1956 Land Rover Series 1 (107") Safari Station Wagon - EV Project

1956 Land Rover Series 1 (107") Safari Station Wagon - EV Project

 

It has a old holden 206 petrol 6 sylinder egine, So lets get the wings off and remove that old ICE.

       

Then we test fit the new EV motor, and also did some paper templates of the adapator plates. 

   

 

Compare of old vs new

 

 

Is plenty of space the motor seem to be about 1/2 the size of the old motor. But the leaf inverter has about a 120mm over hang so need to split that off so it can be off set back. So we take off the top section and lose the over hang. Top is the charger and junction box for all connection, plus it acts as a alternator to do dc to dc charging of the 12v Aux battery. Its only 2 HV wires connected from it so easy to relocate.

Some more paper testing to get the cad correct and then we cnc some plates and connect a series belhousing on to out leaf motor.

We did not use the 6 cylinder belhousing and sourced a 2.25 petrol engine bell houses and we have now made plate for adapating to 2.25,2.5, TDI and TD5

 

   

 

 

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5/12/2021 2:32 PM
That looks awesome...I have a series 2a that I would one day like to electrify...are you taking orders?
9/2/2021 1:16 PM
I am guessing that u will be flipping the inverter box 90 degrees  as per Defender ...I am 101% impressed, a lot more doing than talking as I have noticed with some other convertors and I am here to learning not being told in long words how good there conversation is but no facts.. ThankYou so [much.. [K]