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Old 08-25-2009, 11:32 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Junk yard. Most of them will sell it to you if you can find it in the yard.

(I mean the places that you take scrap metal to, not salvage yards.)

I think if you used some nice subfloor grade OSB, and a sheet of lauan stained a nice cherry color, it would accentuate that orange of the motor.

Plus, fat people walk on the OSB all the time, and it doesn't spontaneously disintegrate, right?

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Old 08-25-2009, 11:39 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Junk yard. Most of them will sell it to you if you can find it in the yard.

(I mean the places that you take scrap metal to, not salvage yards.)

I think if you used some nice subfloor grade OSB, and a sheet of lauan stained a nice cherry color, it would accentuate that orange of the motor.

Plus, fat people walk on the OSB all the time, and it doesn't spontaneously disintegrate, right?
That reminds me of the time I asked a friend who's a cabinet maker for a scrap piece of wood. He gave me solid oak, just beautiful. I used it for subflooring....
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll call around the scrapyards. Forgot to mention that, in the parlance of the locals, I am "fixin" to buy yet ANOTHER golf cart motor for $25. Now I'll have TWO diminutive motors to play with....
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How much do you think it would cost to mail one of those?... LOL.
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:54 PM   #24 (permalink)
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How much do you think it would cost to mail one of those?... LOL.
If you mean the motor, that's what the holdup is: she's far away and I was asking if she could mail it. She's checking with her PO. I THINK that the motor in question is quite a bit smaller than the one I have now, and might fit in one of those flat rate boxes....
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I've not been able to find any decent sized motors for anything less than $200 around here, and some of those need new bearings and such.

I think I'm going to do a few alt conversions and see if I can make them more efficient, since I have so many of them.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:04 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I've not been able to find any decent sized motors for anything less than $200 around here, and some of those need new bearings and such.

I think I'm going to do a few alt conversions and see if I can make them more efficient, since I have so many of them.
You've mentioned that before, and I am very curious about that. I have a few alternators myself. I'd be very interested to hear about your results. As far as motors go, if only I had the space I'd want to get into the forklift salvage business! About a month ago there were two forklifts in Tulsa for $400. One was propane, but I bet the electric one had some great motors in it....
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Well, hook up enough golf cart motors and you will might have something. Do some series/parallel shifting on 'em. When they are all in series they get all the current your controller can give and are at max torque, when in parallel they get their fraction of the current but more volts and can spin faster. Poor mans EV shifting.
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I'm still doing some research on exactly what needs to be done to make it work correctly, and I don't have a controller yet, and they're not the most efficient motors in the world, but if you have 20 of them laying around, it's probably more efficient to drain the batteries a little faster than to spend good greenbacks on a motor...

Brushed motors need maintenance far more often than non-brushed type motors, also... so the efficiency is a tradeoff with maintenance, to some degree.
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vpoppv, I'm partial to the controller method the Albanian coal miners used in this youtube video.


It's a sweet solid state solution to that nagging problem of controlling the inrush current of a heavily loaded electric motor.
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