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Old 02-17-2008, 07:37 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Congrats on the forklift sale!

As for that Honda ad, $400 sounds like a lot for a dead Honda with cosmetic damage.

I take it you haven't heard back from Jim about your motor question (whether the drive motor is strong enough). I'd be willing to bet that if it's got four pairs of brushes, it would be fine as a low-medium voltage (less than 96v) application, pushing a small car with a low-medium power controller.

It doesn't have an internal fan, does it? You may just need to add external cooling. I'm sure you're going to get the green light from the guru.
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