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1st half coupler on motor2518 viewsMounted 1/2 the coupler on the first motor.
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2nd half coupler mounted2336 viewsMounted the other half the coupler on the other motor.
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Putting them together3275 viewsBoth motors together! Bolted to the motor-motor mount.
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Bolting coupler together3590 viewsWe hadn't realized just how difficult it was going to be to tighten the bolts holding the coupler together. It was really awkward and hard. Took 2 people. (one turning the motor, the other holding the allen wrench.)
This was compouned when we discovered another alignment problem. Turns out that the end bells of the Impulse 9 motors aren't that accurately machine. We had a 10-20 thousandths variance between them that we had to shim.
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Getting ready to put on the Flywheel adapter2492 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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Flywheel adapter is on!3619 viewsCooling it down after pressing it on to the shaft. (more like setting it on, and tapping it gently down.)
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Flywheel and cluth mounted3451 viewsBolted things together, bolted on the flywheel and clutch assemblies.
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Motor and Transmission4066 viewsHere is the full drive assembly. Both Impulse 9 motors, transmission and transfer case.
We are going to lift it into the truck from the bottom.
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Pulling the engine10703 viewsRemoving the 460cui gas engine. (Having a forklift really made this easier.)
All 762 pounds of it!
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Motor-Motor mount ends2983 viewsWe started with some scrap plate steel from the local recycle place.
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Motor-Motor mount body2119 viewsAnd a piece of old iron pipe from the same place.
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Motor-Motor mount rough2245 viewsHere is the mount after some work in the lathe on both the raw pieces.
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