I am doing an EV Conversion on ‘72 mini moke, using a hyper 9 motor, 120hp and 173 fp of torque, I have complete battery from a Tesla model X, this has 16 battery modules and I will be using 6 of these to get 136VDC which will give max performance from the motor and decent range of about 150 miles when being sensible.
The original plan was to use the stock mini gearbox, but I’ve been told by a few people that the gearbox won’t be able to handle the torque, also mounting the motor over the gearbox and adapting the drive was going to be very tricky, so using my very best man maths I have carefully calculated that it’s best to go RWD, as I figure if the wheel are gonna spin it will be more fun if it the rears.
So I come speaking knowledge of minis, mokes in particular and especially RWD conversions, Mini tec in the US do a great looking RWD subframe but it will be more than £2K delivered, so I am considering different options including cutting down the complete rear end of a MX5.
I will be using the diff from an RX8 as it has a low final drive ratio with the motor connected directly.
I’m sure most of this (the RWD part) has been done before, so I look forward to scanning the archives.