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Old 11-27-2007, 12:06 PM   #313 (permalink)
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04-06-2007, 12:11 Pm

We're going to have the Torque Monster motor "remotely" evaluated by motor guru Jim Husted @ Hi-Torque Electric, which may help determine an asking price. (He'll be able to provide info about the manufacturer and its overall condition - with obvious caveats about a visual-only inspection).

I was pleased when he originally looked at the pump motor we ended up installing in the ForkenSwift and said it was built like a brick ****house, and he'd be tickled to find a pair of motors like them.

He said "there is interest in these big guys", so it's worth looking over.

Another EVDL member who has done a bunch of conversions (and is familiar with forklift motors) suggested it's worth about $400 US. We'll see if Jim wants to comment on that. Hopefully next week.
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