Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New pics, new parts!

Here is the quick overview of what's going on with the project, well, more an overview of the components. All I can say is, if you are going to do an EV conversion, be prepared to spend a couple grand in the process.
The "new" electric motor, from an old Baker forklift, rebuilt and was sold on Ebay, I picked it up for around $400 plus shipping. Shipping was rather expensive, due to it being a 210 pound hunk of cast iron and copper.

The engine bay of the Geo, it's a rather small space to work with, but I think it's manageable. I picked up the Geo locally for around $500, still in running condition, but when driving it home the hood decided to unlatch and fly into the windshield, leaving the glass cracked and the hood ruined.

The old gas engine, hoping to sell it on Ebay, any money is better than nothing, there's a chance of getting a couple hundred dollars for it.
The new motor to transmission spline coupler, it cost $150 to get it machined so I really hope it doesn't snap under the load.
More to come!

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