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by Arniem
Sat, 23 May 2009, 02:38
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 49253

2 Speed Gearbox

I would really like to hear what learned people on this forum think about the question posed by coulomb and BG, that would it be viable to attach a TC directly to a motor, and use that to supply "variable gearing", instead of using using an auto box (with or without a TC). It's an interesting idea, ...
by Arniem
Tue, 19 May 2009, 03:30
Forum: EV Motoring
Topic: Top Gear Australia
Replies: 90
Views: 14174

Top Gear Australia

It was pretty bad. They converted a Kingswood, and a Suzuki Mighty Boy, to electric, using electric drill motors Image The Suzuki kept breaking down. The Kingswood just did a few laps, very noisily...
by Arniem
Tue, 19 May 2009, 03:25
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 49253

2 Speed Gearbox

As EV2Go has as his signoff - "The more I think about this the more I come to realise there is no right or wrong way of doing things, only ways that suit your desired outcome a little more favourably". Why have I been looking at completely replacing the car's standard gearbox with a special purpose ...
by Arniem
Fri, 15 May 2009, 03:51
Forum: General EV Discussion
Topic: 2 Speed Gearbox
Replies: 309
Views: 49253

2 Speed Gearbox

I've also been researching the idea of replacing an ICE transmission with something simpler, like a two speed planetary gearbox. The one that I think shows the most promise is the Blackbox from Northwest Fabworks in Canada http://www.northwestfab.com/blackbox.html   It costs USD1600, and runs at 2.7...