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--- Ben <[email protected]> wrote:

> Jim,
>
> What sort of odds do you give it? I'm thinking about
> taking the
> plunge, hoping I can turn it around on ebay for some
> fraction of what
> I paid, if it doesn't work.

Hey Ben

It's hard to say really. I do feel that if not now it
could be a very nice EV drive motor if modified. EVen
for me I'd expect to put a few hundred more into it,
but then again a lot would depend on what I found
inside.

I'd all but plan to replace the whole coil set or the
two shunted coils (depending on how these are wound).
The brush grade being used could be another factor,
where even though they're probably new (or all but)
they may be a solid carbon type brush. These GE
brushes aren't cheap either so costs could jump a lot
getting this one up to par with lets say the Warp /
ADC 9" motors.

Being freight would run you about the same on any 9"
motor (all about the same weight) I'll cancel that
from the equation. With that said lets say you pop
another 600.00 into it, you'd get a 9" motor at about
half the cost, and that aint bad. Now would it be
equal to a "known" 9"? That is the question.

This motor would need to be advanced probably but from
what I can see that'd be about the only things I can
think of that'd be of issue, although it'd be nice to
know the bar and slot count on the armature.

As to the smaller motor, don't waste your time. First
it's way to small for a car. Second if you read the
decription you see there is no drive end (DE) bearing
so that whole rear shaft / plate would need to have
bearing journals machined.

If you decide to take a stab at the big one let us
know how it goes, if it rocks there won't be any left
within 10 minutes 8^o

Hope this helps
Cya
Jim Husted
Hi-Torque Electric



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I just got back today and caught this thread. I looked at the motor
pics and it doesn't look like it has a locating ring around the
shaft. The DE bell may need some modifications for attaching and
centering the shaft. Size and weight sound about right Jim has more-
better <g> points.

Paul

Jim Husted wrote:

> It's hard to say really. I do feel that if not now it
> could be a very nice EV drive motor if modified. EVen
> for me I'd expect to put a few hundred more into it,
> but then again a lot would depend on what I found
> inside.
>
> I'd all but plan to replace the whole coil set or the
> two shunted coils (depending on how these are wound).
> The brush grade being used could be another factor,
> where even though they're probably new (or all but)
> they may be a solid carbon type brush. These GE
> brushes aren't cheap either so costs could jump a lot
> getting this one up to par with lets say the Warp /
> ADC 9" motors.
>
> Being freight would run you about the same on any 9"
> motor (all about the same weight) I'll cancel that
> from the equation. With that said lets say you pop
> another 600.00 into it, you'd get a 9" motor at about
> half the cost, and that aint bad. Now would it be
> equal to a "known" 9"? That is the question.
>
> This motor would need to be advanced probably but from
> what I can see that'd be about the only things I can
> think of that'd be of issue, although it'd be nice to
> know the bar and slot count on the armature.

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