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Old 11-23-2011, 09:39 AM
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Default Transmission/motor mount thread.

This thread is for posting known and proven technical dimensions and locations for transmission bell housing and motor faceplate mounting holes.

Drawings in any format will be fine as files but maybe screan shots or PDFs would be good so that all members can see the drawing without specialist software.

Please keep discussion to your own build threads but do link your technical post to your build thread, and vice versa, so other members can see the conversion and how it has worked out in practice.

Thank you.

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It may also be useful to link to a, or post a concise, log of how you made your adaptor plate so that others can see the process involved at a DIY or engineering shop level.
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:45 AM
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

OK, I will kick this off.

AC50. Mostly all dimensions are recorded in the HPEV data sheets and off of the internet.

But the motor body O.D. is 8" and the motor leads can be changed from the plate on the body and moved if they interfere with anyones motor mounting plan.


The air flow is axially inwards at the encoder end through the center and radially outwards at the drive end through 4 slots near the outside edge.

A flat adapter plate will not cover the air flow and works fine, but any flat, front mount using the encoder end plate will cover the intake slots unless there is a 6" hole provided as well as egress clearance for the encoder wiring.


It always puzzled me. On the AC50, the small 3/8" bolts were on the adapter end and the large 1/2" bolts were on the encoder end. Why didnt they put the 1/2" bolts on the adapter plate end?


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Old 03-12-2012, 11:06 PM
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

I'll add this information about my MG midget. I received this car with the motor already mounted, so I can't take credit for it. Unfortunately, I don't have drawings for the adapter plate, or the front mount. I can pass on the fact that the Warp 9 Impulse motor fits very well in the midget. Its length allows for a simple front mount that utilizes the original motor mounts. This simplifies things considerably. Since the this particular motor has almost the same torque as the ICE, it means I won't be over stressing the original motor mounts, to the entire drive train. Here are some pictures of the motor mounted in the car. For more information you can visit my on going site about the car build.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:19 PM
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

Fiat 124 Spider

Adapter plate
http://www.electric-lemon.com/?q=node/203


shaft coupler
http://www.electric-lemon.com/?q=node/213
http://www.electric-lemon.com/?q=node/218
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I have a Warp9 going onto a clutchless VW transaxle. My adapter plate is very deep (3-1/2 to 4") and the coupler is only 4-1/8". The transaxle shaft splines do not protrude much. See pics. Is my adapter too deep or my coupler to short? Doesn't look like there will be a solid fit. The photo on the left shows the coupler on the drive end of the motor with the adapter plate mounted on. There is a lot of space between the coupler and motor face. The photo on the right is the end of the transaxle shaft, no splines visible.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:49 AM
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

Peggus Nice clean job.You probably have everything together by now but I would suggest a sleeve to go around the coupler to help keep everything in line. Your coupler looks a lot like my second coupler. It lasted longer than the love joy setup I first tried by about a year. I am guessing those are quarter inch bolts with 7/16 heads? Basing the scale on that the springs look to be about the same size as those in the X19. I am using the FB4001 motor to an 84 x19 five speed. If you are a lot more conservative on accelerations than I am it may last as while. In my first design like yours those springs all but disintegrated and plate cracked on the corners of the spring slots. Not to mention the hammering of those fine splines. In the coupler I made based on the Fiat design I used Kawasaki valve springs and incased it in an aluminum hosing that I welded closed. It is a little larger diameter but seems to be holding up. I am not much on photos so I am going to try to post a drawing.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:05 AM
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

This is for a friend who is computer illiterate:



1995 S10/Sonoma truck-4L60 4speed automatic, nice simple clean design. Plasma cut, allows use of standard shifter, driveshaft, trans mount, wiring. BTW: it is going to be direct coupled to the motor. This set-up eliminates the factory computer (ECU) and uses an Optishift transmission controller. It includes a ton of interface options too as well as being able to adjust your shift points to your spec=EV friendly.

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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

Here're the Solidworks files for a 1994 Suzuki Sidekick 4WD. I think this pattern is good for any of the 1.6L engines.

The original CMM file is also included in case you don't have Solidworks. Only four of these holes are actually used to attach the transmission. Two on the top and two on the sides that have captive bolts on the transmission itself.
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

This thread is always worth a look for the method of making an adaptor plate.
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...=adaptor+plate
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Default Re: Transmission/motor mount thread.

A good one:
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums...i-55509p2.html
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