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

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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...
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