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Yes, good luck.
It looks like you have many of the main components, and control solutions seem to becomming available.
What is your plan for battery and where to locate it ?
Keep us updated.
 

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Control it ? No idea -

Once I get organized I'm going to do a forensic-like examination of the motor/inverter, probably most detailed on the inverter to see what I've got and start to get an understanding of the best path(s) forward.
I assume you have seen and read the other threads from folks working with the Tesla drive train ?
In particular that of "Eldis". Who had focussed on that Tesla inverter/ controller.
http://www.diyelectriccar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152890&highlight=tesla
 

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The Tesla drive unit has the advantage of being able to remove the transmission which shaves a few extra pounds...
Jeff
Jeff, ....are you planning to just use the Tesla motor, without the transmission ?
In another thread, it was stated that the motor casing and end plate was an integral part of the trasmission casing ? Have Tesla changed that on these 70D units ??

From the "Fun with Tesla Motor" thread...
The motor "face" and bearings are a part of the gearbox assembly, plus you have a water jacket through the rotor. So if you somehow hack apart the gearbox cast, you will find a splined shaft entering the gearbox.
 

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Anything is possible, but i cannot imagine much mechanical noise coming from the inverter. And i understood the "grinding noise" issue was identified as coming from the transmission area ?
By shere coincidence, a pal of mine was waiting for a cab in the city yesterday, when a Mod S litterally came to a "grinding halt" right beside him.
His comment was that it sounded horrible, like a set of brakes with no pads fitted ! The driver had to park it, and looked very worried !
 
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