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MetroMPG 08-19-2007 03:52 AM

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.

GasSavers_BigMouse 08-19-2007 06:50 AM

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Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 68862)
Free batteries, nice! What's the cd on that car?

No idea on the Cd of this car. It's pretty sleek though ;-)

GasSavers_BigMouse 08-19-2007 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by MetroMPG (Post 68887)
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).

MnFocus 08-19-2007 07:35 AM

Sweet deal all around! Always loved that body style of the RX7,EV power makes it better still. Definitely keep updates coming .

omgwtfbyobbq 08-19-2007 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by BigMouse (Post 68861)
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? :eek:
I H8 you so much right now.... :D :thumbup:

skewbe 08-19-2007 09:21 AM

FYI, cartest lists the CD as .31 for a 1986 rx7, it didn't have a frontal area figure.

GasSavers_BigMouse 08-19-2007 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by skewbe (Post 68927)
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?

omgwtfbyobbq 08-19-2007 09:56 AM

Mayfield has the same .31 figure w/ a reference area of 1.784 square meters.

MetroMPG 08-19-2007 12:11 PM

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.

MetroMPG 08-19-2007 12:11 PM

Do you have the bumper for the car?


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