Oh Dear…..websites ;-)

11th January 2021, I have decided to REHASH the whole blog. It was good to strat with, but I know many of my readers have had difficulty in navigating. No thanks to the cockwomble who either vandaised it or tried to help – but didn’t…… But it can’t be that difficult to get photo’s and words in a blog format.

A new Lady enters the fold

The Dog (albeit almost fully fixed…Grrrrrr) has ‘left the building’; Long live the Countess Veronica (that’s the monica ‘she who must be obeyed’ has chosen) and you may notice is the number plate CV8010 It’s almost immaculate…. I say “almost” – as driving it back all the way from Hungerford, 6 bloody hours at 40mph, I discovered it (probably) has …

All I wanted was a run-around

All I wanted was a working Austin 7 runabout, and at £5000 this 1931 RN looked OK. I asked the vendor “is the car running, can I just get in it and drive it straight away”? The vendor stated “We have used it twice for weddings”….”yes it starts and stops, but the fanbelt is broken” What a lying toe rag …

Another ‘Dog’ enters the fold

You may be aware of the criticism I made about ‘Frankie’ (being a Frankenstein dog made up of parts)…..I have unwittingly adopted another ‘Dog’ What is it about people who sell cars? Most people wish to part with a car for various logistical reasons, but a few just wish to get shut of a nightmare they can’t sort. Being a …

Rain, virus’s & lock-ins

One great advantage of being in the 2020 Covid ‘lock-down’ (or lock-in) is that I was able to construct a new roof over the whole of the garden decking, which works along with my plan for home charging. In total I have 2.5kw of high quality solar panels which even on a dull day produces power via the MPPT 180 …

Why ‘Immortal Gems’

……..because Austin Cars in the 30’s called their cars after gems like Ruby, opal, pearl and I’m trying to ‘immortalise’ Frankie (my 1933 Austin 7) by electrifying it…. simple

Rain, rain, rain stops play……

At long last the motor and controller have arrived from America. But I’m unable to get cracking with Car No. 2 (the 1933 Austin 10 off EBAY). Above are the main components, the huge motor, 2 relays, 2 fuses, the regulator and the huge controller. When this motor arrived via FedEx, the driver asked if I had a fork lift …

I now have more Lithium-Ion Polymer batteries, now I have two choices……

20200110 still awaiting the American DC motor and the control gear – being sent by Sea!!! Apparantly airlines don’t like anything to do with EV batteries, not even the control gear….. what are they like. 250 of these, connected in such a way as to provide 50volts. I was going for 60v but the number of batteries did not equate …