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#91 Anchoright

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 03:31 PM

I think the problem is there isn’t a true rear disk brake for the Mini. Correct me if I’m wrong. Most improvements to the rear brakes are just to make them lighter. What I’ve heard is that the drums are still the best to actually stop the Mini. KAD now has another rear 4 pot disk, (see link) but two pots are for the hand brake and two are for braking. I’m not sure how these will hold up in my scenario.

https://kentautodeve...disc-conversion

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#92 McMini 22

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 06:18 PM

Regenerative braking! I'm sure you could manage it.

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 01:56 AM

Great work!

 

If anyone stumbles on this thread, here is my own attempt with a Nissan Leaf:

 

https://www.diyelect...310-200007.html

 

Here is another thread discussing various approaches for electrifying classic Minis (including some ideas involving a Honda B subframe, which allows for AWD with a CR-V transmission):

 

https://www.diyelect...d.php?p=1035199


Edited by Tremelune, 31 March 2019 - 01:56 AM.





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