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Re: [EVDL] Basic drivetrain questions, was Re: Looking for a Conversion Kit for a 192

That's exactly what I'm building, an EV with a Chevy Turbo 350 with a TCI
coupler where the converter would be, and Roland is ahead of me on this.
The biggest problems seem to be the delay in building pressure when the
motor spins up followed by sudden engagement, and getting the shift points
right. If the delay problem is too obnoxious, I'll run an external pump,
probably share it with the steering. If the shift point problem is too
obnoxious, manual shift valve bodies are available for the TH350. It's all
been done before, there is some information if you poke around the archives.

Marty

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Jackson" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Cc: "Jeff Shanab" <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2007 11:40 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Basic drivetrain questions, was Re: Looking for a
Conversion Kit for a 1929 Ford.


> Does an EV with an automatic transmission even need a torque converter?
> Seems to me that a person would only have to select drive, apply the
> throttle, line pressure would build (assuming this is not a crummy
> chrysler transmission :p ) and away you go. I guess the motor would need
> some sort of a rev limiter if it were coupled to a transmission in such a
> way. Maybe a better way to use an automatic would be to have an external
> fluid pump so that line pressure was maintained at all times regardless of
> whether or not the main EV motor was running.
>
> Brian
>
>
> ---- Jeff Shanab <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> =============
> By torque converter, i meant the hydraulic fluid coupling used on cars.
> I have never heard of anyone calling a salsbary drive a torque
> converter, but I guess all transmissions of any type are just that.
>
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