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Old 08-19-2007, 04:52 AM   #11
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Neat-o. Was the motor free too? Where'd you get it? Who did the rebuild & what was done?

Looking forward to watching the progress.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:50 AM   #12
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Free batteries, nice! What's the cd on that car?
No idea on the Cd of this car. It's pretty sleek though ;-)
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:52 AM   #13
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Neat-o. Was the motor free too? Where'd you get it? Who did the rebuild & what was done?

Looking forward to watching the progress.
Nope, got the motor for $200 (I'll post a table with my costs so far and a running total as I spend more on it). Got it from a forklift wrecker. I rebuilt it myself with new bearings and a 10 degree brush advancement. The comm and brushes are still fine, so I didn't touch those. Media blasted and repainted the case with polyurethane enamel (light gray).
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Sweet deal all around! Always loved that body style of the RX7,EV power makes it better still. Definitely keep updates coming .
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:54 AM   #15
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I'm getting the NiCad cells for free from the airline I work at. They are "unservicable" cells, which means that they're no longer fit for use on aircraft, but so far all (11) of them seem to be just fine for my purposes.
You scored free SAFT NiCDs?
I H8 you so much right now....
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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FYI, cartest lists the CD as .31 for a 1986 rx7, it didn't have a frontal area figure.
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FYI, cartest lists the CD as .31 for a 1986 rx7, it didn't have a frontal area figure.
Is that good? What is cartest? Any use for an EV?
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Mayfield has the same .31 figure w/ a reference area of 1.784 square meters.
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Very resourceful.

Our forklift guy said: "$500 for the motor (if we remove it for you) or $500 for the whole forklift, your choice."

I'm glad we took the whole thing, seeing as the traction motor ended up being too fat (girth wise) to use with our transaxle. You won't have that issue with RWD though.
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Do you have the bumper for the car?
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