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1 Jeanette July 2, 2018 at 3:19 pm

Hi Ben,
I’m not sure that I pressed the ‘submit’ button for my last email. I am looking for the video and supply list with sources for the “diy ammo can solar power supply” as you described at MREA in June. I bought a faceplate then and would like to get started to have it for camping this summer. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

2 admin July 2, 2018 at 3:44 pm

Hi Jeanette,
Everything you need to know for that project is at:

3 Al Wehrle October 23, 2018 at 12:34 pm

Hi there…until recently I owned two Dynasty IT vehicles…a red beach car and a white sedan. Unfortunately a BMW LYFT driver totalled one. So…I have some rare parts that might be helpful to someone out there….and I am looking for another IT of any variety for purchase. Please refer any potential sellers my way. Thanks. Enjoyed your video….

4 wayne flavin May 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm

I saw your youtube on kill a watt and I am interested in the ev device you have for measuring the watts used for charging your car. It looks like you built this one, if you did could I get the plans or if you bought it where can I get on?
Thank you if you can help me. I cant seem to find anything reasonable online.
Thank you again I enjoyed your kill a watt video.


5 admin May 17, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Hi Wayne,
I built a remote control box that lets me start charging whenever I want to. It’s also Alexa voice controlled. The ammeter/voltmeter/wattmeter is just part of that. I have a link to the product I used in the post about the project.

6 Mark Fellows April 8, 2020 at 8:35 am

Hi Ben,
I have been enjoying the videos on your International 300 conversion. I am working on converting a JD 1050 tractor.Do you think the 85 pound clutch and flywheel on my tractor will be a problem for an electric motor to support? I’ve also considered adding another shaft to support the clutch and flywheel and then drive that shaft with the motor, either inline or with a sprocket and chain. Thank you for any suggestions.
Mark Fellows

7 admin April 9, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Hi Mark!
I think it depends on the bearings in your motor. If it’s something like a large forklift motor, you might be just fine.
At this point, I’m still planning to use a Nissan Leaf motor in the 300 Utility tractor. However, the Leaf motor end bearing is pretty small, and it was never designed to have a clutch PUSH against the shaft. I plan to mount the motor to a plate, and have an appropriate bearing in that plate which will support the weight and be able to take some pressure from the end.

The Leaf motor drive-shaft is pretty short, so I would need some sort of “shaft-extension” anyways. I might be able to use the shaft from the Leaf gearbox. If not, I’ll have to machine something.

8 craig September 27, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Hello! I loved your solar ammo can video and want to build my own. I’m curious if there is enough room where your storage area is to but a second battery wired in parallel to double the amp hours. Thanks!

9 admin September 27, 2020 at 5:55 pm

Yes, you can fit two of that size battery in there. It will however eat up the extra storage space.

10 Christian Anderson October 23, 2020 at 2:10 pm


I am over here in Town of Mukwonago and I’ve got a 1964 Farmall 140 28hp Offest Tractor. I love this tractor! I would like to explore converting to EV and I’m wondering if you could give so advice and suggestions for sourcing.

Thanks for your time,
Christian Anderson

11 admin October 24, 2020 at 9:05 am

Hi Christian,
I’d be happy to talk with you some time if you want to stop over. There’s definately challenges to converting a tractor like this.

12 Robbert Lucassen February 8, 2021 at 7:35 pm

Great projects, thanks. Maybe you can show us some links to sites that sell cheap Plastic Ammo Cans of all sorts and sizes. If only $10 then I am interested.

13 admin February 11, 2021 at 8:26 am

Hi Robbert,
One of the reasons why I chose that particular ammo can as a container was that it was a readily available can from an American manufacturer. Due to Corona virus over this past year, there have been all sorts of supply line issues in all industries, so you might not currently be able to find that one particular product easily at the price you want. There are many different manufacturers of similar products. Just look for the “50 Caliber” size. I encourage you to visit a local sporting goods store for off-the-shelf available products.

14 Larry O Bouchez January 22, 2022 at 2:27 pm

Hi, Ben
I would like to purchase some of the plates. How do I purchase them?

15 Ben N January 25, 2022 at 10:24 am

Hi Larry,
I got your payment, but it did NOT include a shipping address!
Please send your address to us so we can get it shipped to you.
You can reply right here (Posts are moderated, I have it set so it will go just to me, NOT public.)

16 Dennis Hedrick January 30, 2022 at 8:07 am

What is the cost of the solar laser cut wood faceplate please? Thanks

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