will help you should you need  it,.

Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: Torbo2 on December 08, 2014, 02:25:03 AM
I am a new member, and this looks good!
I will read and learn, an I hope I can get answers on many thing?

I am going to repear and old grinder. It seems to be a burn winding?

Is that something I ca do self?

I am good i car-electric, but winding fields is a little bit complicated I suppose?
Title: Re: WELCOME to the Forum!
Post by: mizlplix on December 08, 2014, 07:50:18 AM
Hello to the forums!

It is not complicated at all.

You need to unwind the old wires and pay attention to how they came off.  Keep written notes and put new ones back.

Notice the pattern and how many were in the bundle it was wound with. (They are not done with a single wire, they use several. )
AND the total length is important too.

It is the slot papers that will be the problem as the old ones are burned.


I do not know a source for them.