Blog posts of '2021' 'May'

200HP Mercury Outboard - EV project

This is a conversion of a 200HP Mercury outbord to electric

We sources a 200HP Mercury Leg, that had blowen its power head

And luckly a 150hp and 200HP has same shape cowing so we had a lid for it also.

Progress Photo


The out board will be tried out on our protype boat, will have twin motors and use one side petrol to be able to go out and trail range

At the moment when we try to do spin control we blow the fuse on, Guessing it could be issue with the inverter may not be as good as told from wrecker.


1938 Morris 8 Sport - EV Project






This one will be fun to drive, its a 1938 Morris 8 Sport, a 2 seater convertable. Its actual in rather good condition.

Starts and drives about and been stored in a farmers shed since 1986

The plan is to tidy up and get re-vined to be legal in NZ again

Then will remove the ICE engine and replace with EV engine.


First thing sort the brakes out so can stop as well as drive about

We checked all the brake lines and seemed good, was new hoses going to each wheel.
But checking the master cylinder, it was dry and the state of it was very bad.

Then explains the pedal not working at all, so removed the Master cyclinder and sent off to get over hauled.


And it came back looking like new, had leaks in the tin repaired and new linning on the boar.
Should get another 80 year out of this part.


Now have to bleed the brake lines again, and see if now can get a solid pedal.



Some body work to get the door to stay shut when driving with out the string holding it shut

The frame is woodern in these cars and the catch on the driver door will need some attention.

The door just wont stay shut when driving,


Indicator lights

Some one has put some strange indicator on to the bumpers, so not original.

Will just have to get the to work so can get the car legal again

Should of actual have trafficator that came out of the side, will see if can get some of them again


Well it has a wipper motor and it works, but no wiper arm, luckly found one behind the dash and look rather good still.



1949 Austin A40 Devon - EV project

 1949 Austin A40 Devon EV project


This was purchased with the engine and gear box removed.

Which was good as we would of done that any way.


Have done a test fit and the EV motor will fitt in the space

So engine mound will need to be fibracated

We have also made a coupling to allow connection on to the leaf output shaft so connect on to a new longer drive shaft.


So it will have no gear box and drive the back diff directly.




1985 Land Rover Defender - EV Project
EV Conversion on a Land Rover Defender Using Nissan Leaf as donner parts