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Old 09-03-2008, 02:32 PM
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Sorry, I'm near Chicago.

I keep thinking about a career in alternate energy of some form or another, but that's a long hop from being a computer programmer. And I'm grass-green on this too, the only reason I show up as "senior member" is because I type as fast as most people talk.

I started hanging out on rcgroups.com as well, as soon as I realized that most AC systems were out of my reach. rcgroups.com has the most informative and friendly motor design forum I've found so far. Mostly it's brushless DC for them, but the core of guys know about motor design in general and are both knowledgeable and helpful.

In spite of my grand dreams, I'm still trying to wind my first motor. I don't have a lot of time right now, but I have to start somewhere. As well, my dryer just bought the farm so maybe I have a bigger motor to try rewinding after my current kit is done. Maybe I can make a lawn mower with it.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:41 PM
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I think a single 13inch that has lots of torque and wont die at cruising in 5th. Youll need a custom gearset for your t5 though its a different beast to an ICE. 1st and second are gone bye bye anyway you choose
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:50 PM
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Hmmm, too much torque huh? I'm not into changing the trans though... Guess I'm gonna go for a single 11 for now... Start with clutchless and see how that all works with my 3.55 rear gears...

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Old 09-03-2008, 09:58 PM
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Good choice the 11inch with a transmission as the 11 still revs nice and high like a 9 and will be good if you want to go higher voltage.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:02 PM
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thanks ohm, I appreciate your input!! so, what are the risks when I can't resist trying out 1st and/or 2nd?? LOL
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:09 PM
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thanks ohm, I appreciate your input!! so, what are the risks when I can't resist trying out 1st and/or 2nd?? LOL
youll move a metre if you are lucky with no traction and youll need to change gears. By then a Honda n360 scamp with 360cc would have creamed you to the next set of lights.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:16 PM
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that's what I figured! LOL just wanted to make sure I wouldn't damage anything!
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Old 09-04-2008, 01:04 AM
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that's what I figured! LOL just wanted to make sure I wouldn't damage anything!
well theres possible damage to someones ego.
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:27 AM
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hahaha!!! Now that's a thought I didn't have.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:47 PM
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hahaha!!! Now that's a thought I didn't have.
booksix,
I am planning a conversion of a 1988 5.0 Mustang. I have a World Class T5 (2.95 1st gear) and a 3.27 differential ratio. I have been through the numbers with various options and a 9" motor would be adequate and an 11" would give greater range because it provides more torque/amp. The numbers indicate a very useful 1-2 gears in town, with 3rd being good for the freeway. I intend to go clutchless, but keep in mind that clutchless shifts are slow if you are intending to race. I have not designed my adapter yet, I am still trying to find a source for 5.0/T5 interface dimensions. I would be very interested in sharing this information with you. I have not been able to find anyone who has made a T5 adapter yet.

The best thing about twinned motors is being able to run them in series at low speeds and switch to parallel to get more top end. Twin 11s would probably break your T5. Twin 13s would break the bank.
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