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Electric Plug In Vehicle Conversion

C-notching the frame

After receiving the wheel adapters/spacers, I decided that I needed to raise the rear mounts of the cougar sub-frame up 1.5 inches. I never knew how high the rear differential should be off of the ground, but I found some useful information that stated the sway bar should be parallel to the ground where it…

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General Project Update

I have decided to go with the WarP 9 motor due to mainly the fact that it has a pilot bearing hole in it’s shaft. The power and efficiency ratings are not far enough off to matter to me. The price is also right making it very equivalent with the ADC 9 motor I have…

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Cougar/Thunderbird IRS is halfway into the Stealth

Well I’ve spent a few days trying to position the suspension perfectly from side to side and front to back. I also measured the wheelbase and taped strings to the rear wheel well on both sides to help me line up the rear axles. Spent a couple short days doing this, but I am satisfied…

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I bought an IRS setup

I went to a junk yard in Iowa City, Iowa on new year’s eve and measured the mounts for the independent rear suspension on a 1997 Mercury Cougar. Oddly enough, I think it will work well. There are 4 mounts to the IRS and the two back ones line right up on my frame rails.…

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Rear Axle and Gas Tank Removal

I removed the rear end and gas tank on Sunday December 30 so I could go to a junk yard in Iowa City, Iowa on Monday to measure the mounts for a 1997 Mercury Cougar. The pictures of the removal are below. Using an impact makes quick work of pulling parts like this. (click image…

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Interior Removal

Well I’ve spent a good amount of the last two days removing the interior of the Stealth. I started by removing both doors for easier access. The console and dash were the first parts to be removed, then I followed the main interior wiringharnessand removed everything in the way. I found the bulk of a…

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Engine/Transmission Removal

I removed the engine and transmission on December 26th. I started removing the hood at 5 PMand had the engine and transmission assembly sitting on the floor at 1 AM. It went relatively well, and almost seemed easier than the times I removed the 4cylinder motor from my Talon. The only problem I had was…

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Senior Design 1 Final Proposal

Design and Conversion for an Electric Plug-in Vehicle   Brian Sellers   330:174 Senior Design I, Fall 2007 Faculty Advisor: Dr. R. Pecen UNI EIET Program [email protected] Abstract My objective is to design and build an electric plug-in vehicle by converting an internal combustion engine (ICE) driven vehicle. The electric plug-in vehicles replacement drive train…

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General Wiring Diagram

Here is a wiring diagram that I created for my senior design presentation. It does not have everything included in it, but gives a good idea of the way things will be laid out.

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330:174 Senior Design 1 is completed

Well, I gave my final presentation for senior design 1 at the University of Northern Iowa yesterday and am finished with the class. Senior design 1 was the research portion of my project, now I need to start of the implementation portion. Senior Design 2 will start in mid January 2008, but I plan to…

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