Trying to get our Budget DIY Electric Mini Cooper Running

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We Continue with the journey of converting the Mini Cooper and decide upon a new plan, a challenge unlike any other we have done for our little cooper, is she up to it? lets find out
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  • MrCarmelo1959
    MrCarmelo195910 ditë më parë

    Dammit you guys give a new name for the three stooges dammit funny rich funny

  • J B
    J B16 ditë më parë

    Take it from someone with experience with large battery plants - mount the two battery posts farther apart - like farther apart than a typical hand tool (wrench, screw driver).

  • Jerome Truitt
    Jerome TruittMuaj më parë

    Ummm.....wasnt that Cory Chase 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  • Yoav Rheims
    Yoav RheimsMuaj më parë

    Can we talk about the Cocoa Butter Formula X?

  • Brandon Beneficial
    Brandon BeneficialMuaj më parë

    Instantly hit the like button when I seen that random a** chocolate butter container in the shot 🤣

  • Marek Sanches
    Marek SanchesMuaj më parë

    The Simpsons Ta da da daaa... The technical control will be great, will be costs aditional $1000....

  • Gérard Cousineau
    Gérard CousineauMuaj më parë

    Did you grew a second set of toes.

  • D.A. Powell
    D.A. Powell2 muaj më parë

    WE need a shop in rockville M.D.

  • hardergamer
    hardergamer2 muaj më parë

    No way cant get Vessis in the UK or EU.

  • Deontae Taylor
    Deontae Taylor2 muaj më parë

    Would u sell this car. I would buy this car. Love it.

  • peter hutchings
    peter hutchings2 muaj më parë

    Mount the batteries lengthways however you will suffer side loading for each battery bank you fit in. Or run a low slung sub frame for the batteries where the old 12v battery was

  • Andre Coetzee
    Andre Coetzee2 muaj më parë

    You must put a super sound system inside.

  • Robert Sans Souci
    Robert Sans Souci2 muaj më parë

    Can you give me Sam’s mom’s number?

  • F165
    F1653 muaj më parë

    Forget Sam Lying A$$ Crac. I stopped watching his channel when he lied about block sealant fixed his Range Rover.

  • Tangent
    Tangent3 muaj më parë

    I really want to see this actually race at Lemons.

  • Charcoal Production
    Charcoal Production3 muaj më parë

    This ad plug was smooth

  • Isaac Whitefeather
    Isaac Whitefeather3 muaj më parë

    Uncle rich stopped by 🤣

  • Roy Vega Rojas
    Roy Vega Rojas3 muaj më parë

    she cute AF

  • C#
    C#3 muaj më parë

    Richard Hi5 and Happy New Year from India a humble request to change the placement of the battery cables rather from the center in between those two battery packs to the sides, I seriously feel that you can have one more battery in parallel in that space which will increase your range Bro, also removing the seats was a good idea, as this is on budget I do not recommend you building a box in chassis where there are gaps and then mount body on top of the box it in no way would hurt ground clearance lolz Love and very warm regards from India👍👍🙏🙏🌹🌹

  • tim wegman
    tim wegman3 muaj më parë

    With the back seat out you can put 4 batteries back there!!

  • Ramanjit Gill
    Ramanjit Gill3 muaj më parë

    He's awesome at advertisement placement man also the knicker is with the storylines to the product very smart. 🤓 👌 👍 👏

  • Index Art Center
    Index Art Center3 muaj më parë

    Where can i get one of those little magnetic work lights??

  • Connor Burns
    Connor Burns3 muaj më parë

    Does Rich use any shoe laces?

  • Michael Millar
    Michael Millar3 muaj më parë

    I love your vids bro I do there great but they were a bit better with Leenda yea.

  • Gary Vaught
    Gary Vaught3 muaj më parë

    Please don’t kill me but could you mount a high out alternator to a spinning shaft so while driving it charges

  • Gary Vaught

    Gary Vaught

    3 muaj më parë

    I’m more than confident that you guys can figure out something that can make that work

  • eyonex
    eyonex3 muaj më parë

    Love lynda skits bro

  • eyonex


    3 muaj më parë

    But is she a intern or....??

  • Tony
    Tony3 muaj më parë

    Hey Rich...Great Humour Man What is the kw ratinng on that motor

  • TheGreatMunky
    TheGreatMunky3 muaj më parë

    3:50 Epileptic seizure warning

  • bdreed85
    bdreed853 muaj më parë

    Why add a cooler, just pee on it

  • Huey Long
    Huey Long3 muaj më parë

    Legit love the samcrac pun, crazy enough tho i found you through him! I like you more tho rich :)

  • TheXanUser
    TheXanUser3 muaj më parë

    "Got change for a nickel?" and rotate the packs 90* so you can fit 2/3 more?

  • S Ross
    S Ross3 muaj më parë

    Can you run the coolant thru the heater core instead of adding a cooler for the motor controller?

  • Gersham Charles
    Gersham Charles4 muaj më parë

    The way you integrate your sponsors is amazing...

  • pauljs75
    pauljs754 muaj më parë

    Given the recalls with the Bolt (and perhaps Kona? Same battery and motor system in regards to those anyways...), do you have a way to program the BMS to keep things below 90%. I think the LG setup some potential fire issues due to over-charging. Might be interesting to figure that one out to avoid having an unscheduled carbeque while plugging it in.

  • Patrick Morrissey
    Patrick Morrissey4 muaj më parë

    @ 2:37.... Uhhh.... Some of us know who that is..... Just another layer, to the Rich "Is he kidding or not??" tapestry that continues to reveal itself.....

  • Sirbraapalot
    Sirbraapalot4 muaj më parë

    @richrebuilds Hi Rich although you love to make conversions to electric and may ignore this comment I wanted to ask how do you find a mini cooper that nice for 1500 bucks? I'm looking for a mini cooper or smart car that i can remove the normal engine and replace it with a YAMAHA Yzf R1 motor. I'm having trouble finding anything under 3k. Any advice is appreciated. Love what your doing btw. Much love peace and prosper...

  • Benjamin Smith
    Benjamin Smith4 muaj më parë

    Come here for the intelligence , get a bunch of pun jokes , in some sort of way both are educational...

  • Gacheru Mburu
    Gacheru Mburu4 muaj më parë


  • Stan Kolodin
    Stan Kolodin4 muaj më parë

    "We're not happy till you aren't." Welcome to the internet, I didn't know I was such a pos.

  • jim jimx
    jim jimx4 muaj më parë

    Cory Chase is Sams mom ?!

  • John Smith
    John Smith4 muaj më parë

    did sam really video chat with cory chase?

  • Captain J The BK
    Captain J The BK4 muaj më parë

    Lol all minis are lemons

  • Thomas Hoppes
    Thomas Hoppes4 muaj më parë

    too much sponsored content. unsubscribed.

  • Meher Pratap
    Meher Pratap4 muaj më parë

    Hahaha.. that Cory Chase bit was epic 😂😂😂

  • Scott Baker
    Scott Baker4 muaj më parë

    The safety line should split the battery pack voltage in half. I know you have 2 packs in parallel, so that's not easy to split them ... while disconnecting the pack from the motor should stop feeding a motor area failure, you also want to stop a battery pack or wire area failures.

  • larry tait
    larry tait4 muaj më parë

    Like William Wong says, buss bar trays

  • Niclas Horn
    Niclas Horn4 muaj më parë

    hehehe we use the same "safety kill" on high volt RC boats and planes. but much smaller, our plugs are rated for only 300 Amp.

  • brian chiou
    brian chiou4 muaj më parë

    doesn't look water proof to me

  • Yonu Melz
    Yonu Melz4 muaj më parë

    Prior to the mini I've said damn this guy is the truth! But as a mini cooper owner... your the 🐐!!! Keep doing what you do bro... makes me want to build my own unique car. How would you go by registering something like that?

  • Bill's Cool Projects
    Bill's Cool Projects4 muaj më parë

    No commercials. What happened... love it..

  • Jeremija Krstić
    Jeremija Krstić4 muaj më parë

    Rich, the only thing you will never turn electric is Leenda's ass. It's already high voltage.

    MACAVELLE504 muaj më parë

    Seabrook?!?! when that power plant blow up...u gone!!!! (seabrook nh is one of the locations of a nuclear power plant)

  • Buzz
    Buzz4 muaj më parë

    The battery wire lugs bolted to wood may not be a good idea. If the wood gets moisture in it, it will complete the circuit between + and -. It would have a lot of resistance but it could end up discharging your batteries. Waytek wire has isolators.

  • Nicholas Thompson
    Nicholas Thompson4 muaj më parë

    3 chargers and 4 battery packs. quick swap batteries. rotate the batteries 90 degrees and they will be easier to get out.

  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith4 muaj më parë

    Rich, Have you thought of giving a course / talk on what it takes to change a car over to electric? Everything from what to look for when selecting a car to the nitty gritty of actually doing the swap. I have been watching you videos for a while and you give some great tips and show us things that I would never had thought of with respect to doing the conversion. A guide to converting cars to electric if you will. With coved a gathering probably would not be in the cards now? Maybe a multi part series if videos? Maybe both? Thanks for doing waht you do!!! I really enjoy the content!!! Best Dean

  • Jashomartin
    Jashomartin4 muaj më parë

    Have you considered cutting the floor and building it down so the area where the tank was is now inside cabin space? Would be cool to turn it into a “mini” van to do parts runs. Awesome work.

  • Chris Speed
    Chris Speed4 muaj më parë

    Don't forget about organising a roll cage. You'll need one to race.

  • 383mazda
    383mazda4 muaj më parë

    If you turned the batteries longitudinally could you fit 3 back there? Either way clocking them 90deg would make swapping easier...

  • Dave King
    Dave King4 muaj më parë

    Have you thought of putting in a cooper auto box

  • Timothy Honeycutt
    Timothy Honeycutt4 muaj më parë

    Wood is risk

  • ElectroPig Von Fokkengruuven
    ElectroPig Von Fokkengruuven4 muaj më parë

    Idea to cover the high voltage terminals and batteries: MONSTER SPEAKER/SUB BOX. Need I say more? d;o)

  • Joe Malovich
    Joe Malovich4 muaj më parë

    Rotate them 90 degrees and make them slide in and out on slides like a giant drawer build 2 drawers and carts for each drawer to slide in and out of the lift gate.

  • gerard749
    gerard7494 muaj më parë

    Excuse my English. What is a lemon car?

  • Tom Dixon
    Tom Dixon4 muaj më parë

    I like the hot swap method. Why not use it in such a way as allowing you to keep the back seats?

  • Tom Dixon
    Tom Dixon4 muaj më parë

    ARe the coffee mugs for sale?

  • s moore
    s moore4 muaj më parë

    be careful using wood as your "insulated" bus in the back. i have fixed alot of solar project where people use wood. efficiency problems and faults due to moisture in the wood.

  • dbz 1225
    dbz 12254 muaj më parë

    Wish Elon 🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭😭🤣🤣🤣💀💀💀💀💀Priceless

  • skeelo69
    skeelo694 muaj më parë

    Is the cocoa butter jar an easter egg?.

  • S Wormser
    S Wormser4 muaj më parë

    What bms did u use for it? Do you have the wire pin outs of the battery? I I have some of these batteries, but no connectors or wire diagram. Thx

  • doncorleon9
    doncorleon94 muaj më parë

    That shoe plug. Sneaky!

  • AussieZ X
    AussieZ X4 muaj më parë

    there is way's run car without plug in power let run none stop Integrated Drive Generators find from old plane.

  • SoulGuard03
    SoulGuard034 muaj më parë

    Rich @4:30 with the Rona cough. :-O Jk. jk... it's probably just covid.

  • Evapors Family
    Evapors Family4 muaj më parë

    You are a genius

  • Jefferson Arevalo
    Jefferson Arevalo4 muaj më parë

    Go charge it at a Tesla station and flim peoples looks and confusion

  • Jackson Clinton
    Jackson Clinton4 muaj më parë

    I love those harbor freight magnetic lights

  • gabedacarguy
    gabedacarguy4 muaj më parë

    Hey uncle rich say “ reservoir” for the subs again 😂

  • wev71
    wev714 muaj më parë

    did anyone else realize that's cory chase

  • Brian Sinclair
    Brian Sinclair4 muaj më parë

    Sams mom makes me wana watch sams chanel thanx rich. I wont but thanx anyways

    ILMSEED4 muaj më parë

    Something to make you laugh

  • Snd Sergiu
    Snd Sergiu4 muaj më parë

    An ideea: change position of the batteries by rotating them with 90 degree (to be paralel with the car) and install each of them on a rail and you will make easy to swappable into the back dor.

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith4 muaj më parë

    Im confident you could fit 3 rows of battery in there if you flip them for the lemons quick swop fork lift removal setup

  • Chris Smith

    Chris Smith

    4 muaj më parë

    Mo powa baby

    EVAN ELDRICH NKUBA4 muaj më parë

    Don't those batteries become speeding missiles to decapitate your head clean off in a sudden brake situation considering how they are installed behind the passengers seats???

  • eddieh1530
    eddieh15304 muaj më parë

    Oh great now there cannot be a back seat driver. I have stock in an aspirin company. :(

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith4 muaj më parë

    I cannot for the life of me understand how you aren't at 1 million subs yet... How? Am I missing something, are you hiding subs Rich?

  • Nathan Rose
    Nathan Rose4 muaj më parë

    Only watched this video for Cory chase

  • J. Brooks
    J. Brooks4 muaj më parë


  • Spencer
    Spencer4 muaj më parë

    So is your one a porn star too then Rich?

  • Tristan Preder
    Tristan Preder4 muaj më parë

    So I swear to God I've seen Rich's mom on the pH 😂☠️🤣🤣

  • Rick James
    Rick James4 muaj më parë

    A belt made of a bunch of watches... a real waste of time!!! That was a hell of a joke!!!!!!!

  • Tony Tone
    Tony Tone4 muaj më parë

    Rich Wrecks Sam's Mom

  • Rated
    Rated4 muaj më parë

    I’m pretty sure the beginning of the video was recorded with an iPhone, can’t wait for the 0 to 60 and range

  • Alexander Rodriguez
    Alexander Rodriguez4 muaj më parë

    I didn’t know that you were on the Joe Rogan experience.

  • Joshua Ward SR
    Joshua Ward SR4 muaj më parë

    Yessss "remove the back seats we have no friends any ways" im dieing

  • Gazzer McVenge
    Gazzer McVenge4 muaj më parë

    Random Cocoa Butter tub on the car - subtle things Rich does in his vids

  • Gazzer McVenge
    Gazzer McVenge4 muaj më parë

    Oh and when are you going to jail? Any progress on that???

  • Shabba Baptiste

    Shabba Baptiste

    4 muaj më parë

    That’s the opposite of progress

  • Gazzer McVenge
    Gazzer McVenge4 muaj më parë

    You mean your wife, not assistant

  • Waldo's Computer Tips
    Waldo's Computer Tips4 muaj më parë

    Usinng coupon code RICH makes me feel dirty somehow

  • Camron cooper
    Camron cooper4 muaj më parë

    @rich it hard shift because don’t got tor converter from motor to trans which helps the trans change gears without have have it at just right rpm for to shift out or in really and not be hard

  • Oldstuff Man
    Oldstuff Man4 muaj më parë

    Lemon? Duh.

  • 308328928
    3083289284 muaj më parë

    That's his mother?