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Old 06-24-2012, 06:07 AM
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Thanks for the reply. What leads you to think this exactly? (btw, not sure if this picture of the motor is driving the forklift or auxiliary) ...is it because of the voltage or the kind of forklift? (it is capable of pushing upwards of 9000 lbs around right?)
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:11 PM
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I have noticed alot of people have decided to use small cars. I want to do burnouts in a 7000lbs truck and then go 120km/h down the highway. Does anyone have suggestions for motors? If you could tell me what you think is a good voltage and amperage that would be great. And btw i dont care if i dont find it in a forklift lol. And dont worry about batteries 2000lbs of the 7000 lbs i left just for batteries.

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Old 06-25-2012, 06:32 PM
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I have noticed alot of people have decided to use small cars. I want to do burnouts in a 7000lbs truck and then go 120km/h down the highway. Does anyone have suggestions for motors? If you could tell me what you think is a good voltage and amperage that would be great. And btw i dont care if i dont find it in a forklift lol. And dont worry about batteries 2000lbs of the 7000 lbs i left just for batteries.

Thanks in advance for any replies to this!
You're probably going to want twin 11"ers to reach burnout power. You're also going to need lots of high discharge cells.

Take a look at the EVTV escalade build for ideas.
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:58 PM
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Two 11 inch motors will take too much power. Does any one know if a warp11 motor would do well in an older mustang? And i mean warp 11 not warp 11 HV. If so how many 12v deep cycle batteries would i need to run one of these motors at contuniuos speeds with occasional start atop, and is it possible to find out how many kms that will take me?

Thanks for advice in advance
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Hi guys
Completely new to all this and just want peoples opinions on a DC motor that's on ebay at the moment. Its a 67V, 10HP, 1400rpm, 240lbs motor taken from a forklift. Would it be suitable in a 1988 vw golf with an intended top speed of 60mph.
Thanks in advance
Kieran

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Old 07-11-2012, 03:52 PM
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oh man. this thread saved a ton of time.
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I have found a Clark lift DC motor part#2755281, 36/48 volts. Will this be bid enough for my electric car project, have not looked inside yet, this is a big motor. By the way I am a newbe. Regards Nigel.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:41 AM
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I have found a Clark lift DC motor part#2755281, 36/48 volts. Will this be bid enough for my electric car project, have not looked inside yet, this is a big motor. By the way I am a newbe. Regards Nigel.
Hi tri,

Not many, if any, here recognize or can look up a Clark part number. You will likely get some information and opinions if you post photos and dimensions.

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Not many, if any, here recognize or can look up a Clark part number.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-Motor-275...-/180736569836



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Hello,
i'm new to this forum and to the EV build. I have some questions that i would appreciate if they could be answered.
1. I have bought a forklift pump motor from a scrap yard with specifications 75V 105A 6.5KW and 2800rpm. The motor has only two connectors for the plus and minus wires from the power supply. The motor is a Balkancar G.Kostov and i think it is a compund motor. Can i use this motor to make and electric motorcycle that will go at a top speed of 50 km/h with a motorweght of 130kg and passenger weight of 140 -150 kg. The power supply sistem should be 48 or 72v with 55ah batteries.
2. If this is indeed a compound motor where to find a controller for it and what is the price range of such a controller ?

Thanks in advance,
Ice.
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