Sneek Peek

Re: Sneek Peek

Postby mfrerking » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:32 am

Have made some progress and thought I would share.
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Two possible ways to mount the headlights. Will have to make a Lexan lens if I go with the right hand style.
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Grill is made from a work rest off of an old Shop Smith.
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Re: Sneek Peek

Postby roberttroll » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:47 am

Are you using a band saw to cut those angles by hand? Some real precision there any i would like to know your secret. Always looking to upgrade my metal cutting tools and techniques.
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Re: Sneek Peek

Postby mfrerking » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:05 am

Left over pieces of the work rest will work for foot-rest tread.

Had a motor mount made for a GE Etek motor. It is still a toss up between it and an original EGT-200 traction motor. Trying to determine a good controller to use that will give me regen. Not worried about the re-charge, just want control when descending a ramp or tall hill.

A Curtis 1244 should work on the 200 motor provided I have access to programmer. Would like to use a Sevcon Millpak 4Q or a Sigmadrive 4825. A little concerned about tech help and prices... A 4QD would also work. Just not sure of them either.

A Curtis 1237 looks like a good candidate for the Etek though slightly short on the amp capacity of the motor. Other Curtis units appear to require a reversing contactor. Alltrax AXE 4825 seems like it might work as well.

Have given some thought to a Golden Motor and controller. They would add a $1,000 to build costs... :shock: Trying save back some funds for possible custom rims and new BLDC deck motors.

So many choices...

I currently have three controller laying around. A GE 500 amp sep-x, a Sevcon Powerpak 500amp, and a 48 volt Curtis 1204 400 amp. The GE would have to be reprogrammed, not sure the Sevcon would work at 36 volt and it have to be programmed to suit, and Curtis would require the use of a reverse contactor and would not regen.
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Located some neat LED fixtures. The license plate bolt style will work nicely on the dash. The others will be mounted to illuminate the footrests.
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Re: Sneek Peek

Postby mfrerking » Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:11 am

Robert,

Used a bandsaw and right-angle grinder with a cut-off blade on the steel. Some trial and error to get it right.

Had the millwork, for the light openings, done a local shop.
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Re: Sneek Peek

Postby roberttroll » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:12 pm

How nice it must be to have a selection of motors and controllers at your fingertips.

I am very happy with my 1204. Matter of fact i need to post my controller build writeup. But it was a touch choice as far as which controller to go with. Circlotron has a 4QD in his I-5.

Brian Haines has also, successfully, used a Curtis 1244 in one of his restorations. I am not entirely sure how well it works with the regen. However you do not need a factory programmer to reprogram it. You can use a USB to serial adapter and run the curtis software to make changes. You will have to make your own however.

I am keeping an eye open for a 1244.
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