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Old 04-18-2012, 01:20 AM
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What would be a good engine to pull 3000lbs of a not very aerodynamic car. I would like to think I could get a forklift engine that would do the trick, but I'm not sure what I'd be looking for.

My thoughts for a battery pack is a LiFePO4 system, probably 160ah with a pack totaling 144v. From what I can tell, this will cost me about $7k.

I am not planning on moving forward on this project for another 2-4 months, but all the #'s in cost and mileage seem to pencil out and I am very interested in beginning a parts list and I'd love all sorts of input

Probably OpenRevolt Controller
Batteries - Unsure
Motor - if I can't find a forklift motor, then probably a warp11???
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:26 AM
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Also, I've used a wiring company before when I redid my stereo that had great prices on wiring for large gages. Is Copper important, or are different types of connections fine. I spent some time caring about audiophile stuff and have some leftover wires. Anyone used knukonceptz.com for wires in an EV?

Who do y'all use for misc purchases, or just find some local distributor like NAPA / O'Rileys / Baxters?
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Default Re: 1962 ford fairlane project questions

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What would be a good engine to pull 3000lbs of a not very aerodynamic car.
Bad aerodynamic isn't that much considerable if you don't drive at high speed.
Another consideration is if you need to do a lot of stop and go with your car.
Also, do you keep the transmission?

If you don't need to sustain high speed and don't stop often, a 9'' motor can do the job. But because space and a bit more weigh isn't a problem for you, an 11'' motor can be perfect.
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