Adventure EV

More goods arrive…

by on Nov.07, 2009, under EV Land Rover, Motor Adapter, Motor Bracket

All these great EV goods sitting on the shelf!  It shouldn’t be long until I can start ripping the old ICE gear out now that the clutch problem is being taken care of.

In the meantime, UPS dropped off some more goodies from across the border…  Canada, that is.  Pictured are the motor adapter plate and flywheel adapter.

Motor Adapter Plate and Flywheel Adapter

Motor Adapter Plate and Flywheel Adapter

The former is a plate that bolts to the motor which then bolts to the existing transmission.  Each adapter plate is custom made for a particular application, and Canadian Electric Vehicles, LTD have a decent library of adapter plates available for EV conversion.  If you can’t find one commercially, you have to make one yourself with the help of a machine shop.  Luckily Can-EV stock a Land Rover adapter.  Whether it works with my Kostov motor is another matter.  Technically, the adapter is designed for a Netgain 9″ motor, but all reports point to the Kostov 11″ having the same bolt pattern and face.  I’ll know for sure in a couple of days.

The flywheel adapter keys into the electric motor’s output shaft.  I’ll bolt my existing flywheel to the adapter which will then make contact with the transmission via the clutch.

The big motor bracket is just that.  It bolts into the existing motor mounts on my frame, cradles the motor, and ensures that it can’t spin in place.

11" Motor Bracket

11" Motor Bracket

This is one part I’ll have to modify since the piece is generic.  I’ll have to figure out a way of mating it with my existing engine mounts.

Many thanks to Randy at Can-EV for helping me out with these bits!


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