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Old 10-04-2012, 12:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The motor and transmission are installed and ready to go.

I had to fabricate a mount for the passenger side end of the motor to keep the engine/transmission angled correctly.

I also completed the front battery racks. I made them out of 1" angle iron and 1/2" square tubing.
Here are the five group 31 underhood batteries installed for fitting purposes. I am pleased to announce that they fit beautifully!

I am going to run ATF in the transaxle. The manual specifies ATF only for ultra low temperature climates, but considering this motor will not have much power, I'm not worried. The thin ATF should help with reducing driveline friction a tiny bit.
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