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  1. Adapter Plate Worries

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    Adapter Plate 1980 Fiat Spider Hello Everyone! New to the forum - what a great group of helpful people! I am in the planning stage of a 1980 Fiat Spider conversion and the first big challenge is to figure out how to get an adapter plate for the motor to trans. The motor/drivetrain plan so far...
  2. Limiting RPM on DC/AC motor

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    Its been awhile since my last post, but i have been doing alot of research. One question which is hard to find an exact answer is How do i limit the RPM of a Series wound dc motor? If this is done through the controller, what controller can i use, or can all of them do this? Can only certain...
  3. Why not use a clutch and Gearbox?

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    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum and am yet to build my first EV. I have a general question about transmissions so please forgive me if it has been addressed before. Most builds I have seen on the Internet have connected the motor directly to the gearbox as a direct drive. The Flywheel...
  4. Clutch or no?

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    Both my Ev';s have the clutch installed. Was talking to Bryan at evamerica?, and he says I'd get more range by removing the extra weight of having a flywheel and clutch assembly. The rotational weight is around a 7:1 ratio, so a clutch and flywheel is like 300 lbs more you have to "push" as you...
  5. explain clutchless shifting

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    I am obviously a novice at this ev converison but am determined to have one up and running by next spring.. I am studying everything i can get my hands on as well as scouring the internet. I just have one simple and i mean simple question about a direct drive without using a clutch/flywheel...
  6. Clutches...

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    It is my understanding that DC motors are not very good candidates for regen braking. This being the case, seems disengaging the motor entirely while going downhill would help in coasting situations, letting gravity do the work. Instead of pushing in the clutch pedal to coast, has anyone tried a...
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