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Hi! My name is Damien Maguire. I am an electronics engineer based in the southeast of Ireland. For over 10 years now I have been combining my love of cars with my commitment to sustainable technology by converting BMWs into electric vehicles and making videos on all aspects of the process. Now that I have some experience I want to take on more fun and exciting builds. I would like to build more cars and projects and present that information in better ways.
Cars should be fun, fast and sustainable. The car is one of the best innovations in human history, but the day of the internal combustion engine is (or should be) coming to an end. The good news is we have a viable alternative ready to go: Electric vehicles. EVs are cleaner, safer and more fun to drive than other cars, but there is so much more scope for innovation and development to make them even better.
Thanks to some amazing connections, in the summer of 2017 I acquired a large Tesla drive unit. This began an odyssey of reverse engineering and design of open source control boards for Large and small Tesla Model S drive units and the 10kw Gen 2 battery charger. These designs went through many revisions and thanks to the support of people on Patreon and elsewhere, I succeeded in this mission.That's my goal: to keep learning, sharing knowledge and doing whatever I can to play a role in pushing EVs forward. I need your help to make it happen! So if you like what I do and want to see more then please support me.
E46 Budget EV Drift Car Build Teaser
I just picked up an E46 for 200 euros with a blown head. time to build a tyre burning electric drift car. On a budget of course.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 01 : Introduction
Introducing my newest and craziest project yet. Time to build a tyre shredding electric BMW drift car. If you like my content please consider supporting me via Patreon ... Thanks for watching:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 02 : Motor Man
Quick intro to the motor we will be using in the EV drift car project. If you like my projects please consider supporting me on Patreon.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 03 : Driveshaft Coupler
Looking at how we plan to connect the Siemens electric motor to the E46 drive shaft for our low cost EV drift build. Support me on Patreon Thanks for watching:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 04 : Stripping Part One
Commencing the interior strip out on our budget E46 Electric drift car project.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 05 : Scarebags
Having a little fun disposing of the airbags from the E46. More updates soon.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 06 : More Stripping
We continue stripping out the E46 interior.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 07 : Questions and Answers
I answer some of the most common questions I have been asked recently since starting this project.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 08 : Sunroof Delete Kit
In this exciting teaser we preview the E46 sunroof delete kit received today (well cut out of a sheet actually) from evdriftparts.com :)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 09 : Engine Failure
Extracting the dead 4 cylinder from our ev drift car.
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 10 : Sunroof Success
We are back with the E46 Drift / Track car project. This time we get rid of that pesky sunroof. For more updates follow me on Instagram @evbmw
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 11 : Motor Madness
Installing the Enova drive unit in the E46 drift turkey. Follow me on instagram for more updates @evbmw and if you would like to support my projects head on over to Patreon. As alway thanks for watching:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 12 : Yet More Stripping
In this episode we strip out the last of the rubbish from the interior. Don't forget to subscribe and check out my patreon campaign : Patreon. As alway thanks for watching:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 13 : Mid Motor Mounts
Making some big washers and bolting in the mounts for the mid motor drift machine. Thanks for watching and don't for get to subscribe:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 14 : On Instruments
Testing the E46 instrument cluster with some CAN messages. Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 15 : Hydraulic Handbrake And Line Lock
Mounting the driver seat , hydro handbrake and line lock valve in the EV E46. If you like my projects please check me out on Instagram @evbmw and on Patreon. Thanks for watching:)
BMW E46 Budget Electric Drift Car Project 16 : Brake Through
Plumbing up the hydraulic handbrake and line lock. Sorry bout all the coughing. Got the flu:) Thanks for watching:)
Here is a video detailing exactly how support works for logic boards from the evbmw webshop. I would encourage anyone considering a purchase to please view this video and ensure you are comfortable and familiar with the support structure around these products.
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