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Old 11-25-2007, 09:03 PM   #121 (permalink)
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05-29-2006, 09:11 Pm

Well, I heard from one of the "Yodas" of the EV list. He warned against using the 12 inch motor and one-wheel drive, saying we would either need to make sure we limited the motor current, or we would destroy the transaxle with the torque from the motor.

So that pretty much settles that then. I've read this guy's posts for months, and I have come to the conclusion that he knows what he's talking about.

So the next step (after the suspension bits swap) is fabricating some kind of pump shaft to tranny input shaft coupling.

And we'll be able to leave the 3-cyl tranny and (lighter) axles in the blue car, since we no longer need the extra space. (the pump motor's length is a couple of inches shorter).

Project MPGiata! Mods for getting 50+ MPG from a 1990 Miata
Honda mods: Ecomodding my $800 Honda Fit 5-speed beater
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Ecodriving test: Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown

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