Replace 3: EV Conversion at 90%



Hey, it’s been a number of months since my final replace, so I assumed I’d share a number of the wonderful progress now we have remodeled the previous three months. To start out with, the electrical motor and batteries are in. It’s been fairly a course of, and as you possibly can see above the automotive drives.

We bought right here through a sequence of recent installations, additions, updates, and enhancements: The important thing put in elements embody the motor, batteries, software program, gauges, transmission, and cost port.


Let’s begin with the Fellten motor: 440 HP of EV energy:

A greater angle from beneath exhibits the scale of this monster motor relative to the chassis:

Among the wiring connections (Orange brackets) and Cooling (Orange Tubes) able to be connected and put in:

Reverse view:

Fellten equipment gauges, which actually match the unique OE look. It’s spectacular, a mixture of analog and digital shows.

From left to proper the brand new gauges learn:

EV Battery and Motor Temperature – screens temps for the EV battery and motor/inverter. The VCU is monitoring temperatures and turning on pumps and followers to maintain issues cool. The VCU and BMS will scale back energy earlier than overheating.

EV Battery Degree Share – Gas meter: How a lot cost is left within the EV battery

Kilowatts – Throttle up! kW gauge monitor will increase in present, and braking exhibits regen in motion.

Speedometer – Miles per hour

12V Battery Share and EV Battery Voltage – 12V battery contains regular automotive objects (Wipers, Radio, and many others.)

Your entire gauge cluster could be very in keeping with the unique Nineteen Eighties-era 911s.

Transmission: I wished to maintain the unique stickshift, regardless of solely having one ahead gear. So right here it’s, Park, Impartial, Reverse, and Drive:


In fact, I wished to make use of the unique fuel filler because the cost port:


The most important modifications haven’t solely taken this from 210 HP to 440 HP but in addition shifted the burden distribution from the standard Porsche 39/61 entrance/rear to one thing a lot nearer to 50/50, and with a decrease heart of gravity.

Numerous little tweaks nonetheless left to do, together with updating the suspension so the automotive can handle the additional 300 kilos of battery weight. Mapping the software program and optimizing it for this automotive can also be going to take some work, The fellows at Second Motors have been nice.

I’m wondering if I can discover some fatter rubber to assist handle the additional weight and HP…





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