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Old 04-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Big DC motor on ebay

GE Motor of a Cat Forklift #97220-29900 good used - eBay (item 360145948115 end time Apr-16-09 13:57:12 PDT)

I'm no motor expert, but that thing is way underpriced, methinks. Looks very capable of driving a car.

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Old 04-15-2009, 02:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 04-15-2009, 02:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I posted for the benefit of anybody in or near IL that is looking to convert a car. If i bought it, wifey would be selling my severed head on eBay next week.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Curiously, no wattage mentioned anywhere, neither max current. The seller looks a complete mechanical bloke.
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it's definitely tempting. the 250 needs the carbs rebuilt again and I'm about sick of messing with the gasser... hmm... and there's a controller in the works that could use some beta testers

Damn, it's tempting. Not far at all... Let's see, maybe @250 in 100 amp hour trolling batteries and I could probably do 60mph for 20 minutes

Damnit, well, if she puts my head on a pike then the jokes on her...

Damn... So many details, keep the gearbox? just the clutch? How to make it freewheel? Regen? Where does it all fit?

But I can ditch all the electric bicycle stuff then.

Then I boogerweld it all together and Matt makes fun of me

Damn, that is a tough one, just cuz it sounds like a real good fit for the gs (I called guy).

Man, I could probably get away with $100, but if it goes up much more than that I'm gonna get outbid for sure (probably a good thing).

Damn...

Ok. Here's to getting outbid
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Converting a car to electric is way above my head. However, I always like to help an Ecomodder out, and I'm from IL, so if anyone buys it, I could help with delivery.
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When wondering how much last minute snipping there will be on an ebay item, I always like to look at the number of views. (Just above this anchor point (scroll up).)
3:09 PM CDT
154 views of the motor on ebay.
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I'm pretty sure I'm gonna get outbid on this one. But a 200lb motor on a 250 frame would be sweet
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Wow. That's...a BIG motor. Local pickup only though, so I hope you live pretty clo-

Wait, you want to put it in a WHAT?
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Old 04-16-2009, 10:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Hey, if it's too big, I'll give you 120 for it.

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