1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Component Layout Planning

There are several activities going on in parallel with the car. They involve painting, water proofing and setting up a new welder so that I can make some of the car parts myself.  Details will be coming soon.

A friend from Minnesota was in town and he wanted to take a look at the car. He asked a very important question, “Where are you going to put all of the batteries?” I’ve been wondering the same thing. I made a few drawings in Google Sketchup. I want to fit 86 cells into the car.  Each cell is 5.59" x 2.64" x 8.58"  (67 mm x 142 mm x 218 mm).

32 cells will fit on the sides of the motor – 16 on each side.

Another 20 cells can fit across the top of the motor. I need to leave room for the motor controller.

35 batteries can fit in the space at the front trunk where the gas tank once resided.

Once I get the motor and transmission mounted in the car I will make cardboard mock-ups of the batteries. After I finalize the placement, I will design the battery racks.

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