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Old 04-28-2009, 06:07 PM   #1072 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by GrahamMc View Post
Hey, where can I get one of those....
There are plenty around. Ask about. Visit a junkyard. Look up "forklift" in the phone book. Don't let the 48V rating fool you. Those motors were designed to be abused!

I know it's outside of this forum, but for anyone interested in modifying forklift motors for EV use, please visit the thread on DIY Electric Car.
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