Ground Zero Labs
Converting a 1974 Porsche 914 to electric.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Just how much cutting?
I didn't fix the rust in the floor of the trunk; since I planed to cut it out to put in the conversion parts.
But now; I'm thinking maybe I don't have to cut as much as I was thinking:
The front looks great for space, and really I just need to bolt the rack it.
I got all kinds of inches to spare.
The read trunk though, while I think things will fit. Looks a bit cramped
There are no bolts in these batteries, so you have to imagine a half inch more.
So I think I'll cut into the trunk anyways.
My brother wanted to pitch in an make the battery racks, so I measured out some specs and he wielded them up. Here's the first rough draft of them
So I got them and test fit the batteries into them to make sure; I could in fact measure the batteries correctly.
The answer is... Yes I can measure things correctly. I've seen his work before, so I was more worried I'd start converting metric to English and horse it up something awful.
But as you can see, even the pyramid to power is spot on!
Driving on sunshine.
With the upcoming car; I wanted to get a handle on using the electricity wisely. So out came the solar panels!
All wired up and ready to start pumping into the grid.