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EV is back on the road with new improvements

Posted on:
Friday, April 6th, 2012
Author:
Ken

It took about 2 weekends to repair the damages caused by the CV drive shaft coming loose. I had to first take all the batteries in the rear compartment out. Then take the motor and transmission assembly out so that I can clean the oil out of the damaged section on the transmission for welding [...]

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Assessing the damage.

Posted on:
Sunday, February 12th, 2012
Author:
Ken

After getting the electric MR2 up on jack stands in my garage, I found that the driver side drive shaft is missing the m8 1.25mm serration bolts (6 of them) and nuts. I looked all over the web and the local Kragens and Autozone stores for replacements and came up empty. I finally ordered some [...]

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Pictures

Posted on:
Monday, July 4th, 2011
Author:
Ken

Here are some pictures… EV gauges Charger Located in front. The Manzanita Micro Charger lets me charge anywhere up to 240V and 30amps. Control Boards located in the motor bay behind passenger and driver seats 17 Batteries up front 22 Batteries in the rear Cheap Battery monitor system Be safe! New Suspension System Look ma, [...]

Posted in Batteries, Charger, DriveTrain, Instrumentation, Motor, MR2EV | 2 Comments »

Mounting transmission and motor

Posted on:
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Author:
Ken

Taking a grinder, I removed the interfering material from the adaptor plate. To repair the damaged rubber in the original engine mounts, I found a guy that sold these molded urethane inserts for $50. I also spray painted the mounts. And mounted the transmission back into the engine bay. That takes care of 3 of [...]

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Test fitting the Motor and Transmission in the Car

Posted on:
Saturday, March 14th, 2009
Author:
Ken

I hoisted the assembly to get it ready to drop it into the car from the top of the car. I then went on to make sure that the path is clear for me to drop the assembly in. It became clear that I needed to remove a few more things. First thing I noticed [...]

Posted in Adaptor Plate, Battery Racks, DriveTrain, Motor, MR2EV, Removed Parts, Transmission | 1 Comment »

Motor to Transmission assembly

Posted on:
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Author:
Ken

Mounting the FB1-4001A 9″ motor to the transmission required a custom adapter made specifically for the MR2. I ordered mine from KTA services and they were great; very responsive. First thing to do is to strap the motor to a workbench, to prevent scratching up the motor, I used an old towel around the motor. [...]

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