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Re: [EVDL] Electric Pump for Power Brakes (was Another EV (Ranger)Grin!)

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From: "storm connors" <[email protected]>
To: "Electric Vehicle Discussion List" <[email protected]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [EVDL] Electric Pump for Power Brakes (was Another EV
(Ranger)Grin!)


> I suffered the sticker shock as well. I bought it after buying a GM unit
> that turned out to be no good. I don't think there has been anything on
> the
> EV that didn't cause sticker shock. I rationalize it by considering what
> it
> would cost to build a Buick from the parts counter.
>
> > Just checked out Summit Racing and their electic Vacuum Pump for
> > brakes. Wow, $330 for the kit not counting shipping and any taxes?
> > That's
> > a bit higher than I was expecting. I was considering a used pulley
> > vacuum
> > pump, electric motor, pressure switch and reservoir. I was budgeting
> > around
> > $150 or so for the all the parts. A kit offers one-stop shopping with
> > most
> > of the labor already done for you but the sticker shock still lingers!
> >
> > Since driving my EV around town I'm becoming quite good at stopping with
> > lots of pressure. I haven't resorted to both feet yet (as Bob Rice

It is best to set up a relationship with a independent auto parts dealer if
you can fine one. I been going to the same auto parts store for now about
47 years now. These type of dealers can get you any type of part made from
who ever you want.

Also a Auto World store is a good one that has these type of performance
parts, that I also use on a EV.

I purchase a belt driven GMC vacuum pump from them for about $80.00 which
was listed at about $150.00 at the GM dealer. I did all the leg work, find
out what the part number is, and make the supply run with a purchase order
from the auto parts store to pick up the item.

Then for a motor, get a 12 volt motor from Summit or Jegs that is about
$55.00 or you can get the motor, with mounting brackets, pullys and etc for
about $80.00.

Roland




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