EV0a (a.k.a The inspiration)
In order to add the milk float motor to the Fiat 126 we need to construct a frame
which can hold the motor and the gearbox to which it will be attached.
Rough sketch of the frame for mounting the motor.
Views of the car with the motor outline superimposed.
I took the images at a measured 2 metres range to give a rough fit for size.
Draft of the frame to mount.
Bit more complex than I hoped, but there we go.
Almost finished perspective.
And just the gearbox mount section.
Dimensions in persective.
Need to cut some box and then cut into angle:
4 sections are 363 + 192 + 330 + 331
330 + 331 = 661 and 363 + 192 = 555 so a section 661 long would do.
Finished frame, just need to drill out.
EV0b (a.k.a EV0 Upgrade)
The EV0b (upgraded) version (Daihatsui HiJet) started with gusto this year.
More will be added as the media is prepared.
Assessing the conversion
Assessing the motor connection options
Starting the component removal
Daihatsui Hijet Petrol Tank Backflow Valve Problems
Load floor removal #1
Preparing the back axle
Load Floor removal #2
Assessing axle rotation
Real axle removed
Preparing rear axle for refitting
Rear axle refitted
Rear axle preparation for testing
Rear axle ready for motor
Assessing motor mount and coupling
Assessing motor mount and coupling #2
Final stages of construction:
Frame mount to milk float motor
Milk float motor mount completed
Milk float motor mounted, preparing link to propshaft
Constructing the motor coupling
Constructing the coupling #2
First run on a road
First run on a road #2
Second road test with new mount:
Daihatsu engine removal #1
Daihatsu engine removal #2
Assessing the new motor mount
Removing the first motor mount
Inspection of the first coupling
The first mount and coupling
Preparing the van chassis for the new motor mount
Constructing the new motor mount
New motor mount in place
New mount first test
Second road test assessment
Third test with full electrics
Preparing for full electrics
Third road test