[quote="woody"] Hi Sparky,
I think you'll need the gearbox, or at least the transfer case in low range.
15kW 2 pole is about 50Nm Nominal.
OK You got me scratching my head again! I realise that with the 2 poles I am headed to nowhere.
Retaining the GB is something that I dislike the most. However if I decide to jump on this train I have to say to any foot mounted motor(my one) goodbye. Also I will have to kiss goodbye my idea to install the motor in the gear box tunnel for improved gravity centre On top of that I will have to engineer a plate for the GB and having in mind I already sold the ICE coupled with the clutch ... Well you understand
I wouldn`t say I am the most stubborn dude around but I still want it to be a Direct drive so two roots from there on.
1. I go and buy a 15kW 4p foot mount motor. Any prices anybody? Preferably locally made
2. Keep the 2poles chunk and figure out a suitable reductor to bring the Torque up to the desirable value of at least 300 - 320Nm. I doubt this last one will be the cheaper option
. I`ll go tothe shed tomorrow and see if I have any chance to hack the Gear box to something a little friendlier.
Johny all your Feroza data is spot on. The kerb weight is actually 1250 kg and I already removed 200kg in brick`a brack Gear box included in this number. It actually weighs 60 kg. I have no idea about the Engine. Could be around 1000 - 120kg.
I am getting increasingly inclined to get rid of the back seats and the removable hard top which I guess will give me some 60-80kg less so;
200kg (if I don`t retain the GB)
100 kg engine
say 70 kg seats and hard top gives me a nice weight gain of 370kg
Knowing I can play with 2x 68kg for the passengers and somewhat 2x15kg luggage for the two passengers makes the numbers even nicer bringing the weight gain up to 536kg
Now, 1260-536=724 724+110kg motor+360kg Green Savers + 48kg Inverter +say 50 kg cables& clickity-clacks gets us 1278Kkg roughly.
I am sure I am forgetting something but it wouldn`t be a lot. so yes Johny if your calculations are right I won`t need to buy a "I may be slow, but I'm ahead of you" bumper sticker