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by ChopperMan
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Brake Servo Vacuum Switch Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 16533

Hi Chris, When testing we had the electric pump permanently connect to the 12V accessory battery but it was bloody loud. So we hooked it up to a normal electrical switch on the brake peddle so I could pump it a couple of times when I turned on the ignition and it worked great, topping up the servo e...
by ChopperMan
Sat Jul 05, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Brake Servo Vacuum Switch Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 16533

Hi Chris, We have a servo and a pump, but because the pump only operated when the pedal was depressed or was on all the time the SVA guy wouldn't pass it. So we turned it off completely for the test and the brake were good enough to pass! Now though I need a vac switch and resoviour so it operates a...
by ChopperMan
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: Brake Servo Vacuum Switch Problem
Replies: 14
Views: 16533

Brake Servo Vacuum Switch Problem

Hi All, We got our R2 sports car through the SVA test without the need for the servo assistance on the brakes, however I would like to get it working properly on a permanent basis. I have an electric vacuum pump which when permanently connected works great, it is also very noisy. So it needs a press...
by ChopperMan
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: somerset electrothon
Replies: 23
Views: 23147

The LiFeBATT MEV R2 will be going for the lap record. And I might even bring along a Chopper?
by ChopperMan
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Sakura S200 battery
Replies: 14
Views: 24188

I reckon a 20ah LifePo would get you where you want to go... but it is a risk as there don't seem to be any dealers for complete batts with BMS and charger in the UK (apart from the weedy 10ah ones, and they don't count.) Whoa, careful there I might take offence. badnewswade, I think you misunderst...
by ChopperMan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: LiFeBATT Promotional Vehicle - MEV R2
Replies: 18
Views: 23112

Sorry but it's actually based around a Focus donor, we only used the Mondeo gearbox because the Focus gearbox is know as a weak link in the ICE drive train. We did consider a transfer box onto a diff, but it all started getting a bit complicated. We can slip the motor and gearbox out pretty quick, s...
by ChopperMan
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: LiFeBATT Promotional Vehicle - MEV R2
Replies: 18
Views: 23112

Stuart's been playing with my toy :mrgreen:

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=IBXYV3U2
by ChopperMan
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Cars,Vans and other road vehicles
Topic: LiFeBATT Promotional Vehicle - MEV R2
Replies: 18
Views: 23112

Hi All,

Sorry it's been a while, but I have finally got around to putting the build story on our website http://www.lifebatt.co.uk/r2/index.html

I'll be happy to answer any questions here.

Cheers,

Ian

P.S. I will add more photos as soon as I find them!
by ChopperMan
Sat May 24, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: 'Battery Electric Vehicles'
Replies: 8
Views: 10738

I don't mean to get all philosophical, but isn't it wonderful how things change, but remain the same!

60 years on and we discuss the same issues and face the same challenges.
by ChopperMan
Thu May 08, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Motor Purchasing
Replies: 4
Views: 4614

Hi Bas, For controllers, Zilla are great, but taking into account the complicated set-up, waiting list and cost, there are now other controllers just as powerful. I am using a LogiSystem 120V to 144V 750A controller. There is Amp and throttle ramp adjustment, as well as a key switch lock out but tha...

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