Friday, March 23, 2018

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Upgrade from 12 volt to 24 volt Alternator

Needed to drive and charge up the Hybrid Drive System.

This is the finished unit.
Modified from 12 v to 24 v
Producing a good solid 24 volt @ 76 Amps.

This is the unit used to power the hybrid energy system.

It started off as a 12 volt alternator with an internal voltage regulator.
Made in Australia, What were the Germans thinking?
It came  with an extra sensing wire to B+
Also D+ hooked up direct from the voltage regulator.
Schematic below.

A 24 volt internal regulator used on truck applications was sourced.
Contacts cleaned up and the regulator was fitted.
Test bench voltage great at 28.6 volt
Running amps 76 with two flattish batteries.

Alternator connection explained below.

1. An "L" connection which goes to a "switched" 12V supply. By this I mean a 12V source that is active only when the ignition switch is in the ON position. I use the mnemonic "L" for "lamp", the alternator warning lamp (if used) is in series with this connection. This terminal also supplies the "excitation" current to the alternator field winding at engine turn on, allowing the alternator to begin producing voltage as the engine is ramping up to idle speed. Once the alternator rotor is turning fast enough, it generates it's own supply for the field winding and the current in the "L" connection stops flowing. The warning lamp (if used) goes out. 

2. An "S" connection which goes as close to the positive terminal of the battery as physically possible. The "S" connection "senses" the battery voltage and this is the voltage that the regulator is tying to control. This connection has a high impedance, so it only draws only micro amps from the battery, so it can be left connected without fear of battery discharging. 

Final Drive Transmission.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

1955 Chevy powered by P51 Mustang V12 engine.

A famous man once said "I have a dream"

Well it turns out we all have a dream.

Question is though : "Do you have the persistence and resilience to chase and catch your dream?"

Here is one man that did, and in the process inspired many of us to dream and invent!

Thank you Mr Hadfield.

Merlin V12 Powered 55 Chevy Documentary.

Perhaps a bit O/T, but if someone can shove a V12 Merlin into a car, it deserves a bit of love and attention, and Australian Rod Hadfield 55 Chevy deserves just that. Rod spent 15 years to build his 1955 Chevy and faced many engineering issues to make his car street legal and at the same time be rated for safety.
Throwing in a 1650 Cubic inch Supercharged V12 Rolls-Royce Merlin Engine that makes 3,000 hp in the 55 Chevy is clearly not your typical engine conversion and had taken a fabricator 5 long years alone just to develop a frame for the car..not to mention another 9 months just to paint it,
The video below shows just how difficult it is to start the engine, it is literally just like starting a plane’s engine. The engine is so huge just look at how far back the driver has to sit, literal a backseat driver. According to the video, the cost of this car is well over $1,000,000.
We have to tip our hat to Hadfield, the engineering that went into this ride is impressive and deserving in its own right.

V12 P51 Mustang Powered 1955 Chevy Start up

Here are some great detailed photo's.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Strip Rebuild and Final Assembly Worksheet

Structural Worksheet.


In Progress

Fibrillation or Indecision.

Worksheet 1

  1. Strip down the entire Rod to bare metal.
  2. Weld all joints and inspect integrity.
  3. Grind and clean up all joints and edges
  4. Fit the rear boot hinges.
  5. Fit the rear 'dog tail'
  6. Fabricate exhaust bracket from engine to frame.
  7. Weld drip feed oiler to rod chassis.
  8. Weld pressure gauge perch to rod chassis.
  9. Mount radio comms box to LHS mudguard.

Monday, April 3, 2017



A short history:
The use of nitrous oxide as a performance enhancement has been used since World War II. Allied aircraft used it for emergency boosts in airspeed and altitude capabilities.

Racers dabbled with nitrous oxide injection from time to time with varied results. It wasn't until the late 1970s when two racers perfected its use. The company Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) was born.

In 2001, the summer blockbuster The Fast and the Furious displayed a subculture to which NOS belongs. Serious performance enthusiasts knew about NOS, but now the world would know of the brand and its potent power potential. NOS was also the first automotive performance product to have a consumable food product to use its name and logo - NOS Energy Drink.

Nitrous oxide injection is still the best power per dollar available and NOS is proud to be the pioneering company behind this amazing product that turns bottled nitrogen and oxygen into instant power!



Would there be ANY LOGICAL reason NOT to make this piece of technology standard equipment on this project?

Below is the  kit we have chosen to install.

Single Cylinder Kit for Engines Over 250cc


  • Kit Main Components
  • 2lb Blue Bottle
  • Fuel Pump
  • Single Fogger Nozzle
  • Fuel & Nitrous Solenoids

2 lb Nitrous Bottle Electric Blue Finish with Mini Hi-Flow Valve


  • For Optimum Weight Reduction
  • Distinctive Electric Blue Look
  • DOT-Approved
Click the Logo to Visit the Official Site.

WARNING FOR 03001NOS: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

We have chosen the 'lay down' cylinder setup.