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Old 11-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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07-11-2006, 10:54 Pm

Actually did 20 minutes of ForkenSwift work today: made a cardboard template from the bell housing of the Blackfly's 4.39 transmission.

It will serve as the template for the aluminum (probably) adapter plate that we'll use to mount the electric motor on the transmission of the blue car.

I was thinking that from this we can make a mockup in plywood to get some hands-on measurements of where to locate the motor, figure out if we'll need additional spacer plates, and start thinking about how we're going to do the shaft coupler...
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