jray3
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:52 pm

318iEV thank you for posting, and I'll follow with great interest. If you set up a blog or post photos elsewhere, please link here.
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318iEV
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:12 pm

Hi Jray here is a link to a blog i setup a couple days ago
https://318iev.blogspot.com/

progress may be a bit slow at times as i am studying fulltime, but i will try and keep the blog updated as much as i can :D

rmay635703
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:56 pm

That is one strange independent rear drive train

If it was more modular you could plop that under the rear of any car

bradleydavidgood777
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:36 am

318iEV wrote:Hi Jray here is a link to a blog i setup a couple days ago
https://318iev.blogspot.com/

progress may be a bit slow at times as i am studying fulltime, but i will try and keep the blog updated as much as i can :D


Pretty cool seeing everything out on the floor like that. Thanks for sharing. Cool project. I thought I read that it would be difficult for the i-miev computer to work on any other vehicle because of it's sensitivity to tire size. It doesn't even like small differences.
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jray3
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:54 am

Thanks for maintaining the blog. Your reverse- engineering of the gearshift is enough to help us repair the original or replace it with a push button arrangement!
https://318iev.blogspot.com/2020/02/gear-selector.html?m=1
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh

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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:37 am

bradleydavidgood777 wrote:I thought I read that it would be difficult for the i-miev computer to work on any other vehicle because of it's sensitivity to tire size. It doesn't even like small differences.


I *think* the only thing the computer really cares about is a ratio between the front tire circumference and the rear tire circumference. There should be a multitude of size combinations that it would accept without any problems

Don
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318iEV
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:17 am

Here are the co-ordinates for the iMIEV's motor bolt holes i used to machine my adapter plate... thought this could be useful to others if anyone decides to do an iMIEV transplant too.

The co-ordinates are from top right to top left (clockwise) when looking at the face of the plate that will meet with the motor.
0,0 being the center of the motor shaft
C/B is counter bored 14mm wide (5mm deep for alignment pins)
format: X / Y ~ hole size in mm

71.95 / 113.4 ~ 11.1mm C/B
107.4 / 0.01 ~ 11.1mm
30.24 / -103.055 ~ 11.1mm
-101.74 / -90 ~ 9mm C/B
-134.4 / 15.225 ~ 9mm
-71.95 / 113.341~ 9mm

for pics and more detail:
https://318iev.blogspot.com/2020/07/mot ... nates.html

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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:39 am

That's some good machine work there, making progress.

i thought it was clever to use the starter bolts for mounting a torque tube from the transmission to the rear motor mount. Will you also have a solid or flexible link to the chassis?

Did the motor bolt pattern end up being arranged on a bolt circle with respect to the shaft center, or was it something irregular or offset from the centerline?
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318iEV
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Re: Drivetrain transplant

Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:10 pm

The motor and transmission is rubber mounted to the chassis, with a frame that also holds the motor controller, OBC, Vacuum pump, and power steering pump on top of the motor. Photo: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ser7gnJDmtm3Uo5FA

Almost all the bolt holes for the motor are different distances from the center, and different distances from each other by a few millimeters to a few centimeters so it can look almost circular, but it’s definitely irregular.

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