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Old 11-25-2007, 09:38 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

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90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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11-01-2006, 08:47 Pm

Update-o-rama!

Picked up the motor & tranny from the machinist today. Not only do we have a complete coupler in place that mates everything together, he also aligned it all for us - drilled and bolted the end bell of the motor to the adapter plate after aligning the plate to the transmission bell housing with some bushings.

He didn't do exactly what we discussed with the coupler approach. I'm a little concerned about it being the weak link. We'll just have to either test it agressively (and hopefully not to destruction), or set current limits on the controller to prevent the destruction from happening.

Anyway, the guy is a friend (used to mountain bike with him), and he charged us not nearly enough for his work. $250. So no complaints.

So ... technically, we're ready to go! We've got everything we need to make this puppy into an EV.

Maybe this weekend will be the ICE-out party...

I'll get pics and such of the coupler etc. before they get assembled, never to be seen again, under the ForkenSwift's hood.
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