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Old 03-24-2008, 09:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Geo Metro transmission question - what's under this cover?




What's under the stamped steel black cover on the very end of the transmission? (right side of this photo, above the transmission mount - click to zoom).

I think it might be the 5th gear set. But I'm not sure.

Reason I ask: might there be something in there that could be an attachment point for an electric motor? (I'm always thinking about DIY hybridization of the gas Firefly.)

Best case scenario: underneath there is the "other" end of the input shaft, and somehow you could mate a cog to it which could then be belt- or chain-driven by an electric motor (holding the clutch in, to keep from spinning the ICE).

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Old 03-24-2008, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 5th gear is in there. Clever idea.
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Old 03-24-2008, 01:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ah, OK. Thanks John!

(PS. Looking forward to the return to regularly scheduled programming on your mini-car build thread @ teamswift.)
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Old 03-31-2008, 02:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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(PS. Looking forward to the return to regularly scheduled programming on your mini-car build thread @ teamswift.)
Me too. it will happen in April. I promise.
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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is it possible to see the photos with firefox?
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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You mean the photo linked in post #1? I'm seeing it in Firefox.
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:24 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Oh - if you mean the pics in John's build thread @ teamswift, I think you need to be registered to view them in the thread.
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You shouldn't need to be registered to view them in the thread.
I loged out and I could see them. And I use firefox.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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For those following this thread, AXMonster has already begun looking into this exact question on his car: Home made hybrid (using access to 5th gear on FWD transaxle)

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