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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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Motor coupler work1688 viewsContinuing work on the coupler
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Adapter Plate alignment1678 viewsI had a big aluminum plate made into a bell-housing adapter plate, and another big aluminum plate for the Impulse 9 motor.
In order to get everything lined up with the transmission shaft properly, we built an alignment tool.
It fit snugly into the hole in the bell housing where the transmission mounts, and was the same diameter as the centering ring on the motor.
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Battery Box Bottom8197 viewsThis is the bottom of the battery box. It is 3/4" plywood with a 2x2 edge frame.
The colored boxes are pieces of plywood cut to the size of Golf Cart batteries.
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Blower to cool the motors3925 viewsThis is a 3 speed 12V blower I got from Surplus center.
I plan on having it come on in low speed whenever I turn the truck on, and it will switch to hi-speed if any of the motor thermostats trigger.
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Breaker Box (again)2442 views
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Old Heater Core4194 viewsI was really surprised at how easy it was to get the old heater core out of the truck.
Just pop out the glovebox, and remove the panel behind it.
That uncovers the core.
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Truck wiring conduit3719 viewsSome of the DC conduit runs under the truck.

Last additions - Ford F250 EV Conversion
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Decals on back3714 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 cabling5129 viewsThis shows the DC power cableing done - except for the battery boxes themselves.May 29, 2009
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Gauges5013 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 conduit3364 viewsThe conduit for the AC wiring under the truck.May 29, 2009
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Truck wiring conduit3719 viewsSome of the DC conduit runs under the truck.May 29, 2009
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Cables into bed5187 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 Boxes3505 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 truck4974 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