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#21 jmead

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 08:35 PM

Any progress on this project? Your rear wheel drive Z is no match to the awd tesla.  Too much tire spin with just 2 wheel drive.  Did you see that video on youtube the video of the guy who reverse engeneered a tesla motor?  https://youtu.be/zMQjcukphpA 

He says he's the only person in the world that has used the tesla motor in another vehicle.  You should make a video too when yours is done showing your

monster motor running in the Z.

 

I've got a Tesla. I've done plenty of measuring, it would be very difficult to fit the Tesla drivetrain into a datsun. The Model S is a very wide car, first of all. And it has huge brake rotors. I've got a picture of my Z and Tesla side-by-side somewhere...it makes the datsun look absolutely tiny. 

 

A Tesla makes around 4,000 ft-lbs to the rear wheels. With 2000 amps into this motor it will do around 3,500 ft-lbs in a vehicle 1/2 the weight. 

 

The battery is a much more important consideration. I've working on a battery solution that will beat the Tesla pack in terms of energy per pound and energy per cubic foot, but less power. Mainly because the Tesla pack has a lot of structure and packaging due to it's size, and the packaging density of the cells isn't great due to the water cooling channels touching all the cells. 

 

However the batteries I've got in the car now will blow away the Tesla cells in terms of power output. But not energy density. It's all a trade-off. 



#22 makaofox

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 05:10 PM

Wow this is one awesome build! Where in upstate ny? I wouldnt mind taking a ride to check this build out! Keep it up ive never seen an electric z before.



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 08:55 AM

It's always a trade-off.  Our lithium starting batteries can put out 48C rate for 30 seconds and 28C continuous discharge, so would be ideal for a drag car or a driver.  As you stated, it would be at a compromise of range and very costly. 

 

I assume you will disassemble and make pretty after you make it all work or is it just an exercise in proof of concept? 


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#24 greghassen

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 09:49 PM

Any progress? came back to the thread after watching the electric ferrari 308 video's on youtube.



#25 socorob

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 01:36 PM

Are you planning on going the 18650 battery pack route, or prismatics or something else?


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 02:13 PM

also i thought the tesla motor was watercooled but the batteries are not, at least not the individual cells. They use 18650s connected with bus bars with fuse wire, definitely not waterproof.


1978 280Z - LS1, Improved racing oil pan baffle, JTR Headers, Johns Cars Mounts, JTR intake - T56, MGW shifter-GM cruise control - Infiniti Q45 R200 diff - Techno Toy Tuning suspension with Konis front and rear - Vintage Air Compac - Z32 rear brakes - Q45 rear hubs - Lizard Skin sound and heat - 2003-2004 G35 wheels - 86 Z31 front hubs, Modern Motorsports rotor adapter, 86 Z31 front rotors, Toyota calipers - 2002 Miata seats ...in progress so far. http://forums.hybrid...to-ls1-t56-ttt/





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