Suzuki Ute 1993(MARUTI) Electric Conversion
commenced January 2020

EV MARUTI

28/01/20

On location at purchase (Lichadellos Newlands)



Inside


Loaded ready to go $800



Home safely



01/02/20
Took off trailer and weighed
520kg front and 500kg back





02/02/20
Engine and gearbox out, a few gremlins left.
Seats out thanks to help from Sue
Motor, Clutch, Gearbox out thanks to help from John.
165kg total 35kf fuel and tank



Inside stripped



Markings on engine

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09/04/20

Coupling from motor to drive shaft going direct into transfer case.
Drive shaft extended.



14/05/20 Drive shaft in with bearing



Throttle/accelerator


Radiator



Motor mouting bracket



Motor water cooled



Controller back



Controller on heatsink



battery pack (tempoary) 96V 90AHr





15/05/20


First Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX5Vgd91DxA

Second Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqL5znHRWEw

Third drive
Down the road (gravel) reached 50Kmh bit scary as suspension is shot  - have all the parts


18/05/20

Sue having a drive




 A few tests on the flat show that can do about 150whr/km





August 2020

Have decided to put back the gearbox, it goes fine on the road but the hills on the farm are a struggle.


08/08/20

Gearbox back in, motor mount bracket bolts to existing motor mount.
Motor bolts to bracket.





Now with motor, controller bolts to plate left side




Motor controller

 


Works much better Kwh/Km unaffected still 150ish.

10/09/20
Speedo and trip meter now working.




26/01/21
Time to take the body off (had a battery terminal disintergrate)