So here is what I learned about motors from this site. I wanted to post a quick reference so newbs (like myself) do not have to sort through the sticky page.
I have always wanted to build a EV but I dont have the knowledge of the motors or the electrics involved. After reading many posts here I think I may be able to do it with help from all of you. I have mechanical skills I did a engine conversion on a Rx7 to chevy 4.3l v-6 4bbl , 700r4 trans. So here is where I am now. I posted this earlier ,I'll paste it here with the link to the pics. Any advice, info comments WELCOME.
04/29/2000 DAY ONE
Went to local junk yard this morning and removed the motor and all controls from a Nissan forklift model CWP02L25S , with a GE dc 9.9 kw 43.5 volts 1000 rpm motor GE part number 29010-8G200. $ 75.00 . Seven hours of work time from removal start till home in garage. Turned the motor shaft by hand it spun free no binding or noise. Will test it with 12v in the morning, after I find out here if it will not damage it only using 12v to test it. I am really psyched , still looking for the donor veh, not sure which one to get , either a S10 or a Ranger. I have read here that the S10 is better because of the way the motor mounts are located and it is a eaiser fabrication because they are not off set like the Ranger. Also the S10 has a better made 5 spd manual transmission than the Ranger.