A little milestone here at Bitter & Real’s headquarter. We managed to put the brand new electric engine into the old HY truck. Wooh! Thanks to the help of a bunch of strong men we put the 120 kg part in the truck.
Sounds easy but a lot of things had to be done to make this possible. The AC-Motor had to be connected to the old gearbox somehow. Barry from the ‘Hogeschool Rotterdam’ helped us customize the old flywheel, put his hands on some freshly overhauled parts for the clutch and balanced it out. Minos designed a connection plate to mount the electric motor to the gearbox and designed a motormount to let the motor sit in the truck safely. Like this the AC-Motor together with the old gearbox smoothly fits inside the old truck.
Next step is to tetris in all off the 135 li-ion batteries, connect it to a Battery Management System, connect the controller, and pimp the old dashboard.
To be continued!
Bitter & Real