CAR TESTED ON DYNAMOMETER

The prototype has been tested on a rolling road dynamometer. During the test, the ECU has been re-mapped over the complete speed/power range. The maximum power has been recorded. The inlet geometry valve, Lambda control and idle speed control of the engine were fine-tuned. As a result of the test, the engine fully complies with […]

SCALE MODEL OF BODY READY FOR PRODUCTION

The car’s body has been modelled in 3-D, and a scale model will be made from the production files by means of CNC milling. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

ENGINE STARTED

After checking the engine sub-systems like inlet air, exhaust gas, fuel, lubrication oil and cooling water, the engine was started with good results. All engine functions can be followed in real time, by means of signals taken from the ECU. Link to short video of starting engine. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

HAND BRAKE SYSTEM FINALIZED

The hand brake has been assembled and mounted in the car. The assembly is made of anodised aluminium and stainless steel components. Heavy duty cables connect the assembly with the two individual brake callipers at the rear wheels. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl

ENGINE TESTS STARTED

For preparation of engine starting tests, oscilloscope readings have been taken of the crankshaft and cam sensors mounted on the engine. The readings show correct behaviour of the sensors, and correct transmission from the sensors to the engine management system (ECU). For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

MODELLING OF BODY STARTED

Cross sections of the body in the CAD design have been plotted en were cut from foam material. The resulting model at scale 1:5 serves as starting point for further development of the body. For more information, contact us at info@silvermine.nl  

MECHANICAL PART OF PROTOTYPE COMPLETED

The engine has been permanently installed, and all systems have been connected; also all sensors have been fitted. A thermal insulation coating has been applied to the exhaust gas piping and the catalytic converters. The hydraulic circuits for the brakes and the clutch have been filled-up and were tested. The air filter boxes have been […]