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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 [...]

Posted in Controller, DriveTrain, Instrumentation, MR2EV, Reliability, Tachometer, Transmission | No 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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Cleaning up the transmission and getting to the clutch

Posted on:
Sunday, November 16th, 2008
Author:
Ken

The transmission has been separated from the engine. There was a lot of brown clutch dust inside the transmission. (Note to self: wear a dust mask next time before doing this!) Per suggestion from Tim Kutscha (He is heading up an open-source civic EV project: VERY HELPFUL SITE), I cleaned the transmission with Simple Green [...]

Posted in Clutch Assembly, Flywheel, MR2EV, Transmission | No Comments »

Preparing to take apart the engine from the transmission

Posted on:
Saturday, October 4th, 2008
Author:
Ken

I will be using the existing transmission in the electric car, so I will clean it up after separating the gas engine from it. Thanks to my friend Steve’s engine hoist, I propped up the engine/transmission assembly as show in the following pictures to make it easier to work on the assembly.

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