Next step was to start figuring out how to connect the motor to the existing transmission. I decided to do without a clutch... rumor has it that 2nd gear is good for around town, maybe 3rd gear for the freeway. So, there will be a bit of a learning curve on shifting without a clutch, we'll see how it goes.
The tranny was already out with the motor, so I hauled it to work and digitized the bolt-hole positions on our CMM (coordinate measurement machine).
Plankton's current specs
Plankton's Current Specs:
Motor: 9" Series DC, refurbished by Jim Husted in Redmond, OR.
Batteries: 35 CALB LiFePo4 cells (115.5V nominal pack voltage)
Charger: Elcon PFC1500, so far only charging from house mains 110-120 AC.
Pedal: Ford Ranger TPS
-12V Pb-Acid auxiliary battery for car electrical (blinkers, lights, etc.)
-Generic (??) vacuum pump for brake assist (no power steering)