Electric Porsche – Adapter, coupler and the Soliton family.

The weather isn’t co-operating very well, but there has been some progress, mainly from my friends to the south.  I received my Soliton1 and throttle pot, as well as a Soliton Jr. and throttle destined to a gentleman a little further north in Canada.  Since the Soliton Jr. doesn’t even show up on the Evnetics website yet I thought I would take a few pictures to share.

Then a few with Amp1 desktop headphone amplifier for scale.

The Solitons are very solid and appear to be very well put together.  The Soliton1 will be the centerpiece for the electric drive system, hopefully it performs as well as it looks.  It’s definitely not a lightweight at 33lbs.

Charlie at evcouplerconnection.comhas also been busy, he sent me these photo’s of his progress, it looks like a nice solid coupler and should work very well in the new clutch-less setup.

Charlie is also slightly modifying the clutch to better mount to the coupler, I’m not sure what changes he’s making but I’m confident that the final product will work very well.

There is also a very talented member of diyelectriccar.com that goes by the nickname Yabert who drew up a very nice and very simple adapter that would allow me to do away with the bell-housing but make assembly easy with built in alignment surfaces that would take all of the guess work out of mounting and aligning of the Warp11HV.  As long as the price is within the budget I’ll be going ahead with the adapter. 

This would just leave the tail end supports that would handle rotational torque and carry most of the weight of the motor.  I will also need to design a mounting system for the A/C compressor that will run off the tail shaft of the motor.

3 Replies to “Electric Porsche – Adapter, coupler and the Soliton family.”

  1. Hey, I’m really enjoying the posts…

    Could you talk a little bit more about the advantages and disadvantages to clutched vs clutchless as it applies to your conversion?

    Your method is going to be connecting the motor directly to the driveshaft in the torque tube?

    And, if that is correct, the implication of this is that if you want to shift, the electric motor has to be rotating at a certain speed?

    Does the Soliton have some intelligence for this or …?

    Sorry if these are dumb questions, I’m just trying to understand the implications / reasoning for the different decisions that you are making as you plan / execute your build.

    Thanks!

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