Hey Big A
First of only my Mom get's to call me Mr. Husted (and then only when pissed at me 8^o so call me Jim 8^)
1.) The little yellow "Stinger" motor - How has it performed so far?
That motor got just a couple runs in and did very well but was removed for another project and I've lost touch with where and what it's doing now. I built another motor much like it and it was put on the sister pocket bike Orange Crush and running 24 volts just ran a 10.95 second 1/8th mile "Crushing" the old record of 13.26 8^)
2.) Re: White Zombie's Siamese 8" motor has an adjustable brush plate(?) on the front motor. Is it the switching of the brushes from 15 degrees advanced to 0 degrees that reverses direction?
It's done so the front motor can be timed to the rear motor (electrically they run opposite each other. When reversing, the rear motor is disengaged and just the front motor is used, but it is then running at 15 degrees retarded (maybe advance chalenged is a more politically correct wording
By using the adjustable timing it can be set to neutral for reverse and then set back to be timed correctly with it's brother.
3.) Is this reversing done in conjunction with the rear motor, or does "reverse" drop the rear motor from the circuit?
4.)How does switching from series to parallel mid-run increase RPM and power potential? Hope this isn't too burdensome, but I'm trying to get a better understanding of these ideas.
Running series produces more torque but you get far less RPM's at X voltage and running them in parallel gets you less torque (but your moving now and don't need it) and much higher RPM's at X voltage.
The Stinger appears to be a 5.5" motor or thereabouts and I happen to have picked up a pair of 24V Advanced D.C. motors from, I believe, an electric pallet jack or a stand-on forklift, that I would like to try to siamese for this project.
The Stinger is a 6.7" Prestolite so a little bigger than what you have, unless you need to re-measure 8^o. If you like throw me some pics and I'll put an eyeball on them for you.
I would like to try to siamese for this project.
Maybe I'm partial to this phrase but it can only be a "Simaese" motor if it's conjoined via the shaft running through both motors 8^P So I'm thinking you'll couple them together?
BTW- Both motors have two part numbers on the plate - Part No. 992307 and Part no. 140-32-4001.
When using twin motors, you need to use the same motor types or one will do most the work while the other is a couch tator which will cause the work horse to over heat and burn up.
HEY, I was here yesterday 8^) (although I do admit I got busy and deserted my post for a little while) but that said if you guys need my attention, don't be afraid to kick me in a private (no not in the privates 8^) if when needed, to get my attention.
Hope this helps
Jim (not Mr.) Husted