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Old 11-25-2007, 08:49 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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03-22-2006, 07:55 Am

in the forklift, none of the motors are exposed to moving air - they're all tucked up high underneath the chassis (of a slow-moving vehicle). and the fact that it was built for a low-voltage, high amp, poor cooling environment should mean its windings are extra beefy and it should be dead reliable.

it looks like all 4 motors have vents and internal shaft fans on them. (which is typical). the power steering motor's intake vent was *completely* full of dustbunnies, and the other motors were partially blocked. mildly greasy (hydraulic fluid?) dust bunnies.

still, replacing a 160lb engine with a 400 lb motor (guessing) is going to present new "challenges"...
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
Mitsu mods: Oops, I did it again! Bought another cheap, 3-cylinder Mirage. Mods in progress...
Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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