Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BATTERY RACK

This morning the Fiero was taken to Gary's Place, a local mechanic in Kirkersville, but not before having to mess with the controller. The laptop had to be hooked up so the pot box could be re-calibrated. Once that was done the car ran flawlessly the 3 miles to the shop. The HiPower cells seem to be sagging less and as soon as I let my foot off the accelerator, the voltage came right back up to 124 volts.

The car was driven up on the lift and once off the ground, we started measuring and figuring where to place the angle. Once under the car, it became apparent we could mount the rack to the cradle without having to weld anything to the firewall or sides of the engine compartment. The front angle was placed completely across from the drivers side to the passenger side.of the cradle and the rear angle was run about 25 inches and terminated just before it came in contact with the motor adapter. The module is 23 inches long, with the existing end plates, so with the new thinner steel end plates I am making, will be less..


BATTERY RACK


CELL PLACEMENT TEST

Angle clips will be made and welded to the bottom of the new steel plates and will bolt to the angles, to hold the pack in place. There will be four, 3/8 inch bolts and fender nuts will be used so the bolts will be able to just be screwed in, without having to put a wrench on the bottom.




HOLD DOWN ATTACHMENTS


HOLD DOWN ATTACHMENT DETAIL


BATTERY RAIL ATTACHMENT

Thanks for visiting,

Randy
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