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Old 11-25-2007, 11:13 PM   #183 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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11-26-2006, 08:50 Pm

Some pics... Clicky-zoomy...



Above: Ivan's work - adapted the original 2 "belly straps" that held the 2 motors in place under the forklift (shown at top, from under the beast) into an elegant 2-part motor mount bracket.



Motor's in the car! The e-motor shown installed on the car's original ICE mount hardware. The dimensions of the motor (length & width) are remarkably close to the ICE. Makes this stuff somewhat easier.



Above: shot from the back side of the motor, looking down and forward (firewall is bottom left, right shock tower @ bottom right) ... the hanger bearing (center) that stabilizes the longer right axle used to be bolted to the back of the ICE block. Ivan made up a couple of plates to connect it to the unused side of the tranny/ICE mount bracket.



Last thing we did was cut an inspection window in the top of the tranny bell housing so we can keep an eye on our coupler. This is the part of the works we think is most likely to wear out and/or break. Crappy pic due to glare off the adapter plate. But that's the Lovejoy in there...
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