Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Good news and bad news

Posted by Brian on Tuesday, September 28, 2010,
I tested the flywheel coupler again - this time with the taperlock bushing seated fully on the motor shaft, and the pull from the clutch slave cylinder pulled the coupler right off. We need some way of stopping any lateral translation of the hub whatsoever. My first thought was to add in a bolt to the end of the motor shaft which would clamp the coupler onto the shaft. This would work great, and a few other conversion I have seen are using this method. Unfortunately it won't work for us, beca...
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Clutch and battery issues

Posted by Brian on Saturday, September 25, 2010,
There have been a few very frustrating setbacks lately, involving the two most important systems: the battery and the motor coupling.

I'll start with the motor coupling. We had started off with a simple set screw coupler, but that introduced a fair amount of wobble with the single setting pin. Plus, the other half of the coupled that was welded to the flywheel was slightly mis-aligned, further increasing the wobble. We then had a machinist cut out the old hub and add in a new one for a taper-l...
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