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Old 12-12-2011, 12:57 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 09-05-2013, 03:52 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Any updates on this project?
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:13 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The only updates to the physical bits are that the transmission and motor are now mated with a custom plate and a lovejoy coupler. It hasn't been put into the engine bay or propelled the car, but I've powered on the motor and the connection appears to be very true and solid.

Fortuitous you should ask this because I've finally transferred the title to me (I kept the signed previous owner's title because I knew I wasn't going to be putting it on the road anytime soon). The reason I did this is because I'm going to be looking to sell the project if anyone be willing. Not only have I found no need for an EV given my biking lifestyle, but subsequently no need to try building one. Similar applies to the CRXFi - I have a perfectly good Insight that I use for occasional in-town cargo trips and long highway trips. No need for a minimalist CRX that it's difficult to hear audio books in due to all the paneling being removed. Could paneling be added? sure. Do I have an interest/time in doing that? Nope. I'll also be selling the CRXFi and a 91 Civic HB that comes with a free additional (but title-less) parts car. Posts in the FS section to give EM members the first crack at it are forthcoming... Everything must go!
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:41 PM   #34 (permalink)
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What are the specs, dimensions, and weight of the motor you're using?
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Old 09-08-2013, 12:20 PM   #35 (permalink)
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The motor is a 36v A89-4001, as described here and apparently extremely similar to the motor described here
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Must feel good to be cleaning house.

Hope the various projects go on to greatness in new owners' hands.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:28 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I've also seen some conversions cleverly slice the end of the ICE block off, and use that as their adapter plate!...
Got any links? would love to see one.
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Old 04-25-2014, 09:33 AM   #38 (permalink)
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No, sorry. That's long receded into the foggy memory banks. It was probably something that came up on the EV discussion list.

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