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Re: [EVDL] Broken motor advertised as "New" on ev tradin post

BTW, great detective work, hehe.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ben" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Broken motor advertised as "New" on ev tradin post


> Actually, I hit Google to get more details on the model, and found this:
>
> http://electricmotorcycles.net/modules/weblog/details.php?blog_id=88
>
> Key part -
>
> "It arrived damaged :(
>
> The guys at thunderstruck-ev were very cooperative, and arranged to
> have the motor shipped down to Portland, where Jim from hi-torque
> electric replaced the cracked rear bell and checked out the commutor
> and brushes, and shipped it back. I'm now waiting for it."
>
> Accompanied by the same picture seen on EVAlbum. So, I would assume
> the sale is of the Jim Husted-repaired motor, not the damaged one.
>
> Ben
>
> On 10/30/07, Bruce Weisenberger <[email protected]> wrote:
>> While not a motor expert. I'd pass on it. You have no idea of the
>> internal
>> damage to the commutator or shaft. Also not knowing what caused that to
>> collapse could have caused secondary damage or internal shorting or torn
>> open wires.
>>
>> On 10/30/07, Alan Brinkman <[email protected]> wrote:
>> >
>> > Ben,
>> >
>> > Get the model number of the motor and E-mail Advanced DC and see what a
>> > new end-cap would cost. Add in some time or cost to get it changed out
>> > and you have an idea of what you think it is worth. From my one E-mail
>> > to Advanced DC I received a motor outline drawing and performance
>> > curve.
>> > They seem helpful. If the motor needs a headband (screen over the
>> > brush
>> > holders) to keep out debris, you can order that at the same time.
>> >
>> > Good luck.
>> >
>> > Alan Brinkman
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] On
>> > Behalf Of Ben
>> > Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:25 PM
>> > To: Electric Vehicle Discussion List
>> > Subject: Re: [EVDL] Broken motor advertised as "New" on ev tradin post
>> >
>> > I saw that a few days ago, that's what I thought. How repairable is
>> > that endcap (Jim?)
>> >
>> > Considered throwing a real lowball offer at the guy.
>> >
>> >
Mark McCurdy <[email protected]> wrote:
>> > >
>> > http://www.austinev.org/evtradinpost/index.php?method=showdetails&list=a
>> > dvertisement&rollid=1895&fromfromlist=classifiedscategory&fromfrommethod
>> > =showhtmllist&fromfromid=29
>> > >
>> > > New ADC 4002 Tropica Series-wound 20HP 72V
>> > >
>> > > Picture posted clearly shows the damage on the left, power stud and
>> > the part
>> > > of the cap it's bolted to is smashed in. Can see where it's cracked
>> > away
>> > > from the end cap.
>> > >
>> > > Just a head's up because the damage isn't obvious at first.
>> > >
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