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Old 01-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alternative to big motor and big $$$?

Link:how to savlage cheap DC motors

There is a junkyard in my area where i can get these CHEAP. i mean DIRT CHEAP - say - $10 to $50 a pop depending on the actual original car.

instead of spending a fortune for a big motor, is there some way I can use several of the small motors for an EV construction?

I probably wouldn't be able to use one at each wheel because there isn't likely to be an easy computer balancing system to find, I'm thinking more of having 3 or 4 of them under the hood. The problem i see is one may grab the gear more than another causing one to do a brunt of the work.

Any ideas?

I'd like to hook them up to an Anderson CVT and i'm thinking of using a serpentine belt.

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