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Re: [EVDL] 9" adv Aluminum feild coil housing ?

Hi Jeff,

Yeah, you could make the housing out of aluminum, but
your motor would be crap. The housing or frame or
yoke is an important part of the magnetic circuit,
called the back iron. It needs to be ferrous
material. And I suspect, your motor has a rolled
steel frame, not cast iron. Even AC motors, which
often have an aluminum housing, have steel stators
with back iron inside. So that heavy motor housing is
not "useless weight".


Jeff M

--- Jeff Mccabe <[email protected]> wrote:

> In my ever searching quest to ride my Ev of useless
> weight.Is it possible to make the field coil housing
> which is cast iron now, out of billet aluminum?. Jim
> yours ears on out their.
> I searched the archives and didn't find any hits on
> the idea.
> I have both NC milling equipment at my disposal and
> a
> large engine lathe that I would use?
> Thanks, Jeff McCabe
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