Thursday, August 13, 2009

Motor cooling fan

I now have a 12 volt blower fan on a manual on off toggle switch to blow air into my motor. It's pretty quiet and hopefully it will protect my motor, especially at a stop after a big hill when the motors own fan isn't turning. Next step is that heat sink for the controller board and maybe teeing off the blower fan for that too.

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New drivers seat

Just about the most difficult part of the entire project was re- upolstering the front seats. I I'd the passenger seat over a year ago so people would ride with me, now it's my turn to get the springs off my back. This time I had an assistant, which saved an hour of tugging and pulling. Don'ttry this alone, especially the drivers side. Wow, what a lot of effort that took, but I'm sure I'll aporeshiate it for a long time.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Oh no! The bus ate Scott!

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Motor tranny pic

The motor was heavy enough to balance the tranny pretty well, we used a cam strap on the yellow motor to firm it up.

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Motor transmission instalation

This time I got a motor cycle Jack from Harbor Freight and installed the motor and transmission at the same time. Much easier this way. The bus is up and running again with a new coupler from Hi-Torque Electric and a new fan/blower to keep the motor cool on these hot days. Next, I really need to get a heat sink for my controller to help cool that off. Right now I don't have any cooling in place for it. I notice it limiting my power after longer trips, especially on these 100 plus days!