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Old 09-07-2009, 08:01 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Coupler is a 7/8" bore "x" hub (the kind used for weld on sprockets and pulleys) with the clutch hub welded to it. I centered them together using a lathe, and tack welded it in place before checking alignement and final welding.
Ok, if I understand you correctly: the coupler is welded to the motor shaft? I'm guessing it's more likely you have a keyway and setscrews. Sorry to be so picky, but my setup is using a hub as well, but without any welds, just setscrews, and I don't think it will stand the test of time. Since your system has given you a proven 62 kilometers, I'd like to emulate it as best I can...

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Old 09-07-2009, 08:16 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I dont have a pic to post at the moment so i will explain as clearly as I can.
The motor has a 7/8 keyed shaft. The transmission input shaft is as origional.
The motor and transmission shafts face eachother end to end with a 1/8" gap between the shaft. The hub slides over the motor shaft with a key and setscrew the trans uses the clutch hub the two hubs are welded together. Will see if i can get a pic up soon.
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First two usefull trips in the electricfly happened this week. Grocery shopping on sunday and school supplies shopping for the kids today. Both trips approx 10 km round trips on a 60 km/h city street. They were on a fairly major route in winnipeg and there were no upset drivers behind me. No spectacular acceleration but enough to prevent a traffic hold up. Im sure I would love an upgrade to 48V or 72V but I must say I am pleasantly supprised with the functionality of the car thus far. Battery voltage after trip (with a rest period for accurate reading) was 6.1V per cell avg. over the pack.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Wow! I am simply amazed at what 36 volts will do!! I would be the happiest guy in the world if mine could do what yours does!!! Congratulations!!
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Do remember that I am keeping speeds to a sedate 45-50km/h most of the time. There are no large hills around here and the most I have to tackle is one bridge on the way to work. Havent tried that one yet. Just taking baby steps with the electricfly till I get to know it a little better.
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BTW vpoppy, are you going to do a 36V conversion as well?
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BTW vpoppy, are you going to do a 36V conversion as well?
I plan on 48v. I will use a 72v controller though, so that, if I choose, I could up the voltage. If I get anywhere near your results though, I'm sticking with 36v!! All I need is 25 MPH and 1.4 miles of range....

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