This is gonna be an ongoing build log for a DIY ev project that I plan on working on over the next couple years if my skills with esk8 are any indicator.
Enjoy this deliberately grainy image, I’ll upload more once I knock off work
So the plan is to pull the old ICE engine out, then figure out what sorta condition the transmission is in before making my next move. I’ve been in contact with a couple of factories on Alibaba for motors but I’ve been leaning towards the Kostov K11 because it’s got really good specs for the local price $2200AUD. this motor has the torque for direct drive but I don’t think I’ll be able to get up to highway speeds without gear reduction as most DC motors top out at 5000rpm. I have also considered using a one speed gear reduction but don’t wanna have to have one engineered as this project is already gonna cost me an arm and a leg.
There should be regular updates to this post, and I do plan on live streaming portions of the teardown and build process if anyone is interested. If anyone has questions ask the fuck away