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Starting the 2nd version of the Motor Coupler1848 viewsAfter our near-disaster with the 1st motor coupler, we decided to build the new one as a 2 piece unit. This will allow the motors to be separated if needed.
Boring coupler shaft holes1580 viewsThis time we wanted to be SURE our boring bar wouldn't flex, so we built a much stronger one.
We also are using much better cutting tips.
Adapter Plate alignment, contd1737 viewsHere the alignment tool has been pressed into the bell housing.
Adapter Plate alignment, contd 21574 viewsThen we mounted the Bell Housing adapter plate.
Adapter Plate alignment finished2055 viewsThen we slid on the Motor adapter plate.
This allowed us to drill the holes to bolt the 2 plates together, and put in a couple of locating pins between them so they can be taken apart and re-assembled without shifting.
Motor-Motor mount ends2496 viewsWe started with some scrap plate steel from the local recycle place.
Battery Box shaping3196 viewsAs you can see, I had to shape some of the corners to fit the rounded parts of the truck bed.
Ceramic Heater3458 viewsThis shows where it all mounts behind the glove box.
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Decals on back3666 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
DC cabling5076 viewsThis shows the DC power cableing done - except for the battery boxes themselves.May 29, 2009
Gauges4956 viewsI've mounted 4 gauges on the dash.
Charge Current, Pack Voltage, Battery Current, Motor Current.May 29, 2009
Truck wiring AC conduit3309 viewsThe conduit for the AC wiring under the truck.May 29, 2009
Truck wiring conduit3663 viewsSome of the DC conduit runs under the truck.May 29, 2009
Cables into bed5131 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
Breaker Boxes3454 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
Rear Battery box in truck4922 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