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Remove Gas Drive


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Removing the Gas engine, fuel tanks, etc...

5 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Build Motor-Motor mount


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Building the motor-motor mount to hold the 2 Impulse 9 motors together.

9 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Motor Coupler 1


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Our 1st attempt at the motor-motor coupler for the 2 Impulse 9 motors.

4 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Assemble Motors 1


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Assembling the motors together using version 1 of the motor-motor coupler.

9 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Motor Coupler 2


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Our 2nd attempt at the motor-motor coupler.

6 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Assemble Motors 2


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Assembling the motors using version 2 of the coupler

8 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Flywheel Mount


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Building the Flywheel Adapter

13 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2009
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Install Motors


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7 files, last one added on Apr 29, 2009
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Misc Items


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Miscellaneous parts installed

18 files, last one added on Apr 18, 2010
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Battery Boxes


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21 files, last one added on May 29, 2009
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Charging System


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15 files, last one added on May 29, 2009
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Heater


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3 files, last one added on May 15, 2009
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Random files - Ford F250 EV Conversion
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Starting the 1st version of the Motor Coupler4175 viewsHere we are starting work on the first version of the coupler to connect the 2 Impulse 9" motors.
This is going to be a single piece coupler that press-fits on both shafts.
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Motor coupler work1675 viewsContinuing work on the coupler
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Putting them together2654 viewsBoth motors together! Bolted to the motor-motor mount.
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Motor-Motor mount finished2385 viewsPainted all pretty
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Painted Motor Mount6056 viewsI then sandblasted it all ,and painted it.
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PFC mount3626 viewsThis shows how the PFC 50 charger is mounted under the hood.
It's at an angle so that I can easily reach the controls.
The 2 meters in the wiring station are a 50A AC Ammeter, and a 300V AC Voltmeter. Useful for adjusting the charger for whatever I happen to be plugged in to.
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240v charge port2345 views
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Battery Box Fiberglass3236 viewsThis is what the bottom looks like after being fiberglassed with a single layer of fairly heavy chopped mat fiberglass with Epoxy resin.

Last additions - Ford F250 EV Conversion
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Decals on back3695 viewsI finally got the Decals on the truck.
Hopefully I'll get some good pictures of the ones on the sides as well.
Apr 18, 2010
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DC cabling5107 viewsThis shows the DC power cableing done - except for the battery boxes themselves.May 29, 2009
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Gauges4993 viewsI've mounted 4 gauges on the dash.
Charge Current, Pack Voltage, Battery Current, Motor Current.
May 29, 2009
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Truck wiring AC conduit3343 viewsThe conduit for the AC wiring under the truck.May 29, 2009
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Truck wiring conduit3699 viewsSome of the DC conduit runs under the truck.May 29, 2009
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Cables into bed5166 viewsThis shows how I mounted and protected the cables that run from the front of the truck into the bed.
All under-truck cables are in some kind of conduit, or have a shield between them and the ground.
May 29, 2009
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Breaker Boxes3486 viewsThe black box on the left has 3 Airpax 250A DC breakers. These will have a bar bolted to their handles so they all switch together.
The other box has the 2 breakers for the charging system.
May 29, 2009
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Rear Battery box in truck4954 viewsThis is the rear Battery Box that will hold 42 Golf Cart batteries in the bed of the truck.
(Someday when hitech batteries are reasonably priced, I'll remove this and mount the pack under the bed.)
May 29, 2009