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Old 11-26-2007, 10:25 AM   #195 (permalink)
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12-12-2006, 03:59 Pm

Futzed with the brush position this afternoon: got the motor spinning at 2K RPM in the "right" direction for the ForkenSwift. I'm sure I could have gotten it up to OEM speed, but I was working by myself (kind of hard to hold the (unbolted) end cap in place AND hold the tachometer while the thing is whirring away on the workbench).

So I guess our next step is to modify the end cap and brush plate to be able to lock it down in the new position. Which just means drilling a few new bolt holes and making some jumper wires / jumper bus bars.

Prediction! ... The ForkenSwift's wheels spin under electric power this weekend (on jack stands).
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