Well if it's anything like my 9" GE it will be a kick ass motor if you advance the brushes and put 144 or 156 volts to the thing. Not sure you'd like to take it beyond like 4800 rpm but it will put out a s.it load of torque.
OK bumblebee, you might be just the HERO for me. A couple of question my I ask.My neighbor used one of those massive folklift motors like this one in his Buick Roadmaster. It works, but it's a pain in the butt to hook up because the shaft does not have a standard spline... it cost almost $1000 to make the shaft collar and then make the coupler. Plus he had to make custom mounts (they don't make 13-inch EV hoops... no one does
It was also wicked heavy........ he could have added four more batteries in the front if he has just gone with a lighter motor. You can get a nice 8-inch motor for 1/4th of the weight that will move most cars just fine.
Also, if you use that motor, you will have to put larger rear end gears in as well. Those motors don't like to turn over 2500 rpm, so without overdrive or tall gears, the car won't go very fast.... although they do have tons of torque. You could move an Escalade with that one!
Georgia Tech,Looks like you get to be the first to use a 13 GE monster motor. Would love to hear how it performs. Putting it in a truck or something like that or a little old VW?
The motor you got I think has 40 plus com bars. Mine only has 29 bars. This why I need to know about this motor. I really want to use it. I think I can run it on 144 pack voltage I just wanted to see what anyone else results were.Georgia Tech,
Well we may not qualify since our 13 inch GE is in a pulling tractor, but we have a shorter version of that motor installed. We ran it last year one time at 72 volts and wayyyyyyy overgeared and it still drug a 8000 weight transfer sled 150 feet. Torque up the kazoo. We dont expect more then 3500 to 4000 rpm at the expected sagged voltage of 110 to 120 volts and have geared it for.
We are putting the finishing touches on a 170 volt 600 amp Headway battery for this year, will go to 800 amps next year.
We have a adjustible advance set up so we can find what is best (we can go up to 10 degrees).
That motor is half the price I paid for ours and is longer (ours has at least 4 inch less in the frame). It looks like this one might have an aluminium drive end bell, ours is cast iron and HEAVY. Our shorter motor weighs 305 pounds
If we didn't already have one I would be driving to Elgin IL right now to buy this one.
The 9 inch they have for $125.00 is pretty nice as well.
That thing would move an 8000 pound lift truck around at a good clip at 36/48 volts. Just think what it will do with a 3000 pound truck at 144 + volts.
That is a BIG motor, make sure you have the room and suspension to carry it.
Please I am begging as HARD as I can!!! Please someone I know has used this Motor in an EV or application before! Please I know someone has!
Can someone tell what details of the setup? How well does this motor perform? Poor ?? Great??
Please I have look for years look for someon who has put this in a car! Still I have not found one but I know someone has used this motor brfore!
PLEASE SHARE what you have found!
There aren't any pics like that in the ad, so I'm wondering if the internal pics are from the motor in the Ebay ad, or just provided as an example of a 13" motor. That's definitely series, but is that the Ebay motor? Is the Ebay motor the one Georgia wants, or was that just an example? MHWC doesn't typically provide diasassembled pics. It looks like they basically clean the motors up, spray some ugly flat paint on them, and sell them.The motor in the picture is a Series motor hands down. You can tell by the field windings. Big fat flat wire. SepEx has thin round wire. It is series and a beast. Nice and clean too. I'd use it...
Nice wheelies!...Wonder what that would do attached to the butt end of a VW Buggy and 220 volts of lithium at the track?
...I have one of these motors in my garage as well! I have a GOOD shaft coupler for it!
Maybe he does already have one. The Ebay auction link is confusing. Georgia?...Mine only has 29 bars...