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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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Truck as purchased5781 viewsThis is the truck when I got it home. At this time, it does NOT have a transmission.
It weighs 5940 lbs. (It does have some amount of Gas, and a big toolbox)
First thing I did after getting it home was --- break the ignition switch. sigh. I had to drill it out and replace it.
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Examining the result2044 viewsHere we are looking at the result, and finding that the motors had NOT pressed far enough into the coupler.
We had a 1/2" of extra space to deal with.
We were going to just add a 1/2" spacer, until we did some measuring, and found that the motors were NOT coupled straight. There was a definite wobble.
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Getting ready to put on the Flywheel adapter2490 viewsThe Flywheel adapter is also a heated press-fit. We made sure we had spacers to keep it from going on the shaft too far.
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Adapter Plate alignment finished2547 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.
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Zilla Mounted2540 viewsA closer view of the Z2K mount
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Mechanical link between Breakers3546 viewsThis shows how I made it so that only 1 of the 2 power inlet breakers can be ON at a time.
Both can be off, but only 1 can be ON.
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Cables into bed6280 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.
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Gauges6115 viewsI've mounted 4 gauges on the dash.
Charge Current, Pack Voltage, Battery Current, Motor Current.

Last additions - Ford F250 EV Conversion
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Decals on back4809 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 cabling6154 viewsThis shows the DC power cableing done - except for the battery boxes themselves.May 29, 2009
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Gauges6115 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 conduit4377 viewsThe conduit for the AC wiring under the truck.May 29, 2009
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Truck wiring conduit4718 viewsSome of the DC conduit runs under the truck.May 29, 2009
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Cables into bed6280 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 Boxes4283 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 truck5789 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