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Old 09-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heck ya, Louman!!! Do you have a camera to take pictures????!!! I want to see that car.
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Old 09-25-2010, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was reading a build somewhere where a guy was restoring an Aspire and converting it. It looks like a nice car as it has ABS and airbags, the insurance co should like that. Fairly light also.
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Probably be one of the first - if not THE first - EV Aspire. My Aspire (Kia) ABS never worked and the airbags had already "popped" before I got it, but it has an excellent air conditioner; so I have put up with it for 4 years. Interesting conversion. Good luck!
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I've heard people talk about doing it. My motor gets pretty hot to the touch. It seems like you could possibly make something like that work, but there's also the carbon dust from the brushes, so you might not want to just use a fan directly blowing on the inside of the motor to the inside of the car, if you could rig something like that.
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Holy mackerel that's a motor. That is an amazing deal you got!!! Awesome!
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Nice project! I wouldn't count on getting heat from an 11" motor though. Paul's motor gets hot, but its much smaller.

For ideas on battery placement and a few other things I'd check out the two aspires on evalbum.com
David Lucente's 1995 Ford Aspire
Lawrence Rhodes' 1997 Ford Aspire

Good luck with the project! Looking forward to updates.
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Some Tim Taylor nomenclature may now be required when deciding on the nameplate for that thing.

Did you get that motor on Ebay?

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I could get you battery lugs but they would be for metric cable sizes 50mm sq and 70mm sq. I've also got an albright style contactor. Not sure if its working though.

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