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Old 11-26-2007, 10:29 AM   #199 (permalink)
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12-26-2006, 01:41 Pm

Originally Posted by Metrompg almost 2 weeks ago
Prediction! ... The ForkenSwift's wheels spin under electric power this weekend (on jack stands).
So much for predictions. I suck at those.

Anyway, spending a little holiday time working on the motor. It's all back together: new holes drilled to reposition the brush plate & end cap, couple of new wires inside, a few new extended bus bars on the field coils, all of which permits the brush timing to be properly adjusted for CWCE rotation.

Tested, it happily spins up to 2250+ RPM in the good direction on 12v.

Going back now to see if I can get it back on the transmission before supper time.

NOT going to predict that I'll spin the wheels electrically today. But am kind of aiming for that...
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
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Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L

has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners - electric car conversion on a beer budget
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