EV sonic 7 kit car

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » May 01 2016 3:20am

Had the Sonic out in the weekend with another EV mate and we noticed that the new windscreen is awesome :D you can have a conversion siting at 100kph. We did also note that the wind was just catching the top of the roll bar swirling back into the cabin space.

So I did some surgery today and chopped the rollbar 3" and also covered the back of it with 6 mm poly carbonate to stop the wind sucking back in and it worked a treat hopefully this will give me some more range, as a bonus the car looks more squat and lower 8)


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Post by oatnet » May 01 2016 12:47pm

That looks great Conrad! :mrgreen:

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » May 14 2016 2:25am

Another Sunday another car show :mrgreen:

If anyone is around Canberra tomorrow the Sonic will be at old parliament house Shannon's car show from 9-2


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Post by SplinterOz » May 14 2016 2:30am

kiwiev wrote:Another Sunday another car show :mrgreen:

If anyone is around Canberra tomorrow the Sonic will be at old parliament house Shannon's car show from 9-2


cheers Kiwi
I hope it will be at the Treasury Car park! As the event has moved.

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » May 14 2016 3:02am

SplinterOz wrote:
kiwiev wrote:Another Sunday another car show :mrgreen:

If anyone is around Canberra tomorrow the Sonic will be at old parliament house Shannon's car show from 9-2


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I hope it will be at the Treasury Car park! As the event has moved.

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Oh was that where we were last time?

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by SplinterOz » May 14 2016 3:07am

kiwiev wrote:
SplinterOz wrote:
kiwiev wrote:Another Sunday another car show :mrgreen:

If anyone is around Canberra tomorrow the Sonic will be at old parliament house Shannon's car show from 9-2


cheers Kiwi
I hope it will be at the Treasury Car park! As the event has moved.

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Oh was that where we were last time?

Cheers Kiwi
Yes same as EV show... but I think we are around the back this time. Have a look at the map on that site.
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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » May 17 2016 2:02am

Had a great show the boys from Canberra hillclimb gave me an invite to come a race at one of there events.

On another note I have been researching smaller diameter wheels for the rear I can get a 15" 45 × 165 tire which would be equal to changing my Diff ration from 5.44 to 5.88 im going to try some cheap tires just to see if it gives better performance.

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » Jul 04 2016 1:56am

Well
I finally give up :twisted:

The RMS sent a reply for the USA guys its worth a google search on the ADR Australians design rules ADR 79 is a emissions :roll:

I really don't know what to do :? I may take the motor and batteries and put in the ute.

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Post by Cowardlyduck » Jul 04 2016 2:22am

Oh man, that sucks!
After all the work you put towards making it road worthy to! I bet it could be reregistered in almost any other country, but Australia.

It's like I always say; They're expanding the bureaucracy to meet the expanding needs of the bureaucracy.

We can only hope that one day this lunacy will stop.

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by friendly1uk » Jul 04 2016 4:51am

I have been to MEV and the owner is a really nice chap. He has made so many cars I don't know where he finds the time. Many are mx5 powered or electric. This one is a ford focus though.

He also has a real clean workshop, with a spiral staircase to a mezzanine level with views out over a large valley slowly filling with wind turbines. Really nice. Really really nice. I would never go home.

One of them dream job things I reckon.
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Post by Samd » Jul 04 2016 6:00am

My cousin is a VW nut. Got all excited about a guy on the VW forums making an electric VW.

Oh that's Conrad I said. Couldn't believe I knew him. ;)

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » Jul 04 2016 6:14am

Samd wrote:My cousin is a VW nut. Got all excited about a guy on the VW forums making an electric VW.

Oh that's Conrad I said. Couldn't believe I knew him. ;)

Love your work.


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Thanks mate have just ordered the AC-50 motor, controller, adapter plate, cooler and engine bay covers the Bug is on the hoist replacing the front beam back to stock as there will be 90Kg of battery sitting up front :D

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » Jul 04 2016 6:18am

Cowardlyduck wrote:Oh man, that sucks!
After all the work you put towards making it road worthy to! I bet it could be reregistered in almost any other country, but Australia.

It's like I always say; They're expanding the bureaucracy to meet the expanding needs of the bureaucracy.

We can only hope that one day this lunacy will stop.

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Yep they sent a guy from Sydney down 6 hours stay in a motel come out just to take a photo of the engine number and chassis number then drive home, then 2 more guys came down stayed 2 nights in motel to go thru the engineering, my engineer is talking to a solicitor but honestly I have had enough they want ESC and ABS now which came in the 30th of November 2015, 3 days before the engineer submitted his paperwork :roll:


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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » Aug 02 2016 7:02pm

Don't want to start another thread just yet here is our EV Skidoo conversion enjoy :D

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Re: EV sonic 7 kit car

Post by kiwiev » Aug 04 2017 5:46pm

kiwiev wrote:Well
I finally give up :twisted:

The RMS sent a reply for the USA guys its worth a google search on the ADR Australians design rules ADR 79 is a emissions :roll:

I really don't know what to do :? I may take the motor and batteries and put in the ute.

Cheers Kiwi
So my mate who is the other half of EV Torque is importing a Porsche 357 kit from the states and is trying to convince me to relive the Sonic and try another engineer we are thinking og using Nissan Leaf drive with hack.

I have to get,

ABS
ESC
Some how same as my mate has anyone retro fitted any of this to other cars, would like all your thoughts please.

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