Building the motor frame

Date By joe Category Motor Comments 0

This post is about building the motor frame.  We worked on this from about June through August of 2010.

Top part of frame fitted onto motor adapter plate
Top part of frame fitted onto motor adapter plate

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Adapter Plate

Date By joe Category Motor Comments 0

This site has been stale for a few months, but that doesn't mean that nothing has been happening. In fact we have made quite a bit of progress.  In this post I'll cover the fabrication of the adapter plate that goes between the motor and transmission.

Despite the date of this post, the work described here took place in April and May 2010.

Motor adapter plate

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Making the coupler

Date By joe Category Motor Comments 0

During April and May we worked on the motor-to-transmission coupler and the motor-to-transmission adapter plate. In this post I'll show how we made the coupler and cover the adapter plate in a separate post. Here is a photo of the mostly finished coupler. It has a balancing weight taped on which will later be welded.

Mostly finished motor shaft coupler
Mostly finished motor shaft coupler

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Parts Decisions

It's been a while since the last update, but a lot has been happening.  I made decisions about most of the major components and have placed some orders.  In fact, I have already received the motor - here is is:

New ADC FB1-4001A received from Cloud Electric
New ADC FB1-4001A received from Cloud Electric

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