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Old 09-26-2008, 09:33 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Geebee View Post
Last pair went for about $1200
Getting closer.

Those are only marked as 3000 watt continuous. That's 6K for a pair of them, which is still less power than my motorcycle.

If you put my cycle' motor on a car, it would have pretty poor performance, and you would really have to watch the temperature and the brushes.

Might still work for a very small car at low speeds only, which is how I would do it.

Electric motor to pull away from stops and low speeds in town, gas engine for high speeds and long range.
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