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  1. 9.25" Forklift Motor - How to rebuild? Splined coupling?

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    Long time forum lurker, and first time poster, I am looking for advice for rebuilding/recommissioning my series wound forklift motor. I believe the motor is from a Caterpillar F40D (part no.9R5430) and is 9.25"ø weighing approx 70kg. I have begun disassembly (see photos) and am now looking to...
  2. Mini Bus Total Weight 2000kg

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    I am planning to convert mini bus and using fork-lift motor. But I don,t know much of motor and in the initial stage. I pictured some motors and await your opinion for selecting proper motor and controller. Here is some pictures for motor...
  3. EV Conversion in Japan

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    Hello! I've been following the EV scene for a few years, and am thinking about trying to convert one on the cheap, just for fun (not a gas-hater). I live in Japan and am wondering if there are any other users living here who might have some tips? I'm thinking of starting with an older kei van...
  4. Forklift Motors

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    Hey, I'm starting an EV project and am looking to find a sub-$600 forklift motor for my car. The problem is when I ask anyone in town for a 72 - 96V motor they pass me off to another company saying they cannot provide it. So it seems I might have to order one from somewhere else as Calgary isnt...
  5. motor rating questions. hp is hp?

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    Hi all, I'm planning out a build and am tackling the motor/controller portion. I'm a fairly technical person with lots of electronics repair experience, but no experience with motors aside from a little R/C flying. I know some basic theory and played with them in the lab in college but that's...
  6. Low cost electric Beetle

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    Hi all I am new to converting cars to electric so I have decided to do my first conversion on a simple, cheap VW Beetle. By using a Beetle I plan on making the conversion a simple as possible as the Beetle doesn't have power breaks, power steering or any complicated wiring. I aim to make this...
  7. Homemade electric forklift

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    I converted a 13hp gas lawn tractor into a electric forklift:) I installed a 2hp 36v motor and electric winch, I can remove the forklift attachment with only four bolts. Forklift can lift up to 500 lbs 54 inches. I charge the forklift with solar panels and wind generator. link to video...
  8. Planning Suzuki SJ413 Conversion (4x4) UK

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    Afetrnoon all as you can tell i am new hear so thought i would post this for peoples thoughts I am contemplating a EV Build/conversion (with possiably robotic/autonomus features in the future) I am reasonable at basic mechanics with a sciance/enginering/maths background and have a pet mechanic...
  9. DC Motor for Sale (UK)

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    Hi everyone, I've just put the motor I bought for my abortive Peugeot 306 EV project on UK eBay. Its an unused 9 1/2 inch DC fork-lift motor which I bought to use with one of the Cougar controllers, but the car rusted out before I could do anything. Anyway, if anyone's interested the...
  10. Ev hellp! Need advice

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    i just got my tax return!!! i've been waiting for this!!! okay i am having trouble picking parts. i am going with a 144v lead acid system w/ a 500a open revolt controller. does the volts/amp have to match my 144v/500amp system? is it ever too much or to little? in example...
  11. 2002 Kia Rio, Forklift Motor, Total Newb.

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    Hey Everyone, This build should be be the ultimate test for DIY EV conversions. If I can do it anyone can. I have no experience whatsoever. Ive never changed a car tire, wiper blade, even oil (ha ha). Ive never welded or worked with metal at all.I also have no clue about electronics. I'd like...
  12. What to use from a forklift

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    Hi, If I can find the right forklift, Im thinking I can use the following.... 1) The batteries 2) The controller 3) The accelerator 4) A motor (I believe some lift motors are bigger than traction motors?) If the forklift was a 72volt, for example, am I right in thinking I can just add...
  13. New Conversion-Ford Transit Van

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    Hi all, Im looking to convert a rear wheel drive transit van to battery power. My plan is to do this as simply and inexpensively as possible, I 'only' need a 14 mile range and 30 mph top speed, although I do have to negotiate the occasional hill. My theory (feel free to comment!) is that by...
  14. The Electric Corolla

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    As a high-school senior project, my friend and i are taking a dead 1995 corolla and converting to electric. our range and speed goals are relatively low. the parts are basic, as the car is based off the forkenswift project, golf cart speed controllers and batteries and a salvaged forklift motor...
  15. 1996 Saturn SL-1, under 3K$ conversion

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    Well i finally made enough progress that i can justify making a build thread. Main info: 1996 Saturn, ~140,000 miles Engine spun a bearing, repair costs over $1000(paid $1000 for the car at 92kmiles) car also has a bad wheel bearing, that will need fixed. Motor: Yale/Hyster 24/36 volt to be...
  16. Source for Cheap Parts?

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    I'm a school teacher, so I don't have a huge budget for this. Any idea where I can get a REALLY cheap forklift to take parts from to start my conversion on a 1994 Saturn? I really want to do this, but it seems everyone spends $10,000 to make a conversion. Not bad for a new car, but money is...
  17. Auto trans and cluelessness

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    Okay, I fear this is going to be a book and my typing skills are very poor so I will try to sum this up quickly. I need an electric car on a truly nuts budget. I have a 1984 dodge Omni right now it has a 2.2 ICE motor with an auto and it’s just too costly to run and my summer car is worse. Most...
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