This is just a ramble about what I am intending to do in the (hopefully) near future. I have a 95 Ford Escort hatchback that is currently running and on the road. I bought it for the distinct purpose of conversion to electric. As a neophyte, my first hurdle is trying to locate a decent motor that won't kill my wallet. If anyone out there in the skilled ranks has a suggestion, please, bring them on. It seems that this is one of the more difficult items to source, and I am not sure why. I live in Hamilton Ontario in Canada, and there seems to be little resource here to draw on for relevant parts, or I just can't see them.
For starters, I was planning on an "Advanced" motor similar to or exactly like the 203-06-4001. It seems like a good choice for this vehicle. Are these available readily, or is this one that may take some chasing down? If anyone knows a source for these - or any motor that will work in its place, that would be great information. I don't need a new unit, just a good used or reconditioned one. The controller, will be next, but that has to wait until I get the motor. BTW, I was thinking of running a 72 volt system for this conversion. Thanks for reading this! Ken.