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Hello everybody!

This is my first time posting to the list; I think I'm about to take the
plunge and get an EV, one way or another. Originally I intended to
convert something myself, but I saw an '84 S10 on the EV Trading Post
that may have just changed my mind. I've spoken with/emailed the owner,
and he sent me some pictures and answered my questions, and I'm almost
ready to do it. I've only got one concern left, and I thought I would
run it by the list and see if I could get a bit of advice:

The motor only has 7500 miles on it, and the owner says it runs great.
My only concern is some rust visible on the rear shaft in the picture he
sent. Here's the pic: http://www.fivepointchilidog.com/motor.jpg

He says he would expect it to come right off with scotch brite and that
it's nothing to worry about. What do you guys think? I'm sure the motor
is running fine as he says right now...but I'm concerned that if there's
rust like that on the shaft then the rest of the motor, which I can't
see in the picture, might be deteriorating. Do you guys think this motor
will still last a while? Is this an ordinary thing and I'm making a big
deal out of nothing? That's kind of my guess...just paranoid.

Any advice you might have would be most appreciated.

Thanks

Hunter

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He is probably correct- a little rust on an exposed shaft is nothing to
worry about.

Joseph H. Strubhar

Web: www.gremcoinc.com

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Hunter Cook" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 6:30 PM
Subject: [EVDL] Motor question; pre-purchase advice


> Hello everybody!
>
> This is my first time posting to the list; I think I'm about to take the
> plunge and get an EV, one way or another. Originally I intended to
> convert something myself, but I saw an '84 S10 on the EV Trading Post
> that may have just changed my mind. I've spoken with/emailed the owner,
> and he sent me some pictures and answered my questions, and I'm almost
> ready to do it. I've only got one concern left, and I thought I would
> run it by the list and see if I could get a bit of advice:
>
> The motor only has 7500 miles on it, and the owner says it runs great.
> My only concern is some rust visible on the rear shaft in the picture he
> sent. Here's the pic: http://www.fivepointchilidog.com/motor.jpg
>
> He says he would expect it to come right off with scotch brite and that
> it's nothing to worry about. What do you guys think? I'm sure the motor
> is running fine as he says right now...but I'm concerned that if there's
> rust like that on the shaft then the rest of the motor, which I can't
> see in the picture, might be deteriorating. Do you guys think this motor
> will still last a while? Is this an ordinary thing and I'm making a big
> deal out of nothing? That's kind of my guess...just paranoid.
>
> Any advice you might have would be most appreciated.
>
> Thanks
>
> Hunter
>
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Hey Hunter

First off welcome to the list. It's impossible to say
what the inside of the motor looks like from the
little that's shown. As Joe stated a little rust on
an exposed shaft isn't much to worry about. That is
unless you had planned to use it and it's rusted
enough to chew into it.

I'd say you found a sound motor and if the deals right
go for it. If you can get pics of the brush area I'd
be able to tell you more about it's condition.

Hope this helps
Cya
Jim Husted
Hi-Torque Electric





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