Kurt wrote:250kg is'nt that bad considering the capacity of the pack...
I assume that's what you meant to say? If the GVM for this model was about 1200 kg, I should be OK. It's current tare is officially 895 kg. If you add 2 x 85 kg for occupants, and 45 kg for luggage, we're at 1110 kg. I can't find any reliable literature on the GVM of the CRX, but depending on the model it ranges from 1140 to 1300 kg
So taking 896 kg and removing 200 kg worth of radiator, exhaust, fuel tank, fuel, pump, power steering, clutch, engine and ECU, I am down to 695 kg. Put 40 kg worth of Evo motor, 12 kg worth of Rineheart controller, 10 kg worth of adapter plate and 10 kg worth of switch gear and wire, I am back up to 767 kg. Throw in 250 kg worth of battery and we're at 1017 kg kerb weight. I might be overestimating my added weights, and underestimating the removable weights, but exceeding the original GVM by 100 kg is likely.
I'd rather not split the pack for simplicity, and because I can't find a usefully big enough place to put the other half. 250 kg is within the realm of most workshop hoists, and given it's location I should be able to disconnect the pack with a pair of gigantic Andersons, undo 8 bolts and hoist the lot out the back hatch in one go. The pack will have a polycarbonate cover so you can see any problems arising, and I think I will have a little exhaust fan which helps keep things cool during charge and discharge - maybe duct it from the front and blow it out the back or something... I also hope to use plastic to build the pack, rather than aluminium like so many others do. With voltages this high, I would prefer it if everything was as non-conductive as possible!
As for the petrol motor, it's got me stuffed what's going wrong. I could replace the coil in the distributor since this might have been damaged when the leads were shorting. Plenty of unburned fuel going through the tailpipe
Hope I got a job next year, cause between this project and the race bike, it's all pretty exciting